We shot my house last week for the second book (our last shoot) and I wanted to share with you guys the updates we made to the house. The pro shots will be revealed in the book, but there is lots of goodness to share in the meantime and I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting a little reveal!
Our new family room came out perfect– and has made our house feel SO much bigger, even though it really only added about 175 square feet. Even the doggies love it so much (as you can see).
In our work we do use a lot of “to the trade” only goods, but not always! Many time we mix custom items with retails goods, because lets face it, even people with bug budgets don’t want to spend a lot of furniture for all their spaces! There are so many great retail options these days for sofas and sectionals– many with the ability to choose between lots of various fabrics too to make it more custom for your space. Here’s a roundup of styles we love that will be classics for a long time!
When considering furniture for our design projects (and for my own home), I love to include grasscloth or linen wrapped pieces whenever possible. Beyond the obvious fact that they bring texture to a space, these materials also help to elevate a design by mixing so beautifully with other finishes such a wood, lacquer and stone. For example, I was struggling with what finish to choose for my bedroom dresser when I had already selected a wood bed and white lacquer side tables, and natural grasscloth was the perfect fit as it blends well but also avoids it looking like a “set” of furniture.
I wanted to post my Mother’s Day gift guide nice and early this year so everyone has time to order something special for their mama (or wife. or friend. or yourself!) I am loving so many of these items, I hope you do too!