Heartland {take one}

I love starting a new project and this one is MAJOR! Not only in square footage, but the scope of work is large and seems to get larger each day. Anyone who has done a renovation, can totally relate. My client keeps calling this her “snowball” because it’s growing and fast. So, let’s start at the beginning…

Before even putting in an offer; my clients asked me to tour the home and give my thoughts on its potential. I had to look past all the heavy furnishings and the hundreds of oil paintings, but I could see this home designed just for this family. Here are a few of the listing photos:

Before my clients even closed on the home they assembled the “dream team” with their favorite contractor, architect and interior designer (aka Jennifer Taylor). With such a large project, there were a ton of decisions that had to be made and quickly. Once the plan for the initial phase was approved, it was time to get to work. My first action items were to design a new kitchen and master bathroom, as well as turn a very girly bathroom into one more suited for a young boy.

Let’s start with the master bath. Angled double vanity, huge tub and corner shower with lots of framed glass. Oh, and this orange paint! I’m going to give her a beautiful corner vanity layout with a custom linen cabinet. The drop-in tub is coming out and freestanding tub going in with a large window. Finally, the shower will be full of beautiful tile and clear glass surround. Open, light and airy!

Master Bath Layout

The upstairs bathroom is full of pink and purple, with another huge tub. We are taking that out to create a larger vanity with tons of storage and a new shower design.

Upstairs Bath Plan

Finally, we have the kitchen. On paper it’s a decent size, but when you’re standing there, it feels so small. The reason for this is the really high ceiling, so we’re going to bring it down to about 14 feet (instead of the 20+ it is now) and add some much needed architectural detail. I also can’t wait to get rid of all those crazy niches and air vents!

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Here are a few inspiration photos my client and I have gathered from Pinterest. We’re doing a large pantry cabinet to look like a piece of furniture, I’m designing a plaster hood that is more in scale with the room and finally, these beams are providing us with some very dreamy ideas of what we can do on the ceiling!

While I’m busy working on the inside, the architect is working on the outside. He has designed a new covered porch to go across the back of the house, as well as adding a pool bath. My clients want a full outdoor living space and that’s exactly what they are going to get! Here’s the listing photo so you can see where we started.

Back Exterior Before

I promise to share more as we move through this renovation. If you have any questions or want to see more of something else, comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

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Jennifer

This Was One Ugly Beach House!

Who is ready for a post full of AMAZING before and after photos?

The Oaks Lily project began in early May, 2018 when my clients purchased a home in Watercolor, Florida that was on the rental market and been neglected for many years. Not only did the home need a complete cosmetic makeover (paint, lighting, etc.) but each room had to be furnished and accessorized. Oh, and did I mention we had less than 30 DAYS?!? Having your rental home ready for the summer season is vital to its success and I wasn’t going to let my clients down. Our design process ensured we would be able to not only meet the deadline, but provide a beautiful project that visitors can relax in for years to come. Enjoy the transformation…

I told you it would be good! Can you believe that bunk room? If you want to see more about this project, follow me on Instagram @jennifertaylordesign and check out my Oaks Lily highlight reel. There you can find a video tour before I started all the way through to the professional photos.

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Jennifer

The Seven Year Itch?

Today marks the 7th anniversary of Jennifer Taylor Design.

I always approach this date with a mix of emotions. Starting my own design business in Tallahassee was always something I wanted to do, but January 2012 was not when I had planned. We don’t have the luxury of getting everything we plan, right? I hadn’t planned on my mom getting cancer and being told we can treat it, but there’s not a cure. I hadn’t planned on being a single mom raising a son on my own. I hadn’t planned on walking into work on a Monday morning and being handed a severance check with the words “you no longer work here”. Now, seven years later this anniversary date is proof that God does have a plan and I’m continuing to trust in Him.

I have a successful design business that I couldn’t be more thankful for and my mom is still my biggest cheerleader, even if it’s from heaven. I have THE BEST clients who continue to trust me with their homes. My 15-year-old is amazing and makes me proud (and a little crazy) every day. I’m also sharing my life with the most supportive man I know and look forward to our future.

