Friday, March 12, 2010

Client Before & After

I get requests to see client before and afters but the problem is getting a project completely finished, then getting back over there to take proper pictures. Well, these pictures are from a clients house who is also a friend. She sent me before pictures and while I was over there recently I took some after pictures. ALTHOUGH I must say this is still a work in progress and these pictures are not styled, they were taken by me on a random day and not by a professional. I make the point to say this because we are so used to seeing homes in magazines and on blogs that are professionally styled and shot and that makes a difference. Anyhoo, here are the before of the dining room and living room....And here is where we are now with both.....
When looking back through the pictures I realized the majority of pictures I take are crooked.
I really do love this house and I love what we have done so far. I don't have time right now to give all the details but I loved this light fixture forever from Z Gallerie and when she said she would use it I was thrilled. It makes me happy every time I look at it...
For the dining room we are on the lookout for an upholstered tall bench. We have some options but if you know of any that are a great price let me know!
I had to throw this poster in. It was designed for a cookout a friend had last year. I am obsessed, I think they are so cool. I have been promised one so I will let you know where it lands in my home.

I have loved working on this house with a great friend and although we are not completely finished yet I must say using such fun pieces has been wonderful.

55 comments:

Kristin said...

Again I love the mirror on the wall and the gorgeous lamp over the dining table. Well done!

xo's Kristin

aimee said...

Very nice work! Was wondering if you could give me the source for that turquoise lamp that is between the two chairs? It is fabulous!

Meredith said...

Looks amazing!! I love that cocktail table!!!

Laura Trevey said...

Fabulous job! I love all the lighting, and the gorgeous rug!

Staley Mc said...

Everything looks great! You did a wonderful job!

Donna said...

Looks amazing, what a transformation!!! You might try out NOIR furniture...they have several benches and theire style would work perfect with what you've got goin on! Happy Friday!

Hamptontoes said...

Beautiful work!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Hey Maryanne:
The room looks amazing! When you get a chance, please give us the color of the paint on the walls - I lurvs it! ;)

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

It looks really, really pretty. So share your pain about getting images of completed work. Do it. Great job.

Design Esquire said...

Wow, you really transformed the space. It is just gorgeous. Your client/friend must be thrilled!!

"The Wild Life" said...

These rooms look amazing! Could you please tell me where the beautiful brown chairs came from??

Emily A. Clark said...

Oh dear, I am in love with that sunburst mirror!!!

And, totally understand about the picturs, but everything looks great.

Emily said...

What an awesome job Marianne! So happy you posted these. I LOVE the color of the grey. what's it called?

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Beautiful!!! I love the character older homes have and you worked with every bit of it. Mind sharing the paint color, it is just perfect. xo

Jennifer said...

looks great so far! I got a chuckle at your disclaimer because the pressure to post the best and most styled photos is kind of ridiculous! even though I totally feel it too!

JMW said...

I love your work! That redo is fabulous - love how you incorporate the turquoise in certain places. It really pops! That light fixture is great.

Katie said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing! Love that coffee table! The colors! Good job! :)

Rachael said...

Would you share your paint colors??

Megan @ My Lovely Lane said...

Beautiful - so light and sophisticated. I was going to ask about the paint color, but it looks like everyone is loving it and wondering about it too! Can you share where the coffee table is from too?

Katie Lynn said...

You are so, so talented Marianne! I love the modern twist you've given the rooms without making them look "sterile" (one of my biggest complaints when it comes to modern decor). Instead, your looks is eclectic and livable -- And just gorgeous!

Pink Wallpaper said...

very nice!! great job!

Tenley said...

Marianne, I have a pig poster just waiting for you at my house--you can pick one up next weekend! Nick was so excited that you asked for one. Ann's house looks fantastic!

botanical brouhaha said...

Beautiful! So glad you included the before pictures. I'm dying over the paisley pillows...any hints on where we might find them? Have a great weekend!

Kristie Geller said...

beautiful! What is the wall color?

