Posts from ‘Portfolio’
I am working on an office for a young, successful real estate agent. Below are some of the choices I have made so far for her. I am thinking eclectic and feminine but strong, sophisticated but welcoming. What do you think? (pics)
My favorite desk, feminine but clean modern lines.
Traditional but classic bookshelf.
A place for everything and room for all her files.
Tables for her guests/clients.
Or for a different take.
Or snazzy but a little more traditional.
Should we go with rich, sophisticated Taos Taupe or
Fun and fresh Jamaican Blue?
And here are some lighting options to pop in this gorgous space.
And finally a really cool rug.
Alright so what do you think? Which pieces would you put together for this dynamic, young professional?
Well ironically I wrote about getting ready for spring last week and although I had no firm intentions of doing spring cleaning this weekend, Mother Nature foiled my plans and flooded our garage. We have a beautiful Camphor tree in our front yard that was poorly placed and has forced up our driveway over the years to the point where water sought lower ground in our garage. Oh well, I have lots of empty floor space now and plans to re-do our driveway (the tree stays).
I find that in my interior design projects an accident or mistake can often turn to a better result. We once ordered a sectional that came in two different fabrics – disaster or happy accident? Well, we decided we wouldn’t have liked that sectional in our house and were able to select another one that was considerably cheaper and we love to this day. For one of my favorite clients, I worked with a glass artist to design this wonderful, extensive glass bar suspended between her island and the wall. When it was installed, the client just wasn’t happy with the look and we were trying to decide how to adapt it when within 24hrs the glass bar exploded into a million little pieces.
Fortunately no one was in the room or was hurt. Now I never would have wanted this to happen and spent many hours trying to figure out how to resolve the situation but I was able to re-design a bar in metal, it is gorgeous and my client loves it!
Their home was a warren of small rooms and didn’t function well for the clients’ lifestyle. They loved to cook and entertain their grown children and their friends. The kitchen was dated, small and closed off from the rest of the house. It also lacked pantry storage and counter space. They had an awkward sitting area off the kitchen that was never used and a large, narrow former porch that served as the family room. They also wanted an updated master suite for themselves and an updated guest bath for company.
As you can see from the accompany photos we completely changed the layout and feel of the house. The look is modern, yet comfortable and takes advantage of the great pool view from the living/kitchen area and from the master suite. The kitchen features European cabinets, lots of counter space, and is open to the great room for entertaining. The glass bar offers a contrast surface to the rest of the counters and a perfect place to sip a drink while hanging out with the cook.
Great Room opened to the pool – perfect for entertaining!