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Installation Day: Four-Room Furnishing Project in Traverse City

Friends - we had a fantastic installation day earlier this summer that we're so excited to be sharing with you. Final photos aren't here yet, but the lovely Sydney Kamaloski (who in addition to being a stellar design assistant is also an AMAZING photographer!) documented some of the install process, so we're pumped to be able to give you a peak into what might just be our favorite project yet.

Sydney and I packed up my Subaru Outback bright and early on Wednesday morning (as in 7am early - and ya'll know that I don't usually leave the house until after 10...*whew*). We make a quick stop at Rowster Coffee for some energy juice, and then started our two-hour-and-forty-two minute hike to Old Mission Peninsula in gorgeous Traverse City.

Once there, we stopped for lunch at Morsels - a sweet little cafe right on the river - and then headed to the house to meet the delivery team. We had just enough time for a few quick selfies of the LFID team before our delivery teams began to arrive.

Here's a shot of the great room before we filled it with pretty things:

The first to arrive on site was Alexianna Fry of Peace & Toil, our favorite little plant shop in Grand Rapids. Her delivery included a large rubber plant, giant zz plant, baby monstera, medium philodendron, small cactus, and large snake plant. Just look at those beauties!

And can we talk about this glorious - GIANT - fiddle leaf fig that would be the focal point of the living room?! Just stunning. Peace & Toil also provided us with pots and stands that would mix in perfectly to our design.

Scott and his crew arrived shortly after with the furniture, and let me tell you, these guys are PRO. Together, we quickly unloaded, unpacked, assembled, rolled out rugs, and adjusted until everything was just right. Our handymen arrived around 2pm, and within two hours had all our mirrors, lamps, and artwork placed and lookin' fine.

(apparently I need new socks...)

Next up was styling the space. Sydney and I placed all the pillows, throws, books, plants, do-dads and what-nots throughout the space to make it feel like home. We made the beds, fluffed the duvets, and then swept and mopped in order to have the place looking FAB for our client's reveal moment.

We'll have more photos to come later, but here are some beautiful snaps of the spaces nearly completed.





Our reveal had to be fairly efficient; We had a one-hour time window in which the family could pop home between work/school and and after school meeting. When they arrived, we ushered them from room to room, letting them take it all in, try out the pieces, and ask any questions they might have. They were extremely pleased with the outcome, as were we!

After sending them on their way, we had a few more things tend to: packing up unused accessories, breaking down boxes, hanging a few pieces of artwork, and one final tidy before locking up and making the journey home (which of COURSE included a stop to Little Caesars for a Hot-N-Ready).

Overall it was an extremely smooth install. It was a full day of physical work, but we had a great team to help us pull it off.

We have a few punch-list items to tend to, along with selecting artwork for the dining room, master, and guest room. Typically we'd select artwork prior to install, but artwork is a very personal thing, and our clients needed a little more time to determine what should go where. Once those are selected and our punch list items are completed, we'll be back to photograph the completed space.

Stay tuned!


Work with Lauren Figueroa Interior Design

LFID is a full-service interior design firm serving West and Southeast Michigan known especially for our Designed in a Day service.

We work with clients from Detroit, to Grand Rapids, to Holland, to Traverse City, and anywhere in between, and we pride ourselves on creating bespoke, people-centered spaces—because after all, people are what this life is all about!

If you have a project on the horizon, get started by telling us a little about your vision here, and you can view past projects here. Thanks for stopping by!

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