Highland Craftsman Project - Playroom and Library

Our final reveal from the beautiful Highland Craftsman home includes the playroom and library. Both spaces are being used by older and younger kids so we left them open to both audiences.  

 

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Our client previously picked out the bright, oversized map which pairs great with cherry red and navy.  Using poufs instead of a coffee table in a play area provides extra seating for friends. 

 

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Love this console from Noir.  

As for the library, this is an open space as you walk upstairs, so it's good to have it looking tidy and organized.  

 

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Rifle Paper Co. came through with their colorful city prints for the seating area.  

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This was an amazing project to work on. We felt lucky to finish off such a beautiful home for a great family.  

Highland Craftsman Project-Super Hero Room

One of the rooms we designed belonged to a super hero lover.  One mistake we see in homes is that when the room is "themed", the theme is used overboard and every detail screams that particular theme (princess, dinosaur, etc.).  We wanted to address his love of super heroes without it being overwhelming.

We added lucite shelving and styled them with all things super hero.  The lucite shelves help to keep the focus on the bright colors of the accessories as well as helping the space to not feel overly heavy. 

When it is an option in a room, we love adding a desk.  It is functional for homework and play and can also be a great statement piece.  We love this combo of desk and chair from Land of Nod

We loved the end result of this room.  We loved mixing bold colors, adding metal elements, and styling using items that this little super hero can continue to use as he grows.

Highland Craftsman Project-Girl's Room

Our young clients are some of our favorites to work for. The beds had been picked out so we built the room around the bright mix of colors. 

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This room has a good blend of color and natural tones. Adding texture to a room is always a good idea, which these headboards provide. 

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This mirror was the perfect feminine touch in the room. Horchow has great decorative mirror options. We also love the bright blue statement rug.  

 

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Looking for a great desk chair? Land of Nod had this cute pink one along with other unique options. 

 

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The girls' only request were these fun Etsy prints. They added a cute, quirky touch to the space.  

 

Thanks to to these lovely ladies for letting us finish their room!  

Highland Craftsman Project Reveal: Living Room and Great Room

We've shared many of our design boards for this beautiful home and are excited to show you the finished product.  We worked on several rooms in the house.  Our client has great taste and had already purchased most of the furniture pieces and rugs in the living room and great room.  She felt these rooms seemed unfinished and not "pulled together".  We used many of her existing pieces and added to them to create rooms we envy:)

In the living room, we wanted her existing, large art piece to be the focal point.  We kept her coffee table simple and elegant with these beauties from Alice Lane.  Adding these darling Zak & Fox pillows from Motif Pillows pulled the blue from the rug and deep pink from the art perfectly. Adding a soft blue bench with textured, neutral pillows accented the furniture and created the perfect cozy spot to sit beneath the feature window.     

The great room included a grand fireplace and built-in shelving.  We kept the large shelves, coffee table, and sofa table simple using florals, greenery, books, baskets, trays, and fun accessories.  We wanted her space to feel cozy and pulled together without feeling cluttered.  We had her large family picture matted and framed by Skip, our favorite Hobby Lobby framer.  

One of our favorite additions to the room is the pair of Rhys leather chairs.  We can't get enough of warm, leather accents in any room.  Once again we added pillows from Motif Pillows in a Caitlin Wilson fabric.  Who wouldn't want to lounge in this gorgeous space?

Lamps 101

We add a lamp to nearly every room in the house. They not only provide extra lighting, but serve as a great accessory as well. Floor lamps are used to bring height to a seating area and fill blank wall space while table lamps add softness and texture between two couches or next to a reading chair. 

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The biggest mistake people make with lamps is size. As designers we always wonder why so many small lamps are even available. Really the only time one is appropriate for a space is a bedroom nightstand (and even then it usually doesn't work!)  Lamps 14-16" tall are too small. When the larger size is available, always buy it! Lamps between 20-24" are ideal. Oversized lamps also work in the right spaces. 

One of our go-to lamp sources is Target! Lamps can be really pricey and Target provides great options that are really affordable. They also sell a nice white linen shade (again in the large size!) Here are some of our favorites that we have used and all are currently online. 

 

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Sandy Hills Remodel-Living Room

As much as we love mauve curtains and rose colored walls we were happy to change them up...

 

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We wanted this space to be light, simple and clean. We've liked the Riviera Striped curtains from Pottery Barn and used them to create a natural and blue color scheme for the room.  

