February 27, 2012



On top of full service design, I do lots of design consultations. For those clients who are happy to do the leg work themselves my new design services, which will go on Marmalade this week and can be purchased directly on LiveLikeYou is the way to go.  During the 2 hour DESIGN KICK (in house or via Skype)  we go through your entire home, even storage and areas you are embarrassed about (!), and solve all your stressful design dilemmas. I have a lot of fun meeting such lovely people, and I often forget what’s fun for me is somebody’s stress. Many select THE ULTIMATE DESIGN KICK where I also create a design plan (and you get products discounts) for each desired room and do follow up sessions.

Pamela,  contacted me a while back when she and her son Peter had just moved in to their new place. She loves colorful, modern stuff, and has passion for vintage shopping but needed help pulling it together.  We did a follow up consultation this weekend and I was thrilled to see how it’s coming together.

This is the place when she had just moved in…

She had lots of good pieces and her inspiration pictures were pretty bold and fearless which was fun.

So in the design plan I could speck bold choices, which she promptly went about having done.  I suggested painting the chairs above a high gloss iguana green with a black and white geometric fabric.

The result is awesome!

Although a rental I suggested painting the panels black and highlight trim white for a bolder look, and her landlord went along.

Can never go wrong with black and white.

I’m convinced she now has the coolest dining space in her neighborhood.

The dining room rocks. LOVE!

I had suggested peacock pillows from Live Like You for the living room couch. Inspired by some peacock prints Pamela had.

The colors would set the color scheme.

But Pamela found a good budget option for the pillows online…

I never show up without my paint guide…

This weekend we went over a bunch of additional paint colors.

Because you know how it goes…when you start improving your home, you want to go all the way!

I love entering a home and making a statement the second you enter. Even when foyers are small and perhaps not architecturally there, you can create them visually.  We picked an art deco wall paper online.

Here I’m checking it out. Thinking also a silver archway would define it perfectly.

Peter liked the cool lamps his mom had bought…so I picked some colors, fabrics and makeovers for his room…of course approved by Peter.

I had also specked for his bathroom to be painted ( it’s also the guest bathroom) a dark deep satin blue.

That made the space more elegant from the foyer. A carpet from the kitchen seemed a perfect fit in the bathroom.

First always move things around your home, when looking for something.

And here’s a peek of a piece of the living room. Pamela had found an amazing rams head coffee table since last time we met, so we moved the existing  carpet to Peter’s room, and restyled the space a bit.

I’ll share more on this town house later as it’s coming together.

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26 Comments

  • Comment by Gretchen O. — February 27, 2012 @ 5:33 AM

    You know I am a fan of green! Love the chairs.

  • Comment by {darlene} @fieldstonehill — February 27, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    Love it! Especially the dining room!

  • Comment by Monique — February 28, 2012 @ 8:22 AM

    Love the chairs. I also enjoy seeing unique pieces and that ram's head coffee table is a winner.

  • Comment by Danielle@freshquince — February 28, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    Gorgeous so far…where ever did she find that amazing coffee table???? If it's CL I'll just about die b/c I've been searching forever. Great job Jill…no surprise though :)!

  • Comment by Stacey — February 29, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    love what you've done so far! the black and white with the pop of green is amazing! xx

  • Comment by mary timmers — March 2, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

    Love the living room in the townhouse. Elegant in white with just enough color to make it interesting and juicy. Like all the things on the coffee table. They make a tablescape that draws you in.

  • Comment by Splendid Willow — March 4, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    Jill, you are truly the best and your client must absolutely love all your design solutions. Best dining area in the neighborhood indeed! Yes, please share pictures!

    oxox, Mom

    P.S Will mentiion your new carpets next week.

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