We're back at it with our client Alyssia and her sweet home in West Nashville. Since completing her living room project, she's feeling super motivated and ready to keep things moving! It's great to see a client so inspired and wanting to do more! It's what we call 'house proud'. While we're working on one room at a time within her home, we have a general idea of what we'd like to do with the rest of the house. First up, the dining room. Then we'll take on the master bedroom, guest bedroom, kitchen and a den that's just off the dining room. Needless to say, Alyssia is keeping us busy... and we love it!
We're so excited about the work going on in the dining area that we couldn't wait for the reveal and thought we'd share a sneak peek. Think of this as way to see some of the process and what goes into a room design. The mood board (above) is the first draft we presented. Before we move forward with locking in style choices and making purchases, we'll need approval from the client. This lets us know if we're heading in the right direction. What do they like? What don't they like? Alyssia let us know that although she likes the light we'd chosen, she's dreamed of a glass globe style fixture. She also let us know she's digging the indigo palette but is hesitant about the little pops of pink. Fair enough- back to the drawing board on those things!
As designers we have to be flexible with the client. After all, it is their home and their money being spent. While the finishes are in limbo, we got back to the actual room layout/ design needs. Like, where will anyone sit to eat?! The room is quite small (about 10x10) and lacked a table or any seating. Our solution was to add built-in seating that doubles as storage.
Our carpenter, Luis, custom built the banquette, instantly adding a comfortable, family-friendly vibe in the room. Alyssia had the idea to repurpose her vintage sewing table into a custom dining table. Love! She'd been inspired by something similar on Pinterest and... it turned out great! See, not all Pinterest projects are a bust- especially with the help of a good handyman! Luis topped the base of the sewing table with reclaimed wood. We chose a white paint for the built-in seating and a dark stain for the table and bench to add contrast and drama.
Because we know Alyssia has a love of Africa and it's textiles, we want to incorporate that same element into this space, but in a different way. We're totally crushing on indigo blues and envision shibori and mud cloth pillows that will pop against the freshly painted walls. We're set to go on that choice thanks to approval from the client. Next up we'll add in a neutral rug to keep things bright and a little greenery from plants. Final touches will include a large scale wall mirror to make the room look/ feel larger and custom art commissioned from a local Nashville artist who we are so excited to collaborate with. (More on that to come!)
We still need final design approval on the lights but we are moving right along! We'll be posting the entire before/ after project reveal here on the blog. Stay tuned... !!