Chic Coles said...

I really do love before and after posts. This is such a beautiful job you did...the sunburst mirror really stands out to me and is a great addition to the room! Great job!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks great, Marianne!

nr14 said...

Nice to se before and after pictures. You have done nice work:) Love the colours.....and the funny poster;)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ah pure love Marianne. Amazing job! What show stopping light fixtures. I don't think I would ever look at the ground in those rooms. So lovely!

bluehydrangea said...

What a change!! The lighting fixtures are fabulous!!

Averill said...

Wow, this is incredible! What is the name of the paint on the living room walls -- it's the perfect gray!

Also, where'd you score the dining table and chairs?

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What a great space. Love the paint color and the chandelier...wow. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Wow!! It looks really great Marianne!! Your "not-professional" pictures are waaaay better than mine!

I love that coffee table! And the blue/white paisley pillows!

It looks like it's been a really fun job!

I'maNolaGirl said...

AMAZING!!!! I love that sofa!

Melissa said...

Marianne, that is SO beautiful! I love it. Where did you find the zebra rug in the dining room? I have been looking for something similar in a long runner length for my hallway...

paula said...

Marianne! It is just stunning. what a transformation. you are so good.

Lauren said...

So awesome Marianne!!!!! It's so fresh & fun & pretty!!!! LOVE seeing your work!! and that chandy is to die for!!

xoxo

ps- it looks beautiful without any styling at all

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

great job! i've always loved that z gallerie chandelier, and love the coffee table, too!

boops said...

what a difference, it looks great...and i love the pig poster!!!!

Haven and Home said...

The colors are Benjamin Moore Bennington Gray for the Dining Room and Berkshire Beige in the Living room. Thanks for all the comments!

PS~Erin said...

I love it! The wall color with those brown chairs looks so good. What color is on the walls?

Stephanie Sabbe said...

marianne! I love it. Style it, shoot it, and send it to a magazine! such a good job!

Deb said...

Luv it. Very beautiful.

Sarah said...

Love it! What is the color on the walls?
And when are you coming to Atlanta to do my house????

Developing Designs said...

Your friend must LOVE you and the amazing transformation you have created for her. The lighting fixtures are so fun, the rug in the dining room adds a nice pop to the space. Even without professional photos you can tell how fantastic it all is.
Tall benches: Ballard Designs
xo

Brandi said...

What a stunning transformation! Can you please come to my apartment and tell me what to do? I'm at a loss since I can't afford much and can't paint the walls at all. I just love what you did with this.

Jesse said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Such a great job Marianne!

le @ whoopwhoop said...

just lovely and I love that you show it how it really is ... those light fittings - both hanging - are to die for ...best le

Velvet and Linen said...

What a wonderful transformation.
I love the color that you painted the walls. And the dining room light fixture!!!
Great job Marianne.
BTW: A lot of my photos are crooked too! LOL
Enjoy the 1st day of day light savings. It's one of my favorites too.

xo
Brooke

Tonya {Kotori} said...

Wow - this is amazing! You do such stunning work. And, I'm with you.. that poster is so fun! Can't wait to see where you hang it!

LindsB said...

I feel late to the party- but I just have to agree with everyone else here- this is just beautiful. and I'm with you, i LOVE that light fixture. Such a great choice :)

nestegg said...

Marianne! GREAT job!! OMG- I LOVE it!!! You are so talented. Ofcourse, I love the gray and neutral and how you paired it with cobalt blue. Mmmm.... Just YummY!!
xoRH

LAURA!!! said...

really beautiful. The focal points, the colors; its lovely... and definitely doesn't need "pro" pics to show the beauty!

Deliciously Organized said...

Wow! Just now seeing this! you are so talented! it's stunning!-carlee

Jen of Made By Girl said...

GORGEOUS job! I really love the massive dining room carpet.. :)

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com
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Anonymous said...

love the room!! could I get the paint color of the living room wall?
Thanks
Candice
cdeann@crosstel.net