Speaking of the Holidays...

Image from Maria Killam

Image from Maria Killam

Ok you probably weren’t really speaking of the holidays - much less planning for them at this point. But if a room refresh is something you want to consider before your guests arrive, it actually IS the right time to be speaking of the Holidays.

Decorating takes time people! There’s all the measuring, the creative development (my favorite part), the planning, the ordering, and the installation.

Custom sofa? Of course it’s a great idea, but custom upholstery can take 6-12 weeks from time of order to delivery. You might have to order fabrics and trimmings before you can even place the order. And you won’t get in the manufacturer’s production queue until they receive all of your materials. Tick. Tock.

Custom velvet sofa with tape trim on the back cushions from a recent project. The gorgeous backdrop is custom gold leaf framed wallpaper panels.

Custom velvet sofa with tape trim on the back cushions from a recent project. The gorgeous backdrop is custom gold leaf framed wallpaper panels.

And how about wallpaper? If you’re considering using wallpaper somewhere (and if you are please call me!), there’s a lead time on getting the paper, prepping the walls and scheduling the installation. It is not uncommon these things to be out of stock, so you really have to plan ahead.

How gorgeous is this dining room? It’s a project from about 8 years ago that’s just as beautiful today as the day it was completed. Wouldn’t you be proud to host a holiday dinner for friends and family in a space like this? Total disclosure: the walls are actually hand stenciled - over several weeks’ time.

How gorgeous is this dining room? It’s a project from about 8 years ago that’s just as beautiful today as the day it was completed. Wouldn’t you be proud to host a holiday dinner for friends and family in a space like this? Total disclosure: the walls are actually hand stenciled - over several weeks’ time.

Also in this dining room a set of 10 antique chairs were sourced online. We had them lacquered in white and the seats reupholstered in a faux ostrich vinyl for chic durability. Bringing a room together is a multi-step process, so the more time you leave yourself the more choices and less stress you’ll have. Just sayin.

Also in this dining room a set of 10 antique chairs were sourced online. We had them lacquered in white and the seats reupholstered in a faux ostrich vinyl for chic durability. Bringing a room together is a multi-step process, so the more time you leave yourself the more choices and less stress you’ll have. Just sayin.

Maybe you have a guest bathroom that’s due for an upgrade before welcoming your guests for the holidays? We can help with that!

Here’s an amazing makeover we completed a few years ago. What was once a totally 80’s bathroom is now a fresh and charming bathroom for overnight guests. We kept the original footprint of the space and changed out all of the finishes. I don’t mind saying that the results are incredible! I do wish we had waited to take this photo until after the the door handle got changed out though. In any case, this project took 2-3 weeks to plan, another few weeks to receive materials, and about 4 weeks to implement.

Here’s an amazing makeover we completed a few years ago. What was once a totally 80’s bathroom is now a fresh and charming bathroom for overnight guests. We kept the original footprint of the space and changed out all of the finishes. I don’t mind saying that the results are incredible! I do wish we had waited to take this photo until after the the door handle got changed out though. In any case, this project took 2-3 weeks to plan, another few weeks to receive materials, and about 4 weeks to implement.

A word to the wise - (that’s you) - if you have guests coming for the holidays and you’d like to wow them with your gorgeous cozy home, give me a call. Soon!

The Green Room Interiors is accepting new clients for mid fall 2019. Contact us at thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com and tell us about your project!