Interior Design

A Grande Piano Room

My client had 2 requests- seating and storage. So we gave them both with this built in bench with drawers to store piano music. The room is oddly shaped and not very spacious so the built ins were the perfect solution for this room.
Detailed wall trim work and unique art pieces give this piano room character and make it unique to the client.
The dark ceiling and show stopping chandelier are two of the biggest highlights of the space.
With the double french doors open, it makes a grand entrance to show off this gorgeous grand piano.

Light Fixture | Rug | Throw Pillow | Side Table

All photos take by @travisj_photo.

Master Bedroom Closet

We took advantage of these high ceilings to maximize the space in this master bedroom closet. I opted for a warm gray all over to give it a uniform look. Of course taking inventory of what they had and what they needed was the first step in playing this layout/design.
The entry and ‘her’ side offer tons of hanging space as well as openings for hats and bags.
A wall for shoes and drawers for her hold everything in one spot.




A custom drawer to house all of her jewelry makes it easily accessible as well as easily hidden.
‘His’ side gives him all the hanging and drawer space that he needs. With ample room to house his collection of Vans- customized by himself.
This customized tie drawer is one of my favorite organizing features for the space.




Finally, this wall houses their ironing station and rolling laundry cart, as well as suitcases and bags. Having a place for everything makes getting dressed in the mornings so much easier:)
This unique rug they found in Turkey was the perfect size and color to complete and warm up the space. I love having a spot to sit and set things on in a closet if the space permits and this bench does just that.
Light Fixture | Bench

Entry Makeover

This entry had a knotty alder door, art alcoves and dated tile floor when we began. Changing the flooring, filling in the alcoves and staining the front door gave it the modern update that we were hoping for.
Adding texture with this live edge table and these rattan stools give interest and depth to the space. The gold accents help to tie in the new door hardware.
The gold hardware pops against the newly stained black door and this gallery wall featuring family photos is a welcoming sight for guests.
If possible I always like to offer a station to set bags down and hooks for coats and purses. This bench and these hooks right around the corner do just that for my client while allowing the main entry area to stay free from clutter.




This light is a highlight in the space. I love adding drama with the entry light and this black and gold modern chandelier is the perfect compliment for the entry decor.
Having a welcoming entry is key in any home and I think we accomplished just that with this update.
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Moody Mudroom

This mudroom is small so I wanted to pack a big punch with all of the finishes. Charcoal gray penny tiles on the floor, black cabinets and wall, herringbone barn door and gold accents seemed like the perfect solution.

Drawers for hidden storage and open shelving for items they wanted easy access to works great for all of their mudroom needs.

A wall with closets for extra storage, a wall mounted vacuum and cleaning supplies keeps them hidden but easily accessible.




Shiplap is the perfect backdrop for these gold hooks and finish off the room with a pretty detail.




Finally this pretty barndoor by @thechaderbox was the solution we needed to hide the room when necessary and give us more space instead of having to accommodate and swinging door. Pretty and functional never looked better:)




Black & White Master Bath

This bathroom was dated and wasn’t making the best use of the space (it’s BIG) so it was time for a total re-do. Of course this tile is the star of the show so we basically started there for the design.


They have 10′ tall ceilings and the glass was only 7′ high before so we utilized the whole space by giving them a steam shower and tiling the ceiling as well.




Matte black hardware in the shower pops so great off of all of the white tile.

The small black cabinet on the vanity was the perfect place to house all of their every day items to keep their counters clutter free.




Mixing metals with the brass and gold is one of my favorite combinations.
We carried the subway tiles over to go behind the freestanding tub to tie it in with the shower tiles.




Black and white with wood accents wins every time in my book!
All photography by Realityandretrospect

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All photos by Realityandretrospect

Laundry/Craft Room

This family needed a space for the whole family to work in. Laundry sorting and folding and project and homework doing were the key needs for the space. My first goal was to give them more lighting as well as multiple work surfaces.

