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! :)  

Jennifer Taylor Design - BEFORE PHOTO

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!

Jennifer Taylor Design

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!

Jennifer Taylor Design - BEFORE PHOTO
Jennifer Taylor Design
Jennifer Taylor Design

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.

Jennifer Taylor Design - BEFORE PHOTO
Jennifer Taylor Design

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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