I recently completed redecorating my family room with France and I couldn’t be happier with the results! France started by asking me how we use our family room, what pieces I would really like to keep and if I had a color theme in mind. What I knew was that our couch of 20+ years had to go as well as a couple of other chairs but I was open to her suggestions and it was just really important to me that it flowed with the rest of our home, that the furniture was comfortable and that I stayed as close to my budget as possible.
We have a very private backyard which is beautiful in the three best seasons in the Chicago area and removing sheers on our french doors from the family room to outside and putting very creative valances that contained simple ferns on them helped bring the inside in! She worked with the existing rug I had and the room was beautifully transformed to a “wonderful oasis of calm and serenity” keeping the fabrics on the new couches neutral with pops of color from the pillows she designed for it, recovering three other chairs I kept, painting the entire room and adding a couple of new and interesting lamps and pictures.
As we were finishing the room, she asked me if I would be open to replacing my window treatment in our adjoining living room with something that would be more simple and look better to which I wholeheartedly agreed and the simple change there really made both rooms flow together effortlessly.
In addition to France’s talent for decorating, she is also a perfectionist ensuring that details are taken care. She returned to my home after everything had been completed, because the skirts on the new couches had not “hung out” and were slightly wrinkled. She brought her steamer over and steamed the skirts for me as it is very important to her that her clients are happy and that anything she associates her name with is done to perfection!