Friday, October 14, 2011


Welcome to my new client at Highcliff just off Stubbs Road.  A great panoramic view and good bones to start with. 


CHANGE THE FURNITURE CONFIGURATION.  Everything is squeezed into a corner - it' needs to spread out. 


The coffee table still has to be stain a dark distressed brown and the lamp shade is changing to a beautiful silk combo with mustard and orange trim. 

Instead of a new piece of furniture - we covered the ottoman in a velvet stripe (repeated it on the sofa) and added a tray for a glass.   The use of several metallic porcelain stools is another place to rest a glass or for someone to sit.  It brings a bit of sparkle into a house with 3 small children. 
The client owned the artwork. 

This fabulous tall cabinet was antiqued a little darker and the doors were made so they could accordion open.   Now family photos can be shown off without seeing the backs of them.  
This would be a nice accent on both sides of the orange trunk - to repeat the green chairs. 
Fabric for pillows on leather sofas. This is actually more orange and not the yellow showing here.  

  Color palette for simple linen pillows.  

Stain the coffee table a rich chocolate brown.  You could also give it a very high varnish - for interest and protection. 


Dining room table was switched to the other direction - then leaving room on the back wall by the window for the large over-sized cabinet chosen.  This will help divide the rooms. Would like to find a dining room rug that will balance the magnitude of the living room rug. 

Dark Brown Shag nylon with padding
9 x 12 $5780
10 x 12 $6180
This is the best choice to repeat the shag from the living room orange rug.  They will be sitting side by side. 

Let's down play the green.  Repeat the green in plants. And let's up play the orange.  We can do it subtle with accents around the room. 


Possible mirror look above the sideboard,  unfortunately this one was sold before we could purchase it. 

Add a tray with some color to the top of the brown leather ottoman.

Finished items. 

Normal Retail : $16,000
Our Price $8280
This is very Shabby looking as is.  I would have this sanded down and a dark chocolate fine furniture stain added. 


We cleaned it up, add a little more stain but kept it distress and shined up the brass handles.  It's so right for the room. 

The side and back to this cabinet are both as detailed as the front.  The great thing - you could put this anywhere and it can be viewed from all directions. 

How I would finish the above piece - distressed and aged with this color. 

Shorten this to 29.5" H and stain it dark brown. 
Normal Retail: $15,000
Our price $ 6580 
The alter table above was sanded down and stained a dark brown .  It was shortened to 30" and placed behind the sofa. 

Normal Retail: $14,000
Our Price : $5680


Orange leather trunk
was placed on top of the large cabinet to repeat the orange in the rug. 

Large Orange barrel tub to put on the coffee table.  Can hold magazines. 

Cream and brown Vase - floor or table. 
Normal Retail:  $4000 +
Our Price: $2000

 Note the red drums and the contemporary artwork.  Also the table behind the sofa.....

I ordered one of these silver metallic garden stools for you.  It repeats the silver in your chairs.  It will also repeat the silver metallic lamp if you go that route. 

Stool with stone top - to accent the dining chairs - use as a side table to sofa or chair. 

Pair of 19th century nan wood screen panel, circa 1880 A.D.
         Origin: Zhejiang, China
         Size: 54 x 4 x 159 cm
Normal Retail : $18,000
Our Price  $9380
This pair is expensive because of their age.  We could find something more practical and have it painted the same way.  Then mount them on the dining room wall and frame your painting.

Wood container

$1440  27" high 
Normal Retail: $2400

Item: NH106

We paired the lamps for more ambiance in the dining room. 

What makes a room interesting and come alive is the use of different materials and textures.  Wicker, pottery, glass, fabric, wood, etc. 
Here's one of my favorite wicker baskets to fill in empty floor space.  Use it for toys or blankets.  I even have long and large artificial flowers in mine. 

Items worked on :
1. Alter table
2. sideboard
3. Tall cabinet
4. rug
5. accessories/ pillows/ fabric/ artwork
6. refurbish coffee table
7. any additional accent furniture pieces.....
room arrangement included. 

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