So THANK YOU to each person who made this anniversary a reality - family, friends, clients and vendors. I can’t do a blog post without photos, so here are a few of the highlights (in order). More proof that I’ve come a long way - especially with my photo taking skills and decision to hire professionals.

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Today I’m meeting with my VERY FIRST client to talk about a new kitchen design. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. Cheers to 7 years!!

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Jennifer

My Favorite Things {just a few}

I hope everyone is enjoying this time with the people you love. We were in Arkansas at my sister’s house for Christmas, then home for a week before we head out west for fun ski trip. Traveling during the holidays is hectic, but totally worth it once you are there.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was shopping A LOT! Giving gifts is my love language and I tend to overdo it. So to celebrate buying too much, I wanted to share some of my favorite things.

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Favorite #1 is actually a person. @cassiesugarplum is a blogger who I follow on Instagram. What I love the most is her crazy good fashion finds. She does live try on sessions and what she shares is age appropriate - which is so important to this 47 year old. And most everything is affordable. I would safely say that half of my wardrobe are things I’ve found through Cassie.

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Favorite #2 is something I discovered from following my #1. I’ve been dealing with some mild (but very annoying) acne for a few years now and I’ve tried so many things…cheap stuff, expensive stuff and even prescription stuff. Then, I discovered Colleen Rothschild Beauty and I LOVE IT. This is the only thing that has improved (not eliminated) my break outs. I started with the gift set above so I could try their most popular products and I’m hooked! Right now, you can save 20% site wide.

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Favorite #3 is a gift I received a few years ago from my sister (who gives the BEST gifts) and it’s worth sharing. The current style is a little different than what I have, but close enough. It’s the perfect size and it will even hold my phone when I don’t want to carry a purse.

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Favorite #4 is related to interior design. Shades of Light is the lighting source I recommend to all my clients who want to source their own pieces. They have simple categories and have curated all the options to ones that are not only stylish, but also unique. The pricing is for all budgets. My biggest piece of advice when ordering your own lighting - check the measurements! I’ve walked into too many homes where the lighting is either way too small or too large. Also, only leave 32” to 36” of space between the top of your table and the bottom of your light.

Favorite #5 is something I discovered in the Charlotte airport and I’m happy to share with all my fellow homebodies. Carefree Threads are what I would call “pajamas you can leave the house in” but they call it lounge wear. I purchased the cowl neck top and then asked for the matching pants for Christmas. My next purchase will be the hooded sweatshirt with the jogger pants. You can thank me later!

I hope 2019 brings you health and happiness! I’m so grateful to all of you who stop in here to read my random thoughts.

Thanks for Reading!

Jennifer

A Place for Football and Family

Unfortunately, football is over for us in Tallahassee. The poor Seminoles had a less than stellar season and I’m glad it’s over. It was painful to watch. Thankfully, my clients had a beautiful place to come to each game weekend to relax with family and friends. My St. Francis project was designed with the FSU Seminoles in mind. My client requested an industrial look since the exterior of the home evoked that feeling. The homes in this area were originally built to be “live/work” residences. Your office would be located on the ground floor, then you lived upstairs. This design presented some challenges for us, mainly with the commercial style doors on the entry and main living area.

Jennifer Taylor Design - Saint Francis Exterior

In a previous blog post, I shared some before photos as well as some presentation images and progress photos. Not only did we completely furnish this home, we remodeled all the bathrooms. And did I mention we did it in about three months? This was all due to my clients TRUSTING us to bring their vision to life. Enjoy the final results!

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Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
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Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
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Jennifer

I'm Only Buying ONE!

My garage is full of Christmas decorations and most don’t ever see the light of day. I’ve decided that I’m going to only use what I have this year, except I need a wreath for my front door. My front porch is the only place on the front of my house that gets decorated, so I always want it to look nice. I also think a wreath is a peak to what’s inside…

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I really love this option from Williams-Sonoma, but it’s made of fresh bay leaves and berries. This means I can only use it once and the description says it shouldn’t be used outside. This would be a great gift to send someone for Christmas. Better than flowers!

