Frustration with a space you have never really known what to do with? CHECK.

A big blank wall you have no idea how to fill? CHECK.

A fireplace surround you have NEVER liked? CHECK.

OH, and nowhere to store all the toys and STUFF of everyday life??…CHECK!


This week we had a blast pulling this space together and putting all the finishing touches in place. To our clients, it was ALL OF THE FRUSTRATIONS listed above…but now that is longer the case. :D

We helped our clients to find furniture that was a better scale for the space, and reorient it so that it created better flow for the room. The fireplace was also redesigned, and hardwood floors refinished…

With all the details decided on, and installation complete, here is what the room looks like now:


It is possible to take a room that is nothing but a frustration, and turn it into your favorite space in the house.

As my client said as we were finishing up: “This is feeling so zen now….I could sit here all day!”

How wonderful is that??!? :)

The Tables Have Turned...(Dining Rm BEFORE & AFTER! YAY!)

As you may already know, I get pretty excited about rooms that are a bit out of date or out of whack (OKAY, it may be one of my FAVORITE things in the world! :) ) because of all that potential that is just waiting to be born!!—-And this room definitely was one of those spaces that made me pretty darn gleeful.

Jabot curtains and brass chandelier, moire wallpaper and the like from the 1980’s…this dining room was ready for a big change.


My client wanted her dining room to be a true formal space with an elegant feel—but still wanted it to be fresh and contemporary. We got to work pulling together just the right elements so that it could be the show-stopper she desired.

Take a look at how the room looks now:


The bones of this room stayed pretty much the same, but I still think it looks remarkably different.


We have been working on this house with our clients since they bought it as a fixer upper almost 3 years ago, and each space as we finish it just seems to come to life. Now that the space is complete, I have to say it is one of my favorites in the house because of my client’s beautiful original artwork and stunning area rug…


Through a Canadian manufacturer we work with, we helped her find just the right table, chairs, & sideboard to pull the space together — so she now has heirloom quality pieces that are clean-lined but oh-so-timeless just the same.


And the new chandelier (SWOON) adds a wonderful modern touch to compliment the more traditional lines of the table.


My client’s glass bowl, a beautiful wedding gift that previously didn’t have a place, now looks gorgeous as a centerpiece.

And we rounded things out with just the right accents, such as the metallic bowl and modern lamps below, to add sparkle and texture to finish the space.


What was once a dowdy and dated space is now a room ready for sophisticated gatherings and wonderful dinner parties. Wonderful!! :D