French Country Renovation

Currently, I’m working on a French Country inspired renovation in Silver Spring, MD. This house is a large red brick Colonial with a slate hip roof, setback from the street on a serene large lot. Everytime I drive through the neighborhood there are a few deer peacefully grazing in the yards nearby.  Something to plan for during the landscape design and plants that are chosen in this yard.

A three story addition has been added in the rear to afford a spacious kitchen & family room, an amazing master suite on the upper level & an additional private large bedroom w/ ensuite in the lower level that could be an au-pair or in-law feature. Two hall bedrooms with a Jack n Jill bath that offer a unique design feature initiated by Upstaged Design Co. providing more privacy for those future residents. My favorite room may be the 4th story bedroom also w/ ensuite, I call this room the nest. It’s perched high in the trees and so inviting! From the first time I saw this property, I knew French Country should be the design. I’ve been Pinteresting ideas for months, while the construction was taking place. Now we are at my favorite part installing the finishes & features that bring the vision to life.

Our bath choices were recently finalized, materials selected at The Tile Shop where we work with our business representative to assist us with the specifics of the materials chosen for our design. Working with suppliers that provide phenomenal service and expert material advice on the selections we are considering results in the best outcome of our vision. Having these types of relationships with our vendors is why it is important to choose an Interior Designer like Upstaged Design Co. to guide you through decor choices, installation & renovations for your home or project!

For the exterior we’ve selected a light smokey gray by Sherwin Williams that will set the stage for the charcoal shutters and trim accents that are signature traits of French Country design. A shaded porch for sharing the enjoyment of the natural beauty of this location. Oil rubbed bronze lanterns that light the garden path and walkways as night sets in. Carriage style doors for the rear facing garage add elegance to the backyard.

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Home Office

I love the serenity of this home office space!
The soft colors and blends of materials all provide a sophisticated, casual, and comfortable environment for productivity. Honestly, who wouldn’t want to work here?
The built-ins provide organization to store tools, resources, and supplies.
Nice visual appeal too! Especially, when your home office is located in sight of the main living areas. Bring on the books, with that window seat offering a cozy corner to study, visualize, and expand your mindset also.
Watch me put this plan into action in my own home over the next few months!

The Journey Begins

Exciting is the best way to describe my feelings about starting my design business!

Motivated to create environments of beauty, functionality & comfort through design in my clients homes & offices.

Resourceful in designing the space you dream of, at the most affordable cost available in the market.

Grateful to be gifted with vision to see through all of the projects ahead of Upstaged Design.

Thank you for joining me on this journey to a more beautiful world through design!


Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton