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On-line Client: Part 2

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thank you for all of the nice comments you left on Friday's post! As promised, today I will share a few more pictures of the entryway. Please keep in mind, the project is not complete. The front door has been primed, but has not yet been painted.

New lighting, hooks for storage, wall color, and a new rug were on the wish list for the foyer.  In this image, the walls had already been painted the new color.

Here is the mood board I created for the space.  As always, these are suggestions and then my clients have the final say.  

As you can see from the above image, my clients added the extra rug by the door and a different hook system was implemented.  We opted for hooks around the corner on the adjacent wall leading to the playroom rather than hanging them just inside the door.  Also, we decided to go with a different lamp that was better suited for the high traffic area.  The pop of red is a fun welcome.

I love this shot from upstairs!  Honestly, it reminds me of my own home where 90% of the time the pillows are on the floor among other things.  If you missed the post about the family room, you can read about it here.  My clients are not afraid of taking on inexpensive diy projects to improve their home.  The butterfly prints you see in the foyer as well as the fern prints by the tv were printed from Vintage Printable (free).  They are all framed in inexpensive frames from ikea.

The upstairs received a pretty new lantern, and a fresh coat of paint on the walls and knee wall cap (had been oak). 

A wall of photos was added to the landing and is visible from the foyer as well as the upstairs.

This family has been very good to me!  We are now working on a master bedroom plan and I feel certain there will be pictures to share very soon.

Need help with a room?  Sometimes a mood board is all you need to jump start the process.  For more information go here


  1. it's looking good so far! i love those photos still.

  2. Fantastic, love the pops of red and the transformation of the staircase. So fun to be able to help with many rooms in a home, you go girl!

  3. It must be so exhilarating to see your ideas come to life in a client's house, Rene! Love the lights you chose, the gallery wall and that big mirror inside the front door.

  4. It looks terrific! Love the mirror and that floral rug! Your clients home is really coming together. Thanks for sharing.

  5. oooh! Love how it's coming along! That sassy little red lamp is the perfect touch! The butterfly prints are awesome! Can't wait to see more :)

  6. I love it! I also really like those prints, thanks for the tip on the printable.

  7. Looking great! I love that the front door was swapped out for one with a window--it adds such great light. Looking forward to seeing the completed project.

  8. Love how things are coming along! The touch of red....the pictures...everything looks fantastic!!!

  9. I love what the rug does for that entry as well - some color and a great pattern. And so nice to get to work throughout the home with your clients - you do good work Rene!!

  10. Perfectly implemented. It is wonderful that you have such a good rapport with your client.

  11. Good for you, girl! It's really coming together well. Love the photo wall and new light fixture.

  12. Just beautifully done..I am sure that your clients are anxious to have you complete their home in the same beautifully orchestrated manner.

  13. I LOVE the vintage printable resource! What a great idea!! I also love the photo wall....beautiful job!

  14. What a fun project! It is looking really great, Rene! You are good at what you do. I wish you lived closer to me!

  15. Rene,
    This is such a lovely, functional space for the family!!! That rug is stunning! The light fixtures made such a huge difference in the entry! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  16. Looks great Rene! Amazing how the right pieces can transform a space!

  17. So fresh and stylish! I love all your updates, Rene. Isn't it so great to have clients you love to work with!?


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