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The Color I Am Loving Right Now…..

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There is a color out there that I am loving right now, and it isn’t one I normally use.

 

#Blush has caught my attention and I have found myself using it in the fabrics and art in a few of my current projects, including my office.  I did a #FacebookLive video here about it the other day, and apparently, I am not the only one who is loving this color…..

 

 

 

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Becki Owens, Bloglovin’

 

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As I shared with you here, I pulled several fabrics for a recent living room install that included this color.

 

 

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The room turned out soft, chic, and beautiful.    I can’t share much just yet, but here is a sneak peek…..

 

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And while I have paired blush with silver and gray, the room below with it against taupe caught my eye.

 

I am betting blush paired with taupe is going to be a big design trend before too long…..

 

 

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What colors are you loving right now?  Has blush crossed your radar yet?  Let me know – I would love to hear…

 

 

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Five Design Ideas To Create A Healthy Home, Happy Life

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I sense a change is taking place…   People are tired,  tired of feeling exhausted and stressed.

 

It is time to slow down and enjoy life more.  Find a balance.

 

Because life is short,  embracing the good and surrounding yourself with positive, healthy ways of living are more important than ever.

 

Don’t get me wrong.   I am the first to get caught up in everyday life.  Little things, that in the big scheme, don’t mean much.

 

But if we can make healthy changes in our home that have a positive impact on our quality of life, isnt this a good thing?

 

 

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Here are five, easy, design ideas to create a healthy home, and therefore, a happy life.   Here goes:

 

1. If you don’t love something in your home or aren’t using it, get rid of it.  Clean out, pair down,  and keep only what speaks to you and brings you joy.

 

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2.  Assign a purpose for every room in your home.  Every single room, even the little “catch-all” closet.     What exactly is the closet going to store?

 

 

3.   LIVE in your home and ENJOY.   No more off-limit rooms or  saving your china just for special occasions…   Use the dishes one night for dinner, just because…..

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4.  Make your home a reflection of you.  Do you like a little edge but your home doesnt quite capture who you are or how you want to reflect your style?  Reach out to a designer and hire someone who can turn your vision into reality.   Ask around and check with their references to make sure their style, type of budget they work with,  and their personality are a good fit for you.

 

5.  Create a space somewhere in your home that makes you feel calm and relaxed.  It doesn’t have to be big space- maybe it is a corner in a room with a chair, a blanket, and a table to place your morning coffee.  Do a little self care and create a spot to call your own.

 

 

 

Dana Wolter Interiors. Photo by Jean Allsopp

Dana Wolter Interiors. Photo by Jean Allsopp

 

 

Hope these five design ideas help you create a healthy home, and therefore bring a little happiness into your life.  Let me know what you think-

 

dana

 

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Are you ready to leave behind the stress you find in your surroundings and create a healthy, happy life that begins before you walk out your front door?

 

 

Your environment is one of the seven top causes of stress, and your surroundings attribute to your health just as much as what you eat,  who you surround yourself with, how much you exercise, etc…

 

 

Think about it…   If you try to eat healthy, exercise, get good sleep, does it make sense to spend the majority of your time in a a space that is cluttered, dark and disorganized?

 

 

A healthy lifestyle is one that encompasses all facets of your life, not just a few areas.

 

 

Don’t get me wrong…..There are days when your house is going to be a mess.  I have had people in and out of my home quite a bit lately, and with the holidays, mine is now.   Too many children pulling things out and not putting them up.

 

 

But the difference is that when you have a mess in a healthy home, it is because things are out of their specific place versus having things randomly lying around and piling up.

 

 

 

Take a step back from your home and make an honest assessment about how your home makes you feel.   Does it bring your joy and peace?

 

 

 

If you find your house a place of uneasiness, apply these few tips to your home and see if you can figure out why :

 

  1. Organize your home so everything has a place.  Incorporate hidden storage where you can create a visual calm and store alike things together.

 

You would never know it, but the hidden door under my stairs allows for all kinds of storage for my family.

 

 

 

 

 

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2.  Find a Purpose for every room in your home as no room should serve as a “walk-through” or a room used once or twice a year.   Then take a step back and assess the items in each room.   Do they bring your joy or are they useful?  If neither, it is  time to give them away or throw them out.

