Then There Was Paint

This past weekend felt like a dream. I was on cloud 9.  Finally, I can see the office starting to take shape. It’s such a rewarding feeling. Remember my post from last week? The “Before”? Well, It’s looking a little different now…. 2014-11-09_0067 After a loss of sleep, a couple of aspirin and multiple trips to the Benjamin Moore store, we finally decided on a color. I will be the first to admit, I wasn’t a fan of the wall color at first. I called Brian in a panic the other day after we “tested” the paint on the wall. Once it dried I was sold. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! High Five, B!  2014-11-09_0068 Can you guess what we chose? If you guessed Equestrian Gray, HIVE FIVE! You win a cookie!  2014-11-09_0069  I thought picking out paint colors was tough, but a floor?!? That’s on another level. Thankfully We agreed on the winning floor  AND it was the cheapest option. I’m not mad about that!  2014-11-09_0071 Remember the mantle we picked up the other day?! It will live on this wall. It also got a facelift. Any guesses? 2014-11-09_0070 Square Footage Measurements: Check  By the way, that’s not my chicken scratch.  2014-11-09_0072 Stripes? No Stripes? It required a meeting of the minds. But of course, we chose stripes. Who wouldn’t have? That mantle is going to look INSANE against them. 2014-11-09_0073 We moved some furniture around, hung a light fixture and BOOM! It looks like a different space. I’m obsessed. Of course it looks much different now since these photos were taken over the weekend, but We CAN’T WAIT for you guys to see the new space. 2014-11-09_0074 Of course we’ll be posting updates through out the process of #EGCrenovates but to see it for yourself make sure your present at our 2014 Holiday Open House. You aren’t going to want to miss it. Live Music, Yummy Treats and Swags. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. If you do plan on coming head on over to our Facebook Event Page and click “Going”. See ya there!  2014-11-11_0002

EGC RENOVATES

As I mentioned in Wednesdays post we are giving the Evan and Company offices a much needed face lift.  March 2015 will be 2 years that we have been occupying the space and it’s long over due for a “overhaul”. Most of the design elements were rushed and last minute in efforts to make the space usable and inviting for client meetings.

This is how our front “lobby” looks now. Remember this is the BEFORE. I can’t wait to get that mantle installed too.  2014-11-06_0001 We use the space for initial consults with new clients and naps when we have to pull all nighters. 😉  It certainly serves its purpose but can most definitely look a million times better. I think one of my favorite pieces in the space is that little mustard yellow cabinet over there in the corner. I’m obsessed with yellow. It’s my all FAVORITE color. I like it so much Brian tried to talk me into painting an accent wall yellow, but I didn’t want to go that far.  2014-11-06_0002 I knew wanted a white sofa from Day 1. Of course that called for a quick trip to ATL and Ikea. But that quickly became a “why did I pick this” piece after we got it back and in the office. I think it might be getting a quick fix too. Brian has a plan, well kind of, I think! 😉 I do LOVE my Target arm chairs though. They’re so comfy. Unfortunately they will be going. Who wants to buy a pair of chairs? I’m still unsure why I wanted to be an interior designer, this is too intense for me. Of course you can’t have a makeover without paint, right? Thankfully Brian sent me in with some colors to look at. I spent an hour in the Benjamin Moore store staring at those paint samples. Some of them, I’m not exactly sure what he was thinking, others…. I think we might have a winner. 2014-11-06_0004 My best friend Andrew is heading over this weekend to help a brother out. He’s going to paint a few nooks and crannies for us. Can you guess what colors we chose? Check back on Tuesday to see the process. I’m SO EXCITED!!!

The Hunt for a Mantle

I’ve decided it’s time…. way past time. The office needs a makeover.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s “cute” and functional but I don’t get excited when I walk into work everyday. It’s become “blah” to me.

Of course I never like anything I do for my own personal use so I enlisted the help of Brian. He doesn’t have that fancy design degree for nothing. 😉 Not sure he’s ready to take on the challenge (I kind of picky) but….. a new floor, paint, and a few new furniture pieces and we’ll be ready to rock and roll by our Holiday Open House on December 4th (more details coming soon). The first suggestion he offered up was an anchor piece. We mutually agreed upon a mantle. Of course that means a field trip.

We met Brian over at Rescued Relics. For all you locals, it’s downtown off of Madison Ave. They have funky hours so be sure and call before you head over.  2014-11-04_0008 Rescued Relics is part of Old Alabama Town. They go in and pull apart pieces of old abandoned homes and historical homes. There were ton’s of fun little surprises around every corner.  2014-11-04_0006 Meet Roger. He’s one of the many fellas that volunteers his time to run RR on a day to day basics. He’s full of stories.  2014-11-05_0001 Doors, doors, and more doors. Too bad we weren’t in the market for one, there were some stunners there.  2014-11-04_0001 There’s even giant garden scissors of all sorts. 2014-11-04_0007 and antique pie safes with floral print “drapery”.  2014-11-04_0005 Oh and we can’t forget the hundreds of random keys…. 2014-11-05_0006 We came, We conquered. SO EXCITED we left with exactly what we were looking for. Roger even gave us a steal of a deal on that pretty mantle (I think Laura had something to do with that. ;)).  2014-11-04_0009 Next, paint colors. Brian and I were chatting about 10:00pm last night on the phone trying to narrow down our selections. The painter is coming on Friday. I can’t wait to show you guys the finished product.