I am so excited about this one. The clients are a young, newly-married couple who inherited the husband's parents' 1950s lake house. It needs to be updated, of course, but once I get finished with it, it's going to be the cutest thing ever. We started with the living room and adjoining kitchen.

I found this vintage light fixture at a local shop, and loved it so much I designed the entire kitchen around it. I bought it for the clients sight unseen, and if they don't love it as much as I do, I will cry. And make them use it anyway.

Everything else is a mixture of new and vintage, but the major updating will be painting the (old, not cute) cabinets and changing the (old, not cute) hardware. My clients want to do this in phases, but of course I'm pushing for all at once for maximum impact.

And I chose a Duralee fabric for the vintage chair reupholstery, so it was nice that they approved me for a trade account today. Fortuitous!

Anyway, very excited about this one. And if you are a nice person who likes what you see here, I have openings for late October. Contact here.


AuthorAB Chao