Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Client's Work/layout board ~ Colonial Style

I have just finished the initial design layout and proposal for the colonial house I am working on ...... we have gone with a very colonial feel with use of rattan furniture, date palm artwork and lamps with pineapple bases. Plenty of sisal rugs and lots of white linen with pink and green accents. We are going with some silver/grey colour palettes teamed with carrara or calcutta marble in the kitchen and main bathroom. All cabinetry will be floating as in "on legs" not going to the floor which also lends itself to a colonial feel. The house dates back to circa approx. 1890's/1900 so has the most amazing decorative architectural details and pressed metal ceilings.
We are looking at doing a poolhouse and my clients want it to be a self-contained guest house as well overlooking the pool. My clients love the Caribbean and especially the India Hicks look of "Island Life" and our climate here lends itself beautifully to this style ... think iced tea on the verandah!
Images: India Hicks "Island Life", Ralph Lauren "Rattan Chair" and marble kitchen unknown, Layour Board "Frances Russell Interiors".
I will do a post soon on close-up pieces and fabrics .... have a lovely day!

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest! I am sooooo sorry that I missed your last post; I am preparing for a yard sale in about 2 hours, so the week has been hectic! I still haven't posted my new post yet. I love your work, you are so chic and knowledgable! Are you having a lovely summer? I certainly am....soaking in all the beauty of each day. Enjoy your work and leisure time lovely one....Anita

Jenny said...

Love the look of your layout board and the images you have posted. Hopefully we will get to see it all come together! Oh so talented!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see some glorious results!
The layout bord looks very promising, especially the color palette!
Dearest, we are off to Europe in a few days, so if you like come on over once in a while and see where we look for treasures...I keep a travel blog journal!

Much love!

Marie Söderberg said...

is this your kitchen?
anyway lovely :)

red ticking said...

can you come re-do my house? he he
fabulous..... xx

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Thank-you so much for your lovely comments ... I would love to come and do your house with you red ticking and I will post some pictures of my kitchen. Also, Victoria have a wonderful trip and can't wait for the photos. Anita and I will be so excited!

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