Monday, May 17, 2010

Design Dilemma Reveal: Mary's Room

The time for teasing is over...
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I hope it was worth the wait.
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Mary's room, in all it's glory (remember the sad "before?")
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Our idea was casual elegance using some of Mary's favorite greens and blues.
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Sources run from the Habitat for Humanity store to West Elm to antique fairs (and everything in between!)
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A Craigslist "french-ish" linen settee with a pair of DIY gilded pedestal tables
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Habitat shield-back chairs redone in granny smith green for a little whimsy, and a wonderful ikat for an overhaul of the Overstock chairs.
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Butterfly prints that turned out better than I had hoped, and a pile of Turq-WAZ - can you resist? Nope, neither could we!
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Details matter.
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...and, last but not least, the lady who trusted me (and paid the bills!) Thank you, Mary, it was such a treat!
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42 comments:

Kirsten said...

I love it, Alison! You are so very talented and inspiring, keep up the good work.

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! Love everything about the room. Wonderful job.

Jana said...

WOW!!!! That is fabulous! The colors are perfect together......makes me want to grab a book and settle in for a bit. Great job!!

Leah said...

So pretty & the details are great. Thanks for sharing it!!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Oh Alison -- I have missed you, girl! You outdid yourself. Bravo! I especially love the green ikat chairs and the "turq-waz" details. The butterfly prints are great. I would love a source list for just about everything. Fab work!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! I'm in love with that settee. laurie

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh Alison. Your client has the sweetest smile and it's because she not only loves her new design but she loves her new designer too! Beautiful room!
She looks like such an interesting woman.
Good to visit with you.
Lisa

Pink Wallpaper said...

looks amazing! great work!! hope y'all are doing wonderful and getting a little bit of sleep!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

Bravo! I love it all!

my favorite and my best said...

oops...sorry..i had to clean the poop out of my pants..
ok...i'm back now.
amazing job. it all looks stunning.
i am in love with the sconces and the pottery on the table.
it's all awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darby said...

Good job Alison! It looks awesome!!

Kathysue said...

Alison, it looks amazing Mary must be so happy. The chairs you did from Overstock are wonderful. I love all the green and blue touches. The lime shield back chair was the perfect touch. You should be congratulated on a job well done, Kathysue

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Wow the coffee table looks GREAT. The chairs. The butterfly prints.

Thanks for sharing - green and turq blue looks really pretty together.

Emily A. Clark said...

This looks great; I absolutely love the lighting!

Minnie said...

Such quiet elegance yet modern with just the right dose of eclectic. Love it! My favorites are the ikat chairs, butterfly prints and settee. The artwork you chose adds the perfect touch. Wonderful job!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

It looks so pretty Allison, well done! Really gorgeous work

mmyoung7 said...

You did a wonderful job with Mary's room. It is so tranquil. One question: How did you paint the side tables in gold? What paint did you use?

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, what a beautiful room....Mary must be so pleased. So impressed you were able to do this with a newborn!!! Congrats.

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Gorgeous!! Love the art pieces...

Lindsey said...

Hello gorgeous!! GREAT JOB! I can't decide what is my favorite...it's all just perfect.

LindsB said...

I LOVE IT!!! You did such an amazing job, all the colors, details and pieces are amazing!

PS- where did you get that pile of Turq-WAZ? I need some ASAP!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It's beautiful! I love the touches of turquoise and the chairs turned out beautifully.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Great job! I love all the colors you've used - the bits of turquoise really make the room pop.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

gorgeous! really! i love every bit... mary should be very happy... i know i would be!

mary ut/madison said...

really like it!

Morning T said...

Wow Alison, you really pulled it all together all while living in another country AND having a baby AND taking care of a little cutie. You are crazy talented my friend, this room is incredible and it was fun seeing each step in your process.

Thanks for taking us along for the ride, the destination is lovely!
Hugs~
T

Mrs. Limestone said...

Just love the settee! Can't believe you found that on craiglist - its gorgeous. The whole room looks great.

Averill said...

Alison you knocked it out of the park. Seriously. I particularly love the seating you've selected -- it's all got such character (and a sense of fun!). And of course I love the garden stool and the blue & white chinoiserie porcelain on the hearth!

::applause::

Blueprint Bliss said...

Alison- it looks so great!

Leah said...

Wow it is wonderful! You did an amazing job!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Sconces=smiles. Much improved, m'lady! MUCH improved!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

GORGEOUS! Reminds me of how I feel walking through Anthropologie!

beki said...

Absolutely beautiful! Very well done!!

paula said...

ts gorgeous!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Just lovely! I love so many of the pieces...particularly the lime sheild chair...and the reupholstered beauties! REALLY love that little piece of art on the desk!

::BRAVO::

Mary Ellen said...

Well done, Alison! It's so crazy, my sister-in-law and I have been totally crushing on those exact same butterfly prints for some time now... they look fantastic! Love the how you matted and framed them!
-ME
(Stop by my little blog sometime, I'd love to hear from you!)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I LOOOOVE. Good job. Looks like you have a happy client as well!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Great job...! Love the colors! :))))))))

Haven and Home said...

Looks so good!!!!

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Love it!! And Miss Mary looks like such a nice lady!

{Arianna Belle} said...

Wow!! You did such a beautiful job!! Thank you for sharing where everything came from! The fact that you used several affordable pieces makes it even more inspiring! :)

Staci Edwards Design said...

I love that green fabric on the chairs! Great room! Thanks for sharing!