Project Zhush…A from A

Project Zhush…A from A

Well it’s official peeps, I have another client…if you’re counting, that makes two.
 Happy days are here again.
This all makes me kind of scared to death but what the heck, if I want to do styling and/or decorating for a living, I’m going to need some experience under my belt.
And if some trusting people out there think that I might be able to put some pretty together for them, then I say hell to the yes…I’m going to throw caution to the wind and give it a whirl.
Plus the whole thing pays money….for doing things that I pretty much adore so yes….a good thing.

Client numero two…let’s call her A- she lives in Atlanta- so she’s A from A….we won’t call her AA…that would be bad.

Anyhoo…she wrote me the sweetest of notes asking for help zhushing up her home, one room at at time.
Although I’m not a professional, I’m pretty sure I can prettify with the best of them so away we go.

A from A’s inspiration shots…

and the idea board I put together.

 A from A already owns the furniture pieces (with the exception of the coffee and end table) and the zebra hide.

We’re thinking grey for the walls, and I’m leaning towards Farrow & Ball Cornforth…I’d also love to see wall molding applied (a simpler version of the title board shot.)  I did a similar treatment in my room and love how it inexpensively, adds so much pizazz to a space.

And that’s all I’m telling you for now…we’re still hammering out plenty of details, getting lots of questions sorted etc. but I’ll be sure to post the entire process, along with before and after shots etc.

Pray for me please.



  • A Flair for Vintage Decor
    Posted at 06:15h, 02 June Reply

    You are doing fabulous job and are very talented!! Take care, Caroline

  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 06:20h, 02 June Reply

    Look forward to seeing and hearing more….she is truly capable and talented hands!! Not a single doubt about that….enjoy!

  • Stacey
    Posted at 06:37h, 02 June Reply

    The 2 of you together make an awesome team! You’ll do great:-). XX

  • meenal @ maison marigold
    Posted at 06:39h, 02 June Reply

    That’s lovely news and the idea-board is fab too!! i’m sure you enthusiasm and wonderful taste will more than make up for lack of professional go girl..i’ll keep coming back to see your progress!! have a lovely day..xx meenal

  • Pawleys Island Posh
    Posted at 07:04h, 02 June Reply

    You have an amazing eye lady and that more than makes up for “professional experience”. Just be nice and help them buy pretty things and you’re already a step ahead of the peeps on Million Dollar Designers πŸ™‚
    I love the inspiration board and can’t wait to see the final transformation!

  • Kelly Krugh
    Posted at 07:07h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats on your second client! How exciting!!!

    As for the inspiration board, that coffee table has been on my birthday/Christmas/any-other-holiday-where-you-get-a-gift list since I first saw it in the Wisteria catalog. LOVE it!!

  • Interior Design Musings
    Posted at 07:22h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats, Christine! I know it will be amazing. And you and I both know you don’t need a degree to decorate, just an eye for it! M.

  • Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely
    Posted at 07:38h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats on your second client, woo hoo!!! You have created such a stylish room there, I adore the glamorous touches including the chandelier and zebra rug. Its going to look amazing xo

  • Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    Posted at 07:39h, 02 June Reply

    Looks to me like you nailed it, the mood board really has the feel of the inspiration spaces A from A likes. Congrats and best of luck, I have no doubt that you’ll be a huge success.

  • Things That Sparkle
    Posted at 07:39h, 02 June Reply

    Congratulations! And oh my goodness that is going to be absolutley stunningly gorgeous (of course)!!

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 07:51h, 02 June Reply

    It’s very sophisticated all those details make it warm. I like the color, it’s soothing and a perfect backdrop for the bits of blush.

  • Vanessa@decor happy
    Posted at 07:51h, 02 June Reply

    You don’t need a prayer! You have such amazing taste and style – you can’t teach that! Have fun with it and can’t wait to see the process.

  • travelkate
    Posted at 07:54h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats! I am swooning over the idea board-just gorgeous!

  • The Zhush
    Posted at 07:59h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats! I just know it will be gorgeous..I mean look at that inspiration board! (plus, the name of the project…I mean really, how could one go wrong?!):)

    Posted at 08:01h, 02 June Reply

    WhooHoo!!! Congrats on another client. I’m not surprised in the slightest. Love that inspiration board. It’s going to be fantastic. Can’t wait to hear all the other details! xoxo

  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi
    Posted at 08:09h, 02 June Reply

    Go you! I, for one, would totally go with the moulding. We just had plaster ones installed (albeit a simpler design than the one here) and I think it really makes a world of difference.

  • The Now
    Posted at 08:29h, 02 June Reply

    With all of your crazy awesome skills + A’s initial inspiration, this is going to be one AMAZ project! I literally CANNOT WAIT to see everything unfold! So happy for you Christine! xo

  • Jenna Lee
    Posted at 08:29h, 02 June Reply

    That big black picture frame is gorgeous! Congrats!

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 08:33h, 02 June Reply

    You don’t need prayers it’s fantastic, keep going doll!

  • A from A
    Posted at 08:57h, 02 June Reply

    Ummm…can I just say, Christine is amazing!! We’ve actually spoken to several decor pros with TONS of experience and never felt like they “got it”. She NAILED it and then some! Never in my wildest dreams did I think an idea board FOR US would be so amazeballs! I can’t WAIT to see how this goes and you all are soooo right…no prayers are needed!! Just the sweetest most talented new designer/stylist out there πŸ™‚ *pinch* me and hugs for Christine!!

