Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lettered Cottage - Photo Consultations

It has been so nice reading through all the comments everyone has left for me today...thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words! I can't wait to see who wins the goodies on Thursday. :-)

Since I started offering design consulting services here on my blog, my Photo Consultation has quickly become one of my most popular options.
They're so much fun to create, and it's always neat to see the "after" photos my clients send in when they're finished implementing my some, or all, of my suggestions. Here's a look at a few drawings I've done recently. Just hover over each photo with your cursor to see what I suggested these five homeowners do to transform their spaces!












I can't tell you how much I enjoy creating these inspirational drawings for my clients.

I really form a strong emotional connection with the homes I have the pleasure of working on. Sometimes, it almost feels like I've actually been inside them by the time I'm done working on them. Especially if I do a Virtual Consultation. That's really crazy! Hey, how cool would it be if Mr. Lettered Cottage and I could road trip to a client's house so we could do a photo shoot reveal of the finished product? Hmmmm......anyone that lives in the southeast up for that?
Speaking of Mr. LC, he has expressed interest in writing another post- what do you think, should I let him? :-)

Thanks again ya'll!

Layla

65 comments:

KJ said...

OH, you should totally let Mr. L.C. have another post. I was surprised to read such a well written and informative post by him before

(I would be curious to see how he could top that one actually.) HA!

duchess said...

Wow. They look great - you're good.
Thanks for letting us take a peek.

southerninspiration said...

I LOVE looking at your photo consultations!! I am very visual, and I need to SEE all the ideas....love it!

Suzanne

kimwick said...

Hey Layla! Thank you so much for your inspiration. BTW, that would happen to be my yucky fireplace photo that you updated. I'm working on it as I type! Lovin it! Also, would you enter me for today's giveaways with Dee and Sara? I never win anything, but it's worth a try. And last, I live in the Southeast. Well sort of...how about a nice trip to Charlotte, NC for a home re-do. THere is lot's of re-do's to do here! Kim

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

wow! amazing ideas!

Michelle said...

I definitely vote "yes" for Mr. LC to wrote another blog post.

amy said...

these are amazing transformations! and i especially love the little puppy face you left in the last one! :)

mikewozowski said...

layla - do you have a link or an image saved of the PB photo wall that inspired the photo wall in the first example??

i have seen that picture, but i cant seem to find it now.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You are very talented Layla! Hey on a side note: my 20 yr old daughter loves Flyleaf and she was playing the song that was written about you so I told her that I knew who the song was written about and showed her your blog. Anyway, she thought that was so cool! They were playing here in Little Rock, AR on sunday and she begged me to go with her, but it was pouring down rain and it was an outdoor concert so we didn't go. She's still a it upset she missed it. We were trying to speculate what the lyrics were saying you went through...care to elaborate??

God Bless You!
Darlene

The Old Painted Cottage said...

That would be a yes, Layla. Can't wait to hear what Mr. LC has to share with us all this time.

oxox
Jennifer

MDiskin said...

I'm in Atlanta... is that close enough? :-) I think I'm purchasing a consult tonight for sure!

MDiskin said...

I'm in Atlanta... is that close enough? :-) I think I'm purchasing a consult tonight for sure!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* You just keep getting better n' better, Layla!!! I enjoyed this alot! "KUDOS"!!!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *

Simply Dandy said...

Wow, amazing transformations. You are one talented gal.

LeAnn:)

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Wow, what pretty designs. I live just south of Birmingham...I would love a visit from you and Mr. LC. And I loved his first post so please, let him do another with more of his wonderful tips. You have really inspired me to get some not-so-perfect pieces and make them my own. Can't wait to see what you have planned for us the rest of this year - and love the pictures of Half Note cottage too!

Carol

Sarah said...

I love your ideas! ! They are just awesome! I see where I am missing out on some pop in my decor, I don't have rugs in my other rooms so it makes them more empty looking! That will be another thing on my list this summer, boy I am going to be busy this summer doing decor and revamps!!! :)

Katie said...

Wow! That's so cool!

Holly said...

Love mine, Layla, and I'm working on it!

Lauren said...

they look amazing!!! wow what a great feature to have!!

Kara said...

um, AMAZING!
love them - you da best! :)

nanab said...

Just let me know what to do. I am so excited!

Melissa said...

Those look amazing and if I can talk my husband into letting me get a photo consultation. I totally will!

Tracy said...

Great looking makeover ideas, Layla. And congrats on your one year anniversary! I read your blog often (should probably comment more), and really like your fresh, clean country style.

Melissa said...

Ok I did the photo consultation and when I get some pictures taken I will send them hopefully by tomorrow.

my email is misspro312 at hotmail . com

Melissa W said...

WOW Layla, those look wonderful! Makes me even more excited to see what you come up with for my house! I'll have to take better before photos for you to make your afters do you justice :) You really are amazing.

~Melissa

Carmen said...

All of these are wonderful! I really love the fireplace idea!

Adrienne said...

Would love the opportunity for your help!

Brit said...