This  cotton wreath  from Etsy is one of my favorites. I love the white against my dark door and the buffalo plaid ribbon matches what I already have.

This cotton wreath from Etsy is one of my favorites. I love the white against my dark door and the buffalo plaid ribbon matches what I already have.

Etsy Gnome Wreath

Etsy is a great place to find unique items and this gnome wreath is no exception. It’s the perfect touch of whimsy with a more formal style wreath. So cute!

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I love this wreath! It’s made of curled wood from Pier 1. It’s too small for my front door, but would be perfect inside. I could put a suction cup on my entry mirror and hang it there. Hmmm. This is going to be a hard choice.

My plan is to get my tree and decorate my house on Sunday, so I’ll keep you posted on Instagram (@jennifertaylordesign) on what I decide for my front door wreath. I hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving and you celebrate your greatest blessings!

Thanks for Reading!

Jennifer

Saint Francis {take one}

My blog has taken a HUGE back seat this year and I’m going to work really hard in 2019 to keep up with it more. I truly enjoy it and need to make the time. Just like I need to make the time to exercise, get my eyes checked and clean out my garage. Another goal in 2019 - better time management!

In the meantime, I’m excited to have some professional photos taken this week of my Saint Francis project. I love a photo shoot. It’s so fun to style the rooms and make them look their BEST! But before I share those, I thought it would be nice to tell you about this amazing project that kept me so busy all summer.

I met with these clients (who live in another city) at the end of May. They had recently purchased a townhouse that needed a lot of TLC. The end goal was to create an amazing home they could gather with family and friends during Seminole football weekends. In addition to furnishing all the rooms, we had some remodeling to do. These are some of the photos from my initial visit…

We literally touched EVERY surface in this house except the wood flooring and kitchen cabinets. Our first priority was the master bathroom because we wanted to change the layout, as well as all the finishes. We took out the huge garden tub and made an amazing shower, as well as creating a larger vanity with much needed storage.

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Jennifer Taylor Design - Saint Francis Master Bathroom

My client wanted a “modern industrial” feel to the interiors and we also wanted to make sure to pay tribute to the Florida State Seminoles. We had one presentation in my design studio, I shipped one small box of samples for final approval and then we saw each other again on reveal day. This project was a success for two reasons - my clients made quick decisions and they trusted me to bring their vision to life.

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Here are a few photos during the “remodeling” phase with the final photos coming soon!

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Jennifer

Oaks Lily {final look}

Even though it doesn’t feel like it outside, summer is officially over. It’s been a crazy few months at Jennifer Taylor Design as we finish up our biggest project yet and I can’t wait to share that with you. But before I do, I want to share the final photos from our Oaks Lily project. I really wanted to take my own photos and make sure the pillows were perfectly placed, but the house stayed completely booked all summer! Which is the point of a rental home, right? So, here are the photos Sand Dollar One graciously shared with me of this family friendly home in Watercolor, Florida.

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Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design
Oaks Lily - Jennifer Taylor Design

Be sure to click on this LINK to see Oaks Lily before I got my hands on it!

Pretty amazing transformation, right? This home provided a summer full of memories for many lucky families and I’m grateful to be a part of that.

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Jennifer

Oaks Lily {take one}

Back in April I heard from one of my favorite clients, who also happens to be my sister.  She told me that they were considering purchasing a home in the beachside community of Watercolor that would be used as a rental.  All I can remember of that conversation was that "it needed a lot of work" and "we need it done before Memorial Day".  Then, I waited for the official GO!  

While we wait, let me share some of before photos from the real estate listing...

Not too bad, right?  But in person it was a different story.  Everything was showing a lot of wear and that family room sofa was the most uncomfortable piece of furniture I ever sat on.  We did our first walk-through on May 3 and the shopping started on May 4!  Our deadline was Memorial Day.

We had to local shop almost all the furniture because of our tight deadlines.  We found some great spots and made a ton of progress that first day.

I usually spend a lot of time planning out my rooms as I want each piece to be perfect for the space, but we didn't have the luxury of time for this project.  We let the market dictate the design.  This isn't ideal, but we were lucky that it all came together.  