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The living room connects to a formal dining room that had an open entry. The owners wanted the space for an office, so barn doors were installed to close off the room. We didn't finish the office for now, but love the modern light fixture installed.  

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Sandy Hills Remodel-Family Room Reveal

This family room was quite the transformation.  Our clients wanted a blue scheme with a pop of color.  We chose coral for the pop of color and pulled navy and chambray as the blue accents.  From painting and adding canned lighting, to refinishing the floors, we gave this space a whole new look.  We can't wait until the three week cure time is up to be able to put the area rug down on the newly stained floor.

This is what the room looked like before.  It had carpet throughout, the oak built-in with the outdated box tv space, and an lackluster mantle and surround.

By painting the mantle and the brick white, we brought the house from the 90s to 2016.  We added a simple grouping of a mirror and art piece from Minted.com to finish the space.

One of the most impactful changes was taking out the corner tv unit of the built-in and painting the entire piece white.  Accessorizing the built-in added just the right amount of sparkle to the room.

We fell in love with this herringbone sofa from Down to Earth.  It pairs perfectly with the navy accent chairs.

This space is bright and perfect for this young family's needs for the now and the future.  Stay tuned next week for more of the reveal.

Wood Flooring

We have been working on a new build project.  It is so fun to have the opportunity to start from scratch and help our clients achieve their dream home.  We have been selecting wood floor options for the main level and can't wait to show you more as this project moves forward.  

There are many great wood or wood-like flooring options.  Depending on factors such as budget, durability, water resistance, etc. we suggest products such as engineered hardwood, laminate, LVP, and wood tiles.  The flooring industry has done a great job making the non-wood products look and feel like the real deal.  

If you need help selecting the perfect floor for your home, give us a call.

Beautiful flooring options.  Which do you like best?

Pulling it all together

It's fun to play with design boards to put a room together visually. It really helps our clients see the direction we are headed with their home. This one has some of our current favorite pieces.   Shopping details below. 

 

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Couch - RC Willey

Wood club chair - Crate and Barrel 

Blue floral rug - Rugs USA 

Art - Pier 1 

Side table - Target

Table lamp - Target

We purchase our live fiddle leaf trees from a local wholesaler. If you luck out, Home Depot sells them occasionally.  


Shiplap

We love adding wood treatments in our clients' homes.  Anything from baseboards, window trim, crown molding, wall treatments and everything in between can turn a builder basic room into something unique and beautiful.  We suggest to our clients to save money by building less square footage in their home and then use the money saved in adding trim work.  

We revealed the Lindon Hills Basement last week.  The home started with tan, plain walls.  We used shiplap on most of the walls to add interest and dimension to the space without having to add much more to the walls.  

We decided to add one feature wall in the basement.  We used a herringbone pattern to add a design punch to the space, but kept it the same color as the rest of the walls as to keep everything cohesive.  Seeing everything installed and painted made us swoon.  It is gorgeous!

Our favorite gray paints

Gray has been the go-to neutral paint for awhile now. As with most paint colors, there are hundreds to choose from. We've found these shades to be perfect for most of our cliets. As with any paint job, we recommend pulling 3-4 options and swatch them on your wall. After picking your favorite, cover a larger area to make sure it's still the one. If you are caught in limbo and don't know which direction to go with paint, be in touch with us. We have a large selection of neutral paints and can come help choose the right one for your home.

 

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Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams - This is a great light gray that gives a slight tan undertone.  

 

Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore - This gray can look more beige than gray in certain lights and rooms. If you don't want to fully commit to grey but want a slight grey hue, this is a good option. We recently used it in this kitchen remodel.

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Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore - This paint has been popular for some time because it's a great "griege" color...a good mix of tan and grey. Lindsay recently used this in her remodel but lightened it to 50 percent strength.  

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Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore - If you are looking to stay in the true gray tone, this is a great option. It gives more of a cool feel. 

 

Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams- This is another truer gray paint but darker than Gray Owl. It's one that looks best contrasted with a lot of white features.  

 

 

Affordable Gallery Walls

Gallery walls can be intimidating and become expensive very quickly.  We have been happy with many items we have found at Hobby Lobby that work perfectly in a gallery.  They have several trendy, beautiful, and quirky pieces that style well in a gallery setting.  

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Most of the items in this darling teenage girl's room came from Hobby Lobby.  We purchased many of them at a 50% discount.  Breaking the bank isn't necessary to achieve a well designed gallery.

Studio 7 Interiors did a great job pulling items from Hobby Lobby in this simple & beautiful gallery wall.