Entry Design Board

Sorry for the shortage in posts lately.  With putting final touches on the showroom and keeping up with our day jobs (interior design) we have been swamped.  We wanted to show you a quick introduction to our design services.  We are all very passionate about design and keeping our design services more attainable and affordable.  There are a ton of designers out there that are only interested in big projects with big budgets.  That is definitely not us! (Don't get me wrong.  Big budgets are definitely fun, but sometimes designing with a smaller budget can be even more fun because it makes us get more creative with our design plans).   We are still finalizing our design packages but we have tried to keep them at very reasonable price points because great design shouldn't be something for only the wealthy can afford.  We have packages ranging from simple design concepts and suggestions to full service design plans and project management. The project featured in this post is more on the conceptual side.  This particular client was looking for design direction as well as some product recommendations.  Like most of us out there, this client was looking to create a home out of their new house but needed to keep costs down.  The first room we tackled was the entry.  Here is a before shot.This home had great bones but needed to be updated and personalized.  It is a classic red brick colonial house that was built in the '70s.  The first big change that took place is the floors.  The tile and carpet was swapped out for a gorgeous wide plank white oak floor with a dark stain.  Because the wallpaper was in pretty good shape and continued into the upper level (which will be tackled at a later date) we decided to leave it for now.  It is a neutral color with a subtle pattern and blended well with what was planned for the rooms beyond.  Here is the design plan we came up with.The homeowners inherited the great little bench from the previous homeowners and it was perfect nestled into the staircase.  We thought it be nice and inviting for visitors.  Because colonial homes can lean toward the formal side, we wanted to add a bit of whimsy to the space which is found in the accent pillows.  Next to the bench is a small wood side table (also inherited from the previous home owners) holding some tulips in a vintage milk glass vase.   Under it all is a graphic indoor/outdoor rug by Thom Felicia.  This is a young family with three little ones so the rug needed to be durable.  The graphic pattern on the rug also helps to keep the feeling of the house on the more casual side.  The great Basil Flushmount from Visual Comfort (available through our LIV showroom) lights up the main entry and a classic lantern (also Visual Comfort) provides light and a little jewelry to the stair well.

Hopefully we'll be able to get you an after picture soon and there are more posts coming on some of the other rooms in the home.  If you are interested in seeing how we can help make your house a home please send an email to pamelaj@atmosphere-id.com.