Collective Full-Furnishings | Before & After

What do you feel when you step inside your home? Does it bring you a sense of comfort, joy and inspiration? Your home should be your happy place, your respite; not an additional source of stress or anxiety.

If you’ve been looking to make a change in your home, big or small, there’s never been a better time. Whether you’re looking for a few new furnishings or accessories, or a full revamp, our team is here to make your vision a reality.

Here, two of our designers show how they bring existing spaces back to life.

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Elle Schwab, Associate Designer
What spaces were your clients looking to update and why?
My clients bought the entire home furnished. All of the pieces were pretty traditional, dark, heavy and not very functional. They wanted to brighten, refresh and open up their spaces. We introduced lighter tones and stylish pieces in a more practical layout that complimented the client’s taste.

What was the process like for this project?
I really got to know my clients well from the get-go in order to truly understand their style; how they would be using the spaces and what types of design inspired them. We completely removed all of the old furnishings that were bought with the home except for a wooden bunk bed and media console used downstairs. I took the homes architecture into account and sourced a few layout options in each space and let them decide what they loved best. From that new space plan, I helped them choose meaningful pieces to create their dream space.

Was there a theme in the pieces chosen for the project?
The overall theme was mountain modern. I incorporated different color schemes throughout each room of the house, which was fun and made each space unique.

What’s something unique about this project?
We wanted to do something different and playful in the stairwell since there’s about three levels of wall space. We knew our custom skier, snowboarder and climber wall art figures would be perfect. The clients chose which poses and figures they wanted to display, and I mapped out which would look best where. Then it was just a matter of picking the right colors to make the ombre effect happen! The figures start out as red at the bottom of the stairs, to match the family room color scheme, and have an ombre effect leading to the dark blue figure up top that ties in the living room’s color scheme.

How did your clients react to the final design?
They were excited to see their home in a whole new light. These are a few of the comments that they shared…
“This was our first time working remotely with a designer. We appreciated the level of detail that was put into presentations, samples, etc. to ensure we were comfortable with the selections. The ease of the process and the team made us happiest. Everyone was positive, accommodating and communication was excellent. There were no financial surprises and Elle provided very detailed reports of project costs. We now have a beautiful home with quality furnishings and a relationship going forward for future needs. The experience exceeded our expectations.”

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Catherine Lykins, Associate Designer
What spaces were your clients looking to update and why?
My clients were looking to refurnish their entire new home. Upon moving in, there were a few pieces left behind from the former owner that were mostly log-style, more traditional furnishings. My clients and I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wanted to help liven up the space by introducing a more mountain modern vibe that complemented their home and their personal aesthetic.

What was the process like for this project?
I always ask a ton of questions from the beginning to get to know my clients personally, get a sense of their style and what inspires them. It’s so important to build that client-designer relationship so we are able to work together and continue to build trust throughout the project.

For this project, we basically started from scratch to create an entire new look. My clients shared images of their primary home to show their style and what they love. I knew exactly what they were looking for, so we were up and running in no time! From there, I got familiar with the home and provided a few floorplan options for each room. Once my clients decided on the final layout, I started sourcing pieces that not only fit with the home’s character, but also provided beauty and functionality for their family.

Was there a theme in the pieces chosen for the project?
My clients wanted a more mountain modern look with touches of whimsical accents. I featured some of my favorite embroidered pillows that tied the living and dining room color schemes together perfectly.

Collective Design Group is an award-winning interior design firm serving Vail Valley, Summit County, Winter Park and surrounding areas.

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