When designing for a young adult it is always important to organize and plan for your teen’s growing and changing needs. The plan for this young Client was to maximize her space to sleep, study and dress. An empty bedroom adjacent to her own was utilized to create the ultimate young girl’s dream closet, while her bedroom was transformed to maximize her sleep and study areas.When planning your teen’s room keep in mind the following design tips.
Design Tip # 1- Visual organization is just as important as controlling clutter. Wall shelving is a great way to provide adequate storage space for photographs,books and other items that could easily end up on the floor.
Design Tip # 2- Use a desk with adequate drawer space. Drawers keep items organized that tend to clutter the desk. Provide ample lighting for your teen to do their homework and study activities. This desk space was created out of the old closet area. The sliding doors were removed to provide a study niche.
Design Tip # 3-Taking the doors off the closet opens the space and provides incentive to place items on hangers instead of throwing them on the closet floor. This spacious and fun wardrobe area was created by adding a chaise lounge and modern rice paper lanterns. Wall to wall mirrors and a shag rug create the ultimate girl’s hang out.
For inspiring design ideas that think outside of the box, look no further! The following project photos are examples of what you can achieve by using a little creativity. Mixed with unexpected accents, these Window Treatments are anything but ordinary.
Wood Screen Room Dividers are placed in the middle of each window
Scrolled Iron Work custom fit to the window
Botanical Elements act as a window screen
There is nothing like summer in San Diego. Beautiful weather, great beaches, and tons of seaside decorating inspiration! To start off your fabulous seaside summer, no matter which coast you find yourself on, here are three design tips given to us by Rebecca and featured in the July 2009 issue of San Diego Home & Garden Magazine.
Design Tip # 1
Whether it’s a beach shack or a beach villa, start the season with a thorough cleaning to rid area rugs, bedding and window coverings of that musty, moldy odor created by seaside moisture. Then you and your guests will have a dream vacation.
Design Tip # 2
Accentuate that million-dollar vacation view. Install window treatments that cover walls, not windows, making windows appear larger, taller & wider. Address the sun/glare issue that causes fading and other furniture damage with roller or motorized shades that diffuse the light but don’t obscure the view. I prefer black or bronze because the eye sees right past them like a screen.
Design Tip # 3
Move low sofa table or chest in front of a window and put glass objects, like vintage colored glass or a clear glass vase or lamp base, where window light streams through. You’ll enjoy them and still be able to enjoy the view.
Sometimes the most successful tip to hanging art is to just go with what feels right. In this artful arrangement each piece is placed in accordance to shape, size and color, creating movement and energy for the eye to experience. Dark frames play against the neutral background adding instant drama to the room, while still remaining warm in feel. This unique art grouping is a perfect home gallery to showcase our Client’s collection of heirloom charcoal etchings.