I thought I would put up some photos of our beautiful office. A remodel can be frustrating at time, but I can say that we all love the new look. We still need to get our draperies up and continue to organize but other than that it is basically done. We went with a grey blue on the wall with chocolate molding. Tell me what you think!
After an extensive office remodel, we are finally all moved back in and cracking down on design challenges. We are still working on the small apartment in the city that we did the living room challenge on. This week I thought I would talk about space planning, specifically in small, long and narrow spaces. Below is the plan that I posted early, but now I want to look at the master bedroom. You can the outline of the current furniture plan and there is a lot of wasted space made by the location with bed. All of corners and small niches are filled with chairs and small furniture pieces. The location of the bed is trying not to block the asymmetrical window or the door to the closet. However, it is creating problems with the other pieces in the space and probably frustrating the person that has to get out of bed and run into the wall. The seating that is in the room is not being used because it is facing the wall with the bed and lacks interest. Narrow spaces like this often have these same problems with a lack fluidity. I am going to take the concept of movement and a series of spaces within a space to create a place that is much more functional and efficient.
Hello! Today I came across our new challenge for the week as I am working on a Living Room in an apartment in New York City
The challenge is that the windows that look out to a great view run into a wall and the client wants to maximaize the seating as they entertain alot and very casually.
Look for the floor plan tomorrow!! and the solution by friday!
I have finally finished the little girl’s room and it looks fantastic! Going off the inspiration pictures, the color concept is a raspberry pink and bright green. Below are a few renderings and you can follow the links that show the space plan, materials and furnishings used. This space is great because it allows flexibility for the girl and her parents. I used fun feminine fabrics with classical furnishings to allow for the space to grow with the girl. Universal design principles were used in the furniture and the book shelving to allow people of all ages to function in the space. One of my favorite aspects, as I stated earlier, is the geometric carpet design. The canopy is fit for a princess but easily removable when the client sees fit. Tufted walls add visual interest, safety and adds a softness to the room. The space can move from play to studying as the years go one with lots of space of flexibility and two twin beds means room for more. I think the client will love this design solution and I hope you do too! Let me know what you think and please share any design elements that you like or have done for a child’s room.
Hello! yes I know today is Saturday and I have not posted the finished room as of yet!
i took more time in designing the carpet pattern so that it would work with out fabric choices! its looking great! Please check on end of day this Monday as we will have the finished room! also-the Caron Street project is our latest one-we just photographed that and already one of the photos has been chosen to be entered in the Veranda Competition for great spaces! We are very excited that Nancy Epstein the owner of Artistic Tile fell in love with that room! The tile on the floor is from Artistic Tile so be sure to check it out! Have a great weekend! Jamie