Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zuzsh: (v) to style, fluff, accessorize, & generally make fabulous

I have a client I've worked with over many years and I'm always thrilled when she calls for a little this or that. With a fabulous curated collection of treasures picked up through travels and the years, I always have inspiration to pull from. The latest project was a little more major on the construction front but it made a BIG impact and makes her family room & kitchen feel like a whole new space! The goal was to create a calmer & less cluttered space with a more neutral color palate. We stared with a stunning piece of granite to sit atop a bookcase-reimagined-into-a-pass through.

The handyman left the bottom built ins and cut through the top of the wall to create a framed opening from the kitchen to the bathroom. We then selected the perfect shade of grey: Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. It looked stunning with the granite and was perfectly balanced with the clients existing furnishings. Built-ins were created along the entire back wall of the family room, & painted along with the mantle a slightly deeper shade of glossy gray.

Once all the paint was dry, & the construction dust had settled, the zushing began. Did you know that well accessorized case pieces can make or break a room? I am thrilled with how they turned out! Years full of memories and books on display in a fresh way to make you smile every single day.

Kate Nisbet Designs is a full service Raleigh North Carolina based residential Interior Design firm. Did you know that we can help with projects and decisions and projects big and small? Hire me for a reasonable rate to zush your bookshelves!


Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I can definaetly decorate with big pieces but I have a major mental block when it comes to accessorizing the walls, shelves, buffets etc. So much so that everything is put away and I still have yet to decorate the walls (though they have been painted) in three years! If I could have someone just accessorize and tell me where to put my nick-nacks, I'd be golden!

cathy monaghan said...

Wonderfully artistic arrangements!
The room does not have that "furniture store" feel, that many do. Very personal and welcoming! I hope the client is pleased. Good job!

Wendy said...

Well done! I am forever tinkering with accessories in my own house.

Heather said...

Very cool! I may need your help with a few projects at some point.