happy june everybody! i'm really excited to share this project with all of you. not only are my clients newlyweds and new home owners, stephanie treece just happens to be the most amazing hair stylist on the planet and a great friend of mine. she and husband matt purchased a home in albemarle, nc that belonged to matt's grandmother. all the house needed was a little update, it's full of custom details via matt's grandfather. a few coats of pale gray paint did wonders here. we've already installed some items, you may have seen this pic of the dining area on my instagram.
take a look at how the spaces are going to end up, we're getting close and i can't wait to share the final result!
steph and matt are just so sweet and i'm so happy i got to be a part of their new home. i'm excited to work on their master bedroom next, and nursery someday ;)
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i'm so excited to share the install, and dramatic transformation, of mark's new music studio. mark, my fiancé, recently asked me to make over a space inside his dental practice. if you want a refresher, or you missed the details, you can read about that here.
mark really wanted the room to be dual-purpose, it had to function as a music studio but also serve as a private consultation room for patients. the room was on the smaller side, it was no longer usable as an exam room, so i chose streamlined pieces to make the most functional use of the space.
to begin, i needed a jumping off point, and this piece of art was just the thing...
mark really wanted some 'cool' elements and suggested a lava lamp. hmm...okay, but i bet i can find a more modern interpretation. let me introduce you to these beauties by jonathan adler...
i wanted the space to be dark and moody with an edge, so i painted the walls sherwin williams 'anonymous' and found these great industrial overhead fixtures. our contractor installed these on a dimmer switch to give the most control over all those bulbs!
to temper the dark walls, i chose a pale blue velvet chesterfield sofa where mark can play his guitar comfortably. let's face it, sometimes the creative process of making music can take a long time. two vintage brno chairs easily fit along the shallow desk and allow lots of multi-tasking in the space.
take a look at where this room started...
and see how it looks now...
i can't tell you how much i love how this room turned out, and mark loves it too! a big thanks to mauldin construction for excellent work as always. i look forward to more jobs with garrett and wes, and of course mark too!
design swell. live well.
design is a way of life.