So many prospective clients ask me if I have a particular decorating style. To which, I reply…yours! It’s really not about my decorating style or taste; but more about what will give the client the biggest bang for the budget buck and is in line with his/her particular taste. That’s not to say that I won’t steer clients away from things aren’t serving them well or could be improved. But for the most part, it’s about making the most of what a client owns and filling in the blanks to give them a cohesive, professionally decorated look they enjoy.
Late last year, I had the opportunity to do just that for a wonderful woman in Romeoville, IL. A little outside more normal service area, it was worth the trip to be able to take help her add that extra wow to an already beautifully decorated home.
Our main focus areas were the living/dining rooms, family room and loft office. With a limited budget for purchases, we were able to add new accessories, artwork, window panels, rug, and occasional chairs and ottoman spread out through the various rooms.
With a style and color palette including reclaimed, vintage and French Country items, it was important for me to put my more masculine sensibilities aside to make the most of her more feminine ones. Working with her existing hues of peach/salmon and sage mixed with taupes and tans, I added creams and darker tones in furniture and rugs to ground the spaces. Mixing in large scale accessories coupled with her existing botanicals helped add bling. And rearranging existing artwork made for more dramatic and interesting focal points in the rooms. Rugs, lamps and accessories were repurposed in other areas to complete the new look.
The end result added the finishing touches to her beautiful town home, making the most of what she already owned, while incorporating the purchases I added for her. The new look wowed both client and her good friend and neighbor (who also transformed her own home after one of our helpful, informative consultations)!