Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Currently she has a really long an narrow room adjacent to the master that acts as a study and music room. I am proposing two different ideas, both of which will make the spaces more functional and will add value to the house!
Monday, November 22, 2010
We kept the tile, tub, and toilet, but had to draw the line at the shower. This plastic pop-up thing was very outdated and had to go. We took the shower out and replaced it with a gorgeous floor to ceiling tile with glass mosaic accent that tie in the new bronze fixtures throughout the space. We extended the front of the shower, adding about 6 inches of interior space, and added a custom glass facade.
The most dramatic part of this renovation was the vanity because it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door, and because everything about it is brand spanking new. We replaced the vanity with a solid construction double vanity that has a ton of storage, a wainscot detail on the doors, and granite countertops. We chose bronze fixtures to add some contrast to the lighter surrounding colors and tie in the dark brown in the granite.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The first project came to me from a woman who found my website while searching online. She recently bought a new (huge) house and was overwhelmed with designing a new space. She told me that she had recently painted her entire house and it was so emotionally draining (that and the baby she's expecting...) that she needed help with the rest. The first area we tackled was a hallway/balcony area that was an odd shape and really had no function except that it provided a large window for her dog to bark at passerbys all day. She sent me a few images of the space and other furniture in her house, paint colors, and dimensions...
Hiring a designer to create idea boards like these is a great way to get some fresh new unbiased ideas about a space BEFORE painting and purchasing things. (and its cheap...)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The board is arranged by room and shows how materials and colors can be different from room to room, but can still flow together throughout the entire house.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hostess with the Mostess is an entertaining/party planning website with TONS of great (do-able) ideas...think of a fun and contemporary version of Martha Stewart.
ModCloth...... first and last thing I check everyday. Throughout the day they add unique and fun clothes/accessories/home decor created by unknown designers. They usually don't stock many of the items, so check consistently ;)
Grey Likes Weddings is obviously a wedding inspiration site. They display real weddings as well as styled photoshoots that are great inspirations for photographers, designers, and party planners.
Color Collective is a great color inspiration resource. The palettes come from art, fashion, photography, and architecture, so you're sure to find something unique.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I decided to paint the wood planks to lighten up the space, but maintain the original character. Isn't it amazing how different the space looks with a coat (or three) of paint!!
The new furniture is an eclectic mixture of styles, materials, and finishes and is arranged in a way that enhances the openness of the space. I added a lot of built-ins for storage and additional cabinetry in the kitchen. The kitchen layout was re-worked to maximize the functionality of the space.