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I recently had a eDesign client that had a small dilemma in her living room.  She had pretty much everything already figured out in her living room, but there was one part of the space that was causing her issues.  The vaulted ceiling room had a BIG wall that needed attention.  She had tried several different things, but nothing was working.  The furnishings in sitting in front of this wall was a seating arrangement consisting of two ivory arm chairs and a small end table in between.

BIG Living Room Wall

Dealing with large vertical spaces like this can be challenging.  One large piece of art may not always be the answer.  Hanging items on a large wall may not be the total solution either.  My first suggestion was to add potted plants a little higher than the backs of her chairs to both sides and a floor lamp to the right side of this seating arrangement.  This will add visual weight to this side of the room and take away so much visible wall.

Wanting to give her some options with both different styles and varying price points, I came up with three wall gallery ideas for her to choose from.

OPTION 1

Hang a round jute rug on the wall with a round mirror mounted on the center of the rug.  Then add a little width with sconces holding flowers flanking the sides.  An arc lamp gives intimacy and is in a place where it will not be in the way.

Wall Gallery Option 1

Round Jute Rug: West Elm (similar)  |  Round Mirror: Target  |  Sconces: Pier 1 Imports (similar)  |  Faux Flowers: West Elm  |  Arc Floor Lamp: World Market  |  Lamp Shade: World Market

OPTION 2

 A true art gallery with a series of watercolor paintings bringing out the accent color in the room.  A driftwood floor lamp gives an earthy edge in contrast to the bright white frames and mats.

Wall Gallery Option 2

White Frames with Mats: Target  |  Ombre Watercolor Art: Outside In Art Studio via Etsy  |  Driftwood Floor Lamp: World Market  |  Lamp Shade:  World Market

OPTION 3

A painted color block detail with notched corners with wall pallet art and a metal tripod floor lamp.  With the paint color similar to the chair fabric, it will add interest without being overpowering.  A mix of rustic and modern play a part between the art and lamp.

Wall Gallery Option 3

Dandelion Wood Pallet Art: Rustic Tree House via Etsy  |  Tripod Floor Lamp: Target (similar)

So, which did she choose?  I will be posting a follow up a little later next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Chairish Design by Janeane Pittman Interior Design

I was honored when I was contacted by Chairish to create a design based on select pieces from their curated collections of pre-loved furnishings and decor.  Using vintage items in a new and creative way to make a unique space is something I just love to do and Chairish is always on my list of vendors to check out when I am creating a design for a client.

When I opened the vintage collection they sent me, the first two things that caught my eye was a Golden Velour Three Seat Sofa and a Vintage Brass Lamp in Glossy Midnight Blue.  The sofa has wonderful sweeping lines across the back and arms and a color I knew that I could work off of.  And the lamp, well, I just love a good pillar lamp with unusual finishes.

Golden Velour Three Seat SofaVintage Brass Lamp in Glossy Midnight Blue

That golden hue spurred on a color palette of gold, pink, and turquoise with touches of black and white for impact.  Mixing in modern elements like iron and marble side tables and an acrylic and brass cocktail table, along side the vintage pieces, it elevates the design to something truly special.  I even added in a low tufted footstool to act as a dog bed because I am always finding that most of my clients have one in the family.

Overall, the nature of this room is whimsical and dramatic with a rug, yes a rug, on the wall to act as a backdrop to an ornately framed mirror.  And pillows, lots and lots of pillows.  All the different textures and patterns play off of each other making the space lively and spirited.  This design also incorporates a touch of bohemian and ethnic flair contrasting against contemporary styles.

If you are interested in having a space in your home done with a vintage modern flair, I would love to create a one-of-a-kind look for you and your family to incorporate your lifestyle.  Please email me at janeane@janeanepittman.com or send me a comment on this post so we can set up a time to chat.  For more information on my services, please visit my web site at janeanepittman.com.

See everything else a little more close up:

 

Side TableClub ChairCocktail TableTufted Low FootstoolMulti pink medallion turkish rugFloor Lampwest elm round jute rugchairish howard elliott mirrorwayfair fiddle figchairish stone tuskchairish roseville national pottery vasewest elm chevron pillowchairish ethnic paisley pillowchairish vintage lumbar pillowchairish indigo batik pillow

west elm dusen pillowchairish turquoise bowlanthro ribana pillowanthro talavera pillow

chairish turquoise potchairish petrified wood branches

Design Details

Golden Velour Three Seat Sofa | Chairish

Iron and Marble Side Tables | To The Trade

Club Chairs | To The Trade

Acrylic and Brass Cocktail Table | To The Trade

Low Tufted Footstool | Chairish

Mulit Pink Medallion Turkish Rug | Chairish

Floor Lamp | To The Trade

Bordered Round Jute Rug in Horseradish | West Elm

Howard Elliott Circular Mirror | Chairish

Fiddle Fig Tree in Planter | Wayfair

Tesselated Stone Tusk | Chairish

Roseville National Pottery Black Vase | Chairish

Embroidered Chevron Lattice Pillow Cover in Slate | West Elm

Fuchsia Pink Ethnic Paisley Designer Pillow | Chairish

Vintage Handwoven Patchwork Lumbar Pillow | Chairish

Vintage Colorful Indigo Batik Pillow | Chairish

Dusen Dusen Pillow in Black | West Elm

Vintage Brass Lamp in Glossy Midnight Blue | Chairish

Mid-Century Glidden Turquoise Pottery Bowl | Chairish

Ribana Pillow | Anthropologie

Talavera Pillow in Pink | Anthropologie

Italian Turquoise and Gilt Pot | Chairish

Polished Petrified Wood Branches | Chairish

Janeane

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I was not compensated for this post and all the items pulled for the design were all by my choice with no limitations on vendors.

The Perfect Wedding Gift

With my 19th year anniversary soon approaching in July, I often think back about the gifts that my husband and I received.  I especially remember the whole experience of registering for items for our soon to be joint home, well apartment to be exact.  It was the mid-nineties and I honestly cannot for the life of me why we selected some of the pieces we did.  I had no sense of what my style was, let alone our collective one.

Janeane's Wedding

About a year ago, I was in the depths of defining who my ideal clients were.  My mind went back to that young woman selecting random items at the department store not really having any intention behind it.  I feel I did not take advantage of that one time in your life when family and friends were ready and willing to gift us with a multitude of useful items to usher us into our marital journey.  That is when I thought how wonderful it would be to work with couples getting married.  It is the perfect engagement/wedding gift.

Defining a unique and joint style that is just as special as the love they share for each other.  Giving the gift of interior design services to an engaged couple can make all those gifts all the more meaningful.  These personally selected items now have intention behind them to create a new home into a space where the couple can feel proud of.

The DIY with Your Handheld Service will provide the couple with a conceptual design for them to curate specific items on their own using the plan as a road map to design success.

The e-Design service will provide them with a detailed shopping list of furnishings and home decor to purchase or to request from guests.

The full-service design gives the couple a design with assistance all throughout the process including purchasing and installation.

See a full description of each service on my website.

If you are interested in giving the gift of design or are a soon-to-be bride or groom wanting to have a design in place so gifts are design intentional, please contact me.  I would love to be a part of this beautiful time in a person’s life.

Janeane

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What you get with eDesign

February 24, 2014

What you get with an eDesign by Janeane Pittman Interior Design

First, what is eDesign?  It is a virtual design service that provides you with a design plan customized to your needs no matter if you are local to a designer or not.  It is perfect for those who want to have a full list of items to purchase online and have an affordable alternative to full service design.  In essence, I design the room, you implement it on your own time table.

Perhaps you are like many people and enjoy putting your home together on your own, but want to have a clear vision of what the room will look like.  Yet others feel they have no personal style and need assistance with just pulling a plan together.  It is a wonderful idea for a couple getting married for a wedding gift so they can purchase items from gift money with confidence knowing their new home together will be just them.  And maybe you are like me and have a husband that likes to know to the penny what everything is going to cost.

With so many design services out there, it is sometimes challenging to know what exactly you are going to get, especially with a virtual service such as eDesign.  To show you how Janeane Pittman Interior Design does it, I would love to share one of my actual design packages I did for an out of state client.

I have broken the process into 5 phases that go like this:

Phase 1: The Initial Meeting
{This is where we get to meet each other via phone or Facetime, establish the scope of work, and agree on a contract.}

Phase 2: The Design Preference & Needs Meeting
{You share with me your wants and needs for me to discover your personal style & functions necessary for your space.  You send me images and dimensions of your space.}           

Phase 3: The Storyboard
{You receive both a digital version of the plan via email and a customized design package delivered to your home containing fabric, finish, & paint samples.  Your Space Plan, Furniture, Accessory, & Art Selections, Custom Window Treatments, & Finish Selections.  A link filled shopping list with pricing & details is also included in the emailed package.}

Phase 4: Purchasing
{You go to work acquiring all the selections chosen for your design.}

Phase 5: Installation
{The transformation takes place with your personal design put into your home.}

eDesign by Janeane Pittman Interior Design

eDesign by Janeane Pittman Interior Design

If you are interested in having eDesign services, please contact me at janeane@janeanepittman.com.

Janeane

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