Friday, June 12, 2015

My Photo Shoot Reveal!! {Sneak Peek}

I am over the moon excited with how my recent photo shoot turned out, that I had to share some sneak peeks with you! Not too long ago, I decided to make some changes with Amber B Design. This summer, I will be getting a new web site and switching to word press. {If you have any experience one way or another with using word press, I'm all ears!} So with those new changes, comes a new look. I decided to reach out to a local Central New York photographer and see if she could come over and take some head shots as well as some photos of our home. I worked with Sarah Heppell, of Sarah Heppell Photography, and I'm so glad I did! She made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. I am not one for posing for pictures, so if she could make me look unafraid, she's a genius in my book! I will be waiting to show most of the photos for the new web site, but here are some amazing examples of her work...

All images below taken by Sarah Heppell Photography

Our Dining Room




Our Family Room



Our Living Room

Isn't she incredibly talented?!? I love how she can capture the simplest moments and turn them into something magical. I love how the vase of flowers in the dining room is in focus, while the background fades. I also love how she photographed the dinosaur that my son painted, when he was younger. :)

And here are some head shots that might make their way onto the new site, as well as onto my other social media accounts...




When we were taking the last picture, she said she wanted to make sure she didn't position me so that it looked like I had antlers coming out of my head. :) Right at ease! Well done, Sarah!

If you live in the CNY area and need a photographer for any reason, Sarah Heppell Photography is your girl! Visit her site HERE for more information!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More Updates on #projectvintagegem !!

I am excited to show you even more recent updates over at #projectvintagegem. We have busy plugging away, installing items as they arrive and making this house into a home. It is such an amazing feat, getting to see a home from start to finish. When my client moved in, she was starting with a blank slate. Over the several months we have worked together, we have seen her style unfold into a place where she now feels at home. To start back from the beginning for this project, visit HERE. Here are the most recent updates...

In the master bedroom, the rug has arrived, along with the stump side table and new art...

The dresser mirror was also installed last week...

And the sconces are up on either side of the bed...

On the way into the foyer, you can see the new map art, as well as the wine rack vignette...

And the new leather swivel chair arrived in the living room...

Once the sectional and a few other accessories are in place, we will have a full reveal of this home, along with professionally photographed pictures! That part will be so exciting. And I know my client will finally breath a sigh of relief after all of her furniture arrives! She has been so patient through this process.

Thank you to my client for allowing me to share these pictures!

Friday, May 8, 2015

{Partial} Reveal of #projectvintagegem !!

I am so excited to share this partial reveal of #projectvintagegem today!! I went to my client's house earlier this week, to bring a carload full of accessories and items to style the place up. We are still waiting on a few key pieces before we call this project complete, but I had to share the amazing progress we made. It is always fun to look back at where the project began, so we can see just how much was accomplished so far. You can follow along from the beginning with the link #projectvintagegem or click HERE to see more of the back story of the apartment. Here are the dining and living rooms when I first visited her loft style apartment...

Before


And here is the progress so far...

Progress



Excuse the grainy phone pictures! I promise better quality reveal photos when the project is complete! The buffet zone holds so many of her dishes, which was important with the tight cabinet space in the kitchen. Since we were not able to drill into the brick, I proposed we lean this oversized print on the buffet to ground the zone. I love the juxtaposition of this art with the lamps. The brass candlesticks were an antique find. I love the collected over time feel they bring to the space, even without candles inside. They add a sculptural punch on their own.


To the right of the buffet is the eating area. The new custom banquette has become a favorite spot for my client to sit. The plaid rug is everything in this space. Once the sofa and club chair arrive, you will be able to see the room as a whole and fully appreciate the power of this patterned rug.


This gorgeous console will go behind the sofa, once it arrives. If you follow me on instagram {amberbdesign}, you may have already seen these beautiful blue and white urns I found at Home Goods. This was the project I bought them for!! The small iron and marble table will go next to the leather club chair, once that arrives.


Above, is a little sneak peek of the hallway leading to the foyer. I love the oversized blue map art near the rustic brick!

For the master bedroom, we went for a calm, serene vibe.

Before


The only thing that stayed in the bedroom was the bed. This is a fun transformation, getting to see the design board ideas come to life!

Progress





I hope my client enjoys relaxing in this space! We are still waiting on some items to arrive in here, such as: the dresser mirror, ottoman and side table for the arm chair and bed sconces. I also need to get back over there and finish steaming those linens! I cringe when I see the wrinkled duvet, but I will fix all that. :) We have come so far, starting with just the bed.

