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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Little Sweetie Sent Me Some Pictures!!!

A while ago I helped a friend that I called “My Little Sweetie” make some decorating plans for her and hubby’s first house.
Recently she sent me some pictures of their progress so I thought I would show you some of the things they have done.
Remember she is my young, fresh and colorful Little Sweetie that used this room as her inspiration
This room was designed by Judith Balis of Nest Interiors. This room has been all over blog land and enjoyed by many readers.
Here are the post that I did on “My Little Sweeties” Project.
I just got an email from My Little Sweetie and she sent me a few more pictures of their progress. It has been so fun for me to be a part of this project with her and her hubby.  The project  has been done via phone calls and emails so with each new picture it is a surprise for me also.
Let’s start in the dining room! It all started out looking like this…………….
dining room before paint
All white with some great light from three windows. We knew we could get away with a darker color in here so they chose……….
dining light before
Dining Room Painted but Before Decorating
dining after
Chairs painted black and recovered in a stripe. Fun draperies to echo more black and white. Pop of color in the yellow vases to introduce the color of the kitchen.
yellow vases
A fun art piece as you enter the brightly colored yellow kitchen.
kitchen D
A bright orange  letter above the kitchen window
A touch of black and white echoing the colors in the dining room with an addition of some bright orange accessories.
orange bowl
A vintage orange bowl and some fun plates are the stars here.
Next On to the Living Room:
liviing room before
All white No Color and My Little Sweetie loves color!!
bay window
Great color,but no decor yet………..
Ikea sofa
Start with a white Ikea sofa and some touches of black and white pillows.
bay window after - Copy
Add a small marble top table with black legs and some beautiful fresh white roses. Then for a pop of bright color add two……………
bay window after
Bright Pink re-upholstered chairs with shiny black legs. To top it all off……
bargain mirror
How about a bargain priced mirror from the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I love the round shape with the little reflective circles on the black background.
For just a touch of sparkly whimsy why don’t we add a cute little……..
target owl rosebowl mirro
……….Owl from Tarjay!!
To echo the black and white striped chairs in the dining room a footstool that use to look like this………
fabric choice footstool
Looks like this!!
Before we leave the living room I must show you this picture that was a gift from My Sweetie Pies big sister that she now proudly hangs in their living room…………
picture from sisiter
It is a picture of an old Hollywood starlet with the Liberty Bell behind her.
This is more than perfect for her home because she is from Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell and she is a working actor.
This has been such a fun project to be included in!! I hope you have enjoyed my journey into , “Little Sweetie’s” Home.

"Enjoy the Process" Of:
Helping someone plan a design for their first home.


Sarah said...

Kathysue, your friend has made some beautiful changes to her home. I like the bright colors and the black and white accents in the dining room. Looks like this house has wonderful windows. Thanks for sharing photos of this ongoing project.
I've spent time this mornig scrolling through recent posts that I've missed. I so enjoy my visits here. Thanks for having me. ~ Sarah

Allie and Pattie said...

Love it! I was wondering how that project was going- thanks for the update!
xoxo Pattie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun Kathysue. She really does like color and her rooms are great. Isn't it nice that she totally goes for it and reflects her own personality. I know she really appreciates your help. Hugs, Marty

vignette design said...

Thanks for sharing these photos Kathysue. Your little Sweetie definitely loves color! It's refreshing to see someone younger who isn't all about all white interiors! I love her living room. When you mentioned she is a working actor, I got it. I'm thinking she is also quite vivacious! How fun to be able to help her with her first home!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, vibrant colors. I love the black accents. You were a great inspiration!


Unknown said...

So great! Love all the little personal touches throughout!

Leah said...

Love that striped ottoman! The colors are so fresh and fun! Love it!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Her house is looking so good. You know I am a fan of color, too.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

So vibrant! Love that hot pink chair with the blue!

Sue said...

It is all coming together so well. I can't imagine having this as my first house. My current car cost more than my first house! It was tiny and old. I love all the unexpected pops of color.

Marcus Design said...

Wow, I love little sweetie's home!! The changes are amazing, and I especially love the pops of bold and fabulous color. How fun to be a part of this process!

Kat said...

This really came out beautifully! I ADORE the living room. What a fantastic color. This is WAY out of my comfort zone, but I love it. She must be pleased as punch. I can definitely see quite a few "Kathysue" touches in this, but her personality shines through loud and clear. She must be a fun gal :) Hugs, Kat

Anonymous said...

I just now realized I could comment! I am loving your posts! Thank you for all of the comments! I had an absolutely amazing helper in Kathy! I could have never pulled this off on my own! Now, I am just patiently waiting for a visit! xo

La Dolfina said...

Everything looks great. What a successful collaboration!