from vision to reality

I am going to give you these pictures in the before to after sequence so we start with the boring, unfinished room and go to the conceptualization via Pinterest to the amazing watercolor rendering AND then to, (drumroll please)...




It is always presented this way on those shows on HGTV. But we designers want to show you the big work (because it is always BIG work--don't let those shows fool you) because we are so happy with the fruits of our labor. But I am going to live on the edge a bit. So here goes.


The Before:

 the before

the before

Then onto the Pinterest craziness:

The beautiful concept sketch by @janegianarelli

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AND the big reveal! (photo credit @ericzepeda)


Wasn't that FUN?!?!? Let us know if we can help you make some magic happen. 


Gather Round the Thanksgiving Table

Wow! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s one of my favorite holidays because it allows me to gather all of my favorite people around my dining table and to fill an afternoon/evening with great conversation, delicious food, and awesomely autumnal style. At the same time, prepping your dining room for this holiday can be a bit overwhelming. It’s often hard to figure out where to start. That’s why I’m sharing my dining room styling tips for your Thanksgiving Table.

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DIY Tips:

Think Outside the Box (Literally OUTSIDE)

As a designer, I’m always inspired by nature—and there’s no time of year that offers more than fall. When you’re deciding on what décor to bring into your dining room, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. And I literally mean outside. For example, fallen leaves can be strung on a simple string for a beautiful banner and a selection of branches can make a charming centerpiece.

Use Dishes as Decor

Another alternative to traditional décor is the dishware you use to serve your food. Mix and match metals with raised serving platters and silverware and feature dishes with pops of fall decorations.

Spell it Out

What better way to capture the Thanksgiving spirit than by actually saying Thank You. One of the easiest ways to add autumnal flair to your dining table is by featuring cut out glittering sayings like “thankful” and “grateful” and “family.” Best of all, this is great way to get the kids involved. Cutting out felt shapes and letters, you can have them glitter, glue, and color each one to give the overall style a family-friendly touch!

When in Doubt, Texture it Out

Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is the cozy feeling that the holiday stirs up within us. Your dining table can help accentuate this feeling with a warming mixture of textures. Rustic cloth napkins on the marble surface of a table with a wooden cutting board, ceramic dishware, and a cast iron skillet make for a homey and inviting tablescape.

Want more dining room inspiration? Don’t forget to check out the Revive section of my portfolio. Happy Turkey Day!!!!!!!!! xo