Onto the After…

Remember wayyyy back when we gave you a sneak peek of a fun client project we were working on? Well, it is finally time for the reveal! Now that everything is fancied up and photographed, it looks better than ever!

Here is the before:

And the after! Talk about a transformation! This particular client is always up for trying something bold and unexpected.  As you can see, she isn't afraid of mixing patterns, and loves color!

We opted to break up the angular space with curves, by selecting a curved sofa, ottoman, chairs, end tables, and accessories. To create an exciting space out of what could have been a very traditional, sleepy layout.

In the entry, we used a metallic wallpaper to increase depth and modernize the original stone flooring. To continue the theme of the curve in the bubble light fixture and sculptural artwork. We love the Lucite stand which tricks the eye into thinking the sculpture is floating! All pieces in this space were selected to keep an open feel in an otherwise small space.

From the other angle, you can see into her dining room.  This is somehow the only before shot we captured of this square room, but you can see that we had a great place to start. Grasscloth is back, baby! So while we aren't 100% sure when this was originally installed, it was in great condition and so easy to work with. The chandelier  was a great vintage element to balance all the new contemporary pieces we were adding in our design.

And after! Love the balance of old and new in this space. The grasscloth looks amazing! Again, to soften the lines we repeated the curved element in the dining table, curved chair backs and legs, art and accessories.

Here you can see how the two rooms connect.

And I will leave you with one last shot. Note all the details– from the teal console legs, pops of color, repetition of the circle, and fun, unexpected art. Such a great space!

What is your favorite element in the room?

By |April 18th, 2013|Before & After, BHD Projects, Dining Room, Room Designs|Comments Off on Onto the After…|

Emerging From Hibernation

In honor of Spring, I wanted to post about beds as we begin to emerge from the hibernation of Winter! Our beds/bedrooms are where we recharge, rest and prepare for our daily lives. We should pay special attention to these sanctuaries of ours as they play such a vital role in our metal and physical health. Having a designated area that you feel completely at ease is a wonderful thing to have at the end of a full, mentally taxing day.  Here are a few ideas to make your sanctuary feel especially cozy and peaceful:

Color in a bedroom should be a personal experience. This is YOUR space…don’t be afraid to paint the walls your very favorite color! If you think the color will be too overwhelming even as an accent wall, consider using it in another bold way such as a headboard or a pair of lamps. Your bedroom should be a getaway that makes you smile every time you walk in.

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The use of fabric as walls to close off an intimate  little nook for the bed is a great way to define the space while also adding softness and texture to your room. The benefits of a draped cocoon around your slumbering chamber also include sound proofing and temperature control.

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Take the time to find art that speaks to you or have personal photos nearby that remind you of what you love! Having something personal that you feel connected with every time you open your eyes in the morning will be a wonderful way to start your day!

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What will you do to make your bedroom a special haven?

By |April 8th, 2013|Beds, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends|Comments Off on Emerging From Hibernation|