It’s always a pleasure when you work so well as a team with your client that you continue to work on multiple projects together. That is what took Trish to Florida. Her client from Tahoe was working on a remodel of their home in Sarasota and invoked Trish’s help once again. They worked mostly from pictures and emails and calls back and forth. The whole job included not only furnishings, but drapery and specialty faux finishes as well.
This room was right off of the kitchen, and was the main gathering space for the family. They loved the view, and wanted to open it up, even when the sun was the brightest. Trish came up with a design that treated the 3 panel windows as one, making the view more expansive & using sheer drapes to make it more transparent. Then she came up with a room arrangement that created seating for several people, adding two wood framed chairs rather than ottomans. They created a warm and inviting space with the palette, as well as light materials.
This was one of the most dramatic rooms we have had the pleasure to work on. While the entire home was an extreme make-over, this room personified it the best. The entire home was white with blue accents. While many of the furnishings were exquisite and even antique, the color scheme and accents needed to be updated and given more warmth. The goal of this room was to create a comfortable space that made you feel like you were away on vacation. The iron bed is hand forged to resemble woven branches, which fit the “nest” theme very nicely. Trish worked with Karen Picarillo (faux finisher) to come up with the semi-metallic wall color and texture. The bedding and drapery were designed using soft hues and attention to detail, down to custom beaded trim and embroidered fabrics. We have worked with Cathi from Nouveau Designs (drapery and custom bedding) for years, depending on her expertise in bringing our ideas to life.
We met the owner of a new home in the Auburn foothills and she told us tht she had been working on buying furniture for over 3 years! Most of the living areas in the home had little or no furniture for the family of 5 to sit in, let alone entertain in. She was overwhelmed finding the “perfect pieces”, and couldn’t get started.
This room was their sitting room off of the Master, and it had her stumped. She wasn’t even sure what she wanted it to be…somewhere to read, someplace to escape to, or even an office area. We helped her narrow down her choices and really look at the whole house: how they lived, where they spent the most time and why, and what they felt they were missing. It turned out, she and her husband really wanted a place the two of them could escape to. And, she really did know what colors, feel and style she wanted, she just need a little guidance in pulling it all together.
The Napa Valley holds a special place in our hearts, so Trish was excited to be invited to work on the second phase of remodels at the Vintage Inn in Yountville, CA. "We lived & worked in the Napa Valley for over 20 years, so it has been a pleasure to have the 'excuse' of this project to visit more often," Trish said. "I started with an updated wing chair that featured a blue grey leather seat with the outside back wrapped in burlap. This enhanced the Country French decor of the Vintage Inn, while giving us an updated palette & current styles to work with." The wing chair, as well as the desk chairs, offered comfortable silhouettes, to invite the guests to relax. The rooms are simple, without a lot of fuss, so the few items Trish chose had to be unique and full of character. She concentrated on updating the rooms with a soft color palette and clean lines that plays to the overall character of the Napa Valley - simple elegance.