24 February, 2021

Small Transformations Big Impact: Peek at a Decorating Project


Take a peek at this decorating project we just installed that transformed a condo from plain to punchy! And see how small changes can have big impact in your space!

The Story: 

Our client moved into a classic duplex with great bones, beautiful white woodwork, and bright wood floors. It had lots of big windows allowing for wonderful natural light. She moved her existing furniture in, placed her art on the walls, and accessorized.
But it still seemed like something was missing. She wanted to inject COLOR and personality into the space.
She was looking for small transformations and a big impact. She was envious of all of the beautiful window treatments LiLu had designed for her daughter’s home. So she called us!

The Inspiration:

We took a look at the condo and loved all the natural light. But we agreed, color and softness added by fabric window treatments were definitely missing in the space.
The client showed us her favorite artwork pieces and we were very inspired by them. She owned lots of painterly, abstracted art featuring lots of different colors.
Another aspect of inspiration for us was the client’s personality. She was a hoot to hang out with and we knew we could reflect her fun, colorful personality through fabrics.

Gathering Materials

We set out to work in the fabric showrooms. Inspiration was everywhere! We found lots of colorful, abstract, painterly fabrics that we loved. And we couldn’t wait to show them to the client.

Making Decisions

We met with our client and she loved so many fabrics, it was hard to choose. (A good problem to have!)
In the end, we ended up with a variety of colors. (The existing palette of the house was neutral and wide open.) We chose some painterly abstract patterns, painterly florals, and even some colorful geometrics.

The Results : Small Transformations Big Impact

Fast forward a few months. (This stuff takes time to order and make! But it’s worth the wait!) We installed colorful, playful window treatments in every room and wow, what a difference! The whole feeling of the space was transformed!
The client’s lively personality was now more of a feature in each room; being brought to life by art, accessories, and playful fabrics. We couldn’t be happier with how the one change of adding fabric window treatments changed the entire feeling of a home.

Want to read more about color?
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Comments on Small Transformations Big Impact: Peek at a Decorating Project
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    I can see exactly how the textiles you chose expressed your client’s personality, Lisa, and what a huge change those window treatments made to the atmosphere of each room! Beautiful!

  2. Linda Holt says:

    Wow! You’re not kidding! Amazing transformation. Such a beautiful job and I also love how you dealt with those tall radiators. Bravo!

  3. Debbe Daley says:

    Love all the bright colors in the window treatments Lisa. What a nice project this turned out to be!

  4. Anne says:

    How fun it is to see such great examples of the power of window treatments. NOW the home looks all polished up!

  5. Janet R Lorusso says:

    I love how much personality you added to each space with JUST window treatments – they make such a difference in the feel and finish of the rooms! Beautifully done!

  6. Sheri Bruneau says:

    All of the rooms are so beautifully done, but my favourite is the living room! Each room went under such a transformation. I bet your client is just thrilled!

  7. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    Wow, those fabrics are all beautiful and you really did totally transform all those spaces with those beautiful colors and patterns.

  8. Amie Druehl says:

    Gorgeous window treatments! They truly complete the spaces. Just beautiful!

  9. Deborah says:

    Such a beautiful transformation! I love how you brought out her personality on some playful colorful fabrics for drapery and shades. I bet you she is a lot happier too. Nice injection of color into your clients life and home that really made a difference.

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