That was quick!

My very own Design Star Challenge!!
Empty condo in need of complete furnishings; from televisions to towels, mattress to pots and pans.
Timeframe: 10 days - including 4 weekend days and Thanksgiving holiday
Client requests:  CB2/Design Within Reach styling; two 55" flatscreens, a king sized bed, Ansel Adams-type art (I never met him; only his personal assistant!)
Limited Budget.
I wanted to do this so badly that I didn't admit my plans to spend Thanksgiving in WV.  That meant I needed to complete the job technically in 6 days.  That meant no internet ordering, purchasing furniture directly from the showroom and lots of legwork and phone calls begging for quick delivery.  With some help from my amazing family, I was able to finish the project.  Here it is.  Let me know what you think!

Here's the condo I was given:
Here's what it looks like now:


These cool green mercury glass vases were the 
inspiration for my pops of acid green to liven
the masculine blacks, browns and greys in the space.

The dining area before:
Here it is now:
Cool acrylic chairs and glass-topped table
are anchored with a sisal rug.   Black and 
white artwork above a glossy white sideboard 
is accented with a green glass lamp.

Another pop of green in the place setting at the table.

The Bedroom:
A cool, crisp white bedspread with white sheets with a totally cool reptile textured quilt accent dresses the bed.  Drawers under the platform bed provide storage. 
And, how about those amazing mohair pillows?!

A desk area in the bedroom allows for a workspace.

Here's the crew at work:
My parents purchased furniture for me in Pittsburgh, PA.  My father drove to Charlottesville with a carload and worked all day assembling furniture for me.
My always amazing husband provided handyman services and much needed support and my daughter wanted everything for her room.
Kurt Lenhert installed one of the huge televisions before he left for NC to be with family.
There are, of course, more things I'd like to do to the space and plan on sharing them with my client and with you too.
Thanks for taking a look!
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Quick bathroom update

I just realized my last post was from Halloween.......
November has been one crazy month for Embellish Interiors and EyeCandy and I am a little worse for wear these days!
That being said, I did have a chance to finish up a few projects and wanted to share them with you.

Here's a little bathroom update. 
The walls were stark and the room was just functional.
I added a dramatic drape to highlight the window.  I like to use drawer pulls and drapery rings for pulling back stationary window treatments.
They hold the drape in place so it can be swagged more easily and they are a pretty feature.
Love this rich, dramatic paisley fabric from U-Fab.

We swapped out the builder's special huge mirror and put up beautiful mirrors with a little more personality.

These are such amateur photos - please ignore my hand in the mirror!

The cabinets are dressed up with apothecary jars filled with bathroom items;
bath salts, sea sponges, cotton balls, and Q-tips.

The drape is pulled back with a gorgeous tassel.  The acrylic top coordinates with the other clear glass elements in the room.

Need help sprucing up your Charlottesville space?
a call.
I'd love to help!