Sunday, December 8, 2013

Reader ReDesign: Progress Report

Recently we showed you how one of our client's took the design we suggested and ran with it. Well, she's still running and we popped in to check out her most recent progress. 

You can read all about the original design but here's the Cliff notes version: 


Our suggestion:

Although we suggested another sofa, hers was relatively new and she wasn't ready for another one yet. But, she immediately rolled up the old rug and sold it on craigslist

Then she ordered this orange, geometric rug (from eBay) and added some fun pillows to get the ball rolling.

Next, she started adding different pieces of art from her new color palette. 

The homeowner wanted to paint the walls a gray color but didn't care for Revere Pewter once she sampled it on the wall. In fact, she sampled about 50 different grays to find the perfect color. Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl turned out to be the winner.

Here's the room now:

How happy is this??

A fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Gray Owl paint and an ottoman/coffee table swap with a friend really do make this decor you can adore! She also had our awesome seamstress make a custom slipcover for the Craigslist chair we suggested and she scored.

Fabulous, functional and pretty frugal = a win!

BONUS: Speaking of frugal, check out what she did with all those paint samples:

Since they were so similar, she mixed them together and had enough paint to freshen up her adjoining powder bath. Now, THAT is using what you have in a fun, frugal way. You go girl!!!


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