CGI Updates

Hi friends and welcome back!  I know it has been quite a while since my last blog post, so I wanted to share a few updates of what I’ve been working on…besides spending time with this sweet boy!

baby boy green
(Beth Furgurson Photography)

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful clients on fun projects for their homes.  My hairdresser referred me to a young couple who lives only a few blocks from Andrew and me.  At the time, they had recently moved into their home and wanted make it more reflective of their personal style.  We have been working on the family room and dining room to bring in their personalities.  They are not afraid of color, and they love to search antique malls and thrift stores looking for fun and unique pieces.  We are working to find a few last things to finish up the dining room, but here is a sample of what they decided on for their two rooms.

dining room & family room

After the window treatments in their family room were installed (the off-white and navy geometric fabric on the right), the wife sent me one of the nicest emails with a sincere compliment: “My husband keeps saying "I love the curtains" every time he walks in the family room.  We REALLY appreciate your guidance.  We were just talking about how you weren't pushy at all - almost to the point where we feel like we picked this fabric ourselves - but we know you gently steered us in the right direction :)  Thanks!”  Wow!  I was so appreciative of her email and happy to hear that they are enjoying the window treatments!

Another project that is in the works is taking a little boy’s room from his nursery theme and colors to his ‘big boy’ room.  Here is a picture of the ‘before’:

boys bedroom before

His only request was for the room to have a sports theme.  They had already chosen a madras quilt for the bed, so we pulled two colors from that to use in the room: navy and red.  As a fun wall treatment, we added horizontal stripes that run around the top of the wall.  He also shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with his brother, so we’ve been working in there to do some updates as well.  A glow-in-the-dark constellation wallpaper on the ceiling was the inspiration for the bathroom!  Here are a few of the things we selected for the two rooms:

boys bedroom & bathroom

And a sneak peak of the bedroom:

horizontal stripes in a bedroom

We will be putting the finishing touches on these two rooms over the next few weeks – I cannot wait to see them come together!

Right before Christmas, I had the opportunity to work with a couple who had just purchased their first home.  The house was great, but the paint colors made the house feel like it belonged at the beach: turquoise, yellow, peach – in every room!  They called me for a whole house paint consultation.  We went room by room and chose the perfect paint colors for the space.  We were able to have fun with a few of the rooms, but we also wanted the main living areas to flow from one to the next.  Here is a look at what we chose:

whole house paint colors

I also have two other updates that I’d like to share.  First, I’ve teamed up with a local contractor, Doug Lewis Remodeling, to offer their clients design services.  For a limited time, when contracting a kitchen remodel with Doug Lewis Remodeling, a consultation with me and idea board for design selections is also included.  Have you been considering a kitchen remodel?  Read more details of our partnership here.

doug lewis remodeling

Lastly, I am excited to share an event that I have been helping to plan.  Did you ever watch Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?  If you did, then you will remember Thom Filicia – the interior designer on the show.  Thom has continued his design business and formed a successful firm and brand in New York City.  We are thrilled to be bringing him to Richmond!  For details and to purchase tickets, visit the Day of Design website.

Day of Design

º Did you watch Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?  Will I see you at Day of Design?

Project Updates

I shared our family room and dining room makeovers a few months ago.  We’ve slowly been making progress on a few of the items on the to-do list as we work to complete the rooms. In the family room, we added blue pillows to the couch.

family room pillows

The blue compliments the green pillows nicely and ties into the other pieces in the room - like the chair:

Family room chair, Tree of Life, peacock

the rug:

indoor / outdoor rug

and the lamps:

spray painted lamp

Piping the blue pillows in a blue and green zigzag fabric is a small detail, but one that really helps coordinate all of the pieces in the room.

family room pillows

I’ve also been working on the mantel in the family room.  I love to collect vases and pitchers, and I look for them whenever I’m in a consignment or antique store.  For now, I’ve arranged an assortment of them, along with a few other special items on the mantel.

family room mantel

Andrew’s family has two cottages on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Many of the glass vases I have collected are from our favorite shop on the Shore, The Blue Crow Antique Mall.  You know it has to be awesome when they are the “second largest antique mall in Virginia”!

family room mantel

I love the little stone owl :).  He was a Christmas present from my mom.  And, yes, I took this picture today – that is a fresh hydrangea bloom from our yard!

family room mantel

Our list for the family room:

- Change up and/or add artwork to the photos over the sofa - Replace our old pillows with blue pillows - Add crown molding - Bring in a few other accessories for the mantle and bookshelves - Find Remember to look for baskets for the console table

In the dining room, there is only one update, but it’s a big one: we added window treatments!

white valance

We really wanted to keep our plantation shutters – we have them in both the dining room and the family room – so I worked around them for the window treatments.  Because the stencil is so bold, I kept the window treatments simple with a white fabric that has a subtle texture to it.  I chose a scallop shape for the valance to reflect the pattern of the stencil.

white valance

They add softness to the room and help to balance out the pattern that is on the walls.

Before:

blue stenciled dining room

After:

white valance

I also want to share a quick update on the Chippenham playroom project.  The room is being prepped and painted this week!

playroom progress

A big thank you to Duane Wallace of Wallace & Sons for donating his time to help work on the project this week!

playroom progress

I’ll continue to share progress photos of the room with you all.  I can’t wait to see this room come together!

º What projects have you been working on lately?

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