KitchenDécor Projects IN THE WORKS!June 3, 2014 By Mary Ann Leave a CommentI LOVE “before and afters”…who doesn’t?But the reality is, there is always something still to be done toFINISH…with backorders, scheduling, decision making, etc…So, I decided to start showing things in progress…Before…The goal is to LIGHTEN UP the dining and living rooms. So, we added heavy Belgian Linen curtainsfrom Restoration Hardware…hung higher. Some adjustments will be made(like the curtain wrinkles will fall out and the chandelier needs to be lowered to 30″ to 36″ above the table).AfterI picked up the runner last week on sale at Pottery Barn.This pretty oil painting of my client as a child was taken from the attic loft.The dining chair seats have been recovered in an ItalianLee Jofa Hakan Indigo.Another corner of the dining room…this is a charming 1920’s bungalow on a prestigious college campus.BeforeWe cut some magnolia leaves from her garden and addedhydrangea and candle sticks.AfterI still want to play around with the china cabinet display.To carry the “worldly”ethnic theme into the adjacent living room, we are bringing in these fabrics…We had red chairs recovered…before and afterAnd we ordered a chair in a tone on tone Greek key pattern,lamps and a new coffee table…so, we are just waiting for the coffee table and Liana’s fab pillows.(And I re-organized their book cases–you burn calories doing that). This is before with their old gold mirror…See how much better after with this new Pottery Barn mirror? For a client in Newport Beach…We repainted their red kitchen (shades of off white with green accents) and used this Schumacher Lydia Vine pattern . It’s a beautiful French linen. A botanical pattern is fitting as my client is a landscape architect. Liana made this. It’s even pretty on the back.The fabric ties in the wood stained cabinets and green counters.Before My client sent me this after I-phone photo today…The rug is from Dash and Albert.Another client has had lots of fresh improvementsgoing on at her house…Before…involving…This rug and these fabrics…Sofas were recovered with new legs without skirts…AfterJust waiting for the new end table and lamp.But eventually we will see it all finished.Thanks for visiting!Related Posts:32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN 2017Easy Refresh For A Colorful Country French Living RoomBEST OF THE NEST As A Guest!Come See Our Home Decorated For Christmas!