as most of you know, i'm a huge fan of kelly green anything. when my client, green, asked specifically for that hue, then told me she loves zebra print, i came up with this bold concept for their family room.
really excited to share this space! we're installing soon, so look out for pics!
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as promised, it's time to reveal the playroom for the hertzig twins! mom kerri wanted a place for homework and an open space for play. this room came together quickly with some custom elements and fun touches. take a look...
this piece of art was the inspiration for the room. lots of blues and greens with some black thrown in. to balance the strong colors, we painted the walls 'alabaster' by sherwin williams. it's the perfect creamy white backdrop.
to add some interest to the tall ceilings, i chose this sanderson splatter wallpaper.
instead of a traditional pin board, i opted for a magnetic board wrapped in a fun fabric. now the kids have a place to display their art and personalize their work space.
a few more details...
luckily, i was there when the twins came home from school! they were so excited to get in their new room and do homework at their desks for the first time. it was so cute seeing their reaction, they both got a kick out of the furry sheepskins draped over their desk chairs! designing for kids is such a joy, the look on their faces is priceless.
until next time, design swell. live well.
the downstairs bathroom has been quite an eyesore ever since we moved in almost two years ago. i wasn't sure what i wanted to do to it, so it was put on the back burner for a while. after completing the 'One Room Challenge' this spring, i realized removing the bead board panelling wasn't something i was up to doing again.
i also wasn't up for a major renovation with our wedding reception party looming. simple, but effective tweaks were my goal. a few small changes really made a huge difference, take a look...
when i saw this wallpaper, i HAD to use it. this small bathroom was the perfect spot...
the original vanity was a hot mess and blocked part of the doorway. this sleek version from ikea fits perfectly in the small space and makes the room feel much bigger.
i've been collecting animal heads anytime i go into @homegoods, and have acquired several. since they're metal, they take spray paint like a charm. a coat of metallic gold instantly ups their glam factor.
i had my seamstress make this shower curtain. i fell in love with the saffron and white palette, and the horizontal stripes of course!
when deciding on art for the room, i grabbed this vintage piece that belonged to mark's father. the black mat ties into the wallpaper and really pops on the wall. i love having something that means so much to mark in the room, plus it's unique.
i found this awesome sconce from #triple7recycled on etsy. swoon... i needed a smaller scale mirror to fit above the panelling, but still allow you to see yourself. while browsing @westelm, i saw this new introduction. i loved there was no frame to visually clutter the wallpaper. remember, clean and simple was my goal. while my installer was hanging the paper, i rushed to my local west elm and picked it up in time for him to hang it for me :)
i couldn't be more pleased with the end result. the space seems so much brighter too. a total transformation in less than a week, love it! design swell. live well.
so... mark and i eloped on july 4th, but were planning on a simple ceremony august 30th in our very own backyard. since we eloped, we made august 30th our 'reception' party and invited family and close friends. i wanted to keep the party casual, but chic of course! thought i'd share some of the planning, and the pics, it's all in the details right?
i LOVE kate spade, really, ANYTHING kate spade. so it's no surprise that my inspiration came from iconic #katespadeny elements of polka dots, stripes, black & white, pink and yellow...
i knew these had to be my flowers, love these modern billy ball blooms. i actually ordered them online and they arrived two days before my event. they were super simple to work with.
check out a few pics i snapped, if you follow me on instagram, you will recognize a few of these...
we had a great time saturday and want to thank everyone who came and supported us. a huge thanks to the mayobird for catering the event, and to tizzert's for creating my gold polka dot cake, everything was delicious!
this week, i'm focusing on the bedroom my two boys share. i gave them the option of having their own rooms, but they wouldn't have it any other way!
the configuration of the room is a bit tricky. every wall has a window, a door or a jog. this made furniture placement key to the success of the room's design. i first thought bunk beds were the way to go, but then i found this vintage headboard and i had to go for it! all it needed was a coat of white lacquer.
now for the design. once again, i was drawn to high contrast, black and white. i've had an obsession with this wallpaper for a long time, and this was the perfect place to use it. i used it on one wall feature wall, i didn't want the boys to get dizzy! the other walls were painted a fresh bright white.
it was important to me to have a cozy reading nook in the room. after finally ditching the upholstered nursery rocker, i opted for a sleeker version.
take a look at my vision for sutton and schafer's room...
the room when i got started...
and the room after i was finished...
and now for my favorite, detail shots...
i love spending time in here, it's such a happy and fun space for my boys. i smile every time i walk upstairs and see that wallpaper peeking at me from down the hall. this is definitely the look and feel i wanted for them, and i love the longevity we'll get from the design. next up, the master bedroom... design swell. live well.
design is a way of life.