Will your design last or is it a trend? Will my child like this room when they are 5 or still at 16?
These are questions my clients ask when it comes time to select or redo a room. This bathroom and bedroom are an example of design that will last. We spent money on the marble honeycomb floor tile but this tile is classic and has been around forever, just as the venetino marble counter is a classic element. The decorative tile in the moroccan pattern with colored glass is used sparingly as it is very expensive we finished the shower and walls with subway tile another timeless tile and very inexpensive. When selecting grout dont be scared to use a colored grout we used a gorgeous silver grey grout so no stains can be found like you might find on white grout. The drop in kohler sink and chrome faucet look updated without being trendy the vanity was a custom design I did with seeded glass doors that will hide diaper creme now but makeup and fingernail polish later. The wall color is fun and the painted pink ceiling I never tire of no matter how old you are! The bedroom wall paint and artistic drawing is easily painted over should you tire of it or outgrow it. Top it off with a tongue and groove white painted ceiling and blinged out ceiling fan and you have a fabulous space for any girl no matter what her age.
The power of paint is amazing and the best part it’s one of the least expensive way to change the look of a room or a piece of furniture. This bookcase was a very traditional office with typical brown stain and the office was going from “his” to “hers” so I had it painted with Benjamin Moore oil paint in white dove. Notice how the color of the books become a focal point. The bedroom stripes were color matched to the very fun bedding and a silver stripe was added for even more visual interest. The bedding colors were very diverse so picking just one to go on the wall just didn’t make sense so the stripes were a great solution to tying in all the unusual colors of the bedding. Happy Monday!
I had a Thanksgiving family get away with my family plus my Mom,sister and my gorgeous niece and nephew. I stayed in a condo that I decorated and my Mom and sister in one decorated by someone else on a different floor, however they couldn’t have been more different! The first pictures are of the condo my Mom rented and the other is the one I decorated. I want to just say straight up “just say NO to the Red leather couch and the dark black bedding and fake trees this look is never right or relaxing at any point and time especially at the beach. My Moms condo had the added bonus of a fake palm tree with a group of fake bananas where do people purchase these items?? My sister said the condo I decorated in blues and white distressed furniture felt much bigger even though the condos are the same size. So next time you find a fake palm tree with bananas or a red leather couch just say No!
Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving with their families.
This home is in Old Westmoreland it was a fabulous project from start to finish. It began with hiring a great architect Daryl Johnson of Johnson Architecture and was a small 3200 basement rancher. It became 6500 sq. feet after. Large but lives well and casually. I initially showed this home to my family they would not get out of the car as they just did not see what I knew this home could be! My sweet husband David said I am sure you have some vision but I am not having the same one.. great so it was redone and then sold to another family. But not before my darling non visual husband and children said wow we love that house can we buy it now? Why no my darlings we can’t afford it NOW! Anyway it was just a great example of what a little non descript rancher can become. We did not change the original footprint but raised the roof and went out the back. Who Knew!