The design process starts by determining the big picture – the overall feel of the space, the theme of the room’s story. Then you start selecting the larger items like drapery, lighting fixtures, and furniture before finalizing the smaller pieces like decorative pillows and artwork. All those things together create the ambiance, but it’s the details that really bring the room to life.
This has been a whirlwind month for the Laura U team and, by now, I’m hoping you have heard all about the Boulevard Show House (aka my house)! It’s an exciting project and I am so thrilled to share the process and redesign of my personal home with you. This is a huge task – and we have a ways to go – but I am incredibly happy with the progress thus far. We couldn’t have made such strides in the renovation planning of our 1925 Tudor Revival home without our talented team of Partners. From the very beginning, we called on the expertise of our Build Partner: Newberry Architecture. They have been with me every step of the way, from our initial tour of North Boulevard, to purchasing our home, and planning out and executing the renovations. They know their stuff!
While we look for stunning pieces to incorporate into interior spaces, we often find that our best inspiration comes from the structure itself. We have a special appreciation for our Texas-based architects, who inspire us each and every day!
It happened! The slab was poured before it was officially 2013. Just ONE day shy of the New Year, but we made it none the less! It is amazing how small the addition looks, but I keep telling myself that it is perfectly in proportion with the rest of Old House. Today the framing started so it looks like my decisions on the addition are final. No going back now! So excited to walk through and really get a feel for the space in three dimensions! The lot looks like a mud wrestling ring, but a little bit of landscaping will remedy the situation. Is it embarrassing to have a Port-O-Can on your front lawn?