 

 

This may also mean switching rooms around, or changing how the furniture is arranged in a room.

 

 

Take this room in this cottage below that we worked on a few years back.  It was a walk-through room, a catch-all, and the it was the largest room in the house.  

 

 

By changing the type of furniture placed in this room, we were able to create a place to sit and relax, play on your phone, read a good book, etc…  The chaises draw you in to sit and stay for awhile.

 

 

 

 

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You can see more Before and After of this house from this previous post here.

 

 

 

We did the same thing with this home.  The biggest room in their house was the “walk-through’ room.  It was rarely used while this family of seven used a small sitting room off the kitchen to watch tv.

 

 

 

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What you can’t see in this picture is that we tucked a television on a side wall that can be pulled out when needed.  Our goal was to create a family-friendly space for this family to enjoy while keeping it formal enough to serve as a living room if needed.   Mission accomplished!

 

 

 

3. Find a Balance with how your home flows and functions.   Your home should work well for everyday living and be able to transition to host a party when needed. 

 

 

4.   What makes you smile and bring your joy?  Whether it is a sparse room, layered objects, bright colors, or a wall filled with books, use discernment in adding these touches to your space.   Find ways to add what makes you smile to bring you Warmth and Joy in your house.

 

 

 

Elle Decor, Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Chad James Interior Design, Elle Decor, Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

 

 

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Here’s to a healthy, happy life-

 

Dana

 

 

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With the new year just a couple of days away, I thought it would be fun to look back at 2016.  This year has been a good one for us in so many ways, and here is a recap of a few things that took place:

 

We started the new year finishing up #ProjectExpansion for some favorite clients.   They have a cute story as to why they needed more space.  You can read about it here and here.

 

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FOYER-BEFORE

 

 

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FR Built-in before the glass doors were installed

 

 

 

The kitchen in this home has been shared so many times on the web, yet very few people have seen the “before” pictures.   It was quite the transformation.

 

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This is the photo that has been shared numberous times on social media. It's even been referred to as the "poltergist" picture with stylist Monica Stewart making an appearance. Dana Wolter Interiors

This is the photo that has been shared numberous times on social media. It’s even been referred to as the “poltergist” picture with stylist Monica Stewart making an appearance. Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

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January began with a feature in Birmingham Home and Garden magazine.   This home was approximately 12 years old and it needed an update.   We took several of the rooms and dramatically changed them.    Here are a few of the before and after pictures:

 

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You can read more on the transformation of a few of the rooms here, here, and here.

 

 

In February, I hosted a party for Southern Living‘s Design Conference that took place in Birmingham, AL.    There’s nothing like a party to make you do a few things around your own house, and it was just the kick in the pants that I needed.

 

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It was a lot of fun as designers across the country came together for a few days, and I was glad they were able to see all that Birmingham, Al, has to offer.

 

 

Southern Living also included me in their April issue with a feature on using lavender in your home.

 

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In October, Flower Magazine used my home as a backdrop for a Fall feature.

 

 

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Flower Magazine

 

 

I was also asked by Coastal Living‘s Ellen McGauley and Southern Living’s Zoe Gowen to take part in a panel for ADAC on how to use social media and technology to grow a design business.   Designer Cortney Bishop from Charleston, SC, joined in on the fun with us.

 

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While there, the Editor-At-Large followed up by asking my thoughts on how ADAC is a great resource for designers.

 

 

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Editor At Large Interview with Arianne Nardo

 

 

The last quarter of 2016 did not disappoint, either.   We announced we are moving our office into the heart of Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, AL.   We are finishing up a few details now and will be in by the first of the year.

 

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I was THRILLED to have one of our favorite kitchens for amazing clients in the Holiday Issue of Traditional Home.  This was such a fun project for clients who trusted my vision, and the detail and customization in this home truly paid off.

 

 

November/December 2016

November/December 2016

 

 

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Dana Wolter Interiors,  Photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

You can read my blog post here to learn more about this project or click here to see the actual feature in Traditional Home.

 

The feature of my house in the November/December issue of Southern Living was a ton of fun.  We photographed my home for Christmas in the summer and with the Southern Living elves setting everything up, it was as easy as it could be.

