One of my favorite parts of this job is when clients come back to work with me again. It’s so much fun getting to revisit past work, and have the challenge of creating a new spin on something you’ve already done—making sure the new rooms harmonize with the first, while feeling fresh and original. The design process flows with these clients, since I’ve gotten familiar with their taste, which ideas excite them, and how they live and use their home. All this means that no matter how great the first project together was, it only gets better from there.
Erin and Andy are exactly this type of client—we’ve been working together for several years now on various rooms, letting projects trickle in over time, and by now we’ve worked on almost their entire home together. I'm so honored that they trusted me with such an important project! They are just the sweetest people, and have been so much fun to work with.
You might recall that we finished their main floor a couple years ago, turning their living and dining rooms into a fun and funky lounge space, full of color and art and a truly amazing collection of Phish paraphernalia. That theme continues in the first (of several!) of their room reveals—the primary bedroom. Here's where we started:
Erin and Andy’s bedroom was a totally blank canvas. They have a great fireplace, a large footprint with plenty of sunlight, and a fantastic loft space they were using as a storage room (can’t wait to show you what we did with that space in a future post!).
These two are not the type to want to prioritize serene and neutral vibes—they wanted color, personality, and life to shine in here! We drew color inspiration from their collection of Phish posters, the rug they already had in the room, and the choices we'd made on the main level.
We kept the majority of the existing furniture, swapping the lounge chair for a dresser to add storage, and adding in a headboard to ground the bed. These few changes gave each area of the room context and purpose, helping it feel more mature and finished.
Isn’t it gorgeous? This project definitely shows the power of paint to transform a space! Stay tuned for more of their reveals in the coming weeks.