The Raleigh News & Observer was so nice to ask me to write an article for their “Ask A Designer” series.  It appeared in today’s Home section–here’s the link: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/31/1964910/ask-a-designer-what-will-make.html.

The whole section was packed with lots of designer tips as well as gardening info, which I love to read while eating my Saturday morning blackberry pancakes.

However, the layout of my article was unfortunate, as they did not include a picture that I repeatedly referred to!  Readers must have been a bit puzzled.  So, taking matters into my own hands, I’m showing the correct picture in this post.  How handy to have a blog!

Here’s the “before” picture that the reader provided, showing her design dilemma:

It’s a bay window area in her master bedroom and she doesn’t know how to finish it.  Nice problem to have, right?  It’s a lovely space, looking out at a wooded area. The reader and her hub want a spot to sit with their coffee and newspaper.

This is the “after” picture that I created:

I used a neat design softeware to build the room right on top of her picture.  Clients love to have as much help as possible to visualize what their space could look like.  The drapes in this picture are based on one of the fabrics that DeCocco Design is using in our new line of semi-custom window treatments.  The chaise is from West Elm, but folks in the Raleigh area can get the same look and shop local at Dexter Furniture on Glenwood Ave.  They’ve got a great selection of fabrics, so customizing the chaise to the space would be easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Hub is painting a new wall color in the Library, in preparation for installation of lovely drapes (again, using one of our fabulous fabrics–I cannot wait to show them all to you!).   Stay tuned for how that turns out!
Ciao,
Anne
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