Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Decorating Michelle's House...

About 2 months ago, my friend Michelle called (my old roomate in Seattle) and said "I need help". She and her husband were married about 1 year and had moved into a brand new townhome near Greenlake (in Seattle). And now a year later it still looked the same and her in-laws were coming to town. It is a beautiful house and just needed a little spruce and some color. So we had two months and $500 to come up with a plan. Since we have a distance problem, me being in Portland and all I sent her design sheets with all my color scheme ideas. I had only been there once so she posted reminder pictures on her facebook for me. Then we got the plan together and went shopping (and by the way I ended up doubling that budget). Then one weekend me and Steve went up for the weekend and he painted the daylights out of that house. I assisted and then brought it all together. It turned out beautifully, even though I am an Interior Design major drop out.

Before - Guest Room
After - Guest Room
That bookshelf will be painted Navy, and don't forget lots of travel brochures for your guests.
Before- Downstairs Bathroom

Before - Guest Bath
Amazing wht a little color can do
Before - Master Bath
We'll see if she keeps those counters clear???
Before - Master
After - Master
New Linens, hung pictures, new curtains, new pillows, new end tables and lamp shades (not shown here) and I even re-apolstered their headboard. This turned out to be my favorite room!
Before - Living room
What to do with the green couch?
Here is the techy himself, lots of cords to hide!
After - Living room and my favorite vase ever
The table against the fireplace is hopefully gone by now. The new coffee table/ottoman is from ikea and then I put some cushion and fabric over it. Wha la!
Such a lovely green couch with such a lovely brown room
Kitchen Before
She requested purple somewhere in her house, we found it all worked together very well, with the brown in the living room. Then I found some fabric that kind of tied it together and made some curtains.
And we still had time to have a little fun by going over to Bainbridge island.

I actually found the best ice cream in the world or at least it rivals with the gelato from Florence, Italy. But as far as ice cream goes, I think it might be the best.

Me and my brother Steve, two peas in a pod!


Rachel said...

Holy cow - you did a lot in a short period of time! I must remember to invite you (and Ben and Boston) to come visit once we get into a house.

Megan said...

I'm very impressed. One day I'll have to have you come spruce up my house. That's amazing you got everything done so quick and so nice of Steve to come help paint also.

The Packer 5 said...

So cute - you did a TON of work for them. This just reminds me how much you can get done without kids...that will soon come to an end :)

Rebecca said...

Great job! So when can I schedule you to come decorate my house in a weekend?

Nicole Wagner said...

Umm...you're HIRED! when we buy a house,I know who i'm calling! I suck at decorating!!!
how is the pregnancy going my friend???

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

woowee girl! I am very impressed.
p.s. cute prego belly