Long time no type! The internet silence isn’t from lack of work–I’ve been busier than ever and I have some fun renovations in the works for some clients that I look forward to sharing with you once construction starts!
A little while ago my brother in law, Matt, who is a very talented architect (& so is my sister-in-law Amanda, by the way…what are the odds of having two extremely talented architects as in-laws?) sent me a text telling me to check out Studio McGee on Instagram. He thought we had similar styles and that I’d enjoy her work. I immediately girl-crushed on the company and their design is 100% inline with what I see to be beautiful in residential homes, so needless to say I began following the McGee & Co blog and Instagram for inspiration and to look at beautifully created spaces.
It was just a few days ago that Studio McGee did a post on a their PARK CITY CANYONS REMODEL and these photos caught my eye:
I thought for some reason that the space looked familiar to me…and not because I had ever seen this room before. Then it hit me that some key elements in her space were so similar to an e-design I did for a client back in January or February of this year! I’ve had every intention of sharing the moodboard on here and it’s just slipped my mind.
(Also, as a little aside, I decided to take e-designs off my services. I really prefer to do larger renovation-type projects, to be hands-on so that the final product can be done to my level of satisfaction, and so that I can confidently attach my name to it. I may pick it up again someday, but for now I’m sticking to in-person design & renovating.)
The client wanted a bit of a “modern farmhouse” style & for it to be casual for her big family. When I think of modern farmhouse my mind immediately thinks black, white, & natural wood. This client already had very rustic wood floors so I started the first moodboard off with blacks, whites, and some natural textures with the coffee table.
This family has a lot of young children in the home so using a round coffee table seemed like a no-brainer to me, but I also just like a round coffee table with a sectional. I love the plaid rug so much I’m already thinking of using it in the basement family-room of my next house (which doesn’t even exist yet-lol).
As I was creating this space in my head I kept thinking navy would look great too, so I made a second board just to appease my curiosity. I’m pretty sure the client preferred the navy space so I’m glad I did both! It feels less farmhouse and more clean and modern (which is more my style as well), but that black sofa still has my heart. I’m such a sucker for a sofa with a saturated color!
If you want to see more of what I’m up to, Instagram is definitely my most-used social media outlet. According to my husband I’m an Instastory junkie – in both viewing and posting — so come hang with me over there! I’m going tile shopping (again) for a client’s master bathroom tomorrow and I’m thinking I’ll Instastory the shopping trip if you’re into that kind of thing!