"Girly and Glam: One Day Design Plus Reveal"

Well hello there!  I'm back today to share with you guys a recent One Day Design Plus project we completed. 

In case you're not familiar, One Day Design is our service
designed for clients that simply need a little help pulling things together.   Utilizing what clients already own or what we can quickly purchase, we transform spaces with designer touches on a budget in a matter of a six hour day.  One Day Design Plus is an upgraded service option for those seeking expedited decorating services for spaces that can be easily pulled together without custom selections and major furnishings. It's an offering that provides all the benefits of our One Day Design service, but also includes additional designer sourcing and an installation to bring it all together.

We were contacted by a client looking to spruce up the living room in her new condo on a modest budget.  The space was pretty much a blank slate with the exception of a sleeper sofa we needed to work with.


Just off the kitchen and adjacent to the living area was a small seating area with a wood-burning fireplace.

Soon after meeting, we got to work on the space plan and creating a general scheme based on the colors the client requested. 

*The dining area was not addressed in this project.

The design began with two Bernhardt chairs I happened to have in my inventory.  They were covered in a lush silvery gray velvet and were the perfect size for the small seating area off the kitchen.

Bernhardt Lancaster Chair

From there, we added touches of graphic black and white with a dose of girly pink and blush. Check out how it all came together...

The space was pretty narrow so this Lucite table was a great option to keep things from looking and feeling cramped.  The narrow width of this particular waterfall option was perfect.


The Michael Amini media console was perfect for the look the client wanted to create.  It was a total score!

In addition to the essentials, a few personal and decorative items were added to the étagère to make things a bit more homey.

As mentioned, the sofa needed to stay, but it was desperately in need of a facelift.  Since the client wanted a black and white scheme, we opted for a rich textured velvet and Baity's Custom Upholstery did it AGAIN.

A pretty drastic transformation, right?

*Custom upholstery is not typically offered with our One Day Design services, however the client
coordinated this service ahead of time.

I loved how cozy this little seating area felt.  The perfect place to kick your feet up at the end of a long day.

Not too shabby for a for a few thousand dollars and a few weeks wait.  Don't you think?

"Project Binford Reveal: Part IV"

Happy New Week!  It's birthday and vacation week over here, but before I go I had to culminate the reveals of our Binford project.  Knowing that this one would be featured in The Charlotte Observer, I held this one off for a bit.  Today, I'm sharing the entire project with you.

We should all be so lucky to have an entire indoor space dedicated to enjoyment of viewing of the outdoors.  I knew this room was special the first time I saw it.  I also knew, that the challenge would be working in a few of my client's existing elements.   The client had four of this chairs which needed to be repurposed somewhere in the home.  They wanted to keep them given their comfort but were thankfully open to giving them a little update. 


Because the sunroom opens to the kitchen, we also needed to repurpose their existing casual dining set (at minimum the table).

Additionally, there were a number of fancy custom drapes that we needed to utilize as much as possible.  I got creative and came up with the idea to deconstruct these into pillows and use the fabric as the jumping off point for the entire color scheme.  

The plan involved using the four chairs (reupholstered of course) in a round seating area.  We'd anchor things with a braided jute rug and cozy it all up with a tufted round ottoman.  

Let's take a look at the before...

I couldn't have imagined how good this one would turn out.  Both the clients and me were thrilled with the result.

We added beams to warm things up and the flooring was changed to this statement tile.  It's cool underfoot and adds some visual interest to the floor.

We used one of my favorite sources, Revolution Performance Fabrics for the chair upholstery and Baity's Custom Upholstery worked their magic on the chairs and the ottoman.

Slipcover Twill - Bottle

The addition of this beautiful console and lamps provides ambient lighting in the evening and on cloudy days.  I also always envisioned the space as a fun hangout for the family so a couple of garden stools and games were the perfect addition.

As mentioned, we kept the dining table but upgraded the chairs to these Williams Sonoma Home beauties...

Finally, the adjacent kitchen got a little update with an new underhood backsplash. 

Such a fun project!  

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