Mini done Major! [Part 1]

We’ve had SO much fun working on our latest project, a small 400 square foot living space with a major makeOHHHver! The home already included some really lovely features, like a traditional fireplace surround, traditional trim details, arching hallway entrance, vintage grates, vaulted ceilings and wood floors throughout. Our mission, was to tie together these traditional details with elements of surprise plus more contemporary touches.
What were the must-haves? The space needed to be comfortable, feminine with some frills and filled with touches that inspired a creative sensibility. We needed to include some very distinct momentos, that really inspired our entire design. 1 | A painted portrait in vibrant shades of pink and orange 2 | and a vintage Fenton ruffled glass votive holder in a vivid turquoise hue were both of special significance. One of our favorites, 3 | a vocabulary flashcard with the word “HOME” inherited from a great-grandmother who taught immigrants English in the late 1800’s. (we matted it on turqouise and framed it to give it prominence and importance to the overall room design!) And finally, we needed to include investment pieces the first being an 4 | antiqued pedestal table and the 5 | contemporary gray velvet sofa sectional.

How could we not be inspired by the unconventional mix of vivid hues (they happen to be our faves!) and contemporary tradition? From our first consultation, we had all that was needed to create an extravagant, lovely and hOHHHmey design – cue the Mood Boards!

DINING ROOM | We kept the walls neutral in a fluffy white that conjures emotions of cozy comfort and stayed true to the color palette of pink, turquoise, gray and black. This whole room is the epitome of contemporary + traditional = transitional. We treated the entire space in metals of brass, nickel and gold leaf and used these shining finishes as neutrals throughout the design. You’ll also see reflective touches of mirrors to make the space feel larger. The oversized drum chandelier makes an intentional statement since it is only six inches smaller than the table’s diameter! And can we say OHHH-M-G to the ultra-chic and sexy Lenny Kravitz designed cantilever brass chairs? We love how they are juxtaposed against the traditionally styled table!

We could go on and on – instead, check out the Mood Board details list right here!

LIVING ROOM | Wallcovering that sparkles, glitter and gold… OHHH my! Since the Dining Room and Living Room are joint spaces, the elements remain the same – including those fabulous metal touches and bold hued colors. The Living Room shares two focal points, the first being the fireplace mantel and artwork centered to the simply divine and uniquely modern champagne crystal chandelier! Can we all say a collective “OHHH?!” Secondary to that is the artwork gallery that includes line and form from the television and the grandiose gold foiled étagère. Not to be outdone… we’ve included bold color choices in the silken area rug and fuchsia wingback. With textural touches added throughout, the room engenders a creatively comfortable curl-up factor!

And… the details!

We presented these mood boards as one of the first steps in the design process and of course the client was in love at first sight… and we were, too! We finished installation just last week and then these spectacular spaces received their close-up courtesy of this fantastic photog!

Did you glimpse a little preview of the completed design in that picture?! We are eagerly anticipating the final images and can’t wait to share the BFR (that’s Big Fabulous Reveal!) with all of you. Stay tuned for all of it to come soon, along with exclusive design tips and techniques, too.

Until then, design your day fabulous!™