{Before and After} Project Colorful Oasis

Everyone loves a good before and after, right?!? Well it’s a very happy Friday then, because I have a complete overhaul to show you! When my client found this apartment, we started from scratch. She wasn’t bringing any furniture from her other home, so we had fun creating a new colorful oasis that she shares with her husband! She knew she wanted the living area to be fun, with loads of color and personality. For the master bedroom, she wanted a calm retreat to relax in at the end of the day. We wanted the home to have personal photos from their travels and an overall space that felt meaningful and personal to them. The before pictures show the apartment when we first met. The wheels were already turning for what this new home could be. And luckily, I had my friend and super talented photographer Ana with me for the final photos! We have worked together before and Ana Gil Taylor Photography knows how to make a space shine! So here we go… enjoy the before and afters of Project Colorful Oasis!!

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Living Room After

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Before Living Room TV Wall

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And After

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With this apartment rental, there were elements we couldn’t change and had to work around, like the fire alarm, sprinkler system and venting. But we tried to distract the eye as best as possible, by instead drawing you in to look at the oversized artwork and other colorful elements in the space. Luckily, the apartment already had a great paint color! We worked with that, as it was a great base for the design.

Before Master Bedroom

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After Master Bedroom

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Thank you so much for reading and checking out this transformation! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here soon with more details from this apartment makeover!

All after photos by the incredible Ana Gil Taylor Photography

Project House on the Lake Reveal!!

I just love reveal time!! It’s fun to see a project take shape and see it through a photographer’s eye. I had the pleasure of working with Ana Gil Taylor Photography for the photos in Project House on the Lake. This master bedroom has a gorgeous window that looks right out onto the water, so we wanted to make sure and include that view. Let’s get right to the photos, so you can see who was the impromptu star of the show!!


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{my client’s dog became the star of the show!! Great picture, isn’t it?!?}

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In this space, we wanted a coastal nod, but a subtle one. We took the colors from the landscape outside and brought it right into this space. I hope you enjoyed the tour! A very special thank you to Ana for capturing this master bedroom in such a beautiful way!! You are a true talent!

Project Rustic Glam: Dining Room Reveal!!

I’m back this week with more Project Rustic Glam reveals and this time, it’s the dining room! We wanted this space to be an extension of the living space, which we completed first. We were working with my client’s gorgeous dining table, rug and hutch, as well as a meaningful art print. Those pieces brought in color, pattern and a unique vintage quality. We then added in some more color and a modern edge, to bring that collected- traditional- meets modern- design. Once again, these images are by the super talented Ana, from Ana Gil Taylor Photography. Enjoy!

Project Rustic Glam, Photos by Ana Gil Taylor

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{My client’s meaningful art piece was our color inspiration!!}

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{I absolutely love this angle from above that Ana took!!} 

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{These chairs!! My client loved them and it was one of the first new pieces we chose for the room. They have such cool details.}

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{This image gives a close up of the drapes too, which have a subtle gold shimmer. It complimented the light fixture and ceiling!}

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tour of Project Rustic Glam!! 

Project Rustic Glam: Living Room Reveal!!!

I am so excited to return to blogging today with this room reveal! This is my first time working with Ana from Ana Gil Taylor Photography and I am in awe of her work. She captured this room so beautifully and was also such a fun and genuine person to work with! My client has been so amazing to work with too and I have truly enjoyed every step of this process with her!! My client loves color and her gorgeous rug was the jumping off point for color saturation in this space. After we had that set, my client showed me this coffee table, which she loved. I did, too! We took those pieces and ran from there. I would love to get right to the photos, because I just can’t wait any longer to show you!! Come on in…

Project Rustic Glam, Photographed by Ana Gil Taylor


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These next images are so unique, as they show the room from above. I thought it was such a clever idea to show the room from this angle. A really cool perspective…


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I will definitely get more depth about this project in the coming weeks! I will also soon reveal the dining room, so stay tuned!! Thank you so much to my client for allowing us into her home for the morning. I had so much fun. And thank you to Ana for your creativity, your spirit and this overall experience!