I’m perusing the McKinney Target one day (what day am I not?) and I strike up a conversation in the bedding aisle. This is when I met Tracy, and we became quick Facebook friends – I follow her Mary Kay empire, and she follows my pretty home pictures! One day I get a call from one of Tracy’s best friends, Kimi, looking for design assistance, and the rest is history! As I always tell my kids – always be nice to people, especially the ones you don’t know, even when you’re on the bedding aisle at Target!
Kimi’s sweet young family moved into a new home and wanted to achieve a “Modern Farmhouse” feel throughout. Their construction selections gave me a fantastic starting point with a crisp, white, barn-like exterior and a modern, sleek interior full of chrome, painted beams and quartz countertops.
When I start the design process with a client, I always ask them to provide me with around ten photos that make them feel happy. These can be indoor or outdoor spaces and can be all over the place aesthetically (they usually are!). It’s so helpful to me to see what their fantasy rooms look like and what types of spaces make them feel light and happy, or warm and cozy. I always want to create comfortable spaces for my clients that really convey their personality. I may be the one picking out the furnishings, but it needs to look like their house, not mine. In Kimi’s case, we’re dealing with two boys under the age of 3 – we needed a lot of comfort AND durability!
Just for fun, here are a few “before” photos…
Idea boards are a wonderful starting point to make sure we are all on the same page for a home design. The majority of the time, while I’m doing my shopping for the customers I change out a few items from what is seen on the idea board, but the overall feel always stays the same! Here are the idea boards I presented to the family.
And finally, here are the photos of the finished product!
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‘After photos’ taken by Landon Schneider Photography