Hi there! I hope this past month has treated you well, friend. May is, by far, my favorite month of the year – the hubs and I celebrate our anniversary, the weather is consistently warm, the flowers are blooming, and al fresco dining is in full swing. It’s THE best!
Ok, the real reason we are here - I’m so excited to finally share this project with you! Given some of the supply chain challenges that carried over into this year, we have just recently been able to photograph our Second Street Project, which we (mostly) installed in November of 2020. This sweet client moved from Colorado to a charming cottage in Town at Trilith, and we had the pleasure of designing a modern, approachable aesthetic for her home that aligns with the family's everyday lifestyle.
Our client enjoys entertaining, so it was important to have an area for storing and displaying some of her favorite wines and spirits. The sliding doors on the bar cabinet can be left open during parties for serve-yourself ease. We wanted the fine selection of bourbons to be the star of the show, so we kept the accent details subtle by using materials like glass and acrylic.
One simple place that can easily be enhanced with décor is the powder room. We added these dried floral prints to off-set, floating frames and a little greenery for an effortless look.
Our client works from home, so we had a lot of fun thinking outside the box and adding "art" to her office/flex space without it being actual art. We put a lot of effort into getting to know our clients, and this book wall was such a cool way to incorporate some of the personal touches that are unique to her family. For example, she loves to travel, to be outdoors, food and wine, and their dogs - so the books represent a bit of their favorite things. In fact, the pup on the cover of Good Dog looks so much like their sweet Australian Shepherd.
The final area of the home we focused on was the primary bedroom. It is drenched in natural light, so we wanted to compliment that vibe with a neutral color palette but create visual interest by infusing high contrast items like the side tables, a geometric area rug, and artwork. We sourced a low profile bed in order to maximize the visibility of the windows on the back wall, and we took the opportunity to highlight the vertical space on the "chimney" wall by adding a series of understated prints.
The overall goal was to keep the design simple but elevated so the space would feel like a relaxing retreat where the client could wind down every evening and wake up with a sense of peace each morning.
Photos by Elizabeth Lauren Jones Photography