before + after: a quaint living room

Dearest readers, it has been a while. It feels so good to be busy but it hurts so bad to ignore you. We've had this dramatic before and after post on deck for a while- forgive us for not sharing sooner! Our friend and client, Linda, (check out her family room here) was ready to upgrade her living room, so she hired us to do a Rehab Box. We encouraged her to lighten the walls, whitewash her stone fireplace, replace her mantle, and refresh her furniture. The result is fresh, clean and cozy. Thanks again Linda for being such a sweet and fun client to work for. Enjoy! -d+e

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rehab box: michigan living and dining

If you're new to our blog, welcome! We've been overwhelmed by all the support lately and have been pinching ourselves that we get to do what we love AND inspire others. I (Emily) have been REALLY BAD at blogging consistently, which is great because it means we're busy, but would be really great if I could find time to post more often. How does everyone do it?! Ideally, this blog would just blog itself. When's that app coming? 

We thought today seemed like a good day to share a little more from our Rehab Box collections. These two boxes were for our kitty loving, whiskey collecting clients, Priya and Fraser, based in Michigan and are two of our favorites! They have great taste, a love for vintage and mid-century accent pieces, and were all around awesome to work with. Wanting to be more hands on and not quite ready to commit to a full service designer, the box was a perfect fit for them.

Check out our Rehab Box options (some might call it e-design) and see how you can get in on the action! We're in the NYC area but you don't have to be. We can work with you no matter where you live- except if you live in Hawaii, we'll have to come take measurements.  

In other news, we have 2 new projects to photograph in the next couple weeks which we're totally excited to share, and I just finished shooting our place which you can see sneak peaks of on instagram to be featured on a major blog near you. Happy Friday everyone! 

Before + After : Linda's Family Room

We have this client Linda. She's sweet and spunky and put complete and utter trust in our ability to update her family room, which she'll be the first to admit,  hadn't been touched for 25 years.  Long story short, she was ready for some major change and we gave it to her.  It's fresh, clean, and classic with a hint of New England charm and hopefully she won't have to touch it for another 25 years. (Ok, 15 years at least!) We're very excited  to share her before and after in which she used a  Rehab Box (you can see her design board here) and a Restyle Box (can be yours too, if you're in New York / New England!).  Thanks to Linda for letting us get down and dirty with some styling and photos to show off her new space! 

Let's chat about the design. We all love a little wood molding here and there (and it's having  a major resurgence!), but so often, it's  not always done in the cleanest of ways and can be more distracting than complementary. Linda (and Mr. Linda) wanted to keep the wood accents  which was more than fine with us, but to clean up the look and draw more attention to the windows, we painted the trim around the doors. We also suggested painting the built ins which now freshen up the space and complement the trim and flooring.  Adding window treatments to the different sized windows tie the two together, making the room more cohesive, calm and drawing attention to their beautiful view. See the rest for yourself!

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We love a good before and after and we're so thankful to Linda for allowing us to share! We have more to come and if you want to be the first to see, you can subscribe below and we'll send you an email alerting  you of our latest post.