Hi There !
This time of year is crazy ! I always thought the holiday season was the busiest, but then Spring suddenly creeps ups and before I realize it, March is here . . the kids start getting out for Spring Break and Easter kicks in. Historically we get a huge interest from clients in the Spring to "re-do." Major projects start happening (thanks to a bonus here and there and maybe a good tax return).
Luckily a lot of our big projects started in January, the design part, my part ! Come Spring and early Summer we begin the big installs. I am so excited to see these start happening, about nine of them !!
With the amazing team I have now, Bree, Maggie and Mekenzie - I can rest assure they will coordinate, deliver, style and photograph each one so having to wear all the hats is something I can finally let go of !!!
With all the craziness, Maggie has been a huge help with the design process. Her style and taste level is one I don't have to question and her attention to detail is really proving so invaluable. She and Bree work so well together coordinating it all. She jumped right in on the Rimler project, finding the Murphy Bed our client really wanted. She sourced it, styled it and then found the perfect accessories to compliment it. We installed it the other day and with her taking the lead from the beginning, I wanted to see her full vision and happily did when Mekenzie finished photographing!
This space, just off the main living space was probably intended as a guest room. With two boys and frequent visitors Irena really wanted a multi function room. Sleep, art, homework and overall hang out ! It was very important to us to have this space jive with her great room and the look Irena has going on in there. She mentioned a Murphy Bed. While we have seen several in NY at markets and such, they can be really pricey. Maggie contacted local California Closets and at their price point (and installation) we were able to complete the room with all the "wants" on budget.
Take a look at where it started !
Shot the other day, this space has an artistic feel, modern look and slight industrial vibe.
Coordinated, clean, simple and pulled together using the colors Irena has brought into her home. It's important not to deviate too far from the color scheme of the home, unless changing it all is the plan.
Irena's artwork and current pieces throughout the home are in the warm and saturated family. Reds, golds, black, chrome. Her dream is to turn a very traditional home into a modern one and there are ways to do that without completely changing everything and losing the style of the home or going broke in the process !!
Cool Murphy Bed, huh !
Pull down for guests, push back from more space. We chose to paint the walls in a like color as not to have this piece look too heavy in the room. It's blends in allowing the rug and accessories to pop not the bed.
A fold down desk, with the same modern vibe is mixed with a chrome and leather chair, metal file cabinet, great - large task light and fun, red shelf.
Love the metal bookcase and the touches of modern art and the funky floor lamp.
One of my favorite elements in the space are with window treatments. Functional romans. The pattern ties it all together with clean, graphic, modern lines and reminds me of the art in her home.
Always fun to see the design boards come to life !
What's next for Irena . . . a tweaked dining room and great room.
Her dining space has the most beautiful Stark rug. She also already has a dining table, chairs and console. We were asked to give it some more "interest," style it up. She just said she wanted a better chandelier actually, but of course we couldn't stop there.
We managed to convince a wall paper wary Irena to add this paper to give the walls more texture and interest, and it's gorgeous !
With a slight beaded texture and graphic look it helps this space feel more "styled."
It's a beautiful line and available in several colors, these other two are other favorites of ours.
Just adding the paper, chandelier, console lamp and an art piece by my husband Keith, pulling the wood tones and rug tones up high in a modern way, gave this space a more finished look !
We have another install coming up shortly for her great room. Again, using what she had and the colors already present, a few new pieces will give that space a fresh look.
Stay tuned !