I recently completed designs for a dining room and office. 
The couple live in a beautiful home just a few years old. 
Their decor and paint colors are fairly neutral.  They were looking to liven things up a bit.
They had their eyes on a beautiful dining table and buffet. 
Other than that, they were open to ideas.

Here are my ideas...... 

For this design, I started with the rug. 
I love a good traditional rug that will last forever. 
They were open to mixing up the chairs.  
I also provided two lighting options.
I think the red lanterns would be perfect in this space.

Here are my ideas for the office.....

They sent me several different room layout options 
and wanted me to help them decide which one would work best.  
I settled on the one I thought would give them the best working space and optimal TV viewing.
They already had a desk/hutch and they wanted to add more desk space.
I suggested softening the windows with drapes.
I also recommended adding some colorful local maps and personal travel photographs. 
A nice upholstered swivel chair would be perfect for this space too.

This project is on hold for now, while they take their time making decisions.
I really enjoyed working on these designs and wanted to share them.

Other than squeezing in a little work, I have been in full summer mode; 
staying up late, sleeping in, spending time at the pool, soaking it all in.
I hate to think this way, but my oldest child only has six more summers 
until she graduates from high school.  Yikes!  
I don't want to look back on this time and wish I had been more present.
So forgive me if my posts are few and far between.
I hope you're having an amazing summer!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Lovely designs! I hear you on the dwindling summers - my oldest will be a sophomore next year, and I cry just thinking about it! Enjoy!

  2. Andrea, I love both designs. The bit of blue with that fabulous rug is so pretty, with the same blue repeated in the office. I can just imagine those spaces all pulled together!
    Enjoy your summer with the kiddos.

  3. looking forward to what design they choose. both will be beautiful. enjoy this summer with the kids.

  4. Fabulous plans Andrea! I especially love that rug for the DR and can't wait to see the spaces come together. Enjoy your Summer, time with the kiddos is fleeting, pretty soon they will be driving and wanting to hang out with their friends more than their parents!

  5. I really love that rug for the dining room design- beautiful colors. Where did you find it?

  6. So pretty, Andrea! I love the idea of the red lanterns! Ugh, I'm in the same boat thinking of the # of summers we have left! :( Happy Summer, my friend!

  7. Love this Andrea and I love that rug that you selected. Also really like how the color palette transitions nicely into the office too. Nice work my friend! I'm in a similar boat Andrea. I've really been thinking a lot about my girls and how precious all of these moments are (and trying to get on top of my photo books) and I'm all about spending as much time with them as possible. Everything else can wait but for now family is always #1. Have a great 4th!

  8. I really love the design, more design please Adrea


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