Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Light & Airy Design

Lately, my design work has involved a lot of light, white and airy. Not sure why, it just has.

I'm working on a modern new-build, and we are selecting all plumbing, electrical, tile, flooring and cabinetry (and later, furniture). We've selected all the plumbing and plumbing fixtures, and are almost done selecting electrical. The cabinetry is going to be really special. I am most excited about it, because I personally spent a lot of time toiling over the design and the look. I told my client, that in a modern home, I feel like the finishes and designs of cabinetry (and all surfaces) is really important, because in general everything is very simple. So, the pieces that do exist in the space have to speak volumes, to make up for the lack of.. well, anything. Does that make sense? 

We're doing some really cool cabinet designs, and I really can't wait to see them come to life. If all goes according to plan, we will be using some special woods and really nice light fixtures to create MOOD. I can't wait! 

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I spent a little time the other day picking out tile. I went a few places and took this photo at Floor & Decor. This small tile was not one that I selected for this house in particular, but I do love it. (though the uneven grout lines drive me nuts in this area, haha)

They actually have lots of fun "vintage" looking tile that I think will be really usable in a couple of other houses I'll be designing soon. I'll need tile for a new show I'm working on, along with another renovation that I'm working on. 

This is a house that I am helping select finishes for. We are in the middle of selecting exterior colors and I am PUMPED about it. It's going to be so much fun, and so my style - I will want to live here, too. How cute is the brick and dental molding at the top? 

Remember the photos of the bench and the table that I showed you guys the other day? For one of my decor clients?

Here was my initial sketch: 

Well, we had the bench installed and the table delivered, and I am loving how this place is coming along.

Here is our bench before it got sprayed white and installed:

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and here it is now:

I love it! We had it custom made. It's about 8' long, and we designed it so that shoes can go in the middle. We had to have the air filter incorporated into the design, hence the shoe shelf in the middle. 

We did deep drawers on either side, so that my clients can walk in the door, throw shoes, bags, dog leash, etc into the drawers. We are currently having a bench cushion made to go on top, and I can't wait to see it installed, too. It's a pattern, and the fabric is absolutely perfect in this space. As you can see above at the top of the photo, we did custom white roman shades in these windows (so that we would have flexibility elsewhere) so it will be fun to see some pattern in the room. 

We also had the custom dining table delivered, and it's beautiful. The thing that I was most worried about with this table was the stain color. The color of the doors and window sashes are a sort of greenish/grayish/putty color, and the walls are a pale pale sea blue-green. They're both really beautiful colors, but very distinct, and I didn't want the stain color to be too blue of a gray. It needed to teeter more on the green side of things. Mike at Woodology is so good about working with me on things like this, and he created a few samples for us to choose from. We got lucky the first time, and one of his stain colors was dead-on. It looks beautiful in the space and we are so pleased!

we also recently got these cute metal chairs. I think the end chairs will be upholstered Parson's chairs but we are working on that now. We also have a large seagrass rug coming in.

see how unique the stain is? I love it. Bonus is that since this table is already distressed, it can't really be messed up by kids or animals or rowdy adults ;)

alright, back to work! Spending a lot of time at the computer these days, so it's nice to get off track for a few minutes every now and then but I need to return. I'll leave you with this nice picture of my shark tooth collection from our St Augustine vacation this summer...


  1. You are busy for sure. Sounds like you are having fun though. Really nice looking craftsman house. I hope it gets kept true to its original architecture. How did all of this design work evolve from painting? Alison

    1. The house will stay very close to the original. It's really beautiful! I love it.

      Design work evolved pretty naturally...as you know, I've done a lot here and there and so now with the help of the shows I have worked on recently (the HGTV ones) and then clients seeking me out via other people i know or my blog/instagram, its kind of taken on a life of its own.

    2. Lucky you, I know you enjoy it. Did HGTV seek you and how did they learn about you. The blog? Just curious. I wish I could watch hgtv shows but I don't pay for cable. Alison

    3. I worked on the show "Elbow Room" about 3 years ago, doing a mural. I knew one of the designers on the show. This past season, (in Jan) the new designer and Chip who is the host asked me to come on full time for the season. It was a risk, but I took it and am glad I did.

  2. Did you do the spray painting? Did you use a hvlp sprayer?

    1. I didn't spray it, the contractor did!

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