Exciting New Projects

Posted on February 3, 2011. Filed under: Baltimore, decorating |

I have been working with several new clients since December and I am ready to start sharing them with you. They each present me with different challenges that I find are quite common. I have one couple that is a young family trying to create a multi-functional space for children and adults. I have another couple that have down-sized now that their second child has left for college. I another couple that bought new furniture when the down-sized and now they don’t know how to pull it all together in a fresh way. Then there is the family with a young teenage son and an enormous house. They up-sized and need help making their new spaces feel warm and inviting. Finally, I am working with a bachelor who bought his home a few years ago. He admits that he doesn’t have a clue how to make his space feel comfortable and functional. Lucky for him, he won a sweepstakes sponsored by the people who make STAINMASTER carpet.

I was chosen by the company to work with the winner to re-design his space using STAINMASTER  carpet and a budget of $15,000. He has chosen his family room. He is an excellent candidate for this because when he bought his house, it came with wall-to-wall mauve carpeting (ver 1980’s) in every room except his kitchen. Seriously. The mauve is in the family room, living room and all 3 bedrooms. He is so grateful to know it will be gone from one level of his home.

I have been working with him to determine his wish-list and we have already started working with a local craftsman on a custom media cabinet. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but I will share with you one before picture and a few of my ideas for the space.

stainmaster sweepstakes winer before 1

He has a great fireplace and natural light. This family room will focus on the custom media cabinet, flat panel tv, fireplace and personal art.

None of what you see here is staying except the sofa. The sofa won’t be in this location and you will be amazed at the transformation I have planned. Some of my concept includes:


This is a single man who likes to entertain in small groups. He likes clean lines and minimal accessories. He has a collection of pottery and art that he has accumulated over the years and this will be used on the mantle and walls to create a personal space that only contains objects with emotional significance. The wall color will likely be a warm taupe or khaki. It will be chosen after we choose the carpet which will be based on the wood tones in the custom cabinet.

I am very excited to be working with STAINMASTER Carpet and their sweepstakes winner. I look forward to updating you as we move this project forward.

’til next time,
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