Monday, November 9, 2009

Met Monday

I hope you had a great weekend! I am joining up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another Met Monday. This week I am featuring a client's new home in a town called Rescue, CA in the foothills of the Sierra mountains. She moved in back in August and I have been travelling up about once a month to help transform her home. She has a lot of items that she moved so we used all she had and try to be very selective in this process. The first room we worked on was as she calls it her Hawaiian room (AKA Jenna's room, her daughter) . This is the room right after she moved in. She has many pieces of antique furniture, very beautiful pieces, so we reused all her pieces.

She had this beautiful iron bed an bedding. She is a Pottery Barn lover, hence the bedding is from Pottery Barn and the red polka dots sheets. The Hawaiian print over the bed had been re frame with a bamboo frame. The lamp you see is a Tommy Bahama lamp with a bamboo shade. We did change the window treatment here adding a bamboo shade to both windows and changing the sheers to matching green on all the windows.

Here is the other side of the room before.
Here is the other side of the room and after. This dresser is beautiful with a marble top that coordinates with the side table that the lamp sits on. Of course she has many, many accessories and I tried to limit what she put on the dresser.

This is the wall opposite the bed. We put up the shelves and added all the Hawaiian themed items that are her daughter's including her daughter's graduation picture. Again the dresser is a secretary desk with a side chair. (another antique). Of course we had to add to the chair a crab that played Under the Sea and danced. (a little crazy) but that is her style. So the only purchase in this room which you do not see is the new frame for above the bed and new bamboo shades for the windows.
When hanging art work or photos around shelves like these, use different sizes and shapes to create interest and keep your eyes moving. all the frames do not have to match exactly but they should coordinate together.

She likes themed rooms and all the items she has purchased over the years. The other guest bedroom which will be the grand children's sleeping placed when they visit is the "Disney room". So again this is the vacant room.
This is the same side of the room with a high boy dresser and mirror. It is opposite the twin bed.
Here is the bed all dressed up with all her stuffed Disney characters. The bedding is a batten burg lace comforter and pillow shams with a red bed skirt. We loved the lamp in the corner that we found at a consignment shop about 6 months ago. It goes well with the print above it.

I love this Antique dresser. We had to polish this dresser and clean it up. We used lemon oil for that. It had been stored in an attic for lack of room in her other house. It is mahogany vanity dresser with a swivel mirror. It fits well with the Disney decor and reminds me of the Haunted Mansion decor. She had many Disney "Cells" that we incorporated into the room along with a few posters. As you know try to create high and lows with your accessories and always use odd numbers for more interest.It took us one full day to complete these two rooms from start to finish. Cleaning and polishing as we went. It was so much fun to do and we laughed while trying to move some of these pieces around. Since they are antiques and all solid wood they we pretty heavy. We did add some cellular shades to the windows that were ordered the day after we put the room together.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these room put together. I thoroughly enjoyed working on them. I stay for two days helping to unpack and put rooms together. I will post more of them at a later time. Thanks for joining me today and also to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting. Check out her blog for great transformations.



  1. Her dresser is gorgeous.

    Thanks for posting
    Your new follower

  2. Lots of work going on there! Her antiques are fabulous and the finished rooms look great!

    Love your header!

    I also added me to your followers!



  3. Hi Sofia!

    It looks like you both had a lot of fun decorating the new place! How wonderful to use her existing pieces and restyle the rooms!

    I took your advice and found a great vintage sled on Craig's List for $30! I was wondering if you happen to have any pictures of how you decorate your sled on the front porch so I could see some ideas and be inspired! I can't wait to add ice skates, and accessories to create a unique front porch decor! Thanks again for the inspiration!

    Happy Decorating!
    Denise :-)