 

They spoiled me and I was missing their help when December rolled around and it was time to decorate again.    You can read the 10 page feature here.

 

 

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Stylist Buffy Hargett did an amazing job on the flowers and decoration

 

 

 

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As I look back at 2016, I cannot forget the online mentions and other amazing projects we have been part of this year that I did not highlight.   I am having several projects photographed in a few weeks we have designed this year, and I cannot wait to share.

 

Thanks to all of you for following along on this journey.   I have met some amazing people because of my job and am grateful to those who have trusted us with the investment of their home.

 

But more importantly, watching how an organized, functional, healthy home changes how a family lives is truly the best part of my job.

 

Here’s to a happy, healthy, blessed 2017 for all-

 

Dana

 

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Five Pieces Of Design Advice To Ignore

When it comes to designing and decorating your home, you want to do it right the first time, and there is some advice given out often that, in my opinion, needs to be ignored.
It usually comes from a builder, a worker on your home,  or a well-intentioned friend.  Trust your gut, or better yet, hire a designer you can trust with one of the largest investments (your home) you will ever make.
So here goes….  A few pieces of friendly advice you should IGNORE:
1.  Don’t paint your brick –  Painted brick is so pretty to me and it is a great way to give your home a beautiful, cohesive look.  See how gorgeous this home is below?
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Photo from Better Homes and Garden

 

2.  Using 6″ recess cans throughout a space-  Heard of a swiss cheese ceiling?  Yep, this is exactly what I mean.
If you must incorporate recess, use the smaller ones that provide lots of light from a small bulb.   Yes, the smaller led recess cost more than the typical 5″-6″ builder cans often speced, but the look far outweighs the cost. Use dimmers to soften the lighting, and use a variety of different types of lighting to create warmth and layering. Table and floor lamps that direct light in the living areas is best. It allows you to see things better, puts a nicer light on your face, and illuminates the colors and textures in your furnishings better.
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3. Selecting granite over marble because you do not think marble is durable-  This one is a BIG one and I am constantly having to educate my clients about this stone.
I can only hope I am aging as well as marble does, because to me, there is nothing prettier than a well worn piece of marble after several years have passed.  I have had it in my house for over nine years, and trust me, we live hard in  use my kitchen and bathrooms.   And guess what?  Do not tell my dirty little secret, but we are not the neatest group either.
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Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography

 

 

 

 

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The key is to choose a honed marble so etching wont take place if something hot is placed on it, and if you like red wine, don’t leave it spilled on the counter for days on end.   If something does happen and the stain bothers you (which it shouldn’t- it’s called patina), the material can always be resurfaced.
4. Hanging  artwork too high– Keep the center of your artwork at eye level or a little lower to create intimacy in a space.  In a room where people will mostly be sitting, artwork should be hung a little lower.
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5. Arranging all of your furniture against the walls– You never want to create a furniture arrangement that makes conversation difficult.  If you have a room that is big enough, be creative and float your sofa and add a couple of sitting ares to the space.   A sofa can look great off of the wall, so use open spaces to be creative and create intimacy.
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What advice have you been given when it comes to your house that you wish you’d ignored? I’d love to hear from you so please share!

Take care,

dana

 

 

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What’s Keeping Your House From Being A Home You Love?

Are you stuck, knowing your home could look and feel so much better, but you aren’t sure what to do?

 

Or you can’t seem to find the motivation to pull your home together?

 

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Life is busy, and hectic, and stressful.  I get it as I sometimes feel the same way, too.

 

But I am constantly reminded how a well-functioning home, a healthy home, one that allows you to breathe deeply and de stress, can truly change your life.

 

And your family’s.

 

I see it happen all the time, and it is one of the most rewarding aspects about what I do.  A well-designed, high functioning home, I call it a healthy home,  can change how you live and enjoy life.

 

If you are ready for a change for you and your family, now is the time.  Let us help in a way that best fits your needs.

 

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Who would know this family room is filled with durable fabrics for family and pets?                                                  Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

The majority of our projects are full room or turnkey projects, where we are involved in the beginning so we can devise a detailed plan according to your budget and implement it for you.

