Maya Wood and Company -- Built-in Bookshelves

I really wish I had a photo of this completed space for you (working on it!), but since Maya has these gorgeous photos of his work in there, I'll at least show that part!!

My client purchased this beautiful older home after living in new construction and was having difficulty with furniture placement and storage in this room. It has gorgeous mouldings and rounded steps leading into it, but they family of 5 really needed to be able to use the space more efficiently.

This is the back wall of the room. On the opposite side is a beautiful fireplace (I'll get photos, I promise!!). The kids used this television for gaming and lounging when they had friends over. The sofa faces directly away from the fireplace and the room lacked light.
Maya and I designed this built-in to provide storage and lighting as well as an opportunity to showcase items.

Photo by Jen Fariello Photography

 By relocating the television to the other side of the room, I was able to incorporate a large sectional that can seat seven people and also allows for viewing the fireplace.

Integrated lighting in the built-ins brightens the space. Closed cabinet doors allow for concealed storage of toys, crafts and games.
Photo by Jen Fariello Photography

Another great collaboration!


Maya Wood and Company - Banquette

I've had the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented local professionals here in Charlottesville and I am so proud to share with you the work performed by Maya Wood and Company for my clients! You can check out more at www.mayawoodandcompany.com.

First off, is one of my favorites, mostly because I love it when I pose a challenge and Maya accepts it and runs with it. Here's my "sketch":
From this scrawl, Maya's team built this:
Photo by Jen Fariello Photography

It fits the table perfectly and looks like it's always been a part of the breakfast room!
As you can tell, the worksmanship is gorgeous.
Photo by Jen Fariello Photography
 It's hard to tell from the photos, but the fabric has a metallic glaze, giving it a little sheen.

Photo by Jen Fariello Photography

The rest of the room is still a work in progress -- hope to be able to share more soon.
More beautiful pieces by Maya to come!


Oh, Homegoods, how I love Thee. Peacock Mirror

I've been tempted on several occasions to write a post like this, but I can't pass this find up without sharing. If you know me, you know I love Homegoods. I really can't tell you how excited I was to learn we were getting one here in C-ville and the employees already know me, since I'm in the store at least once a week. I am always finding items there that I've seen elsewhere for much more. Here's this week's find:

This HUGE, gorgeous mirror is $799 at Homegoods. 
That's pricey for Homegoods, but I knew I'd seen it before:
That's a pretty big savings, no?!