townhouse renovation

Chez Sois {take seven}

It's been a while since my last update on the Chez Sois project, but that doesn't mean we haven't been making some great progress.  All good things come to those who wait, right? The exterior is complete and it is stunning!  We didn't do anything structural to the actual townhouse - paint, new door, lighting and mailbox - it was the landscaping that made all the difference.  My BEFORE photos aren't that great, but you should get the idea.  The stucco was light green with dark green trim and a brown front door.

Duggan Before Exterior

The AFTER is definitely a transformation!  We painted the stucco a light gray, the trim went white and a navy blue front door.

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Now, onto the inside.  We've gotten all the upholstered pieces in the family room and just finalized all the pillow fabrics.  Those will add some much needed pattern and bring the space together.

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We've also installed a window treatment in the kitchen and delivered a few goodies in the master bedroom, which includes a custom, tufted headboard.  More to come, so the photos are just detail shots.

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Chez Sois {take five}

Finally, all the "pretties" are starting to be installed at Chez Sois and this is my favorite time of a project.  I get to see everything we've selected being installed and my design vision comes to life!

My client was on a well-deserved vacation for three weeks and so much was done while she was away.  There were a few moments I had to make some quick decisions on her behalf, but thank goodness nothing major happened.  The walls were put back up, cabinets were installed and tile started going in.

Here are the beginnings of the family room bookcase.  I'm in love with the cup pulls!
These glass doors are on the dining room cabinet. 
I was able to get a lot of detail in this small shower.
Master bath is coming together.  Can't wait for the lights to be installed!
Powder bath beauties....wait till you see what's going on the walls.
The second bedroom is becoming a dressing room (aka big closet), starting with these cabinets.
Paint samples went up last week.  We're going with a soft neutral throughout.  Please ignore the green...that was there and it's going to be quickly covered up.
Here's a sampling of what we are thinking of doing on the master bedroom ceiling.  The wallpaper is going in the master bath (love it so much).

Chez Sois {take one}

I'm starting a new job and I'm hoping to bring you all along on the design journey with me as I help my client transform her townhouse from a seventies gem into a true reflection of herself -  "a totally feminine home".  It's a top to bottom renovation - flooring, walls, cabinets, lighting, etc.  We're even tackling new furnishings.  Every surface (inside and out) will be changed and I couldn't be more excited about the possibilities.

The first phase in doing a project like this is creating an overall design plan.  I go room by room, making a list of what the client wants done, what needs to be done and what I think would make the space amazing.  I review my initial notes and the photos I take at the initial consultation.  It's crazy how much you see in photographs that you miss during the first walk-through.

Here's a little taste of what the place looks like today and you can see lots of inspiration photos here on my Chez Sois Pinterest board.  The client put together some great idea books on Houzz and I pulled from that to create the Pinterest board as we move through this project.  I'll continue to add to it, so please follow.  It's going to be a fun ride!

Family Room - The dining room is on the other side of that railing.
Family Room - look up and this is what you see.  A window into a bedroom.

Kitchen - I can't wait to get my hands on this.

Kitchen - Need I say more??

Front Exterior - Paint colors are in desperate need of a change.

I hope you will continue to follow me on this project and see the transformation that will take place over the coming months.  Oh, did I mention we have a September deadline?!?

Thanks for reading,