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Client Project: New Apartment in Brooklyn

Today, I am introducing you to a beautiful new client project that has been a year in the making. It involves a really fun and stylish lady, her two super cute kids, a new two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn that gets ALL THE LIGHT and even has in-apartment washer and dryer AND a private patio (WTF?!), and a new start in life. This client project is a true collaborative effort and I’m so excited to be working on it. Together, we’re dubbing it #BrooklynReboot. Here is an introduction to the Brooklyn client project, starting with the master bedroom.

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#LivingLaLincolnCenter Living Room Design

I am working on a really fun project, helping a couple who recently bought a one-bedroom in the Lincoln Center neighborhood of New York City totally redesign the space. They moved to the city from LA without any of their previous furniture and almost no art or other personal home decor. I introduced the home design project last week with the nickname #LivingLaLincolnCenter both to keep the client’s privacy and to be cheesy. They are currently undergoing a renovation that will transform the main rooms of the apartment and turn it into a two-bedroom. The wife, someone I’ve known a long time now, has enlisted me to help her with the design.  Last week, I shared with you the three main design options I had presented for the living room. Want to see the direction she liked the best?

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Client Project: Lincoln Center Living Room

Oooooh, guys, I got a good one! I’m working on a very fun client project in which I’m helping a couple essentially start from scratch in their new home. This couple moved from Los Angeles to New York City and bought a one bedroom apartment near Lincoln Center in New York City. It’s got great space with huge windows that let in lots of light and provide a good view of their neighborhood. They are in the months-long process of converting some of the space into a second bedroom/office. They moved to New York with no furniture and the wife, someone I’ve known a very long time, has brought me in to help take the apartment from a good space to a fabulous space that reflects their personalities and really feels like them. I will call this project, and therefore the client, #LivingLaLincolnCenter – I know, super cheesy, BUT I DON’T CARE! Want to see? Read more

Client Project: Aloha Little Lady, Part 2

Last week, I told you about a pretty client project that I’m working on, a new nursery for a friend in Hawaii who is expecting her first baby, a girl. After conversation and sharing  of links and images for inspiration, I shared with her three options, from neutral toward slightly bolder in overall feel, with turquoise as the main color. Want to see which option she chose?

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Bitch Session: Drilling into Concrete Sucks

This story ends with the problem being fixed but only after one marital dispute, a temper tantrum (mine) and a broken new drill. In short, drilling into concrete sucks. In long, sometimes having an old house sucks* because of all the little things that come with it that are just a pain in the ass. Fair warning, this might turn into just a shit ton of curse words and complaints.




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Client Project: Connecting the Dots Starting with a New Rug

I’m a big believer in rugs and how they can make a room and really define the space. I’ve written about this before and so I was really excited to take on a project that I’m affectionately calling #ProjectConnecttheDots. The impetus for the project was to help a family – longtime friends of mine and their CUTE little girl! – outside of Boston find a new rug for their living room rather quickly with the larger goal of modernizing the space and connecting it to the adjoining dining room over the long run. The inspiration for the entire space was this bright and happy print the couple bought on a trip to Iceland several years ago.

Art Print from Iceland. Photo taken by client.

And so here is how we are connecting the dots between the living room and dining room starting with a fabulous new rug.

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