Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Stylish & Functional Playroom

Today I sharing with you a project I did for a client this past year.  My client had a 2 year old toddler.  They just moved into their 1st home and they did not want a formal living room.  They wanted to convert it into a play area for their son.  When designing a playroom, especially of it's the front room in your home, you want to try and create a functional, yet stylish space, not just toys thrown everywhere.  They wanted to keep it minimal as far as furniture, however, they wanted to ensure they had plenty of storage to house all the toys.  You will see in the playroom below how we achieved that.  

Another room I designed was their family room which was adjacent to the playroom.  They wanted comfort, ample seating but a more masculine space.  I brought in a large leather sectional, rustic nesting tables and an attractive media console to flank the massive TV above.  When using masculine pieces, you want to make sure you soften the area with fabrics and patterns that give a lighter feel to the room.  I achieved this with a transitional area rug and cream and blue accent pill

ws.  I kept the paint also light to contrast with the dark, espresso sectional.  

Some artwork is still being delivered for over the bar area.  The family room offers the clients a space where they can entertain family and friends while still being able to keep an eye on their son in next room.

Thanks for reading,


Family Room

Pottery Barn Tables

Media Console



Playroom Storage


Joss & Main Chair

RH Chandelier

Marble Cosmetic Bag

Below is the Marble Cosmetic Bag I posted yesterday on my Instagram Story

Marble Cosmetic Bag

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Daughter's Bedroom Design

Teen Bedroom Glam

This is my daughter's bedroom which was once all pink! When she tuned 12, she asked to make her room more "grown up". I was hesitant at first because that meant to me that she actually was growing up (insert sad face). I treated my daughter like one of my client's to get the style and design of the look she wanted to achieve. She explained to me that she wanted it to be glamorous but not too girly. I gave her some paint options since gray was the color she wanted to go with. We came up with "Sherwin Williams" Repose Gary. This shade is perfect. It doesn't have any blue or purple hues, just a true gray. Gray can sometimes be blah, so we incorporated pops of coral and teal green to give the room a cool, vibrant look. To achieve that "glam look", we purchased the Hayworth mirrored chest from Pier 1 Imports. It fit perfectly between both her windows. Another touch of glam came from the "Dreamer" sign above her bed. That sign is from PBteen (her favorite piece). In addition to the mirrored pieces, we also brought in some gold with the polka dot pillows which we found at Homegoods and the fur stools with gold legs (also at Homegoods).

Finally, for a whimsical feel, she wanted a tapestry for her wall. This wall is very big so we needed something large enough to fill it and this tapestry was the perfect fit. She was so happy with the final outcome of her room. I am so happy we got to work on this room together. It gave her a sense of independency when choosing the design of the room. Such a fun project.

Thanks for reading! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Family Room Reveal

Today, I am sharing with you one of my favorite design projects I've done to date.  This room was outdated and dark (Before pics below).  I worked very closely with my client to come up with a cohesive design plan that would compliment her style and ensure that her space was functional yet stylish.  I will be linking the sources below so you can shop this room.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think...{Paint Color is BM Manchester Tan}





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My Spring Picks from Shopbop