Moore is More

Summer is here (hooray!) and what better way to kick it off than sharing all the details of a bright new family room project we recently completed.

The Moore family came to us with hopes of updating their existing space to make improvements for resale purposes, but also to invest in furnishings that they could move to their new dream home being built with in the next year.

Improvements would include bringing more light into the space, updating the built-in bookcases, and finally ridding them of the mirror over the mantle!

Furnishings needed to better accommodate their family plus more for gatherings, but the biggest request was lighter fabrics that weren’t so serious.


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Living Room


Based on our conversations, our clients chose this layout for their new furnishings.  It not only works better for the space, but also allows their family to gather around the heart of the room: the fireplace!  (oh, ok…and the tv)

Final Floorplan

We presented a scheme containing crisp blue and green fabrics, Sherwin William’s Sea Salt wall paint and and a seagrass rug to create a welcoming room with lots of personality.  Nothing serious here!


To help stretch our budget, we planned to keep the existing bookcase and end table, and to slipcover existing parsons chairs.



We presented an either/or option to our client for the coffee table, but we ended up using both the ottoman and the trunk. Bringing in the upholstered ottoman helped to break up the different wood stained casegoods, and it added seating.  The pine truck serves as extra storage, something everyone needs.

Moore-Coffee-TablePart of our design process is to commission hand renderings of the space as it really helps everyone visualize the design concept.  I am always amazed by how well these really end up looking like the installed space!  Jane really knows her stuff!



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At the end of install day, we had this to leave for our clients to come home to!

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LOOK – no more disco mirror or brass freplace screen!


Moore Details


Our client loves what the new colors and additional light have done for the room, saying that “the blues and greens made the room feel fun, yet peaceful.”  She also loves the different vintage pieces of furniture we added.  “The small footstool, the bamboo chest and antique pine trunk, each piece adds such character to the space”.

We couldn’t agree more…it’s ALWAYS in the mix that makes a room!  And the fabulous original artwork from Ellen Blanchard definitely added to it uniqueness.

Thank you Beth & John Michael for being so easy to work with and trusting of our ideas.  We loved creating this fresh and happy space for your family and are thrilled with the outcome.

Happy Summer, Everyone!


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