Terry from La Dolfina introduced me to her friend, Kathy from her Alameda neighborhood. Alameda is cool little town on an island in the East Bay. The first time Terry (love that girl) and I were at Kathy's house, there was whirlwind of arranging furniture.
Afterwards, I told Kathy that I would get back to her with a detailed plan to update her living and dining rooms using much of her existing furniture.
Here is where we are now.
We purchased these custom Lee Industries chairs.
The seating was moved a bit. New floor lamps were purchased (which are a good idea when you have high arms on a sofa).
Then, last Tuesday, we decorated with things that she already owns (to save time, she had her accessories compiled for me in the study before I arrived). Wish my photos were better as it does look prettier in person.
Kathy bought this beautiful cart at a Serena and Lily warehouse sale. I love it.
Eventually, I think Kathy will cave for some new designer sofa pillows. But she is enjoying the new chairs and coffee table styling for now.
And on to her dining room...
We moved the table perpendicularly and exchanged the painting for a mirror from a consignment store. There is a new crystal and iron chandelier from Restoration Hardware (the iron blends with other iron accents in Kathy's home and the crystal add some glam).
Better than this, right?
The new paint color is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan.
Coming soon: linen curtains on an iron rod to soften the windows.
One of my favorite updates about this project are the newly recovered dining chair seats...
This is a beautiful neutral linen print: Schumacher Jakarta in Greige.
The painting was moved over here. Kathy styled this table vignette herself. Nice job!
Her existing vintage lamps were given new black shades from Restoration Hardware.
Kathy emailed me volunteering to write a review for me for Houzz. Sweet. Just got this client satisfaction award again thanks to clients like her (and some of you)!
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