Designers are definitely the cobbler’s kids. We beautify the world but when it comes to our own spaces there is not much left in the creative savings account. This year I hired myself to makeover a few rooms.
I started with the dining room. I have to come clean, we NEVER use this space. I designed a curvy custom booth in metallic blue green leather and nail head detailing to give it a trendy restaurant appeal. The walls were painted aqua and then given a bronze metallic glaze for depth. I stamped the walls and added some bling for effect. I love how it turned out and we have actually starting using it more.
Our formal living room has become a library/music room. At any given time there is someone reading on the couch while another is trying to form the new Jonas Brothers. Amps and guitars usually fill the space. I wanted this room to have a whimsical feel while also giving a nod to the library aspect. I went with a tree and poem wall that I think rocks the space. This Robert Frost poem has always been a favorite and it now serves as a reminder to take the road less traveled (I have definitely always taken the scenic route).
Master Bedrooms are always last on most of my client’s design to do lists. I definitely advise against this. But, I’m a “do as I say and not as I do” kind of gal. The master suite was not really on my radar for this project go-round. But, it somehow made the cut. We painted the walls a pewter metallic with a putty swirl design. We added pops of orange with the vintage sofa, bedding and art.
Creative people need creative spaces. For my office, we went with a large stripe on the walls with a dark aqua and candle light metallic paint combination. The desk was made from my dads old workshop table (I love this touch). I finally got a chandelier in my office along with all of my favorite books and pictures surrounding me. No excuses now…I better get the design whip crackin!
I finally got my turn!!!!! And, I would definitely recommend my designer…she was great!
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