Sunday, May 9, 2010

A new pad (aka project)

I really want to thank all of you for your patience as far as design-blogging is concerned as of late. This will probably be my last blog post from afar, and we should be back to our regularly scheduled destruction, contruction, restructuring, etc.... as of Thursday morning. The most exciting part of our return will be that while we were away my sister and fiance purchased their first home, and even more exciting is that they take possession in just a couple weeks and they have asked me to design their place!!! I am beyond thrilled for them. The best part is that they literally have NO FURNITURE so we are starting with a blank slate.

But the real test will be the fact that their style is a far cry from my love of stark white. Can siblings get along in this process??? I sure hope so! They love color and contemporary style mixed with a little boho-eclectic so what I come up with will probably be a little different than what you are used to seeing from me.

With all our projects at home that are dying for attention and my ever growing list of client projects we have made the decision while were here that we will wrap up all our "outstanding" projects (like the laundry room and guest room) but from here on out we just don't have the energy or time to tackle 100% of the renos on the home front. We will be calling in back up for all our next projects, which is probably a blessing in disguise because I am finding it ever so annoying to live with a toddler amidst drywall, heavy duty equipment and other various things that come with the territory for months (ok, let's be honest we're talking about years at this point!). So I need you all to keep me on track here until you see a finished product~

The first room we have started with a plan for is their new Master bedroom. They want grey, white and maybe a hit of marigold yellow. We are thinking of using some wall paper too, but I am really excited because I already have a fabulous headboard back at WhiteBerry that I have been saving and pondering over using a yellow on for quite a while. I can't wait to see it all done up exactly as I had in envisioned in a high gloss yellow!

Here are a few of our first inspirations for the room.










Here's to hoping the trip home is a little less turbulant with Wren!!

24 comments:

Karena said...

Great images Holly!! Love the color palette!

Karena

Art by Karena

40daysof said...

Holly,
I can't wait to see your sister's place. For yellow and gray, you might want to check out Mrs. Limestone's master bedroom:
http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2010/02/master-bedroom-nearly-finished.html

http://40daysof.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/something-is-very-wrong/

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the plan for your sister's master bedroom-- looking forward to seeing pics!!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I totally hear you on the destruction with kids. While I still do a lot of DIY, my major destructive project days were over when my first was born. No shame in calling in backup. It really makes life so much less stressful.

Good luck with your upcoming projects. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I am LOVING the pops of yellow with grey. SO lovely. It's definitely one of my favorite combinations. Hope that you have a great flight back!

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

What a fun project that will be Holly! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Molls said...

Can't wait to see the finished project! Love your blog. Came across another blog post that included a gray white and yellow bedroom and I had to share:
http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/05/house-crashing-diy-done-right/

This isn't my blog, just another I read that is pretty fun.

Stephanie said...

I just found your blog not to long ago, and when I was reading about the gray and yellow bedroom I wondered if you had seen the bedroom redo on All Things Thrifty. Just in case you haven't here is a link:
http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/search/label/Furniture%20Transformations?updated-max=2010-04-14T10%3A37%3A00-06%3A00&max-results=20

Good luck with everything you have to do!

Ellie Cutler said...

Ok...so this color scheme is the EXACT color scheme I'm planning on in my master. I can't WAIT to see what you come up with!!!

Chara Michele said...

It will be fun to see how you decorate her place! :)

I love that first photo, do you have any idea where it is from? (I would love to see a bigger shot of it...)

Holly and Sean said...

OOoh thanks for all the leads on inspiration ladies! We need all the help we can get! Off to check them out~

Chara, I always link back to the photos if you click on them!

Holly

@Nataliekbeats said...

I LOVE the last picture. Cannot wait to see what you plan on doing!

Vintage Creations said...

OMG!!! i seriously want you to come and just decorate my house.. top to bottom!!!! I LOVE THE WHITE! :) you swayed me :)

Hey come check out my giveaway over at www.vintagecreationsinc.blogspot.com

It's a surprise in honor of this supportive bloggy world out here! :)

Torri said...

that last picture is EXACTLY WHAT I WANT! let's make that happen! PLZ AND THANKS

wishful nals said...

i loooooove the striped wall! and its yellow :)

Seagrass Interiors said...

Holly,
I can't WAIT to see your sister's room! Yellow is one of my all time favorite accent colors! (It will be the accent color in my wedding this fall! : ) I hear you on the calling for back-up ....it's good to know when to say "uncle" to life! Can't wait to see how everything turns out!

Melissa

tiffany said...

Good luck on the flight home! Long flights with little ones just aren't very fun! I am so excited to see your sisters room--the color scheme is one of my favorites!

Carrie Leber said...

love the idea in the bottom picture. the vintagey pieces look really great with that color palette.

Amber's Notebook said...

exciting and congratulations to your sister!!

AnaLisa said...

Congratulations to your sister and happy furniture hunting. :) A whole house of furniture sure seems like a lot to me, but how blessed she is to have you to help her and her to help your business out as well. I always wonder how you manage to do all these projects with a toddler running around!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Holly-

I can't wait to see what you have in mind for your sister place- I bet it will be fab & chic. I loveee your style. I just finished my baby girl nursery you can see the slideshow on my blog. Have a great week!

~ Kelly Ann ~

http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

i love your blog... and cannot wait to see how your sister's place turns out!!!

and... it's silly but i also wanted to let you know i nominated you for the "sweet blog" award over on my blog... so... yeah...

hope you have a great day - keep writing! and posting pictures and design inspiration - i love it!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

I like the INSPIRATION pics so far! :)
Looking forward to seeing it.

Jen Ramos
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Sarah Jane said...

Holly, i just discovered your blog and so happy i did! it's beautiful:) I love these images, that lsat bedroom is gorgeous, I am loving that shade of yellow lately. have a great day! xo

 
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