Tell me this was worth the wait because - - the reveal is HERE!
My client Abby is a total sweetheart & just so fun to work with! She has been dyyying to get her daughter her own bedroom - complete girly to balance out all of those cute brothers she has ;) SO. From the very beginning I have been so so excited about this room design! She had this vision that I was able to create and help bring to life! Color, glam, luxurious & a little dream world for the most darling little girl.
Be sure to comment & tell me your favorite part!
Stage 1 of the design process is where i love to get to know my client - what do they love, what colors do they disagree with, functionality of the space, must haves, budget & more! Often, this will begin with a mood board to gather inspiration and direction. I also gather photos, measurements and take a bunch of notes.
Stage 2 is the most fun for me! Okay maybe not the most (that would be the final reveal!) fun, but pretty dang close is… the selections! From here i begin designing, sourcing & shopping for all the right pieces to pull the room together! In this design, I was able to use a ton of local shops and vendors which was so unique and special!
As you may notice - some of this is different than the final design. Which is totally normal! Sometimes revisions take place to find the perfect piece!
Stage 3 I want to make your life easy, less stressful & happy! That is my goal and vision for my business - to create the most beautiful for YOU. Part of this is easy purchasing by sending links and sourcing in a way that makes completing the room seamless! Here are some links to the furniture & accessories you’ll see in Savy’s room! Are you not obsessed with this wallpaper?!?
Bed Frame – Pottery Barn Teen
White duvet – Beddy’s Love At First White Girls Room
Bed skirt – Beddy’s Chic White Bed Skirt
Grey Euro Shams – Bed Bath and Beyond
Square Pillow – The Sewing Nerd (Rex in Jade)
Round Pintuck Pillow – Urban Outfitters
Aztec Lumbar – Kaekoo Pillows
Blush Bunny – Ballerina Bunny Rose by Maileg
Embellished Throw Blanket – Anthropologie
Rug: You can order it through me!
Stage 4 is the install! This is for real my favorite part. Arranging all of the furniture, placing the finishing touches with accessories and fluffing those pillows!
Trends. I don't love the word, BUT it is so interesting and important to know what's about to hit your kitchen this year! My advice in a nutshell is -- don't get too trendy. You want to love it for longer than one week. Have fun with it & let it reflect who YOU are -- trendy or not.
On that note, this is what 2018 has for us! I'll share my designer perspective on every trend under the coordinating photo. Oh! And click on the photo to see the source. Here we go!
CABINETS / TO THE CEILING
CABINETS / TWO TONED
CABINETS / PLAYING IN THE DARK
BACKSPLASH / SLABS
NATURAL WOOD ACCENTS
DECOR / BOWLS
I hope you enjoyed looking at these pretty photos & learning about the kitchen trends for this year of 2018! It's portraying a lot of unique design elements & I can't wait to see how it all enters the world of design!
I love the way My Domaine put it; "Personalize it," she says. "My number one rule about decorating for others is this: The client is first. Ignore the trends. What's in, what's out, what's on the way in, what's on the way out, it's all irrelevant. What matters first and foremost is what the client wants, needs, have, loves, feels good in, feels attached to. Work with that first, and then the actual space is second. Listen to your client, then listen to your house. It will tell you what it needs to feel good, and it's usually texture, white paint, some personal treasures, and incredible lighting."
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