I haven’t been posting much about work as of late, but it’s not because I’m on summer holiday (I wish). I’ve been busting my hump on all kinds of fun projects and need to start filling you all in on my design adventures.
One of my current clients is the daughter of a previous client. This is the second mother/daughter client combo for me. (Check out the previous daughter reveal HERE and her Mom’s HERE.) She’s a super cute, twenty-something, business professional who just moved into a new apartment downtown on Washington Avenue. (Ah, those were the days…)
Lust after this swoon-worthy front door awning.
The apartment itself is pretty basic, brand new tall ceilings with big, beautiful windows over looking the city. I forgot to take “Before” pictures at the initial consultation, blame it on wine consumption, but the place looked more or less like this; but sub in hand me down, mismatched furniture for the “staged furniture” of the display…. I’m designing the open living/dining area, as well as her second bedroom that will function as an office when she’s not traveling for work. When we first began design conceptualizing she wanted wanted a modern, West Elm-ish design. After e-mailing several pieces of furniture and inspirational images, she was not latching onto anything and finally sent me this picture with the caption “I really love this.”
I totally got what direction to go. She likes a rustic, feminine, cozy, and slightly traditional vibe. Clients often have one idea in mind starting off, but digging into their likes and dislikes they discover their personal style can be completely different than they had thought. It happens all the time and it’s fun to be a part of the process.
I love using Cozomia artwork, especially female clients. I usually just let the client dig through the gallery and pick out what they like. I formulate a color palate based on their selections, hers was Night Peonies for the living/dining room.From the image she sent me and the art art she chose, I pulled these inspirational images.
And after 12 different combinations, the finalized plan looks a lil somethin’ like this….
It’s a playful mix of feminine pattens and colors, rustic materials, brass accents, and a few modern pieces to keep it urban.
For the office, she selected Black Doves,and really wanted to experiment with a bold color choice to keep the windowless workspace cheerful. My favorite piece of hers was a vintage Louis chair that she will use as an office chair.The only real function requirement was to have a pullout sleeper sofa to accommodate private sleeping quarters for guests. The plan turned out like this…
Things are plugging away any many pieces have been delivered.I can’t wait for everything to be delivered so I can style this baby up!
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