 

We specialize in new construction, beginning with the schematics (many times I am hired before an architect has put pen to paper) to hanging the last picture on the wall.  We work closely with the builder and architect to make sure every detail is thought through from the beginning to the very end.  Your project becomes our project.

 

We also offer other services for clients who need direction and help making decisions for their home, but they like to do the legwork themselves.   Our one-time consult service, which I have previously mentioned before, and it is the perfect way to devise a plan tailored specifically for your home.

 

It has gone over really well, and the clients who have invested in this 3.5 hour meeting with me have been surprised over the amount of detail and information that comes with it.  Matter of fact, I have even gone on the road -and in the air-  to offer this service.

 

The last service we offer is Design Online.   You fill out a questionnaire and send measurements of your space with “before”  photos taken from each angle.   We come up with a detailed plan for the particular room- from furniture layout to furniture selections to paint to fabrics to accessories-  all within the budget you give and without us ever stepping into your home.   You can order one or ten rooms at a time from us.

 

If you think we can help make your home the place you dream, why are you waiting?  Email us at info@danawolterinteriors.com.  Let’s talk now so we can have a plan of action in place for you by the new year.

 

Here’s to making your house a home, one detail at a time-

dana

 

 

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

I love to write- I am a former journalism major/English minor, so writing has always been therapeutic and a way for me to share my feelings.   At times in my life- especially when I was younger- it was much easier for me to express my feelings on paper than face to face.

 

It seems when my life speeds up, my blogging/journaling is one thing that is pushed aside.  That and my upkeep- ha!

 

You didn’t hear from me much this summer, but I am back on track.  We have lots going on at DWI that’s keeping us busy and I am most grateful for it these days.

 

Lots of fun, new projects in the mix I am excited to share soon, a few magazine features out in the next few months,  new additions to our team, and some exciting opportunities that have come along for our firm.

 

Not to mention my college girl was home this summer, so to have my entire family under one roof again, was such a special treat.

 

 

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My girls- Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

Yet, out of all that is going on, one of the things I am most excited about is signing a lease on a new office space.  It is in the heart of Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, AL.

 

 

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BEFORE of the space

 

 

I have resisted moving my office out of my house in recent years because I wanted to be close by for my girls.   Now they are older and my business has grown to include other designers and projects across the country, it’s time to move my firm into its own space.

 

As my designer friend, Kriste Michelini, once told me, sometimes you have to put a plant in a bigger pot for it to grow.

 

Let’s hope this plant grows like crazy as I am excited to see what the future holds.

 

I love Birmingham, and particularly my home of Mountain Brook, so it seemed the most logical and perfect fit when this opportunity presented itself.

 

Stay tuned as I share more on the progress of my new space.   The proposed outside passed Design Review a few weeks ago and I am still working on what minor changes I want to make to the interior.  With all that has been going on, including my mother who has been very sick this summer, I am not going to stress over hurrying into the space.

 

Here’s to blooming where each of us is planted-

Dana

 

 

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Collaboration On My Teenage Daughter’s Room

I love all of my design projects, but one in particular hits close to home- a collaboration with my daughter on her bedroom.

 

StyleBlueprint recently asked if they could run a story on Ann’s bedroom that she and I created together.

 

Sure- I guided the process in creating the space, but this girl has great style and played a huge role in how this room came together.  Ann listened to my direction and with her discerning eye, we created a room that fits her well.

 

 

 

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Since Ann was little, she has been my shadow.   She would run errands with me and anywhere I needed to go after school for work, she was along for the ride.  I tell her all the time that she needs to go in business with me one day so we can work together.  She has great taste, is such a hard worker, and quite frankly, I just love being with her.

 

I need to be careful, though, because I may just end up one day working for her.  And like any other parent, I want my children to outshine me and achieve even more than I can even dream, so that would be okay, too.

 

 

Fingers crossed and dream big. Dana Wolter Interiors. Photography by Graham Yelton

Fingers crossed and dream big. Dana Wolter Interiors. Photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

Thanks to Lisa Mowry and StyleBlueprint for putting into words how I feel about my girl.  Hope you enjoy reading here about the room as much as I loved collaborating on it with her.

