Install of the Day!

Hi guys. . .

I wrapped up my last install before Christmas yesterday and wanted to show it off, it was truly one of my favorites, because it was such a challenge and the final product was just as I imagined.  It went off without a hitch, which at Christmas time I pray for !!

So here's the situation . . client - Maureen Baudhuin and her 16 year old daughter Kimmy.  The challenge - style and storage.  We have one 12 x 12 foot room, with 1 window, a small closet and an abundance of makeup, clothes, and shoes. These pictures will sum it up.

At my first meeting with Maureen and Kimmy, we agreed on the fabrics I wanted to use.  The look I was going for was a bit Parisian, a bit Bergdof Goodman, a bit Audrey Hepburn and a dash of Vogue.  I played around with a lot of ideas but this was the winner.  A wall of shelves and drawers with a new queen bed incorporated in the center.  This unit was to have doors to hide it all and a beautiful pop of color by designer Christian LaCroix in the form of a soft London shade.  Opposite the window wall, I suggested a new desk/makeup table with two very tall shelves on either side with doors as well.  These pieces would be shallow to house all the make up and shoes . . As far as art, my original thought was a collection of shoes I wanted to have Keith sketch . . but that developed into more personal pieces that Mekenzie helped me with!

Take a look at the boards.

Ok . . I kind of love when the finish product and the boards are exactly as I imagine !!  Kimmy now has an amazing focal point when you enter the room.  A 12 foot wide x 14 foot tall storage unit that incorporates a cornice, valance and new queen upholstered bed.  I chose the black and white for a clean bit of drama which also called attention to the amazing Christian LaCroix window fabric.  I love the splash of color!

A new queen bed, yay !  The headboard is actually stitched in the classic Chanel "quilted" pattern with buttons.  The pillows have that french feel without screaming it.  The knobs on all these pieces are actually curtain tiebacks that I gold leafed the night before !  If you need a bigger knob, try that.

all above photo's by Mekenzie France
Enter the artwork !!  My original thought was to have Keith sketch shoes for me, but I changed my mind.  With the re-do of my showroom and inviting Mekenzie's photography studio in, we are now loving the idea of incorporating something really personal in our spaces, especially our kid's spaces.  In this case we had Kimmy come in for a photo shoot.  These images were then incorporated in the space for a truly personal touch.  Take a closer look at Mekenzie's work.

Everyone got involved in this one . .  my thanks to Karen and Amy for the beautiful sewing job, Erin for her Chanel inspired headboard, Eddie and the boys for pulling off a really big paint job in 2 days and Shaun for his beautiful carpentry skills in creating all these pieces which are truly the jest of the room.  Great job everyone.

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