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Girl’s Room: Final Photos

These rooms have been 4 months in the making. Just look at how everything has turned out! I love this laid back beachy interior accented by the glow of the coconut shell lamp.

The markerboard tree just grew and grew! First, I taped off the area on the wall, literally taping the curves and lines of the trees branches. Then, I rolled out the dry erase paint, which took a few coats. Another thing to note, is that it sets up very fast, so when working with the mixture be prepared to paint one layer, then allow it to dry 15 minutes between coats. Using a smooth foam roller provides a flat finish on the wall. I did a simple outline in light brown with sunshine yellow and sky blue accents. The leaves are wrapped in shades of green linen and made from cork, so they double as a place to hang up art as well.

I am also happy with the outcome of the custom made bench! We designed the seat cushion to be sewn from an Amy Butler fabric called Knots.

The drawer pulls are glass from Restoration Hardware. I love these!

One more detail that finishes the room are the capiz shells that line the curtains.

If you missed the before pics from this series, click on the Metamorphosis button to the right. Mia’s room is glowing with shades of lilac and silver and I really like how the two-tones or purple allow the architectural details such as the chair rail to pop out.

The lofted ceilings are so beautiful on their own, but the new Maskros light made of wire and paper from IKEA sure does hold it’s own in the space. At night, the light casts tiny little circular reflections on the walls.

We are really happy with the way the rooms have turned out. The Fatboy beanbag and silver cubes are the perfect accessories for a teen ready to chill out with her friends. I’d even love to have  the black dress form to dress up the night before, when planning tomorrow’s outfit!

Did I mention that there’s also a disco ball?!

Oh and coming soon, I can show you Mia’s bed, which is amazing. It will be assembled, when I return from my vacation. Of course, there will also be professional pics of both rooms. We are currently seeking an interior photographer looking to build their portfolio of work.

It would be hard for me to choose which room I like the best because the styles are so different! Which elements of the design do you prefer and why?

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Room Details: Curtains and Bedding

For those of you that are following these rooms as they evolve, we have added the curtains! I love the details of both of these sets.

The white sheers are from West Elm and have gorgeous capiz shells along the trim. Above the bed is a custom linen curtain, we had sewn from vintage table linens.

These sunny pillows and coconut shell lamp are sure to cheer a girl up, even on school days!

We will be layering in another pillow later this week. Inside Mia’s room, the Circles curtains add the element of pattern and ties in the mirrored table with other silver and white objects in the space.

All the little details, including the curtain rod and rings are something to think about.

Later, today while I am on site, I’ll try to capture more of these nuances! Hope you are enjoying watching it all come together.

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Weekend Redo: Bedrooms

This weekend for me was all about striking a balance between work and repose. At home, I am enjoying snoozing away in my new cotton paisley block print bedding that I found at West Elm’s Dash for Design sale! If you haven’t gone yet, you should! They have deals on all kinds of furnishings from their signature mini desks to lacquer trays.

This July, in the spirit of transformation, I plan to repaint our existing wood bed frame. Replace that functional, yet tacky bedside lamp and finish the bedroom by painting the walls and or hanging new colorful curtains. What color would you like to see this bedframe? The dresser in the room is a dark walnut but other than that could become anything really.

Over at our client’s house, the girls’ rooms Metamorphosis continues with installation of a photo wall, coconut lamp, modern nightstand, and beginning layers of the bedding.

In Mia’s room we have assembled her Parson’s Desk, added simple shelving, a lacquer tray for organizing papers, and a punchy Thalya chair by Kartell.

In a day or two this brilliant lamp will be hung from the center of the lofted ceilings. In it’s current state, I think it resembles an art installation, but it’s going to be so fantastic!

This was the last quiet moment I had in Echo Park captured by Ashish.

yup, that’s me…feeling a real sense of peace.

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Metamorphosis: Girl’s Room

July is the month for the big transformation of the girl’s rooms, which we have all been working on since April! Over the next 30 days, with all of the shopping complete, you will see these spaces evolve through paint, furnishings, art, and accessories.

I must admit that we are very lucky to be working within a space that has such architecturally stunning bones as lofty ceilings, baseboards, and chair rails add to elegance of each room.

We decided on  Dunn Edwards Plum Point hue fade into the Lavender Mist paint for the top portion of the wall. It made sense to go from dark to light as a gradient sweeping up the wall.

Isn’t plum a fun color?! Across the way, we have been painting a tree mural. The tree itself is a dry erase marker board.

Cork  board leaves wrapped in shades of green  linen are coming soon!

Here is a branch up close, I outlined it with brown paint, then highlighted it with Pratt and Lambert Summer Sun and Winter Sky paint for the effect of the sun and sky shining through the branches.

The paint changes in photo are subtle as well as in person. I can’t wait to show you the beds, nightstands, and custom furniture as we install them.

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