In addition to furniture, we had soft goods to plan.  Bedding, window seat cushions and lots of pillows!  Because this is a rental, I wanted to keep the bedding design simple.  We used the same quilt style on all the beds and brought in the personality with the pillows.  I love pillows!

Oaks Lily Concept Board

Did I mention we also had to replace most of the lighting?  And the art?  And accessories?  All of that is for another post.  Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to posting the final photos.  You'll be amazed at the transformation.

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Everett {Round Two}

There's no better feeling than hearing from a previous client "we are ready to start on another project".  This means you did your job so well the first time, they are ready to jump in the interior design pool again.  It's even better when these clients trust you completely to deliver a room they will love for years to come!

Our first Everett project was a family room for the ENTIRE family.  I created a space that included a cozy spot to watch television, a desk area for homework, a creative drop zone and even a hidden place to practice for bicycle races.  It was a super fun project!

This time they were ready to create another family room, but this time for the hard working parents.  So we took the room directly off the kitchen, that no one ever sat in, and gave them a place they could use every day.  And since it was open to each other, we decided to include the breakfast room.  Another room no one ever used.  

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My before photos are always so dark!  But the room was dark and lightening things up was on the top of our list.  First came a new fireplace with new tile and mantle surround.  Then, my painter went to work on the walls and trim.  Finally, it was time for the furniture.  

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My clients wanted a more "adult" family room they could relax in and watch television.  I found a pair of colorful cabinets for each side of the fireplace and added floating shelves above.  The television eventually was installed on the right side.  We kept the sofa neutral, but went dark to create a contrast with the fun pillows and colorful swivel chairs.  I really love the accent chair, with the green houndstooth fabric, in the corner.  It's unexpected, which you want sometimes.

It's been almost a year since we installed this project, but seeing these photos still makes me smile.  

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Coventry Banks

When I posted a few of these photos on my Instagram account last week, I wrote that it was bittersweet when a project comes to an end.  Coventry Banks is no exception.  I honestly walked down the driveway thinking "you did a great job on that house!".  I've been doing interior design for almost 25 years and I'm pretty sure I'm going to remember this project as one of my favorites.  

My client and I met for the first time in January 2017.  To say she was excited about building her new house was an understatement.  But, she didn't have the time required to get it where she dreamed it would be.  With both parents working busy jobs and two teenage boys, they needed help and I was happy to provide it.  

Our first step was finalizing the plan before construction began.  So, I got out my red pen and went to work.  Having another set of eyes to go through your plans is always a good idea.  After months of planning, sometimes you don't notice something awkward or can envision how the finished space will look.  A good interior designer can!  I not only see the construction, but where furniture would most likely go or where you need a plug for that table lamp.

Enjoy the final photos!  If you want to see any progress photos, then follow me on Instagram.  @jennifertaylordesign and search #coventryproject 

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Jennifer Taylor Design, Tallahassee, Florida

All the stained wood in these photos - family room bookcases, mantle and back entry drop zone - were all milled from trees that were removed from the property.  It was very important to my client to find a use for that wood and I think she did an excellent job!  

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Jennifer

Lighten Up!

When I first met with these clients, she said she really wanted to lighten things up and I couldn't have agreed more.  Here was my client's wish list...new lighting, sofa pillows, coffee table, dining chairs and accessories.  We had to work with the new sectional the client had just purchased, the existing family room rug, arm chairs and the draperies.  I love working with things a client owns, but it can be challenging.  This project was no exception.  Here are a few photos from my initial consultation.

First, we replaced all the existing lighting in the main rooms (entry, dining and family room) and what a difference that made.  Then came pillows and new chairs.  Finally, we delivered the new tables and the finishing touches.  Small changes with BIG results!

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If you are looking to lighten things up in your home, please give me a call.  I'd love to help you!

Jennifer

Working with Us

"This was my first experience working with a designer and I was a bit nervous at first. Jennifer put me completely at ease immediately. She designed a breakfast room for our kitchen that completely exceeded my expectations...She is very creative and really listened to what we wanted in this project. Now every time I walk into this room I can't help but smile."

