Nautical Design elements can be showcased in many different spaces throughout your home. To translate the theme in this young man’s luxuriously appointed bathroom attention was paid to the classic detailing of traditional nautical themes. A wall of custom wood paneling encases the sink and toilet areas making the sink cabinet, which was purchased separately, blend effortlessly in. An arched opening encased in st
one offsets the dark marble tiles for a classic navy and cream color palette.. Even the sconces are reminiscent of a ship with a crisp, classic chrome finish. Proving a classic style will remain in style for years to come.
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What could possibly be more dreamy or inviting in a bedroom than smooth textures and soft colors? We love how this Client’s neutral palette is accented with contrasting dark and light tones. The bedroom is serene and sophisticated for this busy couple (they have four young, active children). We can’t think of a better refuge for them to relax in after the end of a long day..
We can hardly believe its nearing the end of summer! But as the fall catalogues come rolling in we don’t need any more proof that the change of season is right around the corner. It’s interesting how our Interior Design projects fall throughout the year. Each one takes on a moment in time, seemingly and somehow always appropriate to our seasons. As fall approaches we are looking forward to the installation of some great projects we have been working on throughout the year. Here’s a preview of one project that is rich in fall color , full of beautiful woodworking and luxurious jewel tones.
The new Family Room: with sweeping views to the heavens framed by beautiful wood cased windows and a new French Dr. A transom window above the door maximizes the skyline.
The luxuriously appointed custom designed media center with a classic and comfortable new seating arrangement.
Whether it be a look down memory lane or recent pictures, it’s easy to create a cohesive and put together look when displaying a family photo gallery. Here are some helpful tips to consider when creating your family photo wall;
*Measure out the available display space that you will use on the floor first, so you can arrange your pictures and frame sizes into the space accordingly. Its a great way to have a “practice run” on the layout before hitting nails into the wall. Don’t forget to measure the distance between each frame for better accuracy when hanging.
*Use frames of various sizes and thicknesses. Mix frame materials and sizes for an interesting and unique look.
*Black and white images always make for a sophisticated and artistic touch. Use varying sizes of mat board to showcase your images.
Sometimes all you need to make a big impact in a room is a simple grouping of objects. In this project the statement making arrangement is a staggered set of pendant lights. Keep in mind the following helpful tips when arranging objects in your own home.
* Play off the height of different objects. In this project our “height” is actually the drop of each pendant light. Staggering the lights created visual interest in each piece and highlighted the individual shapes.
* Create contrast. Our contrast is created by the ambient mood and soft glow of the lighting. Its a perfect accompaniment to the serene colors of the room , yet still sets itself apart as a focal point from the other accessories placed throughout.
*Use an odd numbers of objects. Using three lights created the opportunity to highlight each various shape and form by creating a free flowing movement.
What makes a project successful are the creative touches that go into each and every detail. These personal touches are crafted around the unique and individual tastes of each client. For Amanda, small touches were created specifically in tune with how she would be living in her space. A favorite detail is the ribbon on her storage cubbies designed to be used as “hardware pulls” All it took was some thinking outside of the box, ribbon tied in a loop and decorative beads as a final touch. Cute and functional.
Another favorite detail of mine was her fish bowl. Chico, being no ordinary fish, could not be left in his old mundane bowl. Instead his new home is a reflection of Amanda’s new room. Brightly colored sand and rocks coordinates with accent colors used throughout the space. A new large shell provides shelter from his spotlight.
To add a decorative and playful touch a flurry of fire flies are placed in a swarming fashion up and around the clock, providing movement along the staircase.
One of the most important and functional touches was adding storage drawers in what used to be a closed up staircase base. Finding space for storage in this bedroom was key, as no closet space previously existed in the room. Utilizing wasted space kept the room with ample space for her drum set and new larger bed and wardrobe systems.
Mission Accomplished! Another very satisfied (and quite possibly the cutest ever) Robeson Design Client. Take a look at the amazing transformation of Amanda’s new and improved bedroom.
Our Top Secret Mission: To transform an unorganized, non functional bedroom of a ten year old girl into a hip and happening, fully functional bedroom of her (and her parent’s) dreams!
Our biggest challenge? Completing the make over in just ten days while the family is away on vacation. This young girl has no idea that when she returns home she will be walking into a brand new bedroom, complete with new flooring, furniture, lighting fixtures, closet and shoe storage throughout.. The works!!! Here’s a glimpse at how the project began and the direction of where it is going.
The Before: As you can see, inadequate space for closet storage, the drum set and the bedroom furniture. The Upstairs loft area is such a cool and unique part of the bedroom, but completely under utilized due to lack of space planning and function.
The Proposed Design Plan: A functional closet wardrobe system, a designated loft study space for arts & crafts with tons of storage, a new larger bed, built-in shoe storage and best of all? A stage for this young girl to rock out on! All done on a 3-D design program which instantly gives our Clients a clear vision of the finished project.
Check back to see the completed transformation photos. The big reveal takes place next week!