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design … boho makeover

Recently, our nine-year old (turning 17) declared that she is done with rainbows and forest friends in her room.  “I’m into Boho now”, she’s stated.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t know the term “Boho” when I was nine, but in her eyes it means arrows and feathers, matching a pair of her favorite pajamas. And so, with that, and the fact that we are in a new house, we are ditching the rainbow motif and siding on a Bohemian retreat for her new room.  The furniture will remain the same, so for this project I am simply painting and switching out all the decorative elements. To create the bohemian vibe, I will be adding layers of pattern and texture. Although I would like to think that this room will grow with her into her teens, I know it’s wishful thinking on my part.  Therefore, to increase the longevity of this room I’m going to incorporate some classic items (such as the navy duvet covet), that can easily be updated in any future room design. For …

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design … Charlotte’s room PART 2

Now back to Charlotte’s room… Last month I introduced this project to you with Charlotte’s room PART 1: Inspiration.  The initial steps in the design process are really about getting to know your client and their space. It’s identifying their likes and dislikes, discovering what they love and how they wish to utilize the space. It is through this process that inspiration and direction for the room is found and the project can move forward. PART 2: PLANNING The planning process is where everything comes together.  It’s matching esthetics with function.  It’s about creating a well- designed floor plan that looks and feels right.  I think it’s important to utilize and repurpose what clients already have.  So, it’s at this stage that I like to take inventory of everything that is available so we can work with what they have and look for what they need. Along with a floor plan, a design board also helps to visualize the room design and bring the design to life. It is here that all the choices for …

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design… Charlotte’s room: PART 1

This is a room that I have been waiting to do for a long time.  It’s my little girl’s room, and to be honest, it’s now one of my favorite rooms in our home Through this post, I hope to walk you through my design process with a three part series Part 1: Inspiration, Part 2: Planning, Part 3: Finished Project. When I first meet with clients to discuss their living space, we discuss the obvious; wants, needs, likes and dislikes, but I’m also looking for elements of inspiration. I always encourage clients to share their favorite pieces that they would like to incorporate into the room. Inspiration can come in many forms. An object, a photo, an emotion. It’s these elements that help create a vision for the room and start the design process. CHARLOTTE’S ROOM With Charlotte’s room it was time to update from nursery to kids room.  My main objectives for this space were to give her a place that is hers to play, read and thankfully SLEEP. I wanted a modern, …