This project entailed moving a family's minimal furniture and personal effects into their newly purchased home while they were away on holiday, purchasing upgraded furniture, and designing the rooms to be ready for their return in three weeks.
We are always working to create multiple seating areas in large spaces. See videos section for the full design.
Living room furnished
A large sofa and coffee table anchors the space, and the owner's Grandma's table in the foreground, serves as an art zone for the children and additional seating when the family entertains. Wall art draws your eye into the family room.
A look from the dining room into the family room
A large open space wanting to be designed for the active family of four.
A new dining room and family room
Lucite chairs paired with an Old World style trestle table feels modern.
Looking into the dining area
Empty wall space and bland carpet and walls are asking for color and texture.
Textural, colorful sideboard and dining set
The multicolor sideboard is the perfect fit on the family room wall: form and function! Family art and photos warm up the space. Also, replacing the pendant over the dining table brings in color and a fresh vibe.
Long fireplace wall
This wall is outdated, but we will make it feel warm and current before the owners return from Europe.
Focal fireplace with seating
The fireplace becomes focal with an art table for kids, candles on the hearth, a cozy seating vignette and some fresh greenery.
Empty office/guest room
This space will function as the Husband's office and guest sleeping area.
Sofa sleeper seating area in the office
I found this beautiful, heavy, antique bifold screen and decided to mount it on the wall as a focal point which also functions as a headboard when the sleeper is being used. My team created and rusted the straps that anchor it to the wall, making it look cohesive and like an art piece.
Twin T's bedroom waits for my design inspiration
Based upon the brief Mama V gave me, bunk beds were a must for sleepovers.
Twin T's Bedroom
Based upon the creative brief, we went with an interstellar Galaxy theme that Twin T could grow into. A blue violet ceiling includes the Aquarian constellation and color changing lights are strung at the top of the walls around the entire room, as in Twin M's bedroom.
Twin M's room ready for a dream design
Mama V described her daughter as a cozy seeking fort maker, who had always wanted a canopy bed and loved twinkly lights. so that is what we gave her. Sheer panels create a soft shroud and the lavender wall and lotus pendant add femininity.
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We gave Twin M the desired canopy and twinkly and color changing lights . Sheer panels create a soft shroud and the lavender wall and lotus pendant add femininity.
A custom, but outdated bathroom gets a beautiful facelift. The Clients' had been living for 20+ years with an offset sink/mirror combo in their Primary bathroom vanity. The lady of the house is a wallpaper lover, so I continued to push gently for the gorgeous clouds that work so strikingly with the floating LED mirror and the black and brass fixtures and lighting. By installing a freestanding tub, we created much more visual space and a sense of airiness to complement the high ceilings.
Offset vanity, sink and mirror
This custom bathroom needed a facelift after 20+ years.
Grays, golds and black
The sink is now centered in the vanity with a mirror above it. The color harmony is warmed up by the multicolor vanity slab and the brass pendant and cabinet handles. The LED mirror floats beautifully on the cloud wallpaper.
Tall ceilings work wonders in the small space.
Finding the right wallpaper was a challenge for my client. I set my mind on something less geometric and structured for the new bathroom early on, based upon the new color story and creating a whole new look and feeling.
Airy and serene
The cloud wallpaper allows the high ceilings to feel like they go on forever, while the glass pencil tile wall border and the black fixtures ground the space. The LED mirror floats elegantly near the pendant light and against the soft clouds.
All elements contribute to the dated feeling.
The color story, striped wallpaper and built in spa tub take up miles of visual and physical space in this custom bathroom, making it feel tired.
New tub and shower experience
By installing a standing tub and a floor mounted tub filler, we immediately gained visual and physical space. With a subtler color palette, and brass accents the bathroom still feels warm and luxurious.
An overcrowded, deeply violet, small, dark, disorganized bathroom gets a new footprint, with a larger shower and a vanity with more cabinetry for storing toiletries out of sight. Light and bright materials and fixtures, along with a gentle, complimentary paint color update the space. The new bathroom becomes a spa-like experience.
This small bathroom was in need of a facelift. Terrible color and inefficient use of space made it uncomfortable to be in.
By redesigning the cabinetry and the layout, this bathroom turns into a bright, happy place. See the next pic...
Purple No More!
What a difference light materials, a gentle paint color, glass, toiletries stored away and a redesigned footprint make!