When it comes to selecting wallpaper for your foyer/entrance way anything goes. My clients wanted a wallpaper in their front entrance that not only was neutral but went with their heritage home. This wallpaper by Farrow & Ball called Hornbeam was perfect. Painting the coordinating paint colour below gave it that designed look that my clients loved.
So many times when I’m consulting with clients about paint colour they want a neutral and bright colours around their home. However, if anyone knows me I’m a decorator who loves colour and contracts and If I can get clients to do one room with colour it’s usually the powder room.
It might seem overwhelming to most people to select paint for an entire 5 bedroom house however, for me it’s all about asking lots of questions. Getting to know my clients is the most important part of my job and that’s where the INSPIRATION comes from…Below is a picture of wallpaper which will be the main patterns in my clients home. It’s most important for them to have yellow and gold to bring the love of colour and their culture into their environment. I love these 2 patterns together, one in the family room and other one in the hallway.
“Aspire to Beautiful Living”… Jacklynn Little Interiors
I have a new client who was trying to decorate her living room for about 3 years. After much frustration and returning items she asked for my help. During our first meeting she asked me “how do you get started” and “where do you get your inspiration from”… Most of my inspiration for my design concepts comes from you, the client. To start I ask things like who are you, what do you like, what is your style, what colours do you like or dislike, how do you use the space etc.
After that inspiration usually starts with a colour and pattern. When I have an idea of colour you want to use in the room, as an example the rug colour “Teal” above then I have something to start the décor process. What else was needed in this room were draperies, pillows, wall unit, accessories and lighting.
But don’t get scared when a designer ask you this question… “What is your budget for the entire space”? This is the most important question because it tells me where to shop and how much to spend on a sofa and everything else. After the first meeting I’m off and running to create a décor concept and when that is approved I can give you a timeline when the room will be completed.
I have a guest bedroom with a queen size bed in it, however, I don’t have room for a headboard. I only have about 2 feet at the end of the bed to move around. No Problem. So my solution is to paint a head board on the wall, not only do your create a decorative detail but you can always match the colour with the decor.
Check out the start of the head board design below and visit my Photo Gallery for the completed room.