Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sneak Peak

I know I haven't made a post in a while but I promise you it's because I've been busy. I'm working on two projects right now, both bedrooms, and they're not ready yet but I want to give you guys a sneak peak. That way you can decide if it's worth it for you to come back and check it out. My first client is an out-of-this-world gorgeous girl who's funny and smart. She's one of those laid back teenagers who uses cool words like 'awesome' and puts pictures of starbucks coffee up on instragram. She's just overall very cool. So I was asked to come redesign her room and make it feel more soft and urban and less green and "blah." I'm very excited about her room; it's bohemian, soft and a little eclectic. 
Her requirements:
- New linen
- Floor mirror
- New light fixture
- New lamp
- New bedside table
- Floor pillows
- Seating for people
- Paint job
- Overall amazing-ness in the room

I can't show you pictures of the room from before because I was told under strict instructions not to, but I can show you my plans for the room (if you're reading this, you know who you are, you're welcome and I told you you can trust me.)

My Solution:

The paint is Benjamin Moore Portland Gray. It's a warm gray that adds so much to the room. The sheets are soft, colorful and so pretty. The print on the wall is going to be an accent piece behind the beds, the light fixture from West Elm is pure gorgeous. The gold knobs in the corner are going to be used for the closet in the room, the chair with the sheep skin and the metallic pillows are for lounging. This bedroom is almost done and I'm so excited about it. The client has mentioned to me that she's excited too so we're all on the same page. Yay for agreement.

My second client is a beautiful woman, a financial adviser who lives in Brickell and has absolutely no time to create her dream bedroom; so in comes me and you can judge if that's a good thing or bad thing. 
Her requirements:
- A new bed frame
- A new night stand
- A space for all her accessories and bags etc
- A mirror
- Add some life to the space

The starting point:

My Solution:

The headboard is a slate grey suede that is really tall and will be the perfect scale for the height of the room. The sheets and bedding will be white and simple. The wall color is a soft grey that will balance well to all the light that comes into the room, the curtains are cream with a metallic glaze that will add texture and romance to the room.
I decided to wallpaper one wall and add shelves with a mirror for all her accessories. That will be her zone in the morning to see everything she has and keep things organized.
The pillows and plant add color and life to the room and the light fixture is modern and tribal, I love it. This project is still in the concept process and I'll update you once I get to the next phase.... 

She hasn't called me back though and I'm pretty sure that's a bad sign. My mother said maybe she didn't have reception for the last week or maybe she just hasn't had a chance to check her phone yet. I'm sure neither of those two options are true or even possible. If I don't talk about this job again it means she still hasn't looked at her phone.