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Recent Project: Pretty Master Bedroom Redo

About a year ago I was contacted by a client who was in need of a master bedroom and bathroom renovation.   We started with the master bathroom and when that was completed we moved to the bedroom which was recently finished.  It has been a fun project and I'm very happy with the results (and so is my client!)

They live in a historic home in downtown Annapolis.  Below is their pretty side door.  Isn't their portico with the copper roof great?

Below is a before picture of their bedroom.

Here's the after picture.  We transformed the room with a spring green color on the walls, a vibrant new rug and new fabrics for chairs, bench and bed.

Below is a before picture with the new rug spread out so we can discuss color direction.

The Osborne and Little stripe fabric on the bench and shams worked beautifully with the rug and has the airy fresh feeling we were looking for.   Existing furniture was rearranged and we added some great artwork that my client already had.

On the other side of the room is a tv sitting area.  Below is the before picture.

And, here it is now with newly upholstered chairs and ottoman.

We added the same striped fabric to the chair pillows.  In the background you can see we used a deep pink fabric for the bedskirt and headboard for contrast.

Earlier this year you may remember I did a post on this master bathroom renovation.   I had taken the pictures before the shower doors were installed so here are the most recent pics.  Below is a reminder of what the bathroom used to look like.

And here is the finished result.

One more before picture...

And the after.  You can learn more about the bathroom renovation

Below is my client's front door with a reminder of the thanksgiving holiday that is around the corner.  

 I hope you and your family have a great holiday!


Recent Project: Renovated Entry and Living Room

I recently helped a client with some major renovations to their home.  They were in need of new flooring, more storage and wanted to open up their entry to make it more spacious.  My client likes  items with a worn vintage feel.  Below is their entry after the hall closet was taken out.

Below is what the entry looked like before any changes.  After considering the pros and cons, we decided to create a mudroom in their garage for more storage.  They rarely come through their front door so it made more sense that coats, backpacks, etc. were stored closer to the entrance they use.

Here's another after picture.  You can also see the hand painted spanish tile that was installed going up the stairs.  My clients just loves this look so after careful consideration of many tiles we selected a tile with a light background to help lighten and enlarge the stairwell.  You can also see that french doors were installed because the living room is now going to be used for a home office too.

To continue with the vintage feel, we used over dyed vintage rugs in the entry and living room.  Below is a close up picture of my client's rug before it was placed in her home.  

The entry light was also updated with this pretty glass fluted light fixture.  The shadows it throws on the ceiling is very cool.

Here's the before picture of the living room.

Below you can see we made some major changes to the living room.  The bold over dyed vintage rug and Rob Glebe's wall art are major focal points.  Rob creates these rust mono prints by layering steel and using metal stains and lacquer.  I discovered his work at the Baltimore Craft Show a couple years back.

My client and I made a special trip to the eastern shore to meet with Rob and carefully selected and placed each tile to create this art display.

A cute little leather chair was placed near the sofa.

The two blue wing chairs in the before picture above were transformed with new fabric.  They now flank the fireplace in their family room.

The old sofa...

...was replaced with this new knole-style sofa below.  The Knole sofa was originally made in England during the 17th century.  It's said the height of the arms and back was originally intended to thwart servants curious about the elicit affairs of the Lord and Lady!  I think this more modern version of the knole sofa gives you big "hug" while you watch tv and sit by the fire.

Other work previously done for this client, included this custom roman shade for their master bathroom...

I also helped them update their guest bedroom.

Next post will be a pretty master bedroom redo I just completed for a historic home in Annapolis.  

Have a great week!