PROJECT UPDATE // Modern Girl’s Cottage

Yesterday we installed almost everything at Project Modern Girl’s Cottage. It’s not 100% done, but I thought I would share a few pics I took on my phone.  The quality of my camera is crap (I need an Iphone 5, like yesterday!) and it was getting pretty dark by the time I took these, so don’t judge toooooo hard!

I am in love with how the foyer is turning out!  The brick walls were painted “Watery” by Sherwin Williams. I love how the color mixes with the yellow ottomans against the black and white checkered floors. Maggie 2The styling isn’t done, but I like the grouping of lanterns on the floor.  I have a TON on my balcony and they get more compliments than anything else.

Reminder of what it looked like before…Maggie Before 7Heading into the living room, the color palate continues in touches…Maggie 3Please ignore the terrible coffee table and hideous coffee table styling <Work in Progress people!> and focus your eyes on the beautiful Cozamia print that plays so well with the fab Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon pillows. Love them together! Maggie 4The pair of wingbacks are in a peacock blue that is not reading properly in these pics, hope to show them off properly soon!Maggie 5It’s important to me for a living room to feel comfy and cozy.  I like to have tons of throw pillows and extra blankets around to curl up with at arms length.
Maggie 12This was what the living room looked like in the beginning. Maggie Before 9Now onto the dining room…I’m so happy with the Currey and Co. lantern that we installed! Maggie 9Remember the old dining room chandelier? Maggie Before 3Yup, it’s about 1000x better now.

The homeowner wanted to keep her existing dining room table; but we have new upholstered chairs being delivered soon, can’t wait!  Maggie 8And you might notice another Cozamia print on top of the homeowner’s existing side table.  I love how it looks layered over the Drexel Heritage mirror and next to one of my beloved gourd lamps.  More styling happening soon!Maggie 7My homey Rande at Architectural Elements re-designed, built, and installed the dining room built in.  The idea was to add a little bit of storage and keep the look consistent of something that might have originally been in the home.Maggie 10I styled the small corner shelves with a mix of new ceramics, vintage finds, and the homeowner’s own cookbooks. Maggie 1A lot better than it was before…am I right, or am I right? Maggie Before 8You can see a tiny glimpse into the den over the top of the dining room table…Maggie 11It’s one of my favorite spaces in the home, yet proving to be a bit of a design challenge!  I am still hoping that the backs of the bookcase built-ins will be painted a vibrant color, but I’m not sure if that will end up happening.  Either way I just hope that the homeowner ends up happy with the space and uses it frequently.

Finishing elements coming soon, and hopefully some pretty pictures to look at. Stay tuned!

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  1. It looks so good!

  2. You did a fantastic job.
    Love the color palate , very cozy and inviting.
    Love the art work and that rug is gorgeous.

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