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Update on Travelled Industrial Chic

When I first did this eDesign plan for my clients, their house was still in blue print phase. It is so fun to see it begin to materialize!

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eDesign is an online plan for clients to implement on their own as time and funds allow. (Check it out here!) When I deliver the plan, I often do not get to see the end product. The best part of being a designer is seeing the original plans materialize beautifully in real time! My clients purchased most of the bigger items and they asked me to come in, see where they are and help accessorize for the day. We are not done yet (need reeds in the blue vase, pillows, throw, a few more accessories, upholstered bench cushion, chair, etc.) but it’s coming along beautifully! (Sorry about the dark and poor quality of pictures!) Good pictures to come when the project is finished! Stay tuned…

Industrial Update

industrial update decor

Mantle Update

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Re-entry (A Before & After!)

With a little elbow grease and a few dollars we updated this entryway to something that truly says, “Welcome home!”

Before….

before entry

And after!

Entryway

Photography by Christina Wedge www.christinawedge.com

What we did:

1. Painted the walls gray with blue on the accent wall.

2. I painted the mountain scene going up the stairs.

3. Gave the entry cabinet a coat of paint, replaced the hardware and replaced the tin inserts with DIY mercury glass. Mercury glass is expensive so we purchased plain cut glass, sprayed with looking glass spray and then misted with water to create the texture.

4. New lamp and tabletop accessories.

5. New mirror. I hand painted silver and gold accents on the mirror to highlight the lamp and mirrored surfaces on the entry.

And on the day of the photo shoot, Christina captures me standing in the room adjacent to the entry, the doorway of this dining room.

Gina in Entry

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Cool Dining Room Reboot

When my clients decided to update their dining room, we started by taking the palette from warm to cool with lovely grays and blues. Next came the drama in the beautiful chandelier and draperies with a wooden cornice and steel gray silk panels. With new chairs, the old table has new life and now the room feels chic and glamorous enough to serve the finest chicken fried steaks these Georgia cooks have to offer.

Dining Room Before - Morris'

And after…

Dining Room

Dining Room Vignette with Mirror

Dining Room to Entryway

Photography by Christina Wedge

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Dining Drab turns Dynamic: Before & After!

I am working on this dining room right now and it is turning out beautifully! The ‘before’ picture is drab and completely dated. We painted a cool grey and dark blue, added a beautiful wood cornice board with raw silk steel grey drapery. We kept the old table but changed the chairs out. We upholstered inexpensive chairs and a bench (not shown) with a gorgeous grey and tan ikat fabric and tufted end chairs. And what a difference a beautiful chandelier makes! The brass sconces sitting on the table  in the ‘after’ photo I found on Ebay and put on the wall on either side of the mirror. I’ll show you that wall…later.

And after… Gorgeous!

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Entry Wall Redo

The entry way of a home tells guests what the rest of your home and the tone of your home life is like. The homeowners were no longer happy with what their entry was saying about them. It was dated, bland and a little unwelcoming. The homeowners are quite the opposite – warm, generous, hospitable and modern. Time for a redo!

Before:

BEFORE

With a simple paint job, a zebra rug and pictures of cathedrals (copied in sepia from an old calendar of cathedrals from a collection of the homeowners) framed in barn wood, this little nook is fresh, simple and inviting!

Ahhhh, After.

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