Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Project Peek

 I have been finishing up some projects recently and thought I would give you a peek!


This home is in the Prairie style in an historical neighborhood of Sacramento. The owners had moved here from Georgia and had brought all of their Federal style furniture with them, as well as an extensive art collection. We decided that the furniture was not a good fit for the home and began fresh. Art is a horse of a different color however. If it is good, it always works.  

 The house had been painted in colors more befitting a Victorian palette....lots of bold trim colors that contrasted with the wall colors. The first thing I did was to calm the wall colors so the art would be highlighted. I used a soft putty color for the trim and a warm ivory for the walls.

We wanted furnishings that paid tribute to the Prairie style aesthetic with a bit more modern edge. I designed a table for the Entry in a blackened iron with a grey limestone top. In the Living Room I found beautiful lamps from Aesthetic that were modeled after the block forms used by Frank Lloyd Wright at the Millard house in Pasadena, California. I also had leather armchairs made similar to Wright's armchairs from the Imperial Hotel. A mocha sisal area rug from Merida Meridian added texture and unified the space. (BTW...if you click on Merida's website...you can see some amazing photos of the Elle Decor Showhouse....Merida was a sponsor ya know!)

So......a little peek! Hope you enjoy.

I am very lucky to have wonderful clients. They make a project like this a pleasure. A big thanks to them both.

And I have to credit Peter Medilek for his beautiful photos! Thanks Peter!

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19 comments:

Babs Blog said...

Beautiful work! That home looks elegant and restful. Thank you for sharing your work!

Julio said...

Love it Katie!! I cannot wait to see more. Thank you for sharing and happy holidays.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Katie, It looks awesome! I think what you have done works perfectly with the architecture. Your clients must be thrilled! Congrats on your great project, can't wait to see more.

Boxwood Terrace said...

This is beautiful. So unique and elegant. Looking forward to seeing more!

Linda in AZ * said...

* It looks sooo charming~ quietly elegant, and I always PREFER to see someone's PERSONAL art collection, not something just picked because "it goes with everythng"... Kudos, Katie girl!!! It truly I*S LOVELY!

Linda in AZA *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Debra Phillips said...

no easy task katie; bringing prairie style to california and with such panache! we once had a client from new mexico wanting to take that decor to their illinois victorian......yikes! they quickly moved back as soon as it snowed

a big swoon was your vignette with the peaches

best
debra

Splendid Sass said...

Katie,
You did a beautiful job. I love nothing more than a home full of beautiful art. I love the sculpture you have shown. It all came together here, and the results are stunning. Perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa

Mrs. Blandings said...

So glad you showed us - love seeing your work.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Katie, I just LOVE your work. It is SO beautiful. I want to move right in. You style everything SO perfectly as well. That's key. Congrats- I can't wait to see more!

mary said...

This house has become a classic. It is gorgeous with nothing lacking, but nothing extra-- beautifully balanced and the art is outstanding.

Cote de Texas said...

Congratulations! this looks wonderful. I especially love the room with the four chairs - that's beautiful. such a great arrangement.

Merry Christmas!!!

Jane K. Schott said...

Pray tell, where was that fabulous Tramp Art floor lamp found!!!! Amazing.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Katie,
It looks amazing and so unique! I can truly see your skills at work here, thanks so much for the peek!!!

Toad said...

Positively gorgeous!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

katie, it looks fabulous -and so comfy looking! Love it!

Lila said...

It's beautiful. I'm crazy over that lamp!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Party Resources said...

You are so uber talented. I love your eye!

Wendy said...

That blue quilted leaf pillow just jumps out at me! Gorgeous!

katiedid said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words! They make my day, and make the design biz so much fun.

I hope to show more projects very soon!