Google Analytics


Recent Projects: Finishing Touches and Marco Island

Before I show pictures from a few recent projects I wanted to share some pictures from our recent trip to Marco Island.  We got lucky by missing the ice storm in Maryland and having great weather while in Florida last weekend.

I took this picture during our boat tour of the everglades.  There's something so peaceful about a solitary tree.

Then there was the exciting part...wild dolphins putting on a show for us within feet of our boat.  I did not catch the jumps on camera but they happened!

 The kids loved checking out all the birds.

We discovered this tree decorated with shells during our five mile walk along the beach.  We added a couple of our own.

If you're looking to relax on a beautiful beach, I highly recommend Marco Island!

As you know my projects can vary greatly in size.  I have full service design projects where I design everything from floor to ceiling for one or several rooms in a home or office.  But I also have smaller projects where I simply select a paint color, or design window treatments or simply rearrange furniture and accessories.  Here are a few smaller projects that I recently worked on that helped finish off my client's rooms.


A client asked that I refresh her bathroom with a new paint color and window treatments.  Everything else was to stay the same.  Below is the BEFORE picture.  

BEFORE picture

The tile on the floor was a good starting point.  I found this bold blue linen fabric from China Seas (trade only) to use for the both the window treatments and new shower curtain.  If you've been following my blog for awhile you know how much I loooove China Seas fabric so I was very excited that my client loved it too!  We also picked out a pretty Pindler and Pindler linen fabric (trade only) for the shower curtain that will be finished with the border from the China Seas fabric (upper left corner).  I wanted the shower curtain to fade into the walls so I picked a similar color for both.   I did this so the China Seas fabric and tile grabbed your attention first.

Here's the AFTER picture with flat roman shade on door, valance on window (covering a privacy shade) and new shower curtain...

AFTER picture

A close up of the new roman shade...

A close up of the new shower curtain with banding...


Here's another project where my client wanted help with creating window treatments in her master bedroom.  I had selected the paint color many months before and now it was time to add the finishing touch of window treatments.  Here's the BEFORE picture of one of the windows...

BEFORE picture

Here's the AFTER picture of the window with a valance and contrast banding that hide privacy shades.  This amazing fabric is by Jane Shelton (trade only) from the Holly Hunt showroom.  A Pindler brown linen fabric was used for the contrast band.

AFTER picture

The same fabric was used for flat roman shades on either side of the bed.  

AFTER picture


My client did a beautiful job renovating her bathroom.  She asked for my help to finish the window.  Here's the BEFORE picture.

Here's the AFTER picture.  I selected a Lee Jofa linen fabric banded with with a darker grey linen for contrast.  

AFTER picture

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my recent work!  This week I take pictures of my recent installation of an office in Eastport.  I think it turned out great and can't wait to share.

You also may have noticed some changes to my blog.  I rearranged the layout so the pictures are bigger.  I also "de-cluttered" the blog's look even further.  The look of the blog's title changed too with a fun colorful chevron pattern behind it.  I hope you like it!

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

You have a gift with the fabric! It is perfection each time!

Anonymous said...

I love the fabrics and colors you chose. It's amazing how small changes can beautify and warm up a space.

Carrie said...

Don't' you just love Marco Island and the dolphins! Did you happen to eat at the Snook Inn? Very cool! I love the new banner on the top too! Great job Melissa!