Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Warm, Whimiscal Gathering Space

Does artwork get much cuter than this?

Take a peek into the design process of my client Glamma who lives in Gunter, TX-

Any day now, Glamma will become a grandmother to eight sweet babies...
all under the age of 5!


She and her (patient) husband built an addition onto their already beautiful
home to create space for her three daughters and families to visit.

Not pictured is the stylish bar and extra bedrooms upstairs... it goes on and on-

Glamma has a keen eye for design and embraces the use of color...
a dream for me!

My goal was to help her fill these walls with artwork that was unique-
with a splash of whimsy.

We started with this custom mirror she had created and this awesome
venetian plaster wall color in the attached bath.

(Based on this alone, I knew I'd love this!)

The other factors we needed to consider were the upholstery on the chairs,
the existing area rug and the fabric for the roman shades.

It was only natural to bring on the turquoise... woo hoo!

Next, we took a trip to my favorite Go To art gallery

for one of a kind... off the beaten path...
down right special artwork.

We nailed it!

Glamma wanted to keep the space comfortable and a bit more of a grown up feel,
not necessarily a playroom look.

This custom piece by artist Steve Taft was perfect---

Unfortunately, the pieces didn't photograph well, but you can see
how well the set filled the space and added a custom look.

Another empty wall where we commissioned the talented
Elle Designs to make us this!!!!

So personal for Glamma's family:)

And the best of the best from Elle!

Together, we designed a showcase for the grandbabies which brings in
all the colors we are working with and a grande touch of whimsy!

(Baby MacKenzie is due any day now!!!)

One of the best features of these canvas beauties is that the photos are
developed on a foam board and Velcros on!

So yes, as the babies grow, the photographs can be switched out!

Love practicality-

(Funny, we created two blank canvas' just in case there any extras in the future!)

Just for kicks here is a true insider look at what "sometimes"
happens during the design process:

We chose lamps and made sure they were the correct color using a paint swatch -

... and cool, this is what came out of the box-
baby blue????

Dear Uttermost,

If you are going to change the dye lot on a lamp,
please contact the buyer before the order is placed!

Frustrated Designer

Plan B Resolution:
Replaced with this beauty and will ship directly to Glamma

It was so nice to be a part of a creation of a space filled with so much love!

Until next time,


Images via* Moi, Uttermost


  1. Traci! Wonderful use of Elle and Steve's work! I just found your blog and enjoying every post in it! The colors in that piece from Steve Taff are fabulous-ness! and the use of the Elle photo canvas are perfect touches for a Glamma with precious grandkids! Love it! -Sandra

  2. Thank you! It was so nice to meet you Sandra and I can't wait to set out my new xmas plaques I bought of yours. They are stunning and I look forward to doing business together!


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