  • Kerry
    Posted at 09:32h, 02 June Reply

    Love you ideas Christine – you are so incredibly creative and good at what you do. I have no doubts you will create beautiful spaces everywhere! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what comes of this project! xx

  • Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    Posted at 09:43h, 02 June Reply

    Gotta love when your passion pays!

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  • Dane
    Posted at 09:51h, 02 June Reply

    Fantastic! You are embarking on a very exciting time and sharing on your blog will pay two fold (often when we get busy on jobs the blogs fall by the wayside so we don’t keep the marketing side on track till between jobs.

    Hopefully you will not have the ‘between jobs’ in the near future!


  • A Delightful Design
    Posted at 10:08h, 02 June Reply

    Oh La La! It’s going to be divine. I’m with Rashon–passion pays. Boo-yah. πŸ˜‰
    xo, Abby

    (If you have time, check out the chandelier my friend is GIVING me on my post today. Reminds me of the one you have on this board.)

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 10:30h, 02 June Reply

    congrats on a new client! i love the board you put together and i know you will do an amazing job! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a leigh viner print!

  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Posted at 10:52h, 02 June Reply

    Hell to the yes, indeed! It’s going to be stunning!!!

  • Danielle {breakfast at toast}
    Posted at 11:34h, 02 June Reply

    you are SO good! love it all! xo

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 11:43h, 02 June Reply

    congrats, christine!! so great you’re just GOING for it! live those dreams, babe.


  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    Posted at 12:33h, 02 June Reply

    Love the inspiration photos! It sounds like you’re off to a good start, and I’m sure it will turn out fabulous!

  • Mo Pie, Please
    Posted at 13:57h, 02 June Reply

    Congrats, girl! HOw exciting!!!

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 14:23h, 02 June Reply

    Woot! Congrats, Dollface. Not surprised in the least over this. Of course people want you to create badass rooms for them. You style and finds are amazing.

  • LiveLikeYou
    Posted at 14:27h, 02 June Reply

    Love the glam space!!! Anything glam you need let me know I’ll set you up with trade code/deals on LiveLikeYou-xx

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 15:28h, 02 June Reply

    Ooh, this is going to be so glam!! How exciting πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing a bit of the process with us Christine! Hugs,
    Nancy xo

    Posted at 15:35h, 02 June Reply

    Congratulations Christine! How very exciting- the new look is amazing and you’re amazing- leave all your worries and insecurities behind! I would trust you with my whole house!! xoxo

  • Alexa
    Posted at 16:18h, 02 June Reply

    love the peggywolf print in your board. just bought some paintings from her!

  • Emily
    Posted at 18:24h, 02 June Reply

    I let out a silent cheer when I read this! It’s more than perfect seeing a fellow blogger who has combined sheer talent with herculean effort to bring about her heart’s desires. For lack of a better term- you go girl!!!

  • Kim@Chattafabulous
    Posted at 19:26h, 02 June Reply

    Loveliness everywhere, but really – dying over those sconces!!!

  • simple dwellings
    Posted at 20:14h, 02 June Reply

    Great for you! The board you came up with is gorgeous. I know this will be amazing. Kudos for you for taking the leap and doing very well! πŸ™‚

  • Lori
    Posted at 21:12h, 02 June Reply

    So excited for you Christine! Look forward to seeing more!


  • Amber Interiors
    Posted at 21:39h, 02 June Reply

    Can I hire you to zhush up my LIFE? I lack in that whole constantly fabulous department.
    Congrats on the clients, I see big things babes!!BIG THINGS!

  • Kellie Collis
    Posted at 22:55h, 02 June Reply

    These are fabulous! The couch looks amazing! Enjoy the weekend ahead, Kellie xx

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 23:12h, 02 June Reply

    Girl, you don’t need prayers, you have something so much better an that is CA-RAZY TALENT! Oh wait, I think that came out wrong…let’s just go with prayer is important, too. Yikes. (c: It is looking oh-so-fabulous and I hope we get to see the end result because it’s gonna be siiiiick…

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Posted at 02:06h, 03 June Reply

    no prayers needed – you’ll rock it! love the boards. xx

  • Splendid Willow
    Posted at 03:57h, 03 June Reply

    Christine!!!! This client knew what she was doing when she teamed up with you! Congratulations to you both! I know your great style & taste and your professional work ethic -this is just the beginning my friend!

    Still in Stockholm. Summer time – wihoo!! I will be back in the saddle next week.

    Warm hugs to you,


  • Jazzy E (hivenn)
    Posted at 07:25h, 03 June Reply

    Amazing. x hivenn

  • Nichole @ Parlour
    Posted at 11:44h, 03 June Reply

    Good for you sista! You’ve got it covered! Can’t wait to see the “afters!”

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 12:36h, 06 June Reply

    How did I miss this? Stupid Strep. It’s got all the right pieces, so it should be stunning.

    As a decorator with (minimal) experience, I’ve learned that sometimes the best ideas in theory need tweaking in actuality. So if that’s the case, don’t fret, because I’m sure in the end A will be very very happy.

  • barbara@hodge:podge
    Posted at 20:40h, 06 June Reply

    Congrats! Maybe it will help pay the grocery bill no?

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