January Sunset

January Sunset

I had worked previously with Kathy on her family room and she was ready to start on her smaller front living room. Her and her husband love the outdoors and always embrace bringing it in. I looked hard for something to replace the two cut out panels in their space which previously had a floral arrangement. I wanted these areas to be standout and yet something fresh.

BEFORECut-out Panel with floral

Cut-out Panel with floral


I found many things that would work but just not great. I was hoping to stay away from something totally custom to help keep the costs down, but did want something with reflection that would add some more light to her space. When I came upon these which were very close to size of her cut outs, I knew they were a winner!

Decorative Tree Panel

Decorative Tree Panel

Although they were hand painted, they needed to go a little darker and I really wanted to add more light and reflection to the room. Adding a darker wash was a breeze but they did lack a mirror backing which I was hoping for. After doing more research I decided upon a great contractor I know who does custom glass showers and mirrors. I knew he could help me with the mirror backings. So these beautiful cutout panels became semi-custom. This is still a much less expensive choice than having something totally custom designed. I was very pleased and so happy that my clients loved them too!   Design Dilemma Solved!

Design Tip: The cylinder mercury glass vase which is currently being used for candle light, can easily hold flowers in the spring and summer months.

AFTERCut-Out Panels

Cut-Out Panels

“Everyone is raving about both the family room and the living room.  I feel like I’m living in a new home.”            K. Molitor/HR Manager

Notice how the very top picture could well have inspired the design for the panels!


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