What We’re Working On: High Grove Project

Hi there!

I’m here with another update on one of our current Arianne Bellizaire Interiors projects!

Today, I want to introduce you to a project that has quickly become an office favorite: The High Grove Project!


Our client, Tracee, is a lead surgeon in the burn unit at one of our local hospitals. To say that she is a busy professional is an understatement!

She’s been living in a luxury high-rise for several years, and although she has had aspirations of putting her own stamp on the place, she hasn’t had the time to complete any of the DIY projects she’s started.

Tracee likes the idea of simple decorating projects like recovering old furniture pieces and spraypainting found decorative accents, but the lack of time and ability to pull all of these elements together cohesively has hindered her progress.

She has a heart for the environment (she even makes her own organic beauty products!), and she has traveled all over the world, collecting interesting art pieces along the way.

Her style is an electric mix of mid-century modern and boho chic, she loves bold patterns and lots of color!


Are you beginning to see why we were so excited when Tracee called us in to help her create the home of her dreams?!?


You can’t imagine how excited we were to discover that Tracee has an EXTENSIVE collection of original art from her travels around the world!

We immediately knew that these pieces would be a great jumping off point for our design concept. The challenge was figuring out how to display them without overpowering the space or making it feel too cluttered.

The living room, kitchen and dining room are all connected in this open concept floor plan, and because Tracee loves to entertain we had to develop a space plan that would accommodate the guests she occasionally has over comfortably.

We also knew that because Tracee often works long hours, the space had to be designed in a way that she could relax and rejuvenate between shifts.


During our first visit to Tracee’s home, we photographed and measured EVERYTHING in the space.

This is how we start every project because the information we gather at the initial site visit allows us to create an optimal space plan, integrate the pieces the client wants to keep and develop our 3d models that we use to show the client our concept before we even purchase the first piece!

Here are some before photos of the space:

The Living Room


The Dining Room


The Master Bedroom


As you can see, we had our work cut out for us, but we were up for the challenge!

In our next WWWO post, we’ll show you the plan we developed specifically with Tracee in mind, and how we incorporated her artwork and favorite colors into the design.

In the meantime, what we want to hear from you? Do you have any unfinished decorating projects? What design challenges are keeping you stuck and unable to move forward on your project?

Let us know in the comments below!

Author: Arianne Bellizaire

Interior designer, blogger, and public speaker Arianne Bellizaire creates spaces that are beautiful yet highly functional for her clients. She served as one of only nine 2015 High Point Market Authority Style Spotters, and she has been featured in Rue Magazine, House Beautiful Online, GoodHousekeeping, EditorAtLarge, U.S. News & World Report, Roomhints, About.com, USA Today, and MyFitItUpLife!

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