Project Spotlight: Tailored Classic

Project Spotlight: Lakes of Orange

We are pleased to share our Tailored Classic project in the Lakes of Orange, Ohio. Our design team jumped in after the construction was already in progress so majority of the finishes were chosen. We built on the base we had, adjusted a few things & created a beautiful, classic space.


Majority of the design scope was sourcing new pieces to incorporate with their existing furniture & accessories. Our clients had family heirlooms and even some pieces they’d handcrafted themselves!  We wanted the pieces to tell our clients’ story – weaving together their history & interests. 

As we move through this reveal, we would love for you to take note of some of our intentional design choices:

  • The red, blue & tan color scheme woven throughout the house. The colors show up in different intensities in each space.  Select fabric patterns are repeated in different ways within a room i.e.: on drapery, ottomans & pillows.
  • The mix of new upholstery and rugs with collected family treasures.
  • The various wood tones used throughout – they create warmth & interest in their variations.

In the foyer, we incorporated a gallery wall above the upholstered plaid settee. Showcasing the clients pieces & decorative plates to create the perfect welcome into the home.

The 9′ gathering room sofa was made locally to fit  the space.  The extra length is great for anything from mid-afternoon naps to entertaining on a Friday night. The same colorful print can be seen on the drapery, ottomans & a throw pillow – effectively pulling your eye through the space.  We used trims and cords on the other throw pillows for a tailored feel throughout the room while also incorporating muted red & blue tones into the space. A punched up modern rug gives a strong base for the classic patterns to shine.

The kitchen materials were previously determined, but a backsplash was lacking.  We knew it could benefit from some pattern and a pop of color. We sourced a blue and white tile with a vintage caning pattern.  We added comfortable stools to the large island to ensure a great spot to work or enjoy a snack. 

A few steps from the kitchen we placed the hutch – handmade by the client! To balance out the traditional feel, we sourced a table with clean lines & a modern floral print on the chairs. 



Moving into the den, most of the furniture we used in here was existing – we re-upholstered where needed & added in custom pillows. The embroidered trim on the leading edge of the drapery panels elevates the look from simple to one of a kind. 

Our in house floral master, Marissa, created the beautiful floral arrangements you see throughout this shoot! She combined seedy eucalyptus, hydrangeas and roses  – in some cases arranged in our client’s pottery.

This powder room packs a punch – small space, big pattern! We added in the vintage mirror, table & lamp with a fresh new lampshade.  The Chippendale-style mirror continues to feature the warmth of the wood.

The master bedroom pulls in both modern and classic elements. The early American pine trunk and chaise lounge were existing pieces. The fabric on the drapery guided our design throughout the room and helped us make an impact with the aqua, coral, and yellow. We used two different nightstands – giving each of the client’s just what they needed.

The twin guest room gives a great example of utilizing existing furniture in a fresh way. We put together new bedding with a white duvet, custom bed scarf & shams. A cushion on the antique trunk gives guests a spot to sit & put shoes on. The end result is a darling room for guests of any age!

“We believe every person has a story, and our job is to tell our clients’ story through their home’s interiors.”


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