Clients' Family Room & Dining Room; "Before" & 2 years "after"

29 Oct 2012
A couple of years ago, I met Aimee & Dave and wrote about their design plans & project here.  With life being so busy for me (& them! :) I never ended up taking pictures of their finished space.  It's always been one of my favorites because they were willing to take some BIG design risks!!!  We finally got together & I snapped a few quick pics to share.  We started working together when the home was still under construction & looked like this:

 
Now, a couple years later & lived in and loved, it looks like this:
 
 
 
The orange floral sofa was thought about - long & hard- by all of us.  It was a really bold move by Aimee & she is still totally loving it so I am so glad she took the risk!!!  Walking into the room with this sofa in it made me smile instantly.  It's soooo much fun and just so pretty in person. 
 
You might remember the design plans & the VERY rough skectches I made, helping Aimee & Dave visualize what their space would feel like:
 
 
This is how the actual space looks now:
 
 
They've kept the center of the plan fairly open for the kids to spread out & play on the floor.  We still have plans to swap out the sunburst mirror with an Audobon print and move it to the bedroom.
 
Here's a close-up of the super-comfy velvet chairs with a peek into the dining nook in the kitchen:
 
 
I didn't get a good pic of the 19th Century barley twist table with original needlepoint insets that I'd found for them but here's an old photo I took of it before it went in.  THIS THING IS INCREDIBLE:
 
 
It sits between the two velvet chairs.
 
 
I love the lamp by Haeger Potteries atop the media cabinet:
 
 
 
And then here's the kitchen dining nook when it was under construction: (hey! looks like how we're living at our place right now!! ;) ;)
 
 
And here it is now, truly being used:
 
 
 
The custom parsons dining table is by The Lorimer Workshop in Rhose Island.  (They're amazing.)  I loooooove the kids artwork collection simply taped to the wall!!  (You may have noticed a few other artwork walls in the other shots too ;)  They can add the collections whenever they want. 
 
And finally, here's one last pic of the family room with Aimee & Dave in it.  (They are STILL the cutest!! :)
 
 
I'm so thankful to have such wonderful clients like them who have let me into their homes & lives!!
 


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