I've added a new section on this here lil' website for current and e-design projects, because it makes me happy to look at all together....and so you all can keep up with what I'm up to. It also makes it easy to blog about them. First up is what I'm calling "Modern Ranch Reno (with plenty of pop!)"
I LOVE this project! It's a remodel that won't start construction until next year, but that is giving us plenty of time for planning. First step: INSPIRATION!
When the clients told me they love bold colors and geometric patterns, I wanted to cry. It was music to my ears! And no kids! Don't get me wrong, designing kids' rooms is fun (I have an enormous Pinterest board filled with ideas for kids' rooms just waiting to be used for inspiration), but it can sometimes hamper design for fear of accident and/or injury. This project is just the cool couple, their dogs, and their wine collection - no one gets that lifestyle more than me.
She loves to sew and loves textiles (YAY!!!) and he loves all things techy, so there is going to be some super fun opportunity here. Below are the initial mood boards I put together. We will be adding more yellow/orange tones, but you get the idea:
The house is classic ranch style, and we are going to open it up by removing the walls that divide the dining room and the kitchen from the living room, as well as moving the ceiling beam to the center of the house. I've got grand plans in the living room for a large bookshelf with sconces (inspired by the one created by my friend and fellow designer, Sarah Stacy), as well as a new handmade tile fireplace and walnut built-in for the TV.
The kitchen will be greatly expanded and the current bay window will be replaced with large black-framed metal doors and windows along the back wall, along with a bar surface and concrete planter. I'm also planning a live-edge wood breakfast bar on the living room side. Between the kitchen and dining room will be a cool bar/lounge for moody relaxation, and the dining room will be much larger and brighter with fun pendant lights.
That's all for now. The whole house will be redesigned, and I'm working on the master bedroom, bathroom and closet now. After that will be the mudroom, complete with dog wash, and the powder bath.
Did I mention how much I love my job?
P.S. Do you have a design project coming up and want to have some fun in the process. Let's talk.