This beautiful custom waterfall countertop is the perfect way to house their washer and dryer, as well as give them a space for all of their sorting and folding needs. I used these sconces on both sides of the room for functionality as well as I love the look.




I utilized every corner of the room for displaying containers and bins to house all of their crafting and laundry needs.

This simple wall detail adds so much interest to the room and is the perfect affordable way to fill simple white walls.




A sink and laundry sorters were some of her requests so I gave her just that. I chose this blue paint for the cabinets called Wedgewood Gray from Benjamin Moore to brighten the space and add some much needed color.

My fave piece in the room is this custom, counter height table sitting in the middle of the room that is perfect for folding laundry, doing school projects, sewing, or whatever their hearts desire!




A simple picture ledge can display kids artwork or family pictures to personalize the space.

So glad we were able to give this family a functioning and beautiful space that they can all feel welcome in:)

Updated Transitional Kitchen

One of my client’s first requests were this apron front sink. Such a pretty feature in the space. We also added open shelves on either side of the window and removed the heavy alder cabinetry. Adding sconces above the shelving offered the extra lighting they needed in those corners.
Adding blue to the island and base of the kitchen brightened the space and added so much visual interest.

Glass front cabinets kept this wall open and airy. And these gold pendants are the star of the show.

The black hood gives the much needed contrast on the white wall.




I designed the trashcan on the end of the island so it doesn’t block the walkway when opened. This is one of my favorite features of the space.

We kept their wood trim and shutters which compliment the wood shelving, blue and white perfectly.
The barn door to them mudroom was the perfect space saver for the space.
She had no pantry space so we gave her a whole wall with a double pantry and butler’s pantry, floor to ceiling. This added so much more storage and space for groceries, as well as a spot for all of her appliances.
Matte black faucets tie in the black hood perfectly.




Wood accents tie the whole space together.
Stacked 3×12 subway tiles keep the space modern and bright.




Multi-purpose Piano Room and Office

This office was an under utilized space with plenty of room to make it functional. Since it was the best room for the piano, we kept it in here but my client needed an office space for herself and her kids so we decided to combine the two.

Since she already had the piano and it was a shiny black, we decided to base the room off of it and make it look more in place. This wallpaper from Hygge & West was the perfect accent for the black piano and dark floors.




This space under the windows on the opposite side of the room screamed for a built-in window bench. But instead of just making it a bench, we added legal size drawers to hold all of her files and for extra office storage.

The custom black cabinet in the corner helped to balance out the black piano, as well as offer more storage.

The area right when you enter the room is the perfect little space for kids to do homework and crafts. We opted for inexpensive Ikea drawers, tops and legs that we customized to the space. Glass jars are the perfect way to store accessible pens and crayons on the desk surface.




The decorative open storage above the desk keeps this corner airy as well as functional.

Pretty gold lighting was key to accent the space, as well as this neutral rug from Rugs USA.




Making spaces both beautiful and functional are my favorite- so glad we were able to accomplish just that in this client’s space!

 

Laundry Room with the Pink Door

Having a pretty laundry room makes laundry day SO much nicer! The key to a good space for me is organization and a bright open space. I found organizing baskets at Target and The Container Store for functional and beautiful storage.

These metal baskets from Target are the perfect way to store items that I want to be visible as well.




One of my favorite parts of the laundry room is this pink door that I decided I had to have! It lends that pop of color that I like in every room and just makes me smile every time I’m in here. The color is called Iced Cherry and is a Behr paint color. It’s the perfect shade of a soft, dusty rose.

Besides the pink door, I have 2 other favorite features. The first is this wall mounted ironing board from Amazon that we purchased in a raw wood color so we could paint it to match the wall color. The second is this star light fixture from Shades of Light that adds so much character to the room.

I use the open shelving for easy access towel storage and more bins for items that need to be sewn/repaired and a basket for items that need to be ironed.







So happy with how the space turned out and the warm wood shelf above the washer and dryer was the perfect balance to offset all of the white in the room.