A Lake House Retreat

We were so excited when our client approached us about decorating her new vacation home. She was building a beautiful lake house and needed a chic yet relaxed interior that would serve as a family gathering destination. Plus, it had to be durable, since people would be walking directly off the beach and right into the kitchen! Our client wanted an easy place to entertain that was … [Read more...]

A Tudor Makeover

Our client came to us asking for an update: “The pink was very old-fashioned and out of date.” She wanted a clean, crisp living room that felt light and fresh. This was achieved using a delicate color palate full of blues and greens mixed with neutrals. Essentials included a casual space to watch TV, reading chairs, and plenty of room to entertain. She believed hiring designers was important … [Read more...]

Makeover Diaries: Green Cabinet Console

One of the things that sets us apart from other interior design firms is our ability to take client's vintage pieces and giving them new life. When we saw this 20-year-old entertainment unit, we were inspired. The piece was functional, but just not exciting in the space. When we laid out our plans for the room, the built-in unit gave us the opportunity to add color and transform it to look like … [Read more...]

All About the Hardware

Making over vintage pieces is always a fun and interesting journey. There are so many ideas to consider. We love to lacquer our pieces in bright colors and upgrade upholstery. However, one of our biggest secrets to updating a piece is to change the hardware. Below we explore easy ways to reinvent your pieces. First up, we swapped out the original hardware for their gold counterparts. Against … [Read more...]

Elizabeth’s Palm Beach Dream

When Elizabeth described how she wanted her new condo to look, she said, "Palm Beach!" The goal: lots of color, cheer, and a place that “people were pleased to come into and enjoy the space with me”. So we started with her vintage Zuber screen as our inspiration for the color scheme and chose some key pieces from her own to make over for the new space. We took some of her pieces and lacquered … [Read more...]

Vintage Buffet Makeover

This week we have a vintage buffet makeover! After a short hiatus and a big move we're back with more beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that you won't find anywhere else. We started with a natural European-style buffet with beautiful carvings, detailing and hardware. We absolutely adore the fretwork and ribbon motifs on this piece and decided to accentuate some with gold. For the body we pick a … [Read more...]

Vintage Henredon Curios Makeover

Curios, or display cases are a great way to show off your favorite things. When we stumbled upon these vintage Henredon curios we envisioned them in a home proudly displaying someone's items. However, they definitely needed a new coat of lacquer. We kept it simple by choosing white and just a little bit of gold on the accents. The rattan tops and smoky mirrors just seemed to just pop … [Read more...]

Vintage Ficks Reed Table & Chairs Makeover

How about a vintage Ficks Reed Table & Chairs makeover? Ficks Reed makes some beautiful, sturdy furniture. However, their choice of color on this dining set we picked up left a lot to be desired. The overall color tone was very bland and outdated. So we went in the opposite direction with our makeover. Green seems to sneak its way into every season. Whether it's emerald or jade, green … [Read more...]

Vintage French Vitrine Makeover

A vintage French vitrine undergoes a makeover this week. This French-style display case has some beautiful details. From the delicate scroll work down to the cabriole legs we knew this vitrine had a lot of potential. We wanted to give it new life without covering up its vintage charm. So we decided to hand paint this particular piece. Since we wanted to keep the vintage feel our wonderful … [Read more...]

Vintage Leather Top Side Tables Makeover

We are very excited to share a vintage leather top side table makeover. When we purchased them they were terribly outdated and definitely needed a new coat of paint. (Sorry about the quality of the picture, it was the only one we snapped.) We love the leather tops on these side tables and decided to keep them just how they were. The shape of the tables is unique is well with 2 different … [Read more...]