The job I'm working on right now is a great room and then the front room/parlor. I'm having lots of fun picking colors and furniture. The homeowner has never had a decorator help BUT even more incredible, she has never shopped to decorate her home. She is, at once, loving this experience and finding it overwhelming! Her home (I should take a picture of the outside) is a classic center hall colonial. The kitchen has been renovated with beautiful walnut cabinets and a heavy granite counter top. We are working to balance that darker kitchen with a beautiful blue, beachy feel. It's coming together, fingers crossed!, beautifully! I often forget to photograph the rooms I work on. It is a terrible habit! So I missed capturing the beginning state of the rooms. One of the first things I did was remove the "valances" from each of the windows (and she has a boatload of windows!) These sad little "valances" were put their by the previous owners and really they looked more like napkins. The main color of the great room was a hollow yellow. It didn't do much. The dining area and hallway are just an off white. A little dingy. The front rooms are a dull sage green. She's got a good swath of the blue up and it looks cool and crisp with her white trimmed windows. (The blue is Benjamin Moore's Glass Slipper 1632---sorry you can't see it at all in the pic!) The browns in the room look lovely with the blue. The pictures won't do it justice!
(To the left is a picture of the pretty fabric for a cozy side chair. Big, down filled cushions--and the chair is a rocker, secretly. Sitting by the fireplace should be nice!)
I'll post the pics as I can. Right now we've got a good bit of the furniture being made and won't be done for a number of weeks. I'll keep you posted! Hope you have fun looking at the few pictures I have!