Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Contemporary Home Design Project Revealed


It's been an intense few months to say the least. We wrapped not one, but three major design projects, redesigned the blog, had a slew of consultations and are now negotiating new deals, all while working full-time jobs, and with moi being a new mommy to the yummy little munchkin named Xavier. Whew!
Here's a look at the finished project of phase 1 of our client Jina's new home. This project is being done in phases because, well, it's pretty darn massive - six bedrooms to boot.
Jina is the dream client of all clients. Why? Because she is not bothered by much, in fact the things I agonized and lost sleep over, barely caused her to raise an eyebrow. Her favorite phrase: Whatever.
To the designers among us, that is an awesome trait because it meant I had A LOT of creative license, with very little interference, and I LOVED it. Now, that also means Jina is not the excitable type, so there were no squeals on the day of final reveal. But we know she loves her new home because she sent the most wonderful thank you note, beamed with delight as she did the house tour with guests at her housewarming party, and because she gave us some major shout-outs on her Facebook page. We'll take all that over a squeal any day.


The entryway mixes soft greys with bold pops of orange and white. Family is number 1 to Jina, so framed family photos were also a must. And we thought the affirmative artwork had some  great words to see every time she leaves and returns home.  

Believe it or not, all these items were sourced at the very budget friendly HomeGoods, Ikea and West Elm.

The powder room design was a birthday gift from Jina's parents. She had no clue about any of the finishes so I took liberties and went for a striking grass cloth wallpaper, zebra print side tables and vessel sink.

The family loves red so we had to slip a pop of said color here. And since Jina is also a shoeholic, we had to represent with the red heels and a throwback stamp - 10 cents? No way.


We added a personal touch in the powder room with hand towels that bear Jina's initials -a great find at West Elm, graced atop a bamboo ladder.



This amazing pendant light from Z Gallerie that we placed in the stairway, is the perfect preview to what awaits upstairs in the master bedroom




Ooh, wee, we love this master bedroom and so does Jina. We used greys and yellows, whites and blacks and created different zones for her to chill in. And isn't that pendant light a dream? Another steal of a find - half off from a local design store, Floridian Furniture.

That mirrored nightstand steals the show - another great find from HomeGoods. I loves that place! Our curtains too were from HomeGoods though we customized them by adding an amazing striped fabric we found from our favorite local fabric store, Designer Discount Fabric.


A dressing area next to the chaise. All sourced from budget friendly shops - Ikea, Target, HomeGoods and Z Gallerie.

I think she'll enjoy chillin atop these pillows and chaise.

All photos by Circle Ten Media


So there you have it. Phase one: Foyer, master bedroom and powder room. 
Psst....Here's a secret. We went a tad over budget. But that's mainly because the master bedroom (22 x 16) is as massive as a NYC apartment and took a LOT to furnish, But all was forgiven because we also saved a LOT by re- purposing her kitchen and vanity cabinets. I'll have a separate post on that next week. So how did we do? Please drop us a comment or two. We'd love to hear from you. Here's to a fab weekend!

 

15 comments :

  1. Love love love it! I have to say Nicole is the dream designer/program manager to work with...I knew I had nothing to worry about with Nicole in charge. I can't wait to get home to my super fab & hot house!

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  2. Loooove the yellow and grey combo!!! And that pendant lamp is amazing!

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  3. mee too, love yellow and grey, such a happy combo!
    Nice blog! many xoxoxo Chantal

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    1. Thanks Chantal. I see we're kindred spirits when it comes to the yellow/grey combo. Have a fab week.

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  4. WOW! It's incredible! The entry has definitely made it into my Top 10, oh and the grass cloth paper in the bathroom looks fab!

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    1. Thanks Meghan. Top 10? Man, that's quite an honor. Appreciate the love, and all the way from London at that. Hope your're cheering for the Jamaicans during the Olympics! :)

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  5. Thanks guys. We're extremely proud of the way this project unfolded and that Jina is just as happy as can be with her home. Can't wait for phase 2!

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  6. Great job...loving all the pops of color and that grasscloth is the bath is too cool for words! And girl...yes I did have that rug in my house 20 years ago!!!

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    1. Then, like I said Miss Sherry, you are something fierce! Thanks for the kudos. You are one of my best blog reads out there. Always fun. Would love to do a Q&A with you about how you've managed to stay sane and keep your sense of humor in the biz all these years. I'll message you.

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  7. The styling of the vignette is great. Love the accessories selected. You prove that one doesn't have to spend the price of some people's mortgage for nice decor.

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  8. How did i miss this blog?! Your designs should be featured on hgtv (I'm a huge hgtv fan lol). I love the yellow/grey combo on the master bedroom!

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    1. lol. no clue! but glad you stumbled on it this time around. Thanks too for always swinging by!

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  9. New reader here, me, that is!! So excited to find your blog, it's incredible, and so is your work!! Gorgeous interiors you create!!

    xoxo,
    Ozana

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    1. So happy to have you Ozana, and from Romania to boot! Hope all is well on your side of the world and thanks so much for the kudos. Much appreciated

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