Lady Cave - Before + After

After a week off, the blog is back in action and I'm revealing one goooooooooood before and after of a client's space that I recently wrapped up. 

So without further ado, let's dive right into some befores and background information on the work-scope. 


My client was looking to transform this room (pictured above) into some sort of space for her to enjoy. Her hubby has his own home office space that he can call his "lair" and so it was only fair for her to have her own space too, right?! I fully approved of the lady cave... 


It's the first room you enter from the foyer on the right side of the house so she wanted this room be very inviting! She knew she didn't want or need a TV in here since they have a family room off the kitchen with a TV and sectional, so this space was really just going to be a formal living room/seating area for ladies nights and for my client to kick back in. 


This room is also opened up to the formal dining room which my client and her husband use so when thinking about the new color palette and style direction, it was important to consider the formal dining room...which was already onto a really great start (hello, beautiful navy walls and wainscoting!). In addition to redesigning this space, I helped her put some finishing touches on the dining room (curtains, art and décor) to help make it feel a little more like home and "complete". I'll share the small updates we did in that space in another post!

Okay now that I've laid out the work-scope and where we started, it's time to reveal the after shots...

*the below photography is by Elizabeth Willis Photography 

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Same view as the first "before" photo above and as you can see it's a totally new space. We removed the little furniture that was in the space beforehand so we were starting fresh with all new furnishings. We also painted the walls to be a fresher, more updated neutral...Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. 

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We layered on some new curtain panels to soften the triple window and man was that a good decision...

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This room is totally feminine with the new plush area rug, gold accents and flirty touch of color...I love it so much! 

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Since we kept the larger pieces of furniture neutral in color (something I love to do when designing spaces) - brown, white, navy, etc., we played up the accents and décor with color and pattern. I love designing spaces that start with neutrals because it allows for easier changes in the future if my client decides that she'd like to swap out the art or throw pillows. 

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We added wall shelves to display additional décor and personality. We also added a pair of stools that can totally float around the room for additional seating when my client entertains - so versatile! 

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The use of décor and accessories is so important when decorating spaces. It's a step that I consider a must! This is your opportunity to introduce things that you love like a wedding or family photo, color, pattern, life from a simple vase with fresh flowers (a plant is also a great accessory!) or little trinkets that you've collected from your travels. 

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And here's the view from the dining room! 

I hope you enjoyed this before and after as much as I enjoyed working on it! 

Thanks for reading, 

Candace XO

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