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.
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.