Saturday, October 1, 2011

before & after: solana beach retreat

Good morning everyone! I want to share a fun little before & after project I did in Solana Beach. I worked on this home a few months back & it was definitely a fast one.  No joke! I couldn't turn it down because I had worked with this client on her previous home {here}, & I  adored working with her!  
 
I had to have  everything picked &  installed within 3 weeks  because the clients had sold all of their furniture in the sale of the home. Then, they left for NY to take their daughter to College. I wanted this new home to be a new start in their life! Their new adventure {kids out of the house}. I wanted them to feel so comfortable  when they walked in for the 1st time. The only real guide I had was that she loved the look of the living room I did at the Pacific Station {here}.
{before}
{before}
Adding nautical touches helped keep the seaside retreat alive. My client loves the coastal feel & in her last house we added blue & white touches throughout. The perfect accent! I didn't want to remove the blue & white accents for the new home, but I wanted to try something a little different... I feel that this was a great mix. Seaside meets traditional home!
  

I was in Santa Barbara when my clients came home... You can't even imagine the pressure I had on my shoulders that whole  car ride up to SB. Would they like it? What are they saying? Did they get home yet? When I received the text, stating that I was an angel... Thank you, I started to cry. That feeling of relief is indescribable. I truly wanted my clients to be happy & love it all... & I did just that! Hope you enjoyed my before & after shots this morning... Happy Saturday!

9 comments:

  1. So funny to see your post this morning. I follow your blog and I've been wondering how this project turned out (just yesterday). WOW! So special and so beautiful!!! It really is seaside meeting traditional. So many nice touches and styling. The dining room hutch is one of my fav pieces and I like the look of the persian on top of the sisal rug. The natural sand color mixed with the blue is also a great touch. Your clients are LUCKY to have you!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! All the touches make it look like it was done over time rather than 3 weeks...I love that lamp on that gorgeous chest with the oil painting. The rug on top of the sisal just adds that much more depth and comfortable feeling. The pillows and throw...The plants...perfect. I hope you left just the right lights on...I can imagine how they felt when they walked through the door.

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  3. I LOVE this! I came by the shop today. Sorry I missed you.

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  4. Love the transformation. You did a great job. So many wonderful items.

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  5. Great job! It looks like everything was collected over time! There's no better feeling than to know that your clients love what you've done for them :)

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  6. Gorgeous!!! How could they not love it??

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