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A Stylish Home Makeover by Jessica Davis

published Jun 27, 2014
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(Image credit: Nest Studio )

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.

(Image credit: Nest Studio)
(Image credit: Nest Studio)

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.

(Image credit: Nest Studio)
(Image credit: Nest Studio)

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.

(Image credit: Nest Studio)
(Image credit: Nest Studio)
(Image credit: Nest Studio )

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.

(Image credit: Nest Studio)
(Image credit: Nest Studio)

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.

(Image credit: Nest Studio)

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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