I hope you have enjoyed the partial reveal of #projectvintagegem !! More pictures to come... I promise!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

E-Design Boards Reveal {Office & Guest Room}

I am excited to show more e-design board reveals with you today! I have worked with this wonderful client before in several rooms throughout her home. We just recently worked on the office and guest room. My client loves a soft, serene palette with bursts of fun color. She loves the modern - traditional mix and has allowed me to try some fun and creative ideas in her past rooms. It is always a treat to work together! First up- the office design...


My client already had the IKEA slipcovered chairs, that you see on the bottom of the board. I thought they would be great in the space, so we kept them. We changed out everything else! She is very excited about the relaxed, but fun style in the design. I know that striped rug will be everything in the room!! The Nate Berkus office accessories will be the finishing touches on the desk.

For the Guest Room, my client wanted a stylish and serene space where guests feel comfortable...


We are both so thrilled with this design! I cannot wait to see that pale, soft pink shade on the walls. The new scalloped ceiling light fixture looks like a cloud and will be a sweet addition to this room. The bedding feels hotel chic and the sconces will provide great task lighting for guests to read in bed. The art by Cozamia will be stunning on the wall space above the bed. The coral fretwork pillow by Caitlin Wilson Textiles will be a fun dose of color against the white border duvet. I also like how this design compliments, but does not compete with her Master Bedroom design, which we completed a while back...

Master Bedroom Design


I will definitely update you along the way! 

Whether you live near Central NY or not, we can work together! E-mail me for more information, or visit my Design Services page HERE.  :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

E-Design Boards Reveal!!

I wanted to check in and show you the latest e-design boards I created for a lovely out of state client. My client heard about me from her sister, who I have worked with locally for #projectdelicatenursery #projectclassickitchen and #projectclassicliving. Having referrals from clients is one of my favorite parts of my job, because it makes my day that they want to recommend me to others, especially their own family members! And just like my local client, her sister was just as sweet and wonderful to work with. My new clients wanted to pull together their beautiful kitchen and dining room renovation with the finishing touches... new accessories and art. I also suggested some new lighting and a few key furniture pieces that will enhance their already amazing renovation. Here are some pictures of the kitchen...

The Kitchen


Gorgeous, right?!? And here is the design board I came up with for this space...


We will be doing two oversized, framed art pieces, hung side by side, on the long wall by the kitchen table. They will either be the fern prints, driftwood prints {both on the left of the board} or the charcoal botanical prints {bottom right of the board}. Which art pieces would you choose? Here are some pictures of the dining room...

The Dining Room




We will be working with most of the things you see in these pictures. And here is the design board I came up with for this space...


I just love that CWT buffalo check pillow! That was suggested to go on the upholstered head chairs. It will be a modern take on a traditional pattern, which is perfect for this dining room. The gorgeous furniture in this space is antique and was refinished with love from my client's father. I love the charm and personal connection this furniture has in the room. Since the head chairs were bought after and are not part of the collection, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring some upholstered pieces into the room. The upholstered head chairs will bring a softness to the space and be a nice compliment to the wood furniture. The bamboo mirror will go above the buffet, with a pair of fun table lamps flanking the mirror. My client will be deciding on art that will go on either side of the buffet lamps and above the extra chairs. I suggested to either go with the blue watercolors that are shown on the bottom of the board or a pair of floral vase prints, which is shown in the center of the board. Which would you choose for the dining room?

I will update you on the progress of these spaces, as we move forward!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Design Board Reveal for #projectclassicliving

I am excited to show you some recent plans I designed for #projectclassicliving. You may have remembered when I worked with these wonderful clients for their nursery and kitchen. {Click on the words 'nursery' and 'kitchen' above to see those projects.} Now, we have moved on to the foyer, dining room, living room and sun room. I wanted to keep that classic, timeless vibe throughout the home, since they live in a gorgeous 1930's colonial. Here are the design boards I presented for those spaces...

The Foyer

The Dining Room


The Living Room



and The Sun Room



There are some pretty dramatic suggestions and my clients are so willing to go for it, which I love. I truly look forward to working with these clients again. And I will definitely show the process along the way, here on the blog. :)

You will also be able to follow the progress of these projects on twitter, instagram, and pinterest through @amberbdesign under the hashtag #projectclassicliving
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