Summertime, my lifelong favorite. The sunshine seems to broaden creativity :) Very busy this year! I wanted to share with you, little clips of projects in the works >
1. The best project ever-
A condo in the city. The patio view of boats gently floating made me rethink my suburban lifestyle, ha. The owners wanted something really bold and kind of modern. We painted (used to be red!) and purchased every morsel. It has been a true design high.
We bought everything online, and much to our delight, it has been a success. Thank you West Elm, Room&Board, Overstock, CB2, Minted, Horchow, Target, Ballard, ZGallerie, etc. for making us happy.
We spent a long session scouring (for real) Calico Corners for the perfect fabric (bottom) for custom curtains. The color had to be just so and we wanted something more than a plain solid. The fabric is awesome… It has almost a painterly finish.
When I stepped into this artist framing shop with my print, describing a gold ornate frame we were envisioning, the nice man helping me said, “Do you want my opinion?”. Sure… He said, “This is way over the top”. I replied “PERFECT”, we’ll take 2… lol
I will have some professional photos taken of this job soon.
2. Major color makeover-
The owner grew tired of this old cream look. But she was really nervous about the change. We tested new color schemes in Photoshop and everyone agreed this was it. There’s something about the crisp, white trim. Siding is gray and the shutters are a navy, almost black. Amazing what paint can do!
3. The most impressive paint finish-
This photo does not do it justice. Ralph Lauren’s Demin finish.
I had a brief client who was very creative. He had applied Ralph Lauren throughout his home. The suede finish was stunning in it’s subtlety. And the denim finish (which they used in their son’s room) had me speechless.
Upon this amazing finish, they hung a gallery wall full of vintage paint by numbers, in old wooden frames. I mean how cool is that? The “denim” looks truly denim in a really good way. He said it did take time to apply, but everyone agrees it’s amazing!
* I feel so happy when I finally get around to sharing on this blog, stay-tuned for lots more to come. Call me for color and interior design.