Upland Project | Family Room

I’m super excited to introduce the Upland Project to you guys! Since last fall, I’ve been working with an awesome family here in York to design their home. When I first met with them they had recently painted their family room and purchased new furniture but needed some help to finish the room. Their home is pretty traditional and their style is a mix of classic, transitional and luxe elements with a bit of rustic/antique mixed in.

DSC_0077.jpg

After our first meeting, I got to work on their Project Guide which included an inspiration collage to establish their style, a sketch of the room and an itemized budget with price ranges to help with planning their project. Here’s a look at what the room looked like when they moved in, and then when I first met with them after they had painted and gotten some new furniture.

Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 2.17.36 PM.png

A great base, right? Their rustic coffee table is a family piece, a cut-down work bench from a local Piano factory. I love how it plays against the more elegant textures and materials in the room. My clients have great taste, they just needed help with figuring out that “top layer” of textiles, accents and accessories. Here’s the sketch I included with their Project Guide with my vision for the room. I wanted to create a space that felt very elegant and put together, but also livable, layered and cozy for a young family as their main hangout and TV watching spot.

Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 2.07.03 PM.png
DSC_0019.jpg
DSC_0070.jpg

The star if this room is definitely this Gold Olive Leaf Ceiling Chandelier from Shades of Light. It makes the perfect statement and looks lovely with the lights on or off! This room had no overhead lighting before, and I’m so glad my clients were willing to run electrical so we could use this fixture. And a big thank you to Shades of Light for providing us with a nice press discount!

Shades of Light is a lighting company based in Richmond, VA. They are also the home of Young House Love’s lighting collection and have a bunch of other exclusive designs along with tried-and-true industry favorites. They are a smaller company, have great customer service and are definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for any new light fixtures for your home. Request a free catalog to see for yourself!

DSC_0017.jpg
DSC_0022.jpg
DSC_0063.jpg
DSC_0027.jpg
DSC_0029.jpg
DSC_0043.jpg
DSC_0031.jpg
DSC_0034.jpg
DSC_0038.jpg
DSC_0046.jpg
DSC_0047.jpg
DSC_0066.jpg

For projects like this, I usually do a round of online ordering first focusing on bigger items like the rug, lighting, accent furniture, mirrors, large artwork, etc. Then I will go shopping at local home decor stores to fill in the small accessories and anything else we need to finish off the space. I usually get more than I think we’ll use on that trip so I can have some fun playing around with the styling and testing out different options. I really love the way this bookshelf styling came together! It’s the perfect combination for me - a few books, a little greenery, framed art, some ceramics and decorative storage/display. This bookshelf gets bonus points for having some more antiques and meaningful family heirlooms in the mix! Also, dominoes may be my new favorite bowl filler. I found the navy acrylic ones at Home Goods.

DSC_0056.jpg
DSC_0057.jpg
DSC_0064.jpg
DSC_0060.jpg

Since their family room is just about done (there has been talk of swapping out the wall sconces, painting the fireplace and upgrading to a more modern fireplace screen ), we are now working on their kitchen! It’s a generously sized kitchen with great bones, but at the moment its just entirely too brown for my client’s taste. I’m excited to update you all as that project progresses!

Haines Hotel Project | Unit 4C

In my last post, I introduced the Haines Hotel Project and the first Airbnb apartment I designed, Unit 3C. For my client, Royal Square Development & Construction, I created a base design that could be repeated in future units, with the art, accessories and color schemes customized to add a distinct personality and vibe to each space. Whereas Unit 3C was a bit more warm, layered and bohemian, I styled Unit 4C to pack more of a graphic punch with retro artwork, pattern mixing and bold shots of vibrant green, orange, mustard and teal. 

I absolutely love the way this unit turned out! Step inside and I'll give you the tour...

Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!


"The Key to My Heart/Wifi" Print, hand-lettered by me and available in my shop!

Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Storck_AirBnB (25 of 32).jpg
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!
Colorful, modern apartment decor inspiration from a historic 1 bedroom turned Airbnb!

Sources for all items purchased online are available in the Pinterest Board below:

To finish off the apartment, I used a mix of vintage, new and handmade items from local shops here in York, plus pieces from my own collection Thrifted by SSDC. Here's a quick rundown!

Redeux Marketplace - 113 S. Duke Street | wooden tray, colorful crochet afghan

Revolt Style Studio - 24 N. Beaver Street | hand stitched PA state banner with grey tassel

Finders Keepers - 2811 E. Prospect Road | rose quartz candle holder

Ross - 2855 Concord Road | Woven basket, grey fleece throw blanket, starburst object

Thrifted by SSDC | vintage National Geographic illustrated map/poster, vintage gardening book

The handpainted ceramic planter was made by my sister-in-law and was on loan from my home for the shoot, along with some of my favorite interior design coffee table books. 

My new "The Key to My Heart/Wifi Password" Art Print is currently available at Revolt Style Studio at 24 N. Beaver Street or as a printable download, here

And lastly, if you are traveling to York Pennsylvania this year for business (or pleasure!), or if you're a local looking for accommodations to recommend to out of town guests, you can book this unit on Airbnb, right here

The Design Suite in the Market District

York, PA, United States
This one-of-a-kind studio is the essence of downtown living. Surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, it's a perfect location to explore the City of York by foot. An air mattress an...