Bringing it Back to NC: Meet the Couple & The Project
Filming "Demo Day" is this Wednesday so I thought I would share a little bit about our client and their home! I am absolutely amazed at the renovations Kelly and Josh have completed on their "new" home thus far. It's always a plus when you can do things like a little (a lot in this case!) DIY, to help with reno costs.
The house has been in Kelly's family for generations. It's filled with sweet childhood memories and soon they will be able to fill it with memories of their first son's first birthday coming up this November! It touches my heart that they will be able to tell him that Mommy and Daddy made this house their own with dedication, hard work, and loving hands!To speed up the process, they've asked us to step in to help make sense of the living room where an odd layout stumped them from creating a furniture plan and design scheme. See below!
San and I have proposed light reno and design solutions to help solve the above design problems which include knocking a few things out, a little custom millwork to help create symmetry and balance, and custom fit furniture made at the Society Social factory!
As far as the design scheme, Kelly and Josh requested a "modern farmhouse" look. Here are a few pics from their Pinterest board.
They've also expressed they love the Fixer Upper look! I went to High Point Market this past October with all this in mind and my first stop was to see the newest Magolia Home by Joanna Gaines Rug collection. I knew if I could find a rug they liked it would be an easy starting point. We considered this blue and grey beauty at first, but ultimately I thought it would be more interesting to go with something with more depth and color. A lot of Kelly's pinterest board pics were of neutral spaces, but as a decorator I think it's my job to push the envelope just a bit and hopefully introduce design elements they wouldn't have considered on their own, otherwise what's the point of hiring me! When I saw this piece, I knew it was the one and I'm so glad they agreed to take a chance on it, too! The weathered look and the "farmhouse" colors serve as the perfect starting point. We plan to play off the blues, greys, and touches of rust. There will be buffalo check, leather accents, and lots of natural textures. To top it off this rug is power-loomed of 100% polypropylene which means it's highly durable, stain resistant, easy to clean, and fade resistant. This is for a family that loves on their home hard which means it can't be more perfect for Kelly and Josh. Take it outside and spray it down with the boys, babies, and dogs!
When working with clients, the first suggestion is normally never the chosen, but delightfully enough just like the rug, we decided quickly that gray was to be the color for the living room walls. Fittingly enough, we've landed on "Agreeable Gray" by Sherwin Williams which is a warm gray that 1) will compliment our rug and 2) is a shade that nods to the stone exterior of the home. Repeating elements like this throughout the home will make it feel like a complete, cohesive project vs rooms we've taken on like separate spaces.
Welp, that is all for now! Filming will be done by December so between now and then we'll be rolling up our sleeves to get this done for a hardworking family that so deserves a forever home they L.O.V.E!
p.s. If you missed our first introductory post, you can read it here if you would like!