A full scaled project, this home was a designer's delight, with needs of specification from the profile of the houses' millwork to each fabric pillow and everything in between. Three levels, two kitchens, 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, and 26 paint colors (and rooms) provided an array of surface design, textures and meeting of materials. Particular attention was spent on customized areas, like a second level spa room, built-in furniture, panelling through out, and details that kept the various spaces continuous as well as differentiated. As an example, a custom grey stain was used on various elements, reaching all levels of the house, including the newel post, porch ceiling panelling, built-in dresser in guest room and storage bench in the living room, among others. Specification of materials also included a reclaimed 300 year old timber for a modern mantel, scale and coloring of fireplace stone to compliment exterior walls, lighting fixtures for every room. Each floor takes on a slightly different palette, with upper bedroom level richer in in color, main level showing off more neutrals, while lastly, the lower level functions as a full in-law apartment and has its own more contemporary but still fluid feeling, in keeping with rest of the house. All windows received solar shades with cornices for main living area and roman shades for each bedroom. A transitional palette and decor will keep this home timelessly appealing and super functional and welcoming for a large (and growing!) family.
Neutrals for New Bathrooms
A classic San Franciscan Bernal Heights family home needed the addition of a master bathroom as well as updates to the central second floor bathroom, now for the kids, and the much used powder room off the kitchen. All bathrooms took on a vintage feel, using black, white, green grays and beautiful warm wood tones. Fixtures took on a midcentury feel with simple clean lines and modern shapes. This was a substantial remodel due to the tricky compact addition of a whole new bathroom into the exiting master closet space. Also, the fine finishes of hand made ceramic tiles and custom cabinetry added to costs, but certainly was worth it in the end! This was a great collaboration with the home owners that resulted in some beautiful, unique and smart new spaces for their home.
Contemporary Remodel In NYC
This project was a full remodel of a dated Chelsea one-bedroom, that had last been touched in the 80's. Remodel elements focused on NYC-typical maximization of available storage space, living area and hand-made finishes and high-end appliances to make the greatest impact in this economized space. Key decisions included the removal of walls to open up the galley kitchen to receive natural light and provide peninsula seating, as well as wall removal of duplicate closets to add a dining area, and the addition of a full walk-in bedroom wardrobe. The bathroom, in particular, is simply unrecognizable from its previous "before" state! In the end, this remodel was a very smart upgrade to a sought-after locale in NYC, offering my client peace of mind in her investment.
Colorful Eclectic Home
Nothing fancy here...but nothing boring or typical either! This home is full of details that welcome, add texture and create a cozy and comfortable interior and living environment, rather than just a set of rooms. Patterned accents, inspiring artwork and a palette played up in each space, come together to produce a unique home, on a budget, yes, but rich in character.
Compact Custom With Style
A small scale, much needed main level new construction bathroom of just 20 sq ft, still feels airy and fresh, with floating vanity, tankless toilet and simple, classic materials. In addition, clever uses of old 12x12 tiles for threshold and sill, affordable subway tile, a hint of fancy Carrera mosaic tile as accent, wallpaper, and last but not least, a stunning mirror, made this project doable without compromising on style.
Updates + Refreshes
Perhaps my favorite kind of project...the One Room Update! Presented with existing space, furniture and decor, it's my job to reinvent the room with a fresh take. These projects are always a great investment and never seem to fail to please clients. I know it can be hard to take the leap to finally get to a room that has been driving you nuts for years...but I'll help you take the right step first, listen to your vision and make it finally happen. with creative techniques, some tricks of the trade and affordable sources, one room can be updated with even the tightest budget. It can be fun, not take a long time and always produces great results!
These are various images of wallpapering projects I have installed, most of which I have also designed. There is nothing like wallpaper to change a room! And these days, there are so many stunning options. It doesn't have to cost too much and it makes a HUGE impact.
One wall is all you need to help your space come alive, change decor or add some emphasis to an already great interior.
I promise you, wallpaper just isn't what it used to be...it's BETTER!
Styling Details, Details, Details...
Styling anything -- wether it is an entire room or small objects, wether for a functioning space or a still life scene -- comes down details, details, details. The space between objects can be just as important as the objects themselves! I simple adore applying all the principles of design to each and every environment I create, for either real working family homes, for media production and print copy, or even for event designs. Regardless of function or venue, I always strive to produce the most approachable, but refined, experience of color, objects, textures and space.
Here is a collection of various kinds of styling work - for interiors, retail and print copy (I also photographed most of these images). I look to present a space or set of objects with clean lines, and a sense of edited spacing...In this way, I am always keeping perspective and viewership in mind to inform my approach; in other words, it isn't only about the item or space itself, but rather ought to be most inclusive of the person experiencing the room or furniture or objects. That is essential!
Touch, Feel + Envision
Samples, materials, photos, drawings and mock-ups all help to convey a design, its execution and the details needed to make decisions, come up with a plan and begin the process of transforming or shaping your home. It's completely necessary to see and imagine your space as much as possible before taking the plunge. I do all I can to facilitate this process. It can take time, but in the end, that time gives you peace of mind that you considered the options, edited ideas where necessary and went with the right choice. I'll help guide you through the step-by-step roll out of decisioning that is required for any interior project.