Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Client Work

I recently was hired by a Houston couple to help design their townhouse.  Right now, we are focusing on the living room, kitchen nook, and master bedroom.  They have a beautiful floor plan with wood flooring throughout, but the house needs to be warmed up a bit.  Plus, they are expecting, so with a baby on the way we have to kick it in to high gear and get the house in order before the baby arrives!  They love neutral colors and classic design. Here's what's in my inspiration file for them...

{via Lonny}



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{via Lonny}

My natural design style is to stick with classic colors for the core furniture pieces, and liven up the space through unexpected hints of color, accessories, pillows, rugs, and lighting.
 After sitting down with the couple to discuss their aesthetic and vision, we agreed upon a neutral color palette with lots of white, gold accents and a soft gray wall color.  Here's a few preliminary ideas I've been working on for them:



I love Sherwin William's Comfort Gray for the walls.  It's one of my "go-to" grays.  On the west wall of the living room, there are windows which I envision draping with lined silk.  Two classic tufted arm chairs juxtaposed with a playful Robert Abbey gourd lamp and leopard pillows creates a nice balance to the room:


Although I love finalizing plans, the inspiration-collecting phase can be quite enjoyable.  I can't wait to see it all come together.
How's your new year going so far?

22 comments:

  1. IN love with the inspiration, it's going to be gorgeous!

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  2. I love all of this inspiration...I bet you're going to do an amazing job!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  3. awesome!
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  4. what an exciting project Sam! Way to go. Love the grey for the walls and the wing chairs....yum!

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  5. Love! So classy & sophisticated! Happy 2013 Sam!

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  6. Love your plans and I love the lamp for the North Wall as in obsessed love. They are both pretty and the one for the west wall does add a touch of color so it is perfect but I think it is that hint of metal that just stole my heart! Cannot wait to see it when it is done. Now, I want to change my lamps!

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  7. Love all the inspiration! It's going to be so sophisticated. I'm excited to see it!

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  8. Great inspiration and boards + I love the paint color!

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  9. Fabulous inspiration! Can't wait to see it come together!

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  10. gorgeous presentation Sam! I'm in love with it all! I used that same grey and chartreuse ikat in Tagg's nursery! I'm in love with all your picks.

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  11. Love what you've picked out! I love a good grey living room. Obviously, since my own is filled with grey! Happy NY Sam!

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  12. Cannot wait to see the finished product, please take lots of before/afters!

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  13. Sam, this is an awesome style file for your client! Gorgeous designs and rooms. I can't wait to see your finished work! I'm so glad we connected in 2012, and I look forward to more great work from you in 2013. I struggle to keep up with the commenting (as I'm sure you do), but please know I have so enjoyed your sight and seeing your beautiful face at the Queen City Style from time to time. Happy Happy New Year to you!!
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  14. Can't wait to see the finished result! You have amazing taste :) xx

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  15. Love all these photos! They all are a great use of neutral decor, without being boring.

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  16. These are beautiful bits of inspiration, loving the 2nd interior, gorgeous!

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  17. Love what you have planned for them! I wouldn't mind having those tufted chairs myself :)

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  18. I love your plans thus far. Very calming and soothing!

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  19. Wooo so exciting! Can't wait to see how it all unfolds! :)

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  20. Lookin good Sam! Great chairs and neutrals. Really loving the Comfort Grey- might have to go get a sample of that and see how it does with the light in our house. Also have me thinking about Downpipe (saw you posted about that one previously- lots of buzz on that one right now!).

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