I stopped over to check in on a client’s in-progress project yesterday & just had to share with you.  My client is young & creative and when we first met had literally just moved into her adorable bungalow:

The bungalow had been lovingly restored to certain point, but we’re tailoring it to perfectly fit her lifestyle.  She had everything out & ready to show me & we assessed what she’d keep and what we’d replace.
{The house is really beautiful.  Love the doors!!}
She was ready to upgrade her Pottery Barn-type pieces for a more sophisticated yet still casual look.
My client entertains often & knows how to throw a good party.  I noticed that she was really drawn to blues & aquas and a classic-vintage look in her inspiration photos.  The rooms she loved all had a touch of old-fashioned charm yet still felt fresh & updated.  The living room isn’t large but is just what she needed to for a cozy 4-chair furniture arrangement by the fireplace.
The spaces my client loves also feel open & airy yet still have a warm to them.  Many of her inspiration photos had shutters instead of curtains.  We decided to keep her existing shutters and warm up the cool-feeling space with grasscloth on the walls.  I stopped in yesterday & got a peek:
{Grasscloth by Thibaut}
Our installer, Michael DiGuiseppe, who also did the DC Showhouse room, is soooo good & incredibly fast.  By the time I was finished with our two hour meeting, he’d almost finished the living room.


{Thanks Michael!}
Last night, my client snapped a shot of some of the furnishings in place & emailed it over:


{Completely unstyled, but you get the idea}
I’m loving the blue against the grasscloth and can’t wait until everything else arrives!!  We’re waiting on the upholstery and are working on a gallery wall full of personal paintings & prints.
Will keep you posted!!

xoxo, Lauren

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