JULY 2021 | ISSUE NO.7
Dear Friends and Clients,
Do you ever look at something beautiful, stare at it in wonder and think, wow, how did you become so beautiful? When you stop and think about it, you’re experiencing this wonder of beauty because there is something within yourself that is inherently beautiful, and you’re touching that beauty.
Every person has a different sense of beauty and that’s what makes my job so wonderful…finding that, which is beautiful to you. Beauty is beyond skin deep. It’s not just about a “look,” it’s about a special feeling, a special presence, an awareness of what brings you joy.
What brings you joy can come to you in the smallest of ways, like saying hello to a neighbor, a found piece of furniture with just the right character and a perfect fit in your home, or a commissioned piece of art painted just for you that turned out better than expected!
Adue’s sister business, Belladue, has the tag “re-appreciated jewels.” We take dusty old broken down pieces and find its new expression.
We’re about to refinish this circa 1940’s solid oak, three drawer dresser. Its six glass pulls are in perfect condition which is rare, and a curved serpentine top adds a nice flair to the piece. We might sand then give it a good clear finish, or modernize it with paint.
Three quick color schemes popped into my head, and Adue’s graphic designer, Gabbi, photoshopped the images to help visualize a change in perspective.
Painted in our signature Bella Blue color with creamy white to outline and frame, it’s a perfect piece in the bedroom as an undergarment dresser, or a large nightstand where you want to add weight to one side of the room. You could also mismatch and add a nightstand of a totally different style.
Painted in this more glamorous color scheme using vine green for the drawers and a black forest green for the outline, it could be a dining room sideboard for table linens or a great lamp table with storage in the living room.
I love this approach of giving it some pizazz and elegance, and creating some flexibility for its location. We can’t wait to see how the actual finish turns out!
Give a shout out if you see a vision for this piece in your home and let’s create together!
Interior Design For Inspired Living
Invite me to work with you and I promise to be unswayed by the passing dictates of fads. I will incorporate my love for the arts and the richness of color along with your vision and deliver an eclectic, yet balanced sensibility to your interior. Tell me about your project!