A Stylish Home Makeover by Jessica Davis

Professional Project

Project by: Jessica Davis
Location: Short Hills, NJ

From designer Jessica:

The client wanted to revamp three rooms in her home, but there were certain things she wanted to keep and not change. The living room received the largest change-up.

I added a seating/game area in a cozy corner and updated most of the pieces, only keeping just a few key antiques and reupholstering an existing chair. We kept the palette subdued and neutral in creams and grays, with a few blue-greens to tie into the dining room.

The focal point is a gallery wall that includes new pieces with references to the owner's equestrian and coastal interests, as well as personal artwork from her children and family.

The flow works better with the new table shape, and the whole room feels updated and fresh with the new wood finishes and a large floor mirror that bounces light around.

In the client's daughter's room I needed to utilize the small space given for storage, lounging, studying and bedtime. We created a wall of built-ins that incorporated everything in one place — bench, closet, desk, display.

We kept the palette fresh with poppy colors in fun but not overly juvenile patterns.

Resources of Note:


  • Rug: The Rug Importer
  • Sofa: Restoration Hardware
  • Throw Pillows: West Elm
  • Coffee Table: Restoration Hardware
  • Artwork: One Kings Lane
  • Side Chair: owner's antique
  • Fabric on Side Chair: Ralph Lauren
  • Side Table: owner's antique
  • Hardware on Side Table: Nest Studio
  • Artwork: One Kings Lane
  • Fretwork Side Table: Horchow
  • Mirrored Lamp: Arteriors
  • Bench: Restoration Hardware
  • Settee: Ballard Designs
  • Throw Pillows: West Elm
  • Greek Key Throw Pillow: Home Goods
  • Bistro Table: Restoration Hardware
  • Brass Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware
  • Grey stools: Global Views
  • Drapery Fabric: Gray Lines Linens
  • Drapery Trim: Lewis & Sharon
  • Drapery Hardware: Restoration Hardware
  • Etagere Shelf: Home Decorators Collection


  • Table: Wesco Furniture
  • Chairs: Restoration Hardware
  • Brackets: Restoration Hardware
  • Architectural details: Restoration Hardware
  • Mirror: Restoration Hardware


  • Rug: Wisteria
  • Headboard: Home Decorator's Collection
  • Nightstands: Home Goods
  • Sconces: Restoration Hardware
  • Bedding: Serena & Lily / Bloomingdales
  • Elephant Stool: Serena & Lily
  • Drapery Fabric: Gray Lines Linens
  • Drapery Trim: Lewis & Sharon
  • Pillows: Bloomingdales


  • Living Room: Restoration Hardware Slate
  • Living Room ceiling band: Ben Moore London Fog 1541
  • Dining: Restoration Hardware Silver Sage
  • Girl's Room: Ben Moore Wind's Breath OC-24

Thanks, Jessica Davis!

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(Image credits: Pablo Enriquez; Nest Studio; Nest Studio )