Beach style to Arts and Crafts Mission
by designer Katie Garman
Make a complete and exciting style transition! Moving from Southern California to St. Helena, the client decided she was ready for a change. Leaving Beach style behind, an Arts and Crafts Mission look was desired for her new digs. The aging driftwood and wicker furniture, with sun damaged fabric, needed to be replaced. The addition of comfortable chairs was desired to provide adequate seating for future entertaining of family and friends.
Create a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment while incorporating existing pieces smoothly into the new Arts and Crafts look. Choose design elements that will convey the client’s personality.
The Success Story
The designer’s choice of a soft color palette, mixing with a variety of new wood tones in the mission pieces, compliments the existing furniture beautifully. Two chairs in the main room are covered with a fabulous and colorful fabric inspired by the client’s love of birds. The pattern is playful and a very personal design touch that adds a fun and cheerful feel to the space. These chairs in combination with a Stickley Monterey Mist rug, grouped in front of the cozy fireplace, beckon you to gather and enjoy. The completed project presents a comfortable and welcoming home, with personality, that the client will enjoy for years to come.
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About 5 weeks ago, I became a customer of your fine store, as I needed new furniture for my living room. I discovered that what works in a So Cal beach town doesn’t necessarily translate into other areas. Accompanied by my son in law, we entered Pedersen’s showroom and started browsing. That was when Katie Garman entered the picture, offering her help if needed.
Not only was Katie helpful, she answered all our questions and pointed out some of the services that Pedersen’s provides. Most important to me was that Katie was never pushy and never put her own tasks ahead of mine.
Katie Garman brings her considerable knowledge and enthusiasm to every aspect of her job. You sense that she loves what she is doing. To conclude, Katie has made my experience at Pedersen’s extremely rewarding.
~ Ann Davis