I promised to start sharing pictures from small projects I’ve completed in the past while you are patiently waiting to see images of the long-term projects I’ve been working on for the past two years. Today you will see the exact opposite of the Industrial Bachelor Pad I shared last time – today I’m showing off a blushy Bachelorette Pied-a-Terre.
Almost two years ago, one of my dearest friends went through a breakup with a long term, live-in boyfriend. It’s a hard thing for anyone to go through, especially when you are living together and have to deal with finding a new home. Packing, moving, and all the drama that comes with it isn’t fun for anyone. The silver lining (of course) was having a new home to decorate that could have as much pink as her heart desires.
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Being hot off a breakup myself, I loved working on this project and sharing the experience of being newly single together. Most of the design came together over mimosa infused brunches, and wine fueled Girls Nights In – or as I like to refer to as Design Under the Influence sessions. My gal is a flirtatious Francophile with a passion for travel and fashion. We really wanted her stark, new apartment to feel as cozy and romantic as possible. I brought in antique inspired lighting, yummy textiles, and vintage treasures to give is a sense of soul. These are the design boards that we agreed to for….
And this is how it all came together….I’m obsessed with the Georgia Fowler photograph of a chandelier in Versailles I found on Citizen Atelier. I flanked it with golden sconces I found at The Green Shag Market.We bought not one, but TWO Versailles dome chairs, a Persian style rug and I had custom pink taffeta drapes made. Feminine drama was certainly achieved.My favorite part of the sweet breakfast nook is the shadows reflected by the crystal chandelier. The soothing landscape was painted my friend, which makes it even more special.
Every girly girl boudoir needs a gilded mirror and crystal chandy, amiright?!
Since these pictures were taken by the lovely Megan Thiele, my gal has done upped and relocated to Manhattan where the apartments are smaller, but the dating pool is larger. Fair trade I’d say… Maybe the next Design Under the Influence session for my friend will be a co-ed pad? To be continued…