#FBF: Updating this Small Space Condo

For this #FlashbackFriday I’m sharing this tiny condo located in Eastlake.

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This young couple wanted to update their furniture, paint color, and create a more light, bright and inviting space to start entertaining friends and family. We used their beautiful artwork as inspiration and the jumping off point for the design.

Again, this design was about choosing smart pieces that could work not only in this condo, but easily adapt into their next home. We opted for a light gray paint color throughout, which made the condo feel so much more open and bright.

Even in a small space, creating areas for the different activities that take place is important. One of the homeowners worked from home, so it was important to create a designated work space. Placing the desk behind the sofa created the feel of an office space in this open floor plan. It also doubles as a console table during dinner parties - and a place to set a drink.

A fabric ottoman is a great double-duty furniture piece. For everday life, just place a tray on it and you have a coffee table that is comfortable to put your feet up on; and for those times when you are entertaining, it easily creates extra seating for guests. We chose performance fabric that is easy to clean, because spills happen.

Adding pops of colors, and layering textures create the warm and inviting space the clients were looking for. Grounding it all with a soft, colorful rug makes the space feel cozy and welcoming. And we love adding interesting objects for interest.

Check out the slideshow for all the photos:

This condo went from a dark and sparse home to a cozy and comfortable space perfect for entertaining. And having happy clients is always the best response I could ever ask for!

What do you think? Is this somewhere you could put your feet up?

xo,

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#FBF: A Colorful Condo

Someone wise once said “to know where you are going, you have to know where you’ve been”.

As I was mulling that thought over, I started to think about all the projects I’ve done, and the amazing clients I’ve worked with. I had this overwhelming desire to share some of these amazing projects with you in a new series of posts for Flash Back Friday’s (#FBF); because despite the fact that many of these projects take months - if not years - to complete, they are over in a FLASH! All the planning, designing, meetings, money spent, smiles and tears all seem like memories.

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This young professional couple had moved multiple times before deciding on settling down on top of Queen Anne. Because they were unsure if they were going to move again, we decided to make smart choices - opting for neutral colors for the furniture, and choosing pop’s of color in the accessories and artwork.

We updated the paint color to a beautiful warm griege that accentuated the white trim. We kept the existing hard finishes and opted to invest in great furniture items. A comfy modern sofa, paired with contemporary swivel chairs and a leather recliner rounded out the living room. While a durable quartz dining table paired with leather dining chairs gave them style and durability they were looking for.

The bright artwork was the jumping-off point for choosing the colorful accessories. A bright bold painting works in this otherwise neutral space, and the family have the option to easily swap out the accessories when they feel like switching things up.

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We took this condo from a sparse empty space, to a bright, cheery home. It’s comfortable for living and entertaining, while being super functional for all their future endeavors.

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Check out all the photos from this project below, and let me know what you like best about this project!

xo,

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2016: What a Year!

I thought I'd share a re-cap of 2016 with you all!  As you may have guessed it, MAPLE & PLUM got BUSY!! The first to see the decline of attention was the blog (my apologies faithful followers!!).  I've been meaning to post for so long but honestly I blink and the days slip away.  That's good news for 2017 though!  There promises to be many exciting projects wrapping up, which in turn means lots of fun images to inspire your home improvement!
 

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