I've been meaning to "purchase some help" from you for a long time, but just never got it done! Now, I just checked out at Paypal, which totally means now I need to get off my butt and get some photos!

Frugal Jen said...

I would love to see you with your own show doing this on HGTV!

Chris said...

I have to say I think this is my favorite thing you post about. I love to see the transformation, and I especially love how you can hover over the photo. Doesn't take much for me. :) Great job on all of these! I hope the clients use your wealth of knowledge to implement them!

Christy said...

I enjoy these so much. I spend lots of time going back and forth to see all the changes. So fun.

thehammondfamily said...

I want you to help me change my entire home! You are very gifted!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Your renderings are FANTASTIC!!!

Jennifer said...

Layla,
This is Jennifer from the 3rd picture. As soon as I get a little more of your awesome ideas implemented I would love to have y'all come just down the road to Montgomery! You really are so talented and creative. I can't wait for my room to look like your picture!

And yes to Mr. L.C. doing another post! Y'all make a great team.

Cote de Texas said...

fabulous! I too love seeing these. One day I will figure out how to do it on photoshop, I study your drawings and then go try it, but but but i fail!!!! boohoo.

You're the BEST Layla. YOu really are.

LG said...

I live in East Nashville in a totally cottage neighborhood! you are more than welcome to come photo the house/room when you get done with my consultation!

Lisa-Marie said...

Layla, the first sitting room is beautiful!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Wonderful sunny, clean, updates. Love the cottage look you create in each picture.
Fabuloso!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

All of them are wonderful.

"Blossom" said...

One word "Stunning". You are amazing and do amazing work.

The Owens said...

You are AWESOME! WOW! When we are ready to do our living/dining room I will be in touch!

Juju said...

So way cool!

Marianne said...

It's amazing how much a few details or another color can change a room totally!
You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Love them and can't wait until you get to mine! :) And it's just a beginning, as I have more spaces that need work.

Deb

Kimberly said...

I really enjoyed looking through the photos, and Mr. L. C. should definitely post again!

Anna said...

Layla!
Wonderful post! You really inspire people to transform their spaces!

I swear as soon as I read your posts my head starts spinning a mile a minute - I start walking around my house staring at walls and windows for extended periods of time! I start dragging furniture around. Once I put all my furniture in my dining room so I could get a blank slate feeling.

My DH came home to ALL the furniture in the dining room! LOL

So thanks for being so inspiring. =) As for Mr. LC - we would LOVE to hear from him again! YES!!

Kimberly said...

These are wonderful. You truly have a design gift. I love the way the photo changes as you scroll, so you can see the changes!

Erin said...

Every single one of those is amazing!! Love, love, love.

Growing Daily said...

Truly enjoy seeing your work! Your blog is inspirational!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

wow, they're all so great and fun to look through!
since you're last update on the half note, I got the nerve to stain/paint my coffee table, too. i posted it today-stop by!

Brooke said...

I love every one of them! I would love to do with my family room!

Thanks for sharing Layla!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I just adore your blog! So talanted and creative! I loved the before and afters! Are those drawn by you or done on software? So good! I wanted to let you know that I am having a fabulous giveaway on my blog and I think you might love what I have! Would love to have you stop by! Thank you for alway sharing such great ideas and inspiring! You are at the top of my list on my Inspirations! :)

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

flax and spindle said...

Oh my gosh, beautifully inspired!

Holly said...

You have some SERIOUS "techie" skills!!! How cool is that hover thing! ... might have another "job" for you...

Mickey Johnson said...

...wow, the hover thing is pretty neat besides the makeovers! i love my house, but, boy, what you could do with it...hmmmmm.....xo, mickey

Pam M said...

Wow, great job. I love looking at your ideas. Thanks for the inspirations!

Tennille said...

Love your blog!! You have wonderful ideas and a beautiful home:)

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

Layla..thank you so much for sharing this! Fabulous design suggestions....you're good!

Hudson Goods said...

Layla, this is VERY cool... and happy anniversary!

The Knight Family said...

I loved looking at all your photo consults...makes me excited for mine to come! I definitely think you should let Mr. LC do another blog entry his last one was very informative and entertaining! How about a road trip to Colorado? Is that too far, have you been here? You would love it for sure :-)
Carol

white flower design said...

Layla, You have a natural eye and a gift for design work. You should have your OWN show on HGTV. Maybe you can replace DESIGN ON A TIME, which looks more like five cents. Congratulations on you one year blog anniversary. I am looking forward to seeing what the future brings for you. Lori

Anonymous said...

I agree with White Flower Cottage, you should have your own HGTV show....you blow Design on a Dime away..you are one talented chick!! I especially love the last re-do with the cool blue kitchen and stainless appliances. All of the before and afters are awesome!

Tera said...

WOW!! You are so amazingly talented!! Thank you for sharing these photos!

SoBella Creations said...

I love the transformations that you did on each room. The kitchen is my favorite.

PS~Erin said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely amazing! These rooms are completely transformed... What a talent you have!