Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Millwork Addition Part Two

Hello everyone!

Part Two of Millwork Addition

Entry Hallway & Foyer 

 Each reveal needed to be addressed, as different views were visible from different areas of the home. 

Design & Concept Rendering by:  Cindy LeBlanc/Beautiful Spaces

As you can see this entry foyer and hallway have changed quite a bit. 

To each adjacent wall leading into each hallway we added 7" wide custom made columns with inset panel details.  They have the grand appearance of stand alone columns, yet  take up very little of the hallway space.  
I think they finish things off perfectly!  

 Originally painted drywall, the area above the hall that connects with the upper foyer, now has a beautiful custom wood panel that is integrated with new crown moulding and corbels.  I love the polished, finished feel this wood work gives the space.  

 In Part Three, I will show my favorite part of the project.  

Happy Decorating
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Adding Custom Trim Work to Interior of Home

Happy New Year to everyone!

I ended 2014 in a whirlwind.  At Beautiful Spaces I ended on a really high note.  From start to finish we transformed a beautiful waterfront home into something truly spectacular.  I am officially in love with the process of adding traditional moulding to an existing home.  The transformation was magical to me.  
My clients were looking for something to add a finished, polished look to there home. They felt the builder had dropped the ball when it came to some of the interior finish work.   Maybe some additional crown moulding?   The builder they were in contact with was having trouble articulating his vision.  When they contacted me they were unsure of what was needed and were having great difficulty envisioning anything. 

The following is a journey from the original conversation with my clients to the finished spaces.  I learned a lot along the way, about how much of a difference adding beautiful moulding to a home can make, identifying trim and wood pieces, but mostly that transforming this space was also transforming me.  In many ways most things that I chose to take on concerning this project were all very new to me.  I was often second guessing my ability and frightened that maybe I had gotten in way over my head.  I was certain of one thing, my vision.  How I would achieve that would be discovered one step at a time.  One deep breath at a time. 
So, One Client, One Vision, One very nervous designer, and One very patient and skilled builder later.  I am happy to share the results of the fireplace and focal point of the Great Room.  

The Focal Point of the Great Room was in need of a makeover

 Design Concept Rendering By:  Cindy LeBlanc

Fireplace mantel and surround before photo

Custom Fireplace Mantel , Upper Mantel and Surround 
Design by: Cindy LeBlanc / Beautiful Spaces
Custom Millwork by:  Mike Ziemke Builders
Custom Window Treatments:  Cindy LeBlanc / Beautiful Spaces
Sconces: Barbara Barry for Circa Lighting

Happy Decorating!
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"
I would be happy to schedule an appointment with you to help re-envision and fall back in love with your home


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Graphic Blue small ottoman

Second Ottoman Project   Perfecting new skills and adding some fun details!

 Hello!   Today I am sharing my second upholstery project!  This ottoman is much smaller in scale than the last one I did.  This is for a young woman's bedroom sitting area and will be by a futon.  I also added some nail head details.  I love how this turned out.  

Here are some pictures along the way.

 Up to this point the process is the same as the Floral Ottoman Project 

.    The only difference was that I adjusted the overall height as this ottoman needed to be lower.  

Nail Head Detail

Finished Ottoman

I hope you like it!
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"
Happy Decorating

Floral Ottoman Upholstery Project

Projects and Learning new skills!

I have been wanting to learn some upholstering skills for a very long time.  Like many of you, I struggle with finding the time to learn a new skill.  I am so happy that I made the time and went out of my comfort zone.    It was well worth the effort and time.

I started out  small, an ottoman for a sitting area.  

Here are some pictures of the process

Building the Frame

Jute Webbing



Applying the first layer of the decorative fabric

Corners cut and folded 

Added the covered cording- Midway and along the bottom

Pattern Matching

All Done 
  I hope you like it!!!!

Happy Decorating
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday's Interior Hand Rendering! Dreamy Blue Great Room

This Friday I decided to pick up my hand rendering tools again and have a go at it. 
 Conceptualizing a design idea for a space is something I enjoy immensely.  Articulating that concept into a drawing that your client can see, and hopefully feel is imperative.  This part of the process, when done by hand is more challenging for me than coming up with the idea. I hope you enjoy this artistic translation of a recent design project of mine.  
It is still a work in progress.  
Today, I combined my hand work with some computer and photo shop tools.  I kind of like the way it turned out!     

Happy Decorating!
"Make Your Home Your Favorite Destination"

Monday, December 23, 2013

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!   


Silent Night

Silent night holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent n
ight holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior, is born
Christ the Savior, is born
Silent night holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Beautiful Nautical Themed Living & Dining Room all ready for XMas!!!

Nautical Simplicity

I love this nautical inspired room.  From a size standpoint, this room was a bit challenging.  If you look closely a lot of multi-tasking is going on here.  Yet, instead of cluttered, the space is calm, warm and inviting.

Tip:  When trying to incorporate a theme into your decorating.

  Keep things simple

Choose only those items you absolutely love

Leave some space empty 

Happy Decorating!