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Client Guest Room: Armstrong Inn


Photo by AB Chao

I recently traveled to Salt Lake City to put together another room for my friend Heather Armstrong. You may recall our first project together, the living room that went BOOM. This time we created a fun and cozy guest room, something Heather has wanted in her house for a while (so Ryan Gosling will have a place to sleep when he visits, obvs). Despite a few drapery hardware mishaps -- the phrase "wild dooce chase" was used several times by me, which Heather did NOT find amusing, because she is WRONG -- the room came together in just a couple of days. I think it turned out really well, and I am very excited for you to see more, in video form, right over here.


Design Board: New Local Client

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.