I have been working on this project for a favorite client and friend. Actually, it is for her Mom :) This came to me as a darker wooden wall cabinet with two shelves. A very lovely piece on it's own. However updating was desired and a plan was worked out. When the paint brushes settled... one is surprised, happily pleased! :) Meg and I both love it and would like one also! :) She believes her Mom will love it also! After meeting her Mom last year it was a real honor to be asked on board for this project.
Right from the start I was excited to place a pastoral scene on the top placket of this piece! In the past I have placed some scenes on tables or painted tassels. Of course I was inpired by Mckenzie/Childs.
I like how the combinations of patterns came out.
This is my favorite green marble color way. It is very soft, slightly subtle.
The other cabinet side.
I LOVE how the drawer fronts turned out! This was another element that I knew I just had to include! I first saw this techniqe IN PERSON! How lucky for me!!! We were in Carmel, California and found a shop that was totally dedicated to the artist team (Mckenzie/Childs... also known as Victoria and Richard). Victoria and Richard, I was told, actually came out and designed and worked on the shops interiors! The design of these drawer fronts were inspired from that shop.
I love how the INSDE of the drawers turned out! I used papers from the store!
I did use two different paper patterns with one of the papers having a pattern on the reverse side also!
I am very happy with the end result of this project! It will also be my last project with Meg, at least for sometime. She and her family are moving, a large loss for me and a GIANT gain for her new neighbors!!! I miss you already Meg!
When my litle family moved from Michigan in the early 90's all of our neighbors came out to stand on the sidewalks waving goodbye as we drove off! It was very overwhelming and sad. They were such a very special group of neighbors. I am very sad.