Analysis Paralysis - managed!

A few months ago, I received an email from a potential client that was as lovely as it was detailed. I know - what a DREAM, right?! This woman knew what she wanted for her new home, and she had spent A LOT of time trying to bring it to life on her own. But that can be really overwhelming when paired with a demanding professional life. She was experiencing total analysis paralysis, and needed our help in creating a finite number of schemes for her to choose from.

We focused the majority of our energy into transforming her double-height Living Room into an airy sanctuary for her and her extensive plant collection to thrive. (If you’ve met me for 5 seconds, I’ve likely divulged my borderline unhealthy obsession with plants…so you know I’m totally into this). Painting the walls Benjamin Moore “Classic Gray” was the perfect neutral backdrop to build our palette upon. Soft blues, griege, and blush with pops of brass and a bright blue credenza created a room that is just straight-up gorg. Installing those extra tall sheer drapery panels on an acrylic rod didn’t hurt, either. For a room that started out in multiple shades of magenta and tan with paper honeycomb shades and camping chairs….we’ve come a long way, baby!

Our desire to take advantage of the insanely spacious niche above the built-in fireplace led us to install floating shelving, hanging planters, and my fave - the rolling library ladder! Not only is watering all of the plants a total breeze, the ladder is just plain fun.

While designing her Master Bedroom, we wanted to create a cozy, jewel-box vibe. I am all about a saturated wall color, balanced with crisp white bedding to keep things light and bright. “Lafayette Green” by Benjamin Moore was our color of choice in this space. The addition of structured, botanical drapery panels added a dreamy element to the space. Clean, white furniture that pops against those dark walls will always be a solid choice in this setup. Who said you can’t paint your walls a dark color??

When I purchased my condo, I had to start from scratch with furniture. After hours upon hours of internet searching, I had narrowed my choices down to approximately 80 couches, 25 beds and 40 different options for counter stools. At this point, I realized that I needed help. After another extensive internet search, this time for interior designers, I found Outline Interiors. I loved Laura’s previous projects, so I contacted her and started the process of creating my dream space.

Laura listened to my ideas, took my budget into consideration and did what I found impossible; she narrowed my choices down to three designs/layouts for each room including wall color, furniture, window treatments and floor cover options. Once I had chosen my favorite pieces from her proposals, Laura and her team did the rest. They placed all of the orders and coordinated the deliveries of the items. If there was an issue with any item, they were immediately making the phone calls to resolve it.

I could not be happier with the finished space. It is everything I asked for...peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. I will not hesitate to use Outline Interiors for any future design projects.
— Stacia, client