Wichman Transformation

Wichman's transformed living room.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wichman's transformed living room.  www.saranobledesigns.com

I'm not going to lie, I have know Chrissy and Jason Wichman for the better part of my life.  Ugh, that makes us old :)  Ok not old if you are my mom's age and reading this but really old if you are a daughter's friend reading this.  Anyway!  I would like to think I was hired for my history of transforming spaces but really it was most likely a nice alliance built by the sisterhood of Pi Phis.  Ring ching.   Either way, I'll take the job!  Chrissy will the be the first to tell you home decor is not her thing.  I do not understand her pure lack of interest in it but it made her an excellent client :)  Actually, they were dream clients.  They wanted something beautiful and she trusted me to get them there.  They tend to be traditional and for those of you that know me I have to push in a little modern in every space, it keeps it fresh.  So we lighten and brightened.  They had an amazing home and now it sparkles.  

I got to incorporate my favorite bar cart from Crate and Barrel.  The ottoman coffee table was recovered in updated fabrics and pulls in the colors and patterns we needed.  New clean lined furniture set the tone for a more transitional space.  Then just a little fluffing and the the room is perfect.  A great view as you enter the home.  

I hate to use up all my good before and after blog entries but I have had these pictures filed for awhile and I came across them last week and was reminded how some simple changes can make a huge difference.  I also need to give full credit to a fantastic photographer, Chrissy Wichman herself did the after pictures for me.  I hope to keep her busy with other projects.  She's pretending to be busy, ok she's working and a mother of 3 so probably not pretending, but I'm persistent.  So hopefully we have lots more before and after articles to come with beautiful Wichman photography.  For now, please enjoy these…..

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Sara

Before, the color pallet was a little drab and it lacked some wow factor.

Before, the color pallet was a little drab and it lacked some wow factor.

The outdated furniture did not reflect their young family.  www.saranobledesigns.com

The outdated furniture did not reflect their young family.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wa lah!  www.sarnaobledesigns.com

Wa lah!  www.sarnaobledesigns.com

My favorite bar cart from Crate and Barrel is used as a side table in between the chairs.  www.saranobledesigns.com

My favorite bar cart from Crate and Barrel is used as a side table in between the chairs.  www.saranobledesigns.com

We used an aqua as our main color but through a few unexpected punches like the striped pillow.  www.saranobledesings.com

We used an aqua as our main color but through a few unexpected punches like the striped pillow.  www.saranobledesings.com

The mantel got an easy update.  The mirror was Home Depot :)  www.saranobledesigns.com

The mantel got an easy update.  The mirror was Home Depot :)  www.saranobledesigns.com

We splurged on our modern floor lamp from Robert Abbey and it's one of those pieces that really gives the room some drama.  www.saranobledesigns.com

We splurged on our modern floor lamp from Robert Abbey and it's one of those pieces that really gives the room some drama.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wichman living room.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wichman living room.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wichman mantel.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Wichman mantel.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Up close, on the mantel accessories.  www.saranobledesigns.com

Up close, on the mantel accessories.  www.saranobledesigns.com