When working with clients and their current home furnishings, how do you come up with the concept?  For this home, it was easy.  We were the design firm that helped these clients with design ten years ago when they built their first home at Lake Jeanette in Greensboro.  At that time, their taste was definitely French.  We did not call it French Country, but elegant French.  Moving their elegant French into a new home was fun and challenging.  We did it with fresh new paint colors, new furnishings for the living room, new dining rug, new dresser for the master, new barstools, and much more.   But, we were able to utilize all the existing bedroom furniture by adding new curtains and bedding in their daughter’s room, because she is now a teenager.    The photos really speak for the accomplishment.  Some of the old and some of the new are attached so you can see the transition.  We modernized the home with the lighter less yellow paint colors, added a little wallpaper behind the bookshelves and used glass subway tile behind the stove accenting the white cabinets and the more modern lighter quartz.    Most of the artwork transferred to the new home, plus we purchased a few more paintings.  The loggia needed new cushions and we bought the antique pub signs from England, which could not have been more appropriate with the England wedding happening this year and some of the events at the famous Thames Hotel  (Pub sign on the right) of loggia.    What a find?   The cushions were new coverings for old furniture from the other house.  Blue stone and painted brick look so nice on the porch with black and white pillows.  So classic and comfortable.   The great thing about helping a client from the ground up is you help with all the lighting, flooring, brick, paint colors, cabinet layout and style, tile, and plumbing.  The list goes on and on.  Designers are more effective if they are involved from the beginning.   High Style is a great word for this French modern home.