 

Dana

 

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Design Tips For Your Home

Homes are an investment, so spend your money wisely by following these design tips.

 

Whether you are a building, renovating, or updating a space, there are several common mistakes I often see.   They can be costly ones- either causing buyer’s remorse or worse,  decisions that lower the value of your home when it is time to sell.

 

 

1. Choosing quality over quantity.   Remember, it is always better to build or buy a smaller home with nicer finishes than a large one with generic ones.  McMansions are a thing of the past, and as people focus on enjoying their homes, they want to enjoy some of the luxuries that can come with it.   Not to mention quality lasts, where subpar has to be replaced in a few years.

 

2. When building or renovating, leave enough money to furnish it.    Your surroundings play an important part in how you live and enjoy life, and the last thing you want to do is build an incredible home, only to live with empty rooms.  I get it- you are mentally/physically exhausted, tired of spending money, and you think you will go back and finish at a later date.  Life happens, bills come up, and it’s always easier (and better) to do it when you are in that mindset.

 

3.  Buy a rug that is proportional to the room.  A rug that is proportional to a room is one of the most important things you can do to ground the space, especially if it is a large room.    If you don’t have the basic pieces correct in a space, the room will never feel right.   It is a layer, and the layer needs to be in relation to the size of the room.

 

4. Before you buy, have a furniture layout in mind. This is where a professional can really make a difference, because we know what scale pieces fit a room, how much of a walkway will be left with a certain size sofa and chair, etc….  Furnishing your home is an investment, one you should enjoy for many years, so spend your money wisely the first time.

 

 

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5.  Be patient until you can afford to purchase the right piece.  A room should be enjoyed for a long time, and it is an investment.   Wait until you can buy the rug you really want, or the table that speaks to you.  Over many years, a few hundred dollar savings or even a thousand will not mean much over the long span of time of enjoying the piece you really want.

 

 

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6.  Mix up the furniture lines used throughout your home.   This goes with upholstery, too.  Mix old and new, etc…  I am beginning to see the same upholstery line used throughout a home, and your home should never look like an ad for a showroom floor or furniture line.

 

 

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Graham Yelton Photography Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

Hope these home design tips (and mistakes to avoid) help you create a home you love.  Let me know what resonates with you and what other suggestions come to mind.

Have a great day-

Dana

 

 

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A House Made Into A Forever Home

We’ve been working on a new project for a cute couple with school-aged children.   This is their forever home, but right now this recently purchased property doesn’t feel very special to them.

 

They’ve hired us to completely redo the furnishings in the foyer, living room, family room, dining room, breakfast room, and playroom.   We are adding in a new front door and tongue and groove planking in the foyer.   My goal is to make this house their HOME and a place to watch their children grow and make memories.  It sits on a wonderful piece of property, and is perfect for a family with growing children.

 

When we first sat down, my client had a stack of pictures for me to see.  I loved hearing what she liked about each and what grabbed her attention.  She likes a collection of antiques mixed with new pieces.  A collected, layer look, which is what I love to create.

 

My client is drawn to the look of Steve and Brooke Gianetti’s Patina Farm, which you can also see in more detail from a feature in Veranda several months back.   The rooms we are creating need to carry them through for many years, but that doesn’t mean they will be boring or predictable.

 

We are creating some edge through a layering of fabric textures, custom furniture, and a few upholstered pieces I am designing for specific spaces.

 

 

Dana Wolter Interiors

Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

Everyday elegance is our goal- practical and durable for life with a busy family, but sophisticated enough to enjoy with adult friends and family.

 

Purposeful living that is pretty, simple and sophisticated.  Neutral fabrics with touches of tan and soft blues and grays.

 

 

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Fabrics selected for the upholstery and drapes in the living room. Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

Close up of an alpaca fabric going on an occasional chair in the living room

Close up of an alpaca fabric going on an occasional chair in the living room

 

 

This house is going to transform- and in a big way.   We presented all of the spaces last week so we begin ordering very soon.

 

It is going to be beautiful and I look forward to installing in a few months.   We will keep you posted on its progress.

 

Have a great day, everyone-

 

 

Dana

 

If you have a project in your home you would like to discuss with us, email us at info@danawolterinteriors.com.   We would love to hear from you.

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