Freshening Up for Spring + Design Promo!

 

I love redecoring my home in the Spring...even if it just means new sofa pillows or accessories around the living areas. It just feels like the right time to freshen things up a bit.

This Spring I have decided to add a fresh pop of color to the inside of our home (which is still a work in progress, so no pictures just yet!). I am, and probably always will be, a neutral, monochromatic kind of girl, but lately I can't keep from coveting anything and everything cobalt blue! I just love the fresh feel of it especially layered over crisp white walls (which I have plenty of in my house)!

cobalt and white
cobalt and white

Rather than bring in the color with fabrics, I've decided to bring it in with ceramics, glass and china. I love the idea of piling blue and white dishes on the white open shelving in our kitchen. I think it will look great with the white subway tile backdrop. And I can't wait to get my hands on some antique ginger jars such as these:

ginger jars
ginger jars

I mean, seriously, this photo is everything to me. The champagne frames, ivory walls, distressed console table, weathered lamp bases and mounted horns....along with these gorgeous Chinese ginger jars...Love. It. And I also love the fact that it feels collected, which leads you to believe that each one of those jars was purchased on some exotic travel adventure.

ginger jars on table
ginger jars on table

And speaking of fresheing up my home for Spring, we are offering another Online Design Board Promo to help YOU freshen up your home as well! $50 off when you book 1 Online Design Board by April 30th and $125 off when you book 2!

Here is one of our latest designs which we completed for a little girl's room last week. I love a sophisticated little girl's room!

Brooklyn Big Girl Room
Brooklyn Big Girl Room
Brooklyn FP
Brooklyn FP

Our Online Design Boards come complete with:

1. a scaled furniture floor plan

2. a mood board

3. a detailed specifications / shopping list

For more questions or to get started, email us at design@awelldressedhome.com. To see more, visit our Online Design Board Portfolio!

 

Online Design Board Promo!

 

The Holidays are right around the corner, so we figured we'd pop in and offer $50 off any Online Design Boards booked between September 18th and October 18th! Just in time to perfectly style your home for all of your holiday guests!

Our Online Designs include 3 items.....

1. a scaled furniture floor plan of your space

2. a mood board featuring a composistion of photos of the items that we suggest for your design

3. a specifications sheet / shopping list of what to buy and where to buy it (all suggested pieces are available via online retailers)

We have submitted over 50 Online Design Boards this year alone, but here are just a few examples!

AWDH ODB Kellogg Living Room Online Design Board by AWDH
AWDH ODB Kellogg Living Room Online Design Board by AWDH
AWDH ODB Horling Living Room ODB
AWDH ODB Horling Living Room ODB
AWDH ODB MillerMasterBedroomODB
AWDH ODB MillerMasterBedroomODB
AWDH ODB Szczerbiak Living Room ODB
AWDH ODB Szczerbiak Living Room ODB

For questions or inquiries about our Online Design Boards, please email us at design@awelldressedhome.com

 

Our Top 5 Spring/Summer Must Haves!

 

I totally should have shared this with you when the story actually ran, which was over a MONTH ago...Yikes! Our Top 5 Spring/Summer picks for 2013 via CelebrityStyleGuide.com! I'd have to say my fave is the lucite Glamor Bench, especially for the price!! Hellooooo...they might as well GIVE the bench away!

Better late than never, right?! Story of my life...

PR Celebrity Stylist A Well Dressed Home 5.3.13
PR Celebrity Stylist A Well Dressed Home 5.3.13

Also, I haven't shared any of our Online Designs with you recently, so I pulled a few of my faves out of last month's archives to share with you today!

Horling Living Room ODB (1)
Horling Living Room ODB (1)
Dean Family Room ODB (2)
Dean Family Room ODB (2)
Vicki Smith Master Bedroom ODB
Vicki Smith Master Bedroom ODB

And I'm pretty much dying over this one for Baby Blake's Big Boy Room!

Blake's Big Boy Room
Blake's Big Boy Room

Our Online Design Boards include scaled furniture floor plans as well as a specifications list, which makes it so easy to pull the room together yourself! If you are interested in an Online Design Board, send us an email at design@awelldressedhome.com!

 

A Neutral Living Room Design Board for a Family of Five

 

Loving the neutral color palette of this Living Room Online Design Board which includes plenty of seating for this family of five. I think my favorite part of this design is the oversized antiqued mirrors that flank the fireplace... It's a bit less expected than the typical built-in bookshelves which the client themselves opted to forgo in this newly custom built home.

Also loving the fact that my client (and her husband!) were open to having a chandelier in this room rather than a ceiling fan. I always love adding a bit of bling to my designs with a chandelier!

Schmitz Living Room Online Design Board
Schmitz Living Room Online Design Board

Here is one of the photos of the existing space taken from the Kitchen Nook... Can't wait to see this living room come together over the next few months!

Schmitz before
Schmitz before
 

A Small NYC Apartment with Big Style!

 

I recently completed a series of 3 online design boards for a client in NYC. She has a two bedroom apartment with an open living room / dining room that needed a little face lift. She preferred a neutral color palette with soft grays and punches of pink and fuchsia. While using her Pinterest page for inspiration, I designed her Master Bedroom, Living Room and Dining Room around the same color palette to create consistency throughout.

Here is the Master Bedroom Furniture Floor plan and Design Board:

NYC Master Bedroom Floorplan
NYC Master Bedroom Floorplan
Pinto Master Bedroom Design Board
Pinto Master Bedroom Design Board

And here is her Living Room / Dining Room floor plan and Design Boards:

NYC Living Dining Floorplan
NYC Living Dining Floorplan

The entire back wall will be painted the darker, more dramatic shade of grey, while the rest of the walls will have a much lighter shade of grey.

Pinto Dining Room Onine Design Board
Pinto Dining Room Onine Design Board

I can't get enough of that fabulous chandelier!

And the painting on the back wall behind the sofa is floor to ceiling...so dramatic!

Pinto Living Room Online Design Board
Pinto Living Room Online Design Board

I'm crazy for this living room rug!!

I cannot wait to see this apartment come together!

**Out of respect to my clients, I decline to share any sources for the designs. Thank you for your understanding**

 

Online Design Board: Baby Boy Nursery

 

I have 22 Online Design Boards booked for the next 2 months, so get ready, because I plan to post a lot of them! This particular design board is for a return client, Carrie, who is expecting a Baby Boy in October. She had already selected her furniture, so she just needed help with bedding, drapes and accessories.

Her desire was to have a nursery with cool blues and tans, but all of her inspiration pictures had a bold punch of pattern. So here is how I incorporated the two...

Baby Hoppes Nursery Design Board
Baby Hoppes Nursery Design Board

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*

 

Before & After: An Online Design Board Transformation

 

I need to take a minute to brag on one of my Online Design Board clients... Several months ago, I submitted a Master Bedroom Online Design Board for my out-of-state clients, The Perrigo's. I was thrilled to recently receive an email from them with photos of the final transformation, and I'm excited to share those photos with you today!

Here is the "before" picture of their master:

Perrigo before
Perrigo before

Their Online Design Board purchase included the following:

a scaled furniture floor plan

an electronic design board, which included images of some of their suggested items to convey the ambiance of their design

a specifications list, which specified what items to purchase and where to purchase them  *Note: not all items on the specifications list are shown on the actual Design Board

Below is their Online Design Board....

Perrigo Master Bedroom Design Board
Perrigo Master Bedroom Design Board

And here is the final transformation!

Perrigo Master After
Perrigo Master After
Perrigo Master After 2
Perrigo Master After 2

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*

What a difference! And what I love most is that they were not afraid to improvise... For example, the headboard suggested in the design was not offered with a fabric frame... the Perrigo's preferred to have the frame, so they found another bed, similar to the one I had suggested.

Perrigo Before & After 2
Perrigo Before & After 2

As if receiving pictures of the conversion wasn't enough...the email that accompanied the pictures made my night!

"Emily, Ta-da! We are finished! We absolutely LOVE it! You reached right into my head and came up with a plan that was exactly what I wanted, but I couldn't have told you this is what I wanted:)" - Erin Perrigo

They did an amazing job, don't you agree?! And this was just the first of a total of 3 boards that I will soon complete for them....I'm excited to see their Living Room and Entry Way come together within the next few months!

Stay tuned for more Online Design Board transformations...

 

Hill's Master Bedroom Online Design Board

 

I am in my last month of maternity leave, and while I am so enjoying spending this time with my kids, I have also found myself craving structure and performance. Thus I have taken on a mass of online design boards. Just last week, I completed a master bedroom design for the Hill family. They requested a cool color pallet while keeping a few of their existing, more traditional pieces, such as their night stands.

Here is the current state of the room...

Hill Before
Hill Before

And here is their online design...I am in LOVE with the tufted headboard !! I can't wait to see this room come together, and when it does, I'll be sure to post the pics!

Tara Hill Master Bedroom
Tara Hill Master Bedroom

If you are interested in an online design board for a room in your home, email me at emily@awelldressedhome.com

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*

 

Project Report & Designing Spaces (from a hospital bed)...

 

I have had such an overwhelming amount of requests for online design boards over the last few months! So in response to any future inquiries, I do want to let my readers know that I am completely booked until my maternity leave. But I look forward to returning to "full work mode" in August!!

As I have mentioned, I'm not due until May, however I was placed on hospital bed rest a couple of weeks ago, so there is a good chance that these babies will be here in April.

That being said...I do have several completed design boards which I have not yet shared with you, so I thought I'd post a few of them today! Thankfully, I have more designs to keep me occupied while I'm on bed rest, so I will be sure to post those in the weeks to come...

Also, although I was only able to work part time during my pregnancy, I do have a handful of "in home" client projects which I have not shared on my blog because I have not had a chance to have them photographed... of course I had intended on getting them photographed in April, but now that I'm on bedrest, I'm sad to say that those particular project reveals will just have to wait.

Ok....back to the online design boards... I am going to do something a little different this time by showing you the "before" pictures of the space as well as sharing with you a few of the client's requests. This will help you have a better understanding of how I came up with the design.

Oh, and you will probably see a reoccurring trend in some of these designs - it's an ikat fabric called Fleming Pewter Fabric ...and I'm obsessed!!

Client Living Room Before:

Lightsey before
Lightsey before

Client's Design Request: to add pattern and texture while keeping a cool color pallet

Completed Design:

Lightsy Living Room
Lightsy Living Room

Client Master Bedroom Before:

McGowan before
McGowan before

Client's Request: to keep wall color and brighten the room with soft furnishings

Completed Design:

McGowan Master Bedroom
McGowan Master Bedroom

Client Master Bedroom Before:

Perrigo before
Perrigo before

Client's Request: a sophisticated design while incorporating a specific bedding

Completed Design:

Perrigo Master Bedroom Design Board
Perrigo Master Bedroom Design Board

Client's Living Room Before:

Mian before
Mian before

Client's Request:to keep he wall color and incorporate a collage of sunbursts

Completed Design:

Mian Living Room
Mian Living Room

Client's Master Bedroom Before:

Railey before
Railey before

Client's Request: a mix of neutrals with a pop of green as well as dark wood furniture

Completed Design:

Railey Master Bedroom Design Board
Railey Master Bedroom Design Board

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*

Stay tuned for more online design boards as well as developments in my own home (including the nursery)!

 

Design Board PROMOTION {and One of My Latest Online Designs!}

 

It's not often that a client project takes me out of my comfort zone...but when clients, Meredith and Justin, asked me to do a design board for their master bedroom and included these images as their inspiration photos, it brought on feelings of excitement, yet serious stage fright!

While the photos are stunning, I am quite honestly not used to working with such bold patterns or vibrant colors!

I have completed nearly 40 online design boards in the last year, and the majority of these clients want a similar look of muted grays, blues and ivories with a touch of sparkle. A good representation of my "signature" look for a design board would be this one, which I finalized for the most wonderful client in Houston just last week...

Lightsy Living Room
Lightsy Living Room

I am in love with the ikat fabric as well as the sunburst mirrors! (shocking, I know) I would love to somehow incorporate this fabric into my living room!

Anyhow...after hours and hours of research, I finally came up with a design for Meredith and Justin's master bedroom. And I must say, once I got started, my anxiety went right out the window and motivation set in!

Neff Master Bedroom Design Board
Neff Master Bedroom Design Board

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*

I cannot wait to see this high glam master bedroom come together...I know they will do a fabulous job! And I promise to keep you all updated on the progress!

And while we are on the topic of design boards... as of today, I am offering $50 off any and all online design boards that are booked by this Friday, 2/17. Please be aware that I only have a handful of slots available before my maternity leave in April, so I am offering this promotion on a first come, first serve basis.

Please email me with for further details at emily@awelldressedhome.com

Have a great week everyone!

 

Online Design Board Promotion...Only 3 slots left for 2011!

 

I don't know about you, but with the holidays right around the corner, I can certainly appreciate the importance of stretching my dollar! So with only 3 slots left before the end of the year, A Well Dressed Home is running a promotion on Online Design Boards! The first 3 people to sign up for a 2011 Online Design Board will receive $50 off!

In order to qualify for this promotion, you must complete the following:

1. For more information, please email me at Emily@awelldressedhome.com . I will respond with my services & rates sheet, which include details regarding my online design boards.

2. Once you have decided to move forward, please confirm with me immediately and you will be assigned a start date.

3.I must receive all of your info (as listed in my services sheet) as well as payment in full  on or before 11/17.

Here are just a few of my recent online designs...

1 Neff Design Board
1 Neff Design Board
Harris Design Board
Harris Design Board
Lawrence Design Board Revised
Lawrence Design Board Revised

*Out of respect to my paying clients, I decline to share specific sources for my designs*