Well, it’s been a while! I hope you all had a holiday season full of fun, friends, and family! It was a whirlwind couple of months for us over here, and I have to admit that I’m excited to really get back into the swing of things and tackle some projects we have lined up.

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by a fabulous jet setting couple interested in our Mini Design Service. If you aren’t familiar with the design services we offer, you can check out the deets hereThey currently live in the city and are building their dream home in the suburbs. As the house is being built, I’ll be helping them design the interiors one space at a time. Over the last month or so, I’ve been working on pulling inspiration and getting together a design plan. I thought I’d fill you all in throughout the process and give you a peak into what is going to be a fun and exciting project. As the project progresses, I’ll be tagging all of the design progress via instagram with #clientjetsettothesuburbs in case you’d like to follow along!

At the start of every project, in order to get the design ball rolling, I like to create a series of moodboards. This is a great way to not only create a visual representation of how the space could potentially feel, but also a way to hammer out some specific details before item sourcing begins. These different options allow client/designer collaboration and really create a starting point for the design and the opportunity to create a solid road map to follow as we get into the nitty gritty.

Let’s get into it…

client city to suburbs moodboards

Up first, I created a moodboard that feels warm, cozy, and leans a bit more masculine. A lot of the main elements remain neutral with black, white and grey, combined with navy accents, natural wood tones, and mixed metals. The look feels layered and collected over time, inviting with a classic color combination but still contemporary with sleek lines and a combination of metal finishes.


Moodboard #2 brings pops of bold color layered over lots of neutral elements. The bones of this design would remain sleek and neutral with gray-washed wood tones, textural elements, and silver accents but the real pop comes with colorful artwork and accessories. This design would feel light, bright, and cheerful but grounded with modern lines and geometrics.


Lastly, moodboard #3 feels calm and cool with a combination of sea tones, neutral textures, and bronze finishes. Warm wood tones and concrete finishes keep this design feeling inviting and slightly masculine, along with soft blues, greens, and grays that soften the space.

I promise to keep you updated on the project and how things progress! #clientjetsettothesuburbs Have a great week!

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