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??