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Project Peek

by habituallychic

04 . 21 . 10

Everyone keeps clamoring for me to post more about my projects so I’m posting one sneak peek photo and it’s before incarnation. This living room is located in a three bedroom family apartment uptown. Please keep in mind that this is a during photo so it has not been completely styled because it’s not even finished yet! The draperies that were hung recently need another steaming and there is no coffee table. The artwork above the sofa has not been hung because we need to wait the side tables that don’t arrive until possibly June on which lamps will be placed and then will dictate the art placement. See why I don’t usually post during projects now! There are so many elements that need to come together that they take months to complete. I hope you enjoy this little peek and will continue to bear with me as I work to complete this project and a few others!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. The Zhush April 21, 2010 | 1:18 am

    The built ins and the colors…everything looks lovely so far! Can’t wait to see the finished project, thanks for sharing it Heather.

  2. tartanscot April 21, 2010 | 1:36 am

    oh Heather – this is looking lovely! The colours feel so restful and comfortable.

    Can’t wait to see it in all of its glory.


  3. Habitually Chic April 21, 2010 | 1:48 am

    Zush – Thanks! We’re getting there!

    Tartanscot – thank you! It will have more color once the artwork is hung and the new pillows arrive but I kind of like it looking serene!

  4. Julian April 21, 2010 | 1:59 am

    Beautiful Work-I use to read your blog more often -Glad to see you post your work-More about interior design please…

  5. Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design April 21, 2010 | 2:10 am

    Your work is as lovely as your blog. Those chairs are perfectly spec’d!

  6. Janna April 21, 2010 | 2:28 am

    Fabulous!! What is that rug? I want it for my living room!

  7. Karena April 21, 2010 | 3:13 am

    Heather I know it will be glorious, beacause of your great taste!! Can’t wait.

    Art by Karena

  8. Lindsey April 21, 2010 | 3:41 am

    So lovely so far! Cant wait to see more!!

  9. Tammy@InStitches April 21, 2010 | 11:01 am

    I love how you hung the draperies wall to wall to cover the way the window is inset.

  10. jones April 21, 2010 | 11:48 am

    Love the drapes and cabinetry. Have a great day!! Raining here. Mary

  11. Lynn April 21, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    HI Heather,
    Looks like everything is coming along nicely. I have one piece of advice that I heard recently directly from Bunny Williams, Vicente Wolf and Bill Stubbs. Each of them strongly advises installing your projects all in one day, just like on TV. They claim it creates the WOW factor that encourages referrals and new business. In their opinion, it is crucial.

    I am a designer too and I have never done this. It seems like you don’t do it either. I know you worked for another designer in the past ( I haven’t) but I don’t know who. Did they do a “one-day” installation, and if so how did they accomplish it?

    Also what do you think of the ‘one-day” installation idea. Would you ever try it? I would love to know.
    Best, Lynn from Decor Arts Now.

  12. Edward April 21, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    Hi Heather – The project looks very good. Where are the arm chairs from? The small scale is great for the room and they look very comfortable. I like the fact that you designed the wall unit with a baseboard that matches the one in the rest of the room and didn’t do a recessed base like kitchen cabinets. I see that too often. As to Lynn’s question about one day installations, they are more expensive to do because all the furniture must be held in a warehouse until the last piece arrives before you can have it all delivered. This usually incurs storage charges and sometimes extra trucking as things are shipped into one warehouse for a co-ordinated delivery. You should always check with your client or you could get stuck with the bill. You mentioned that the lamp tables won’t arrive until June so it would hold up delivery and use of the room until that time and it may not be that important to the client.

  13. lizziefitz April 21, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    Now that is talent! I seriously couldn’t believe it was the same room. It looks so much larger with all the stuff in it. Bravo. I will keep checking in for more updates:)

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  15. Sally J April 21, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    I’m just grateful to see that someone else struggles with installation issues! How do people install everything all at once? It just doesn’t seem very practical to me. I love the concept, but the “middle” just is what it is!
    Can’t wait to see the finished room. I like what I see so far!

  16. Jessica April 21, 2010 | 2:13 pm

    Looks great so far! Love the built-ins.

  17. sarah April 21, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    Oh i love the arm chairs! Where are they from!??

  18. L Design Group April 21, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    Hello Heather – I am a designer in Houston, Tx and look forward to your blog post each day.

    Im glad to see that your installs are done in pieces as mine are. I would love to do a one day installations but it never seems to work out that way. And most of my clients are looking for instant gratification. Plus, they don’t like the idea of a sofa or any other items that they have paid for sitting in a warehouse or storage facility until other items arrive.

    AWESOME work!!!

  19. Heidiopia April 21, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    I love the sweet touch of “The Giving Tree” on the bookcase!

  20. bondgirl April 21, 2010 | 9:27 pm

    Hi! Could you share where the curtain fabric is from? I have the same color scheme (LOVE!) in my house and have chosen an identical fabric – Duralee Silk Road – for a Roman shade over the transoms, but it is a little yellow.

    This room is fantastic!!!

    My renovation blog is way behind. http://www.avenuemonaco.com

  21. bondgirl April 21, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    This is perfect! Could you share what fabric you’re using for the curtains?

    My color scheme is the same, and I have chosen an almost identical Duralee fabric for my breakfast room, but the cream is a bit too yellow.



  22. Habitually Chic April 23, 2010 | 3:24 am

    Hi Everyone, thanks for the kind comments! I think I’m going to have to write another post about installations. Most definitely don’t happen in one day!

    Sorry to give you the curtain fabric info late. My computer was having issues. It is from Kravet. I can’t find my sample but the invoice says it’s pattern #24918 and color 15. I’ll try to find out if it has a name. Oh, the net price was pretty amazing too!