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Big Improvements With Art & Lamps

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yesterday I spent most of the morning at a new client's home.  Amy, has a great sense of style leaning toward French vintage.  As a matter of fact, she spent last weekend at Luckett's and scored a gorgeous new/old secretary that we placed alongside the stair case.  Sorry I don't have a picture.  We covered several topics on her "wish list" while I was there.  We even began moving furniture around and came up with a better layout for the living room.

This is the living room.  It has high ceilings and the furniture ( mostly the sofa) is a little small for the room.  The sofa is by Lee and is great quality which makes it a keeper - at least for now.  So, we are working around it.

I came up with this art arrangement hoping to bring in a graphic punch and draw the eye up filling in the expansive wall.  Also, larger lamps are going to add so much to the space.

As I mentioned before, Amy has a great sense of style.  The image above is of her guest room.  I love that she is using pink in this room.  Boy moms have to find a place for pink somewhere, right?  We decided on the pink fretwork for panels - so fun!  And, she is planning to add an upholstered headboard to the bed.  This room is going to be gorgeous - lucky guests!

Do you need help planning a room?  Sometimes all you need are few finishing touches to get you there.  I would love to help you plan the space you are dreaming about.  For more information on my services go here.

14 comments:

  1. Just perfect. Is that a Michelle Armas print in the last image?

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  2. What a difference that's going to make in the living room! You'll have to show us if you get a chance once it's all done for real.

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  3. Rene, that artwork grouping will look fantastic. Looks like a fun space to work on.

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  4. So fun! I love being in the space and playing around with all of the decorating options. Sounds like a productive, rewarding visit!

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  5. That art is just what that space needs! Can't wait to see more on this project! Oh, and it that a print by Michelle Armaus in the guest room?!?! I adore her work!

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  6. Rene....love the large art grouping to draw the eye up. AND....the large lamps. I always lean for larger rather than small with lamps. It is going to be great!

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  7. Thanks for the love girls!

    Ashley & Lakeitha, yes! That is original work by Michelle Armas. Great eyes you two.

    René

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  8. Wow that's a big improvement....will look so nice!

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  9. What a difference that's going to make in the living room! You'll have to show us if you get a chance once it's all done for real.
    Thank you for post..

    Garden Centre Bedford

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  10. Your vision is spot-on, Rene. The grouping of prints and the larger lamps make a huge difference. Great eye!

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  11. Rene great additions, I love the Botanical Wall!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Love the artwork over the sofa and the new lamps are going to look great!

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  13. The arrangement you came up with makes such a huge impact in the look of the room. Way to go! I bet she can't wait to get started.

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  14. What a difference. Great idea to hang the botanicals. Love it.

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