4.09.2010

Lime, Turquoise & Gray


I recently did a decorating consultation for a teacher friend (she was Pierce's 1st grade teacher).   Amanda and her husband, Brad, are quite handy and took my ideas and ran with them!  Their kitchen is an apple green color:

It is open to the family room so the challenge was to find a color scheme that worked well with the green.  We decided on a green/turquoise/gray scheme. 



Here is the mood board I created for her room:
Here is what Amanda and Brad have accomplished so far.  They did all of this during Spring Break week.  I'm ultra impressed!

Here's the beautiful architectural detail of the ceiling in their foyer BEFORE...



Here's the "WOW" after!

They painted the inset turquoise and hung a beautiful new chandelier.  I love how the lights look like candles!

Here's the family room BEFORE...


Here's the AFTER!

They are looking for the perfect round coffee table.  Don't you love that turquoise niche?  The mirror was in their foyer.  Brad will be building cornices for the windows.

Have you drooled over the fillable lamp at Pottery Barn?  I know I have.  Target now offers a similar version for $50!  Amanda wanted to get my approval before she removed the plastic.  I love it!  She's going to fill it with Granny Smith apples!

Amanda collects wine corks and she put together this little arrangement.  Isn't it cute?

I'll be posting more pictures of Amanda and Brad's house as they complete this project!

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15 comments:

Danielle and Clint said...

WOW! I still can't get over the ceiling! It needed a grander light fixture. Great suggestions!

The Brick Cottage said...

I can't wait to see it completed! I love the colors you chose and that niche is awesome!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great consult! I saw those lamps at Target, and really thought about buying one. :) I am wanting to update the house soooo badly, but there isn't a lot of extra $$ for that right now. Love the color scheme you guys went with!

Nicole R.J. said...

I love that ceiling! Swoon!

Meg said...

Fabulous!! You did an amazing job, Kendall! I love the color scheme and I think you chose the perfect accessories and palette to really cheer up that space! Go on with your bad self.

Tara Beaulieu said...

This is looking really good so far! I may be biased, though, seeing as my kitchen, dining and living room are all open and my color scheme is turquoise, apple green, white and grey (with dark brown accents like wood).

Love the round rug, I KNOW I've seen it before, but can't think of where, is it IKEA, Pier 1...?

Can't wait to see more, keep it coming! :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, it looks AMAZING! I love what they did with that ceiling, and have never seen anything like it before! I love the mood board you put together, and how they have implemented the ideas so far! :)

I also wanted to let you know that I am having a giveaway right now over at my blog, in case you'd like to come over and enter! :)

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Jemsmom said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Do you do online consultation??? I posted my new entertainment cabinet. I would love your thoughts on what to color it!!! You are good!

Love the Decor! said...

Great advice and great follow thru by them!!
Love it!!!

Tracy said...

Wow what a grand room.
Beautiful

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the color combination. The ceiling really is outstanding. You did a great job advising and it looks as if they took your advice well. I can't wait to see the rest!

Sue

Kathleen said...

Oh it looks really good. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?!?!?! I can't get over how much better the living rooms now too with the paint on the walls - WOW. It needed that to help anchor the room and I LURVE the turquoise niche!!!!

sealaura said...

oh this is heavenly my favorite shades. i will deefinitely be examining this post as I redo my bedroom this weekend!

Aimee said...

Wow you did a great job helping them and they did a great job running with your ideas. It is gorgeous!

Can you come to CA and help us with our condo ;)

Tales from the Williamson's Trails said...

WOW! So good. Love the idea with the wine corks.

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