Stateside, and a Project Update

What?  Where am I?  I think I'm having serious displacement issues.  We made the big move from Brazil about three weeks ago.  It was so bittersweet:  happy to be moving Stateside, and closer to family/friends, but very sad to leave the Country we've grown to love, and which has been the only home our kids have known.  Now that we're back in the US, we definitely have the reverse culture-shock thing going on, but have thankfully been distracted by good times catching up with peeps.

We took a two-week stopover in Texas before heading up to our new place in Virginia, and I had a chance to check in on some progress going on with an e-design client.  It's not often I get to see the fruits of my design ideas in person.  Considering the clients are still unpacking boxes from their recent move, I think we can agree they have been super-motivated in pulling this room together.

When they moved in, the entire house (trim included) was painted a nice, muddy peach color, so a fresh coat of glossy white paint was numero uno on the agenda.

The house has fantastic, classic bones, so the idea is to bring in a hint of modern lines with clean, neutral furniture.

I think we're accomplishing that nicely so far...

Remember, we were working off this design board.   

We subbed in a large traditional rug the clients already owned, and went with the neutral colorway of New Vase on the cane chairs.

Looking back towards the entrance.  I'm kinda bonkers over the door.

 Detail of the chest with the clients' own photography work.

Everything in our life is so crazy right now, the calm color palette going on here feels really good to my brain.

Speaking of OUR situation, I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that I have a

whole house

of our own to decorate!  We're actually starting from the basement level (again, a new thing for me) and will work our way up.  There's demo work happening there as we speak, so I'll get my blogging act together soon to give ya'll the scoop scoop on those plans.

In the meantime, I'm scooting kiddos off to new schools, and snuggling on a baby who is growing way too fast for my own comfort.

Thank you to all of you who have left sweet comments of welcome on

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- it feels good to be Home.