This is a Houzz review from one of our clients who share the hesitation most people have about working with an interior designer.  Some of you may be worried that we will want to get rid of everything you already have or that it's too expensive.  You may also think that it's too time consuming.  I'm going to address each one of these for you.

First, we almost always have clients who have items they want to incorporate into a design.  Whether that's an entire bedroom set or just a rug.  We love it when clients bing their own things to a project.  It personalizes their space and gives us a place to start with the design.  I'll be honest, sometimes incorporating existing pieces makes it a little harder for us, but we will always be honest in the best way to use them.

Hiring a professional to do a job that you can't do isn't cheap.  And like other professionals, you get what you pay for at Jennifer Taylor Design.  Our clients are busy and just don't have the time (or desire) to dedicate to their project.  We have a set design process that allows us and our clients to achieve great results in a set amount of time.  Budgets are discussed very early on so that expectations can be set before any selections are made.  Most of our projects that involve designing an entire room has an average investment of $15,000, but we've done projects for less and for more!  

Finally, we make the entire design process super easy for our clients.  The most work you will ever have to do is the initial client questionnaire!  Once the contract is signed, we do all the rest.  Our presentations are fun and exciting.  We work with reliable trades to deliver a quality product.  And the installations are the best!  

I encourage you to view the video about "Our Design Process" to learn more.  We would love to work with you!  850.264.6920 or jennifer@jennifertaylordesign.com

My (Not So) New Space

A year ago I decided it was time to grow my business and find an office space.  I had been working out of my house since I started Jennifer Taylor Design and the walls were closing in on me.  I had taken a "baby step" in early 2016 when I joined a co-working office space called CoLab and being there really showed me that having a real office was what I needed to take JTD to the next level.  Being able to have a presentation space was key to providing my clients full-service design.  So, the search began...

I have to say, it wasn't pretty out there.  I saw some UGLY spaces, but my agent was patient and helped me find something I could afford (which was key) and that I could make my own.  Manor at Midtown is an office park just down the street from my house, so the location couldn't be better for me.  Here's a few pictures from the day I saw it for the first time:

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As you can see, I had to really look past all the negatives and know I could create a space I could be proud of.  Now, a year later I'm finally sharing my new space.  The main room is where I meet clients and store a lot of my samples.  I still have a wish list of more improvements (draperies, new fabric on the chairs, etc) but those will come with time.  The more I can disguise that ugly brown carpet, the better!

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The second room is where we work and a place I can hide my messes.  I used most of the pieces from my home office and added a some new.  My biggest challenge in this room was hiding all these ugly wires.  You can see this wall from the main room so I really had to dig deep to come up with something.

With the help of my carpenter, I designed a slatted panel with hinges that could open in case I never needed to get back there.  Thank goodness I did because this is where my internet wiring is!  With the addition of a fun light and colorful art, it became the perfect backdrop to my desk.  

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One of my favorite things in my office is the wall space above the meeting table.  I had a metal screen fabricated by my local metalworker and installed some colorful art on top, then added some fun floor lamps on each side.  It was a great mix of contemporary and industrial!

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A Summer Refresh

I'm almost done with a fun project and wanted to share a few progress photos with you.  My #skipperproject is what I like to call a "refresh" job - which means we use most of the client's existing furniture and just freshen up the room with new accessories, fabrics and wall decor.  It's quicker than our full-service design and is definitely more cost effective, BUT only works when a client has most of their furniture in place.

This home was only built about a year ago, but the clients never felt like the interiors really reflected them.  They had purchased things that "matched" but it wasn't personal.  So, here was our plan...

The family room had a red sofa and a pair of recliners that were relatively new, so keeping them was a priority.  They also had a lots of accent tables, but they were all dark brown stain.  They had pretty lamps, but they were dark bronze.  They had art, but it was all from Kirkland's and it was all flowers! :)  

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Our first suggestion was to replace the accent tables.  Because of the open floor plan and all the white cabinetry and trim, I said we need to go light on the coffee table and end table and then change up the finish on the sofa table.  Remember, not everything has to match.  And because my clients like to eat in the family room on occasion, the top of the coffee table actually lifts up!

