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Traditional Living Room: A Before and After

Let’s get this new year started with a great “Before & After”! My clients loved their furniture and lamp, but once they purchased them years ago, they stopped, not knowing what to do next.  The room lacked warmth and the finishing touches that make a house feel homey. It was time to do something about that!

Before Sharon Den

To get things going in the right, warm direction, we added a rug and draperies.  The rug ties the colors together, makes things immediately cohesive and warm and the custom ikat window treatments add a megawatt of color and height. Art and simple accessories finish things off beautifully!

traditional den living room red brown yellow

This is a room I want to curl up in. Now get that fire going!


Traditional Bedroom Retreat: A Before and After!

My client’s bedroom felt dull and lifeless. Green walls and stark furniture placement made the room feel unwelcoming and not exactly a restful haven. But we changed all that! Ahhhhh.

Bedroom Before

They loved their furniture but wanted a more soothing, welcoming retreat. We painted the room a soft taupe and accented with beautiful creams, soft corals and elegant gold. The colors we chose were neutral so that, in a few years, by simply changing the bedding, they could give the room a completely different feel.

Traditional bedroom soothing calming soft coral

soothing traditional bedroom vignette

Now they have the glamorous and relaxing retreat they were dreaming about!

Sweet dreams!


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!



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

Do you need a design plan for your room? Wouldn’t a completed plan or an eDesign certificate be the BEST Christmas present?

Check it out and contact me and I’ll get started on YOUR plan!


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 entry

And after!


Photography by Christina Wedge

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


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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