I've been working for several months now with the same client as she moved into and furnished/decorated her new home. Cynthia hired me as an artistic consultant based upon our working together several years back on projects for her former home. We had a good working relationship that has turned into friendship. I am honored that she trusts me to advise on - and then to execute many paint, finish and art projects for her.
I would never call myself a decorator. What I do is ask questions, offer courageous color options, and often just explain why something will or won't work in a given space. My philosophy of one's living space is that it should make you smile every time you enter. Serenity and comfort are important - but just feeling good in the space is paramount. I don't follow any rules, nor do I advise decorating for "resale" value. It's all about making it personal and meaningful, and understanding how our perception of our environment works physiologically gives courage to decision making.
|Detail of painted circle.|
|Granite countertop was added to the island, replacing tiles. The soft dark gray is brushed with black tones and some of the wood left showing through for a casual rustic look.|
|This sofa or side table was refinished to work with other furniture in the room - apologies for this photo. Definitely not not properly set up for a photoshoot!|
|And because no posting is complete without one of the kitties - here is a pic of Mr.Cheddars at four weeks of age. Cuteness overload. I started fostering him at 3 days old and now I can't give him up!|