Saturday, February 18, 2012

Four days!

This week I've been working 
really hard redesigning a
clients bedroom. 

I only had one four days to get complete! 

It was a blank slate when I started.. 
Her furniture was all pine. 

Its amazing what paint can do to bring back to life! 

I found a tall vintage shelf in corner from my  
fried Julie at 
Past and Presents in Aurora.

Check out her blog!

Thank you Julie for selling it out of your booth!!

                                                                         22 East State Street  Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-4468

I love these lamps! They're from Pottery Barn, 
The tops come off so you can fill them with anything! 
I chose wicker shades from there and painted them cream to add that 
cottage felling! 

There is a really cool sitting room off the bedroom.. 
I took these chairs and had them recovered. 
My upholstery guy is very good to me!
He gave me a great deal and got done in 4 days!

I need to still get a round tufted ottoman, but their
only so much you can find in that amount of time.. 
My client really wanted a vintage wicker lamp. 
I new we could find it, but I new it be hard with flea market not 
going yet.... 

Just in luck! 

Found this vintage wicker lamp last min in Geneva at

Circa in Geneva IL 

                                                                            123 South 3rd Street  Geneva, IL 60134
 (630) 208-0013

I need the right mirror for her dresser. All her furniture is 
straight line, no detail.. 
I new I had to get that right mirror to give that pop in 
the bedroom! 

It took me three days to find! 
I got it at one of my new secret places :) 

Only $250 super heavy and all wood.... 
It's very old. 

Gave it a cool finish to help pull the hardware out of the furniture. 

Now the bathroom..... 

Walking inn it was just walls of mirrors.. 
I had custom frames made and I attached 
them to the mirrors.. 

The sconces help pull them together! 

I normally like adding lots of accessories, 
But my client likes things to keep things simple.. 

Found a cool vintage square tray and added bath accessories. 

 I was on the hunt for a cabinet for the bathroom. 
This was really hard to find! 
I turned the corner of my favorite place to shop and it 
was like heavens light shinning down on it! 

It was perfect! I had to give it a new 
paint job and a little love. 

I will have more to come... 

It was late last night when I got done, 
I will have better photos soon of the room 
and furniture accessorized. 

Wait till you see the chandelier above the 
Bathtub I added! 

Off to do another consultation!

Have a good weekend!



  1. Also nice weekend :) Beautiful!

  2. Beeeuuutiful!!! I love all the neutral colours and the frames in the bathroom and the lovely shelf you found for it and..........well, I love it all:) Thanks for sharing this delight with us.

  3. Mark. . . Lovin' all the old mirrors. . . all in 4 days?. . . FANTASTIC!

  4. Wow, everything looks great! Love the neutrals, very calming.

  5. Fantastic work ! Absolutely love it !!!

  6. So Mark, it looks great!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!!

  7. Mark,

    Beautiful job! I can't wait to see the completed look. I love the paint treatments you did!

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  9. Hi Mark! My beautiful, his designs are becoming more beautiful and wonderful, you have an amazing taste ... Love all your projects!
    Mark, you have to confess ... you ... is the perfect man, if you lived in Brazil I would ask you to marry ... lol
    Kisses ...

  10. Thanks for the Kudos Mark......the room looks FaBuLOus!!!!

  11. Me quedé sin palabras, preciosa decoración Marco, un exquisitos gusto.
    Que tengas un feliz fin de semana.
    Mil besos...Julia.

  12. I love the illusion the lampshade gives, when i first saw the photo I thought there was a long corridor behind the bed. Is this just in the photo.