Project Classic Living Reveal {The Dining Room}

Today is another reveal day! To catch up on all things Project Classic Living, visit HERE. We are now moving on to the dining room! I planned to have this space flow with the rest of the home, but it is a bit of a diversion. It doesn’t have any of my signature blue in it, but the drapes are the same fabric seen in the living room. I went soft and neutral in this room and layered on the textures. Don’t forget to look at that pink ceiling! It’s a subtle pink, but one that brings a soft glow to the room. We kept all of my client’s existing dining furniture and buffet. The rest is new! In the future, we plan to add upholstered end chairs to the table and a sleek brass bar cart. Enjoy the abundant pictures, by the super talented Sarah Heppell Photography.



















Images by Sarah Heppell Photography

Drapes made by Windows by Melissa, Drapery Fabric by Tonic Living

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today’s stop on the tour. Up tomorrow… we finish with the nursery and bathroom!

Project Classic Living Reveal {The Kitchen}

Welcome back to another reveal day! This is such a fun week!! Today’s post is all about the kitchen. To catch up on all things Project Classic Living related, visit HERE. The kitchen was the second room we worked on together, after the nursery. I wish I could take credit- but the gorgeous white cabinetry, counters, backsplash, lighting and overall layout were already finished when I started working on the space. The gorgeous wall color {BM Revere Pewter} was also chosen, so the bones were perfect to work with. My clients did a fantastic job selecting all of the finishes and this 1930’s home has an unbelievable before and after for this space. The contractor did an outstanding job making this space light, bright and modern, while also keeping with the classic style and character of this home. I came in for the window treatments, gallery wall, accessories and dining area furniture. For this space, we wanted an overall casual, relaxed dining feel. The more formal dining area is in the next room, so we kept this space laid back for everyday use. And of course, the wonderful Sarah Heppell put her magic photography stamp on this room, too. Let’s take a look!























All images by Sarah Heppell Photography

I hope you enjoyed the kitchen tour! The gorgeous drapes and shades were made by Windows By Melissa and the fabric was found in my local work room. Tomorrow’s reveal will be… the Dining Room! {You do get a little peek of the dining room in one of the kitchen shots!!}


Project Classic Living Reveal {The Foyer}

I am excited to show the second room from Project Classic Living… The Foyer! At some point, I will make sure to show before and after pictures of every room. But I’m just too excited to get to the afters. :) My clients had a chest of drawers and mirror that were no longer their style. They were looking to freshen things up and have the room styles flow together as one. Here is the completed foyer, all photographed again by the very talented Sarah Heppell Photography. And of course, there’s a little blue to tie every space together!

















images all by Sarah Heppell 

I hope you enjoyed this room. Up tomorrow… the kitchen!

Project Classic Living Reveal {The Living Room}

I am thrilled to be here today, to reveal the after photos of Project Classic Living! My clients and I have been working together for over a year and a half. We started on the nursery and have moved from there to the living room, foyer, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. Today, I will be revealing the living room. This is a very long space, at about 25 feet in length. We optimized comfy seating with a sectional and also separated the room into two seating zones. When my clients have guests over, the chairs can be moved around to accommodate about 9, comfortably! I hope you like a lot of pictures, because there were too many great ones not to share. And I owe that to my photographer extraordinaire, Sarah Heppell. It was a very cloudy day and she was able to make it look like a sun filled day! Here we go…






























all images by Sarah Heppell Photography

I can’t thank Sarah enough for her fantastic photography skills in making this room shine! I am so happy with the way this project has turned out. In time, the space behind the leather chair will be a built in window seat with pretty pillows and window treatments. The window treatments here are done by Windows by Melissa and the fabric was from Tonic Living. I love how light and bright this room feels. Thank you for taking a peek into this project! Make sure to check back all week for more reveals! Up tomorrow… the foyer!

Progress over at Project Classic Living

Earlier this week, I stopped over at Project Classic Living to check on some amazing progress that has been made and to add some final accessories. You can also continue to check on the progress on instagram, @amberbdesign and search the hash tag #projectclassicliving

You’ll have to excuse these grainy i phone pictures. I hope to get on Sarah’s schedule soon, for a photography session! In the foyer, the sunburst mirrors have been added to the gallery wall going up the stairs, completing that portion of the space.

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mirrors, oversized frames

A driftwood sphere was added to the entry table and a blue tray was relocated from the living room, to add a layering effect.

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mirror, driftwood & lamp- home goods, entry table

The living room has the new drapes and hardware up! I love the greek key fabric and how it finishes off the room.

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drapery fabric, chairs, rug, wall art

I love using petite tables in living rooms, as they are easy to move around, when needed. The small marble top table next to the leather recliner {yes, that’s a recliner!} can easily be relocated to the sectional or gray club chairs at the back of the room. Versatile design is important to me when decorating spaces.

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petite table & leather recliner, coffee table

There is still some styling pieces to be added to the coffee table, but besides that, the room is complete!

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We will work on the sun room through the french doors, next. All of the wood paneling is being painted, from crown molding to baseboards with a deeply saturated navy blue! There are subtle touches of blue throughout this space and their home, so it will be the crown jewel to finish off the first floor. You may remember that last year, we finished the kitchen eating area, where you see lots of that gorgeous blue…

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In the dining room, I can’t get enough of the pink ceiling! It adds that warmth and the space just glows under the soft chandelier light, in the evening.

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To bring those white porcelain pieces front and center, we had the back of the built ins painted a dark color. Now, the accessories really pop.

I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into the project! Stay updated with all things Amber B Design on instagram! {@amberbdesign}

What I Have Been Pinning Lately

Pinterest has a way of bringing me back… all the time. I have found so much inspiration from browsing through it and have also found it extremely helpful with clients. Some clients just need a jump start on ideas for their space, so I create boards to help them with that process. I also love using it to get a sense of the client’s design style. So, here are some images that have caught my eye lately…



Bring the wallpaper all the way up, including the vaulted ceiling!



Emily Henderson always gets it right!



I created a bathroom pinterest board for #projectclassicliving and I now have the bathroom remodeling bug!



Lauren Liess designed the new Better Homes and Gardens Innovation Home and it is beautiful!



And just an FYI… Lauren’s new design book, Habitat, is available now for pre order! I already ordered mine and I cannot wait for it to arrive!

So that’s all of my inspiration for today… what has inspired you, lately?

Design Board Reveal for #projectclassicliving

I am excited to show you some recent plans I designed for #projectclassicliving. You may have remembered when I worked with these wonderful clients for their nursery and kitchen. {Click on the words ‘nursery’ and ‘kitchen’ above to see those projects.} Now, we have moved on to the foyer, dining room, living room and sun room. I wanted to keep that classic, timeless vibe throughout the home, since they live in a gorgeous 1930’s colonial. Here are the design boards I presented for those spaces…

The Foyer

The Dining Room

The Living Room

and The Sun Room

There are some pretty dramatic suggestions and my clients are so willing to go for it, which I love. I truly look forward to working with these clients again. And I will definitely show the process along the way, here on the blog. :)

You will also be able to follow the progress of these projects on twitter, instagram, and pinterest through @amberbdesign under the hashtag #projectclassicliving