Paige and Jamie had never been to our store before when they reached out to us for a home styling session on their living room. A friend had recommended us, and after looking at our website, they reached out. We are so glad they did; they are such a fun couple to work with.
As with anytime two people share a space, two styles get mashed together. Jamie is more drawn to simple, modern lines. Paige has a bohemian, artistic, fun, and colorful look. We were so excited to tell them these two approaches don't have to compete–they can hold hands and be so beautiful as a combined style.
First, we had Paige and Jamie complete our home survey so we could better understand their home and what direction they wanted to take it. Perhaps most importantly, we wanted to understand how the couple wanted to use their space. Paige and Jamie like to watch tv in their living room, Paige loves to read and wanted a reading space, and they wanted this whole room to feel more cohesive and "grown up." In the service of these goals, we gave them specific advice and actions to take to transform their living room into a space that better reflected them as a couple. And, yikes, this couple got to work and checked nearly everything off of their list in no time flat–the results are truly stunning.
But wait! First, let's take a quick "before" tour.
Making design updates based on form and function
Keeping in mind the ways Paige and Jamie wanted to use their space as well as the design aesthetics they were each drawn to (Jamie– simple, modern lines, Paige– colorful and eclectic), we offered up specific actions, some of which we completed during their session (e.g., moving out unnecessary furniture) and others which they completed over the next few months (e.g., installing beautiful wallpaper) to take them closer to their ideal space. Enjoy the "after" photos below as well as commentary on what changed and why!
We are so proud of the shifts Paige and Jamie have made to their living room, making it not only more beautiful, but also more functional for their lifestyle. It is so satisfying to see elements of both of their styles blended together in a seamless way, complementing rather than competing with one another, creating a space that is both personal and meaningful to them as a couple.
Thank you for sharing your home with us, Paige and Jamie. We have truly enjoyed getting to know you two.