The easiest and quickest part of designing for a client is coming up with a design, style and colorway. The hardest part and the majority of the job is to come up with solutions for lifestyle, storage, lighting and all kinds of practical things. And then there’s a huge amount of hours spent ordering and tracking shipments. You really can’t make a move without having a measuring tape in one hand, a hammer in the other, a phone in your ear, and be ready to move furniture around at all times. But when you install a job you do get to see how something you imagined in your mind come to life. And that’s a lot of fun.
We just installed a job this week, my camera battery went dead, so for now I only have a few Iphone images to share.
You get to see how something like this…
..a 30 second drawing I made for a Marmalade Design private label headboard for my client’s daughter. (It might not look so great on paper, but I know what it was in my mind.)
You get to see it turn in to…
..this. Here the guys are installing it. I picked a fuchsia velvet with slight sheen and used nickel nail heads.
It designed a flat top to fit into the room’s slanted ceiling. It’s called “The Rebecca Headboard”
After sketching it I go over to Cris….
…and we measure and draw it out on wood to get just the right shape.
I loved seeing it in real life!
I got to see how my Marmalade Design private label KEY DUVET in BLUE looked.
It was wrinkled straight out of the package in this quick Iphone image. And you can’t see the color combination’s here either. But it picked up on the blue which is on the pillows and curtain trim in the room.
Oh well later, better pictures.
Instead of opting for a Pottery Barn or Ikea chair if you want it budget and kid friendly, I took a vintage chair…
…like this one, and turned in into a little fantasy chair…
…with dalmatian style polka dot print. Everyone can have a Pottery Barn or Ikea chair, but only one little girl in the world will have this. That’s what I like about it, and recycling.
All items had to be scotch guarded to be protected from kid spills.
In the kitchen I added another vintage piece that looked great to begin with…
…but I re imagined it spunky yellow.
So many antique dealers and vintage dealers probably cringe at some of my makeovers.
Oh do I wish I had a great image, because this piece is so happy in here! Just the sunshine the gray walls needed.
It has silver fixtures now.
This chair below I had up holstered in a leopard for my client’s previous home a few years ago.
But now I redesigned it to look like this…
…in olive green with mod black fabric seat.
Well at least I had my Iphone…I’ll share better pictures soon!! But it’s always the best part to see how something comes together. To see that the colors look right, and that a piece fits perfectly in a spot.
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