Kitchen nooks are generally one of the most used spaces in the home - they need to function as a place for homework, craft projects, breakfast, snacks and dinner. We usually start with selecting a table and then move from there. In this case, our client had an old zinc top table that they had been using for years and it still looked great, so we splurged on the Oly light fixture and paired it with RH chairs (that have a removable cushion made from Perennials outdoor fabric in "fog").
I feel pretty strongly about playrooms being just that...rooms for play. That said, I still love good design! If you do it right, I think you can have both.
As