BEACH DOWNSIZE

I FIRST STARTED WORKING WITH THIS CLIENT 11 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND STYLE WATERFRONT CEDAR SHAKE HOUSE...LAST YEAR, SHE DECIDED TO DOWNSIZE AND CHANGE UP THE LOOK A LITTLE. SO WE PURCHASED, RECYCLED, AND REVAMPED!!! AND MY CLIENT IS AN EXCELLENT SHOPPER AND FOUND SOME TRUE GEMS TO HELP FURNISH THIS AMAZING NEW PLACE.....COME TAKE A LOOK!

WE ADDED OVER SCALED LAMPS IN A RUSTIC FINISH TO COMPLIMENT THE PAINTING AS WELL AS A DISTREDDED CHANDELIER..... CASUAL LINEN SHEER PANELS FRAME OUT THE PICTURE WINDOW.

MY CLEINT SLIPCOVERED HER SOFAS IN A NEUTRAL LINEN AND WE ADDED OVERSCALED PILLOWS...INVITING!

THIS PRINTED GRASSCLOTH ENDED UP BEING THE PERFECT COMPLIMENT FOR MY CLIENT'S ANTIQUE MIRROR. THE SCONCES PROVIDE A CONTEMPORARY EDGE FOR CONTRAST.

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THE DRUM SHADE MAKES THIS KITCHEN NOOK SUPER COZY WITH THE LEATHER WOVEN CLUB CHAIRS WE RECYCLED FROM THE LAST HOUSE. WE ADDED A METAL AND WOOD TABLE TO UNITED THE SEATING.

GREAT OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT SPACES

A LANDSCAPE DESIGNER ONCE TOLD ME TO CONCEPTUALIZE YOUR YARD AS YOU WOULD A HOUSE....CREATE "ROOMS" IN YOUR YARD...I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THIS WAY AND I LOVED THIS CONCEPT! IT MADE ME THINK THE YARD IS EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT AS THE HOUSE...ITS AN EXTENSION OF THE INSIDE SO TREAT IT THAT WAY.  HERE ARE SOME GREAT "OUTDOOR ROOMS"!!!

LIVING SMALL!

AS THE YOUNGEST OF THREE GIRLS, I TYPICALLY GOT THE SHAFT....I HAD TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR IN HOTEL ROOMS, SIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK SEAT, HAD THE SMALLEST ROOM (AND IT WAS TINY!) ETC ETC ETC.... BUT THIS WAS NOT A BAD THING! IT TAUGHT ME TO MAXIMIZE EVERY SQUARE INCH OF A ROOM...AND IT ALSO TAUGHT ME TO LOVE SMALL SPACES... THEY WERE COZY, EASY TO CLEAN, AND ADORABLE! TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THESE SMALL SPACES THAT I LOVE!!!