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Monday, July 30, 2012

OFFICE {Gray & Yellow}

 Lynch Residence.  Most of my design projects start with one piece of inspiration...fabric, pottery, a picture.  This project wasn't any different, except that the client knew she loved the gray and yellow combination that is trending right now!  So when we both fell in love with this fabric, the room was built around it. 

Inspiration Board:  Coastal Industrial Office 

Jessica Stout Design is inspired by high end design but for the everyday budget.  Crate and Barrel Chair:  $999 Ballard Designs Chair:  $400 with custom fabric

  Since we were buying two chairs for the office, it was crucial to find a similar chair at a much lower price.  The Ballard Designs Gramercy chair was the same design as the high end Chloe chair just a little smaller in scale.  I was able to buy the exact same Dwell fabric online at www.fabric.com and for a fraction of the cost, I was able to get my client two chairs for less than the price of one!  

Notice the re-occurrence of circles throughout the space -- from the rug, globe pattern, chandelier, accents. Repitition and Rhythm are KEY design elements. 
BEFORE: a clean slate for a new design
Before

AFTER
This fabric is AMAZING!!

Spend your money where it counts!  Custom upholstered chairs, custom made roman shades, and the high end light fixture are something that will last throughout the years and make a HUGE impact in the room.  Saving on accessories from thrift stores, big box stores, and of course Home Goods make the space affordable!

It's all in the details!  
For me, interior designs really come alive in the details.  This is what brings style and life to a room, personality to a space, and makes the room personal for a client.  In the Lynch office, the entire family planned to use the space, so it was important to keep it functional with storage and organization while keeping it cozy and comfortable for reading a book. 
Industrial for him, a little bit of crystal for her!
I covered the Ball Jar lids with leftover fabric from the chairs!
Extra fabric was used to cover the lids of these mason jars for a pop of color and a playful, fun look!

 When making a collection of items in a bookshelf, think of 3 main rules to conquer stylizing shelves.
1. Color:  Select 1 or 2 colors to repeat throughout the shelves to make each shelf look uniform. A mix match of colors will just make it look too busy!
2.  Repetition:  Here I repeated the circle form to keep unity throughout the shelves.
3:  The Power of 3:  Groupings just look more organized in collections of odd numbers.  Here I used the "power of three."  A stack of bookcases is considered as one. 



Monday, July 23, 2012

{DIY Lamp and Lamp Shade}

A great DIY project starting with Goodwill!  One of my favorite places to shop for an upcycle project.  While decorating my new home, I was looking for high end design on a budget!  This lamp was made for right around $20 for everything!

$5 Lamp from Goodwill
$5 Lampshade from Target Clearance
$10 for DWELL fabric from local fabric store.

The finished project!!

My new lamp in my living room!


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