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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

“Everything’s Great when you’re DOWNTOWN”

My friend Susan the decorator and her assistant Mary recently won the bid to decorate  two models for a high rise condo going up in our nearby town.  This was a great job for them and luckily they asked me to join in and help out with my trees and some other silks.  I recently went to the models with them for a day of trial and error on placing accessories.  The rules are very strict with construction so without further ado, let me show you a most flattering picture of such a stunning trio! :)

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I am on the left, Susan in the middle and Mary on the right

No doubt they would try to physically harm me if they knew I was placing this picture on my blog.  Shhhhh!


A workman had to escort us with whatever we were carrying up in a makeshift elevator.  Notice Susan’s TJ Maxx bag.  She wears it proudly. 

Susan and Mary each had their own condo to decorate.  Susan’s was more traditional to transitional.  Here is the entry hall.

I really thought these mirrors were a cleaver way to take up wall space in a long hallway.  She wanted even more but the money was too tight.  It definitely brightened the area.







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Here is the living room done in robin’s egg blue and light brown.  Do take note of the tree coming from behind the sofa!  Isn’t the bust of the little girl precious?condo 003


This was one of my very favorite parts of the decorating.  Susan found some old sheet music at an antique store.  Notice the perfect coloring for the decor. 

condo 002 The music was actually falling apart.  She like the words so she cut part of it and included it on the bottom part of the frame.  This was done by herself (not custom) with a frame she found at Hobby Lobby. It was an open frame that she bought glass for.  Click on the picture to read the words.  I LOVED THIS!

She also went to an estate auction and bid on these retro dishes.  Again, the perfect color and feel for what she wanted.  The table was very small and round, so I could only do a vase with some stems coming up the middle.  The day I was there, a lot of work still had to be done so I didn’t get a lot of the finished pictures.

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Don’t you love this boat picture placed above the toilet in this masculine bathroom?  Notice the book on top of the stool.condo 007

condo 006This was the bedroom off the masculine bath.  The headboard was covered in the tweed fabric.

condo 009 condo 010This was the bath off the master bedroom…   And here is part of the master bedroom.  I am so sad the lighting didn’t allow me to get a good picture.  This chair had the cutest little leopard print you ever did see.condo 011


This is the living room in Mary’s more contemporary condo done in eggplant.




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This winds up my tour for today.  I wished I could have been there on the final day to get better pics, but I think you get the idea.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I love having you to share projects going on in my life.


Domestic Designer said...

Thanks so much for sharing this adventure with us. I got some good ideas. I love the condo! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I love reading about what you have to share. This is awesome decorating! I just love it. Have a nice evening...


southerninspiration said...

Oh, donna, how fun to see all that they've done. I love the look of both of them. The mirrors are very clever!!! And I do love all the accessories they used.


Unknown said...

What a beautiful space! I could just plop myself right in there and live happily ever after. Great job!

The colors are great and the special touches are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pics - what inspiration!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I thought you three looked cute in your little hard hats! :)

Justabeachkat said...

What a fun experience and everything looks very nice.

Cute cute cute photo of the 3 of you in your hard hats.


Justabeachkat said...

What a fun experience and everything looks very nice.

Cute cute cute photo of the 3 of you in your hard hats.


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi sweetie! You left the sweetest note! I'm a cryer so watch out! It's easy to get the waterworks going! I missed this post somehow! What pretty rooms! That has got to be a decorator's delight to do something like that..even if you're on a budget! Your silks make the room dahling! Love ya too girlfriend! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Robin said...

This was such fun! I love those dishes!
And the boat painting...awesome~
All Things Heart and HOme

Tootsie said...

I loved this for fertilizing...I would just wait till it stops raining for a day or so...otherwise you will just waste it!

stitching under oaks said...

Sounds like a fun day! I love all the little details! Decorating someone else's pace would be so much fun! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It's nice to 'meet' you!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I think the hard hats were very becoming! That was fun getting to see the way they stage it. Thanks for the tour. It all looks so pretty. laurie

Small House said...

OH WOW!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!

Love the hard hats!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! It looks gorgeous!

Donna great work! :)

Q said...

It is always fun to see how the pros do it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely and inspirational ...waiting for what is next... LOVE the mirrors!! I am a mirror addict!
smiles and love~