I want to express my deepest appreciation for all the love and support I received from you regarding our dog Reegan. The days are getting a little easier bit by bit, and I’m glad to finally be able to collect my thoughts.
As mentioned last week, I’m currently involved in some amazing decorating and design projects, and I thought I’d share a few update photos of one in particular. This new home build has been under construction for several months. I’ve been working closely with my clients to provide lighting suggestions, furniture space plans, as well as many of the decorating details. Possession is slated for mid-July when the hands-on work of furnishing and decorating the home will begin. Today I’m sharing photos and a few details of the kitchen, dining room, and living room which are all located along the backside of the house.
The white kitchen, with chrome hardware and basketweave marble backsplash, is almost complete. We plan on adding 2 or 3 counter stools at the island that coordinate with the living room and dining room fabrics.
The dining room, which is located between the kitchen and living room, has a built-in buffet that will house a beverage fridge.
The furniture space plan includes a large rustic trestle table, upholstered side chairs, a bench, and chairs with a side profile for the ends. The plan is to be able to pull the end chairs into the living room when extra seating is required.
The table will have a gorgeous glass chandelier above to keep the site line fairly open from the kitchen to the living room. I wrote a post about selecting light fixtures for open concept spaces if you have a similar layout and need some tips.
Looking from the kitchen, you can see the location of the dining area and the living room at the end.
The living room has the same built-in style as the kitchen and dining room, as well as a marble fireplace surround similar in feel to the kitchen backsplash.
We kept the furniture space plan open so the fireplace view isn’t blocked. It’s a flexible arrangement that works well for small groups or larger gatherings (with the option to move the larger dining chairs in).
The next step in the design and decorating process is finalizing furniture selections and placing orders. Then we will be able to focus on the smaller details, such as drapery, pillows, and decorative accessories.
Have a design project of your own that you’re currently working on? What part of the process do you find the most challenging?
Also, if you haven’t checked out my Designer Interview Part 2 over at Setting for Four, I’d love for you to head over there now. I dish on kid’s spaces, outdoor rooms, inexpensive kitchen updates and more…
Enjoy your day!