Arkansas Symphony Designer House
In Spring of 2013 I participated in my 2nd Symphony Designer House.
I was given the upstairs guest bath and closet.
I was limited by paint color, but as you can see I made it work!
My Inspiration started from an antique Barley Twist Leg I found while out Hunting for unique finds. I had Danny make some custom Iron Brackets to hang it to use as a towel bar.
A Ralph Lauren King Size Sheet I found at Dillard's
that my Aunt hemmed and sewed on Rings to make a shower curtain.
I had to purchase all of the goods, so I had to be very thrifty.
But as always, I didn't compromise style due to budget.
The upside of buying everything was that I got to keep what didn't sell once the tour was over.
I tried to have a good mix of modern+vintage.
I purchased from local antique stores and Estate sales(My Favorite Places to shop)
Vintage Dress form was from Etsy
Other retailers I shopped were Pottery Barn, Target, IO Metro, Pier One, Anthropologie
And of Course I used many things from my house!!!
Many of the Items I used are for sale at my space in Midtowne Antique Mall.
This is a Fun Project - A family friendly entry complete with mirror, fun paint, striped wallpaper, colorful fabrics and vintage books. The comfy Bench has storage for toys and there is a message chalk board hanging over a catchall- for keys, loose change, iPhones, etc.
Here are pics from the VERY FIRST Kitchen and house Remodel that I contracted . This was a complete demo where rooms were changed to different locations and a fireplace added. I wish that I had taken some before shots, it is completely different!
A Modern Farm Style Kitchen
with many old items mixed with sleek stainless and rich cherry
The glass tiled back splash and distressed painted island pair perfectly with her
collection of art and vintage green pieces.
We decided on natural soapstone for the counter tops and the custom farm sink.
The Beam was added to the ceiling to tie in the Cherry Cabinetry and Antique pieces mixed throughout.
The 2 Sided Rock wood burning Fireplace is the perfect divider for the casual dining and living areas
My previous home
Here is the house that we lived in and loved for 5 Years. We just sold it over the summer~ you can read the blog post (Trust in Him) for the details on that!
This was a foyer closet with Bi fold doors and shelving. Thanks to Pinterest, I had big plans to turn it into a cool mud room/closet with built in cubbies and hooks. I started tearing out the shelves about 2 weeks before we put up the For Sale sign . So since we didn't have time for that... I painted the toy chest and went and purchased the sunburst mirror and pillows~ about 12 Hours prior to our first showing. Have I mentioned before, that I am a procrastinator!!!
Living room arranged 2 different ways and with 2 different mirrors.
Neutral Walls really make the Colors of Accents PoP!!!
I try not to reuse products in my designs, but I feel my own homes don't really count!
This Pendant Light has always been one of my Faves and was in our budget.
A Chalkboard wall is such a great feature~ that ANY kitchen can have.
I turned the Dining Room into a FUNctional Playroom- we play much more than we eat, Right???
It was the prefect space since the shelves were already there. The table was for multipurpose use, but mostly building Legos and painting.
This was the dining room as an office before I changed it to a playroom
I started working on this house in 2007. I worked with the builder and drafter~ drawing plans and space planning. I helped the clients with choosing pretty much everything from furniture to finishes (paint colors, cabinet stain, floors, counter tops, lighting, appliances,etc...
This Kitchen project was lots of fun because it is at the house where I grew up~ I kind of felt bad that I got paid, since the clients are the ones that payed for my Design Education!
This is another project in the making... we chose the gray (monochromatic theme) because the rest of the home is very colorful and we needed a neutral color to balance it out. I do plan to bring in a pop of color with a New yet Vintage Rug, once we find the perfect one, and window treatments.
The Chandelier is a one~ of~ a~ kind- found at a local Antique store. It was just a candle holder that we had wired for lights. I love using original artwork and antiques mixed with newer pieces.
This is a project that I started circa 2003- when I was still Green!!!!!
I have worked on this house off and on since then and it still looks great today.
As you can see, my love for mixing antiques with new pieces started long ago!
This is a fun, Traditional home with a great timeless look.
This project is what I like to call a mini makeover-
We did not change any of the finishes (paint, flooring, tile, etc)
I worked with the homeowners existing rug and colors to find
a Sectional, Window Treatments, fabric to recover bar stools and a SPLURGE on a wonderful piece of original artwork by local artist Sandy Hubler.
Arkansas Symphony Designer House 2011
Artwork by Morgan Coven
My Dining Room
Teen girls room. Mint Ikat Chevron wallpaper and Anthropologie bedding
Keeping watching for new pics! I have other projects yet to be photographed! I will get them on here one of these days....
Thanks for your interest!