Friday, July 31, 2009

Decorating project #2

My second project!

This client is a young professional who just graduated from MBA school and landed a job in Fort Worth at Lockheed in their financial division. She's 27, single, lots of fun, and is looking for a cool more "adult" space that shows off some of her personality and that she can entertain in.
She also happens to be my sister, so this gig isn't really going to be paying the bills.
But I'm excited about it nonetheless!

Last weekend, when she moved in, this is what it looked like:

Pretty basic apartment.

So this week, we worked on a few things. We're by no means finished, but I wanted to show you what we're planning and doing so far.

We are planning a large gallery wall - to break up the large expanse of blank wall space. Here are some of them laid out. (Obviously, James Dean is not going on the wall sideways. We're going to get a multi-opening mat for the frame and use it for pictures.)

This is the large expanse of wall where the pictures will be.

Since light yellow is one of her favorite colors, and it helps to brighten up this space, we painted a few walls in the living "area". The round table, lamp, and Texas A&M chair are temporary, as is the tan slipcover (until she can find a nicer white one).

Another view of the light yellow - I think it turned out so nice. We're going to accent this with "peacock" colors like teals, greens, and blues.

This weekend she plans to buy a couple of really pretty upholstered chairs, along with a 3-tiered console table we're going to use as a bar and a small mirrored side table.
I really think this is going to turn out so cool! It'll be young and fun, but still sophisticated.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Blablover5 said...

Awe but you could have James Dean staring down at you as you watch TV urging you to get some tasty sausages (I fear I may have gotten my Jim Dean's mixed up again).

Looks quite nice and adult. Can't wait to see the peacock color accents.

Linda said...

The living room is the same as ours. She has the same huge sliding door we do. I want to buy curtains like you bought and cover it up!
Great almost empty space to work with. I can't wait to see more pictures!

Anonymous said...

That looks like it's going to be such a fun room! I love the idea of yellows and blue/greens. Now I wish that I could do that in my house. :P

Jenny.Lee said...

I can't wait to see the end result! I love the colors you are working with!

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