Interior Design Case Study: The Jewel Box

During our initial meeting, the client told us that the desired design style wasn’t for the “faint of heart.” Our client hired us to help transform her traditional home into a place where her creative mind could find inspiration. To fulfil her ambitions, we used a calming backdrop and allowed the furniture and accessories to speak. The result is a jewel box home that is fabulous like the homeowner!

Before & After

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The first order of business was to provide a simple framework so the finishing elements could shine. The floors were replaced to update the styling and color to a more transitional style. The walls were painted a soft gray-white. The kitchen was refreshed by painting existing cabinets, updating the appliances, hardware, countertop and backsplash. With the base layer of design finished, we were ready to get started.

Family Room

Working with a client willing to forego convention, we were able to have fun with colors, patterns and textures. In the family room, we selected a soft pink sectional as the center piece and paired it with chartreuse and bold floral fabric. Adding a natural stone coffee table and white shag carpet incorporated luxury, softness and texture.


Our client loves mid-century modern inspired elements. These chairs found at a consignment shop were in desperate need of “TLC”. We recovered them in contrasting fabric seats and paired them with a new wire base glass-top table. A simple pendant light combined with retro styles and modern colors, created a sophisticated, cozy eat-in space.

Dining Room

The client loves reflective materials as showcased in this fabulous dining room. The wallpaper with its metallic design is perfect for reflection and movement. It adds such elegance to the space. An aqua geometric patterned chenille was used for the acrylic legged chairs and the color was complemented in the draperies and art. Bold art, a statement chandelier, and a Murano glass lamp completed the look.