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The next place we could make a big impact was with the built-ins on each side of the fireplace.  Almost every home I work on has these and they are one of my favorite things to re-design!  My clients had a ton of books (which is uncommon these days) so those had to stay, but we needed accessories.  Bigger accessories!

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This progress shot shows what a little styling can do for your bookcase!  Everything here belonged to my client except five new accessories.  This is how I can take what clients already own, add a few new touches, and create a fresh look!  

I'm going to finish up with some shots of the master bedroom.  We decided to paint the walls in here (since the whole house was painted the same color) and update with new bedding.

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I go back in a few weeks to finish up and promise to share the final photos.  I can't wait to show you what we did in the study.  It's the smallest room in the house, but turned out to be my favorite!

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Armistead

My Armistead clients are finally back in their home after a year long remodel.  It doesn't seem fair to call this project a remodel, because we literally created a new house.  The existing home was totally gutted and two bedrooms were added onto the back.  I knew this 60's gem had amazing potential and I was right!  Trusting clients + a flexible contractor = AMAZING RESULTS  

I'm super bummed that I didn't get very many before photos.  But here are a few teasers...

Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida  BEFORE
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida BEFORE

The original floor plan was three bedrooms, two baths and lots of tiny rooms.  Oh, the changes we made to that floor plan.  

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We literally touched every surface of the existing home and today I'm sharing the new kitchen and bathrooms.  I couldn't be more proud of how it turned out!

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Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida
Jennifer Taylor Design - Tallahassee, Florida

If you want to see more, including the blue laundry room sink, check out my Houzz page.  

Broomsage {take two and three}

My lack of down time has meant blogging has not only taken a back seat, but it's been put in the trunk!  But my new website has inspired me to make writing a priority as I love sharing what I'm working on with my readers.

I first shared my Broomsage project in May, but the project actually started in November 2015.  There have been a number of starts and stops, due to client decisions and long delivery times on a few furniture selections.  But, we are back on track and ready to get this project photographed.  Since my {first look} post a ton of things have happened.  Furniture was delivered, window treatments installed and lighting changed, but it's the final touches that are still left to do.  The wall decor is very important to this client, so it has taken time to find just the right pieces.  

The dining room is on track and we have a few final details.  I can't decide what I love more - the new chandelier or the orchid prints?  

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In the master bedroom, we kept almost all of the client's bedroom furniture.  But, since I'm not a fan of everything matching, we decided to replace the night stands.  They were perfect with the crystal lamps that belonged to my client's grandmother.  Oh, and did I mention the beautiful draperies!

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The built-ins in the family room got a total reset.  99% of what we used, the client had.  I love using personal treasures to tell a client's story!

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I'm looking forward to getting professional photos taken very soon and sharing them on my website.  This one is definitely portfolio worthy!

Another Welcome Change

Five years ago I never would have imagined my business would be where it is today.  In January 2012 Jennifer Taylor Design was started purely out of necessity.  I had found myself without a job and needed to to support my small family.  I knew I wanted to work for myself again, but the timing had never been quite right.  Well, God's timing is always right and I trusted he was creating the path I needed to follow.  So, I ordered some business cards and prayed.  My first job was booked a few weeks later and the rest is history...

When I first opened Jennifer Taylor Design, I blogged pretty regularly as I had a lot of time.  It was a way to share my design inspirations, photos of the projects I was working on or a personal story now and then.  Here's how my very first blog post looked back in 2012.  

Then, in 2014 it was time for a real website with professional photos.  I was super proud of my work and really wanted to share it with potential clients.  How little I knew about branding!

So today, I'm so excited to introduce my brand new website.  It was a long process and it's not over, but I honestly couldn't be more proud!  A huge shout out to my website designer (who also happens to be my sister) Hannahill Photography for all her hard work and patience.  Not only did she design the site, she helped me create a logo and took the photos of my Plaza Tower project.  We also have a few videos we'll be adding soon.  Those were tough!  In the meantime, here's the first one featuring our latest project.  

Thanks so much for reading and I encourage your comments below!

Jennifer