PROJECT UPDATE // #RusticEuroLuxe

Working in a visual world, I want the instant gratification of seeing a concept installed, like yesterday.  Our business is all about the images,  and I want brand new pretty ones as soon as humanly possible.  But some projects take a long time.  It can be for a variety of reasons; budget is usually the biggest factor, also scheduling, and how involved the clients want to participate in the selections.  I am learning to truly appreciate my long term projects, especially when I see how they end up so carefully curated and considered.

I felt comforted when Naomi posted about her long-term project, #ChestnutHillJob, it reminds me a lot of Project #RusticEuroLuxe. Lots of neutrals, layers, textures, and years-in-the-making.  I have a few things to report, but they are big things. The Great Room drapes have been installed for a few months, but I don’t think I have shared a picture.

A double height ceiling is dramatic and grand, but presents a lot of challenges in the way of window treatments.  They literally took a year and a half from start to finish.  Numerous design ideas, endless fabric searches, then after finally deciding the fabric bolts were delivered snagged.  Twice.  So we re-seleceted, which started the process over again.  But after all of the headaches, they turned out perfect.

drapesA lot of smaller projects have been on hold to make time and financial room for a big project.  Crown and wall moldings  have been installed throughout the lower level and the results are TO DIE FOR beautiful.

The moldings, along with a black paint job, instantly up the drama factor in the 2-176You might recall when I was chandy stressin’ over this space .  The decision was made, the fixture was installed, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  The result is DAZZLING and was obviously meant to be, it’s so much better than the original selection.

photo 1-199And how much do we love that big bust?

I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect fabric for a skirted table that will live in the Great Room and for drapes for the Dining Room.  The rooms are far apart, and the fabrics will never be visible together; but we still want cohesion throughout. Duh.

Below left is the Dining Room wallpaper sample, with two different velvet drape fabric options (still looking) and to the right is the fabric the client likes for the skirted table (still looking).  Nothing has felt right, so the quest continues.


In the meantime, a yummy a gold and glass coffee table is holding court where the skirted table will (hopefully) soon reside.  The coffee table will then be moved in front of the tufted sofa, styling will go down, and fingers are crossed for wood flooring to be installed this spring. Then all will be right in the world.

BoomerWell, all will be right as soon as those gears over the mantel are removed and out of my memory forever. Before Christmas preferable.  Please Santa?

At least Boomer the puppy (Yes, he’s a 5 month old puppy there!) is happy in his new home.  That’s all that matters for now.


  1. Are you kidding me…this is fantastic!! Great job!!!

  2. This is beautiful- love the black paint.

  3. Oh man- the black, the moulding, the chandy… that foyer is fabulous!
    Thanks for the shout out, lady. xo

  4. Beyond gorgeous!

  5. This is amazing!!! I can’t believe the puppy posed so perfectly in that photo. Love the direcion you are going in. That black foyer….to die!

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