Monday, July 2, 2012

A New Life!

A chair. A lamp. A purse. Anything. 

Anything can have significant sentimental value to a person. 

For me, those sentimental things, are the keys to making a client's space come to life.

Sometimes, those sentimental things need someone to love them up and help give them a brand new life so that they can sing with the choir, but also be ready for their solo....

The chair pictured above, has held a few generations of my client's family, and with that, it's worn a few different hats, and a few different fabrics, but it's still one fabulous chair! 

It deserves it's standing ovation! 

Wouldn't you say?!?

The transformation of this special family room and the pieces that make it sing, reminds me of a very appropriate quote:

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed, never throw out anyone."
~Audrey Hepburn

I would like to add "and NEVER throw out a great, sentimental piece!!"

Some of the details of the room are: 

The chair and pillow fabric:

Robert Allen Izmir Ikat

We are all ecstatic with the results!! 

I love it when a plan comes together!! 

Other details of the plan....The rug.... The Tabitha rug from Ballard Designs. It had the perfect colors and is extremely soft! In fact, every surface of this room is extremely soft!

Even the painted furniture has a buttery soft feel! 

Hmmm....makes me think of napping. Just a common side effect of great design!

Sorry this pic is kind of dark....but you can see the taupe sofa has an extremely soft, velvet like fabric, and we are currently adding some throw pillows to cozy up with! 

You can also see that we pulled the blue/green color out of the rug and fabric to give a new life to one of my client's existing end tables. I love it when we don't have to buy all new, and can use what a client already has!

 My friends Tori and Norma, of Embellished Heart, took care of the painting for us, and if I may toot their horn, they did a mighty fine job!! The color, in case you are wondering, is SW6213 Halcyon Green from Sherwin-Williams. Although it says "green" it is very blue. Colors are weird aren't they! 
The wall color is SW7036 Accessible Beige.

There is so much more to come! Hang tight while we wrap this one up!


  1. The chair is gorgeous, Kelle. Well actually the entire room is! But the chair is singing her solo!

    1. Thanks Brandi! I think she is a soprano. Thank you for stopping by ! I always love to see your smile in my comment box! I have to come see what you've been up to!

  2. i'm super impressed with that chair cool.

    1. Thanks Krystal! The only way it could be cooler is if the fabric had triangles! :)

  3. What a beautiful piece and so lovingly restored. Good work as always Kelle!!!

  4. Love the whole thing - the chair, backstory, fabric, arrangement!


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