Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wedding Reception Decor

This client reached out to me and asked me to help design/decorate a backyard wedding reception.
After a few months of planning we finally got to see the hard work all put together!
My client really wanted to keep it simple but add pops of colors throughout the yard. We incorporated pops of colors throughout the backyard with elegant but simple patterns on fabric.

The donut bar and italian ice stand really made it fun but also kept it easy and simple.

The yard was so huge we placed little water stations for the guests so they don't get parched! 

I always love decorating weddings! I feel so honored to help put together an event for a very special day for a couple that they will remember for the rest of their lives. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A design in process

This project has been so fun to work on. The clients I am working with just moved from California and bought this new, beautiful contemporary home in Utah. 

It was a flipped home and the guy that remodeled it didn't think to incorporate a microwave in the kitchen. 
My client did not want it on the counter (which I don't blame them one bit!) so we looked at all of our options. The island....would really crowd the area that is already tight. 
Under the low to the countertop. 
Put it above the oven..and take out that beautiful, expensive hood..NO.
So my client decided they wanted to extend the counter under the window a little and add base cabinets with a microwave. So that is what we will do!

I also suggested doing a corner L shaped bench under the window so the area is not client had the same idea! So built in bench it is! 
(excuse the blurry pics taken on my phone)

Here is the plan:

Here is some of the fabric for accent pillows on the bench and also the legs on the chair. 
All from Ethan Allen. 

The blue fabric is for the bench cushion. 

The entry way: 
These beautiful naked glass doors and the kitchen windows all needed coverings.

Here is what we went with:
(the striped is the one we choose for the kitchen/entry way. 
The other fabric is for some of the other rooms in the house. 

It looks SO good and I can't wait to share more pictures with you as we go along.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kitchen Nook

I am so excited to share this with you. 
I was going to make the bench a DIY project but as I got into making it, I thought NO one would ever want to do this! But now that I am done I regret not taking pictures as I went. (It reminds me of giving birth, you forget after a year the pain you went through...I am not saying it was that HARD..but there were times I felt like throwing my hands up and calling it quits). I also had some manpower help which was very useful! 

Well here she is folks in the glory of morning sunshine..

The only thing I would like to change is the chandelier...
but because we are renting it wouldn't make sense to do that. 

L shaped bench: Custom built
Table: Ikea
Chairs: Target
(2) green accent pillows: fabric purchased at Hobby Lobby (I already had inserts but you can purchase inserts there as well)
Bench cushion: Joan's- pad: Hobby Lobby (2" thick)
Tray: Target
plant, candle holder: Target
pictures: walmart
Sweat: mine