You would think this Allen client had read my instruction book. She first requested my help after deciding to paint the relatively new walls in her home. We collaborated on paint colors. The client was also wanting a window treatments for the tall windows on the “straight ahead” wall in the Living Room and in the Kitchen/Breakfast Area. There was already an area rug in the Living Room.
This client was ahead of the curve. I have been quoted as saying that the three things that will make the most dramatic difference in a room are Paint, Window Treatments and Area Rugs. Other elements may necessary to complete a “look”, but none will be as single-handedly-transformational as these.
We chose SW Baguette for the walls in the common areas. Killer. It took the home’s architecture and furniture up another notch.
We selected fabrics that looked great together for the windows in the LR, K/Breakfast and the DR since each of these rooms can be seen from the other rooms. The DR fabric was a great price, so the homeowner purchased it, though the curtains for that room will probably not be constructed and installed until her 2011 decorating blast.
We improved on the client’s good idea.We moved the area rug in the Living room into the Study and replaced it with a larger rug. We also added an entry rug.
Wow. Warmer. Cozier. More inviting. More flare and pow!