this post is long over due.... ashley and i have been so busy lately with new clients and projects that we just had to stop and take a day last week to get this space photographed! i couldn't wait any longer :-)
if you remember back, the end of january or so, i did the 'on the boards' post for this project. the space definitely turned out better than even i could've imagined! repeat client Kristi is so easy going and a breeze to work with. she trusts my design abilities and is game for whatever i throw at her. after patiently waiting for the addition to be complete, it was finally my turn to go in and work my magic. install day was easy- peasy, we started ordering everything back in February, so there wouldn't be any glitches or hold ups on my end. we did have one little snag when i found out the wallpaper we were planning to install had been discontinued and i could only get 4 rolls of it.... but really i think that was a blessing in disguise. my favorite part of the entire space is the new wallpaper we ended up going with, it is gorgeous!!!!
take a look at where we started....
Kristi's favorite color is blue, it's all over her house in doses here and there, it is beautiful, traditional meets restoration hardware i'd describe it.. so i knew i had to incorporate blue in this space for her to love it. i wanted a very cohesive look, neutrals with pops of blue. i love the shape of this headboard by oly but since it wasn't the right color, i had my upholsterer Jeff do a replica of it with a pop of blue down the 'track' of the bed... its the little unexpected accent's that i love. Kristi also wanted to have a funky chair in the space, so i decided to have this one custom done with different fabrics, a one of a kind that no one else will have.
the en suite bathroom is something from a boutique hotel!!! absolutely stunning. i wanted to bring some texture in here, so we decided to clad the walls with grey grass cloth. since this bathroom won't be used too often, my installer ensured us that going with grass cloth would be fine. Kristi wanted to do a unique vanity in here so i had my cabinet millworker, Wes, create this piece from scratch... man he is good!
this is where we ended up.....
i love, love, love this space!!!!!! i'm moving in ;-)
working with Kristi and collaborating with Chris Thayer of Kloiber Construction couldn't have been easier. his team worked hard and quickly to get the space done so i could move everything into place within just a few months.
next up is the playroom addition that i get to tackle.....
I love working with my client Amy Pack, she is so easy and trusts me that I won't lead her wrong with my design ideas! I recently did an install for what once was her children's playroom and turned it into a cool teen room that they will be able to enjoy for years to come! The original space was very dark and definitely needed some color and light, the miss matched furniture pieces & heavy black bookcases at one end of the space were one of the design dilemma's. Amy needed me to bring new life to the furniture and get the room feeling balanced plus give her kids a place they can hangout in with their friends...
I proposed reupholstering all of the furniture since she needed to get a few more years out of it, and adding a large storage cabinet with lamps to the other end of the space to balance the room. A big green shaggy rug would define the space and ground all of my fun accent fabrics.
With a few tweaks here and there the finished room looks awesome!! I love to add a few unexpected items on install day to really make the room feel over the top. Amy and her family are really pleased with the outcome, she says, "Kipling has been in here every night so far!!" :-) just what I like to hear!!
Let's not forget how the room started off.......
....and now how much better it looks!!!!
Fun job for a fun family!!!!!
Getting ready for a big install is always fun! Although it does take some trust and patience from our clients to make it happen, the end result is worth the wait. I have been working with the Blair's since Evaru first opened up shop, and since they wanted to work in stages, the timing has worked out pretty well.
The Blair's were expecting their second child and wanted to move their son into his big boy to make room for the new baby in their current nursery. The room was a blank slate and they needed everything for him. Whitney loves the navy and green combo, so that was my jumping off point. I gave them two options to choose from.... which one is your favorite?
Their winning pick was option 2!! This option is really cute, all boy with those splashes of color here and there.. We did change a few things within the design, but will still be adorable. Install for this one will be later this week, come back for the photos!!!
I have been busy busy this week with lots of new clients and referrals that I thought I would take a break and make an appearance on the ole' blog.
I am gearing up for an install later this week that I wanted to share with everyone... I have been working with my sweet client, Ellen Harris for a few months now, trying to get all of the details nailed down to make sure she gets the nursery that fits with her style and flows with the other kids rooms as well.
After many rug samples, a visit to the showroom together, and knowing she either wanted an American or European made crib, I think we had a starting point....
We decided to keep some of her existing furniture to keep costs down, but paint them to make them feel fresh & new. We painted the dresser a bright pink which will be a focal point when you walk in the room, the platform bed (which will double as mom's sleeping quarters in the middle of the night) and her glider got a fresh coat of white lacquer paint. Instead of using a lot of art in the room, we are going to do a book wall that will act as "art" with all of the brightly colored book covers. I have always loved the Designer's Guild "boqueria" fabric, and I knew we had to use this in her nursery. It is so whimsical and has that eclectic vibe she wanted. It will also be a nice change next to all of the color pops we will have going on..
Take a peek at some of the details!
Install day is well worth the wait!!
...there is nothing like seeing the look on the client's face when they come in to see their newly redesigned space.
Check back at the end of the week for those before & after pics that will just amaze you!!
"Everything old is new again..." And that is definitely the trend I am seeing with Mid-Century pieces. When we went to Market this week, we saw a bunch of great looking furniture that has been inspired by the Mid-Century Era. It is making a come back and I am planning on using a few key pieces in a project I am currently working on.
Here is what's on the boards this week:
This design is for a client who likes something unexpected with a funky twist. I came across the fabulous curtain panel fabric on one of my adventures to the fabric showroom (remember, I am fabric junkie, LOL!). While I was perusing through the millions of fabrics, I came across this great multi-colored chevron inspired fabric, and thought, this would look amazing as curtain panels! Look at all of the colors within the pattern, I plan to pull out the red with these amazing new lamps, a vendor that Ashley recently came across, and add touches of yellow & navy. The Mid-Century furniture pieces really pair nicely with this fabric selection, I am so excited to see how the project turns out!!
Take a look at some of my favorite Mid-Century inspired pieces.......
for those of you who know me, you know i love a chevron print. fabrics, rugs, pillows, you name it, i'm all over it. as i was settling in to enjoy my september issue of house beautiful, i almost squealed with joy to see the latest target ad. starting september 13th, target will be featuring missoni and their iconic zig zag print will be on everything, even a bicycle! i'm saving up for a major shopping spree! check out a few of the items below, i'm drooling already...
design is a way of life.