Design Over Distance

Designing an interior space is an intimate process; getting to know your client and their needs, discussing style preferences, convincing them to trust you—with their space and their money—it’s a lot of design but also a lot of relationship building. So call me lucky when my wonderful friend Lizz at contacted me about giving her living room a new look. She not only trusted me but we could skip directly to the fun of decorating!

She recently inherited a beautiful antique Chinese writing desk, which spurred a couch and love seat purchased, which spurred, you guessed it, a desire for a totally new space. Together with her recent purchases/inheritance, she tasked me with blending old with new, and finding a tie to bind it all together. Using items she already had, along with some new purchases, we aimed for giving her family room an entirely new feel; a little traveled, a lot collected, with a nod to mid century.

What we’re starting with:


We started with a questionnaire and images of stuff already in the space. Using both as starting points, I sent her some room boards to get us started.

Main wall

Fireplace wall


TV wall

Now comes the fun part; the shopping. My next step is picking up items to pull it all together. Can’t wait to do a little shopping (and if I’m lucky, a little client-designer-lunching) with my fabulous friend. Stay tuned for the final room reveal!


2 Comments on Design Over Distance

  1. Lara
    January 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm (3 years ago)

    In LOVE with the console table in the last board. LOVE. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it.

    • roxannestellmacher
      January 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Isn’t it fab? I love the wood!


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