Designing Woman: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Okay, enough of this cancer business. I want to take a small detour away from some of the doom and gloom that has dominated this blog for the past couple of weeks and share a little bit of (?!?) with you. Below is an example of a design project I worked on recently for my friends Claire & Mat (and little Leo, too!). I spotted an old club chair and ottoman during a recent trip to Charleston (it was being stored in my parent's house...uh, long story...) and thought it would make the perfect addition to Claire & Mat's transitional traditional bungalow living room re-do so I emailed this picture to Claire and she agreed. Check out how we transformed this outdated set!


And after...notice that we removed the skirt from the chair and ottoman to give the pair a more contemporary look. Oh, and soon the brick fireplace in the background will be painted white as well to give the room a little cleaner look. Right, Mat?!?

I'll post other examples of my design projects from time to time so you can see more of the things that I find very therapeutic to work on during all of this cancer craziness.


  1. You will have to post some before and after photos of our current project...

  2. Looks great!!! Dad's chair has a whole new life.

  3. I love it Jennie!!! I saw it at the shower and the fabric totally reminded me of our chairs in the middle parlor. We have a serious need for your design sense in our house- do you make long distance house calls:)