I met with a client a few months ago that has a beautiful growing family. They had an existing dining room that was tiny! They needed a bigger one but didn't know how to make that happen.Read More
This holiday season seems to be the time for master bedroom makeovers. We have been so busy here at DecRenew Interiors but loving it!
We finished this bedroom a few weeks ago for my client that just moved into a townhome. We finished her family room a few months ago and she called me back to do her master bedroom. She wanted it to be simple but beautiful.
All she had in the room was a mattress and a dresser. Everything else, we provided.
The button details on the pillows are my fav. The blown glass lamps totally rocked the room!
The gray velvet pillow looked a little boring so I added a vintage broach I found at an antique show.
So inviting don't you think?
My team and I spent half a day at her house hanging things and getting it all ready while she was at work. She couldn't get off in time for us to reveal it to her. However, she called me when she got home just balling her eyes out because she was so happy that I did exactly what she was wanting. Made my day as you can imagine! I really try to listen to my clients and make sure I understand what they are wanting.
I'll be posting another home soon where we used what the client had to make her remodeled home shine!
This past week a had a quick getaway to Arkansas to kick off the summer with my family. It was an incredible time. It was eye opening to me to see how my "DecRenew" team took care of everything while I was away! I am extremely grateful to the contractors that work along side me, they are continually making my job such a pleasure.
It was hard to come back after being in paradise at Lake Greeson in Arkansas.
My mind was renewed (as much as it can be for a few days away) and I was ready to get back to work the day after we returned.
A wonderful family hired me to decorate their piano room, dining room and entry. They have been in their home several years now and have remodeled each room. They just hadn't done any decorating to their 3 front rooms. Of course, these are the first rooms guests see first. They hired me to make it look inviting, comfortable, classy and welcoming. This is Phase I of the decorating. We will be adding some additional items sometime next month.
The dining room was already furnished and had all the lighting. We just added draperies, artwork and accessories.
Amazing what a difference color, texture and draperies can do to a room.
The artwork was inspired by the drapery fabric. Mary Howe from Divine Inspirations did the painting for us. I outlined the concept and colors and she did her magic like she always does, such talent!
I created the urns by adding moss to a round Styrofoam ball and then surrounding them with grapevine to give it a really natural look. I just love using greenery that has lots of branches incorporated. Truly looks like you picked it off a tree. The urns were aged with an aging solution.
My camera died in the middle of taking these photo's so I apologize for the "not so vibrant" shots.
The piano room was cleared out completely. We kept the piano where it was because it is the star of the room.
BEFORE PIANO ROOM
AFTER PIANO ROOM
We had the fireplace fauxed with layers of grays. It now is more of the focal point in the room and coordinates with the colors in the entry. We added all new custom furniture, rugs and accessories, leaving the piano as the focal in this room.
This oil painting is the mom of my client. She is perfect for above a mantel in a piano room don't you think?
We created a gallery wall with all of the oil paintings that were done by family members. Framing them all in the same frame made them a grouping that works together, even though they are all quite a bit different.
I didn't use the oil painting with the fruit because I felt like that one is more appropriate for a kitchen.
Substantial dark frames changed the look of the artwork drastically! Grouping them together makes it more of a collection. Spreading them out all over the home would have lost their impact. Seeing them all together tells a better story and showcases the collection.
I found the glass lamp bases and changed out the shades with something a little more decorative than plain white. The muted chevron pattern is gorgeous with the rug.
These custom chairs are my favorite thing in the room! The colorful pillow makes the entire room come together. Well....I love the gallery of artwork too!
The entry accent wall was painted a similar color to the fireplace surround, uniting the rooms together.
I found the chair at an estate sale and had it painted a light gray.
Reupholstered the seat to match the pillows in the piano room and united everything together with a cream Brazilian hide.
These Spanish doors were added to the stairway wall and are an incredible statement to the home with their weathered texture and color.
The amount of work that goes into one of these installs in incredible. It always blows my mind to see the ideas that have been swirling around in my head come together within an 6 hour time frame. Months of preparation and organization. Such an awesome feeling to see it all put together.
The reveal is always so exciting and this family all gathered together to do the final walk thru after being gone all day.
The moment you drive away from a client and watch as the family walks back into their home is always such a rewarding feeling. I love knowing that as they enter the front door, new memories will be created as they have friends and family gathered around for meals around their dining room table. I can imagine lots of gatherings around the piano too, especially for holidays and special occasions.
Thank you Lord for the blessing of using my gifts to warm the hearts of others. It's a gift that comes back to me ten fold.
One of the things I love to do is online consultations. A client will send me a picture of a decorating problem they have and I will then create a document with a visual of what I think the solution would be. I'll ask you questions about your design style and what items you would like to include in the design.
Above is an example of a picture a client sent us. You can see the after next to it with how I envisioned the mantel fully done.
Big difference, don't you think?
Book your online consultation today - Send me your picture and I can give you my thoughts and a visual. For this kind of consultation, I charge by the job and will do one picture at a time. Before I do anything, I will respond to you with your quote.
Tomorrow we have a fun install so I'll be posting before and after pictures soon!
I'm extremely passionate about my "Walk-thru" consultations. As you know this is how I originally started my business. Hourly consultations have always been my specialty and I absolutely love them.
I recently met with a couple that wanted to remodel their master bathroom but didn't know where to start. They had some thoughts about what they wanted but didn't know how to implement their ideas. I met with them for 2 hours and helped them define their style and made suggestions for colors, textures, granite choices, tile colors, lighting, accessories and many other details. Yesterday, they sent me this note: "
"Hi Ruthie! Here's a quick video tour of our bathroom. Your guidance was so helpful!! We couldn't find mirrors and lights in the shape and scale we really wanted but are pleased with these second choices. Thanks again for all your help!!"
You can watch the video below. I added music to make it fun.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you are a candidate for one of these specialty consultations.
Getting too many opinions? Confused about what color paint to use? Dealing with contractors or homebuilders that need your choices NOW? Just moved and cannot figure out how to make things work in your new home? Just married and consolidating? Kids are grown and now you don't know what to do with the space? Sprucing up and need ideas? Have ideas but just need someone to bounce your ideas off of? Need ideas to save you money? Selling your home and need suggestions for updates? Want to receive some design ideas or a glimpse of what we could accomplish, before committing to a full service design project?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, my walk-thru consultation is for you. This consultation is perfect for the DIY that is looking for inspiration but wants to take the lead and finish out the project. Have your pen and paper ready to take notes! We will meet at your project for up to 2 hours and together walk from room to room, discussing design ideas, paint colors, solutions to your decorating dilemmas and design challenges, ways to incorporate using what you have, and suggestions for any new furnishings and accessories.
Call me if you would like to schedule your "Walk-thru" Consultation!