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I can finally post about the last Room Crashers episode I designed! We did this room over a year ago, so it’s been a little bit of a wait.
Basically, what we were working with was a family of four with another baby on the way, they had a great house with a huge basement that was just being used as storage. My plan was to split the room and create a guest room for Grandma to stay and a sort of “rumpus” room that would be a super kid friendly space for the twins to hang out and have slumber parties or playtime, BUT also be cool enough to function as adult space in the evenings for drinks and foosball, and have enough storage for their exercise equipment.
Additionally the ceiling was low and the floor joists were already exposed, so that would have to be dealt with. Covering the joists with a ceiling would mean and even lower ceiling so I want to lighten it up and use the joists as beams.
The clients are also the owners of a business called Novica which sells the work of artisans from all over the world so they had a great collection of textiles and objects in their bright, light-filled home. The basement, on the other hand, had almost no natural light and the ceiling was just the bottom of the floor above. Because they had such an eclectic collection of pieces from all over Asia and Latin America, I started looking for Moroccan inspiration that didn’t rely to heavily on windows or natural light. I was also having an indigo moment.
Living room Board
Guest room board
It was a fun project and I think the homeowners were pretty happy. What room in your house are you not using to it’s fullest potential?
What caught my eye when I first entered Dylan’s nursery was the Thomas Paul Elephant Pillow design. Not only was the tangerine the perfect pop against the neutral ivory, grey and walnut color pallet but, it was a BurkeDecor find. Laura is a big fan of ours and thought our Thomas Paul decorative Elephant Pillow was a perfect accent to her son’s room. I admire her composition of Dylan’s space. The nursery has beautiful modern pieces, organic wood & leather textures accented with pop’s of tangerine and teal. Would be hard to believe that this same space was originally designed for a girl. The only items that remain from that project are the dragonfly wallpaper and the orange and white ditsy print window coverings. The doctors told Laura she was having a girl and changed their mind around week 30. O p p s ! ! !
Now to GET THE LOOK at BurkeDecor here are some ideas that you may want to explore. The calming neutral tones are perfect for a sleepy babies nursery. Don’t forget to add a whimsical element, or two, for all the playtime that will be enjoyed while the baby is awake.
Well, it’s done! I posted before about the bedroom I’ve been working on and we finished it a couple months ago. I’m really pleased and so is my client. We had a big disagreement about wall color about halfway through, with him say NO to my dark walls, but eventually I won and once it was finished he called and said “I think every bedroom should be this color. every bedroom for the rest of my life.” So that was good. The gallery wall is satellite images of some of the best golf courses in the world. I found and printed all the images myself and that was really fun project. Anyway, hope you like what you see!
here are some details:
Chair and Ottoman from Midcentury LA, Dresser, vintage find, Mirror from Bergdorf Goodman, Lamps – Clients own, Rug, Bowron
Side table – Lawson Fenning (amazing. i LOVE THAT TABLE)
Deco Blanket Chest- Antique find, Bedding and Sconces -Restoration Hardware, Pillows – John Robshaw, Bubble Chandelier – Pelle