The Finishing Touches

In the past couple years I've worked very hard with one of my clients to help her and her husband design their new home on Royal Lake Drive, here in Cape Girardeau, MO. 

The process to design and build might seem like it only takes a year or so, but to truly wrap up all of the details could take years. Once a residential client has moved into their new/remodeled home they normally want to take a break because the construction and moving process has been so consuming of their time and money.    

I'm so excited to be at this point; with this client. The home is beautiful already, but by adding new personal effects like family photos and a sentimental collection of oil paintings; things are really starting to look finished as you view the space from room to room.

I truly believe that the process of accessorizing should not be skipped when trying to finish a space. In college I was taught that accessories should actually be budgeted into a project, but realistically it never happens. This is unfortunate, due to the fact that I have several jobs still suspended out there that could just use a few wall hangings, lamps, books or plants and they would be finished. 

Oil on canvas stretched and hung in a quiet corner. A carefully selected custom frame added to an oil painting in the dining room. (The frame pulls out the black in the chairs and the brushed nickel from the lights.)  Photos printed on canvas, gallery wrapped and hung in a collage. My client was amazed at how much math actually goes into figuring the right height to hang each piece. 

Oil on canvas stretched and hung in a quiet corner. A carefully selected custom frame added to an oil painting in the dining room. (The frame pulls out the black in the chairs and the brushed nickel from the lights.)  Photos printed on canvas, gallery wrapped and hung in a collage. My client was amazed at how much math actually goes into figuring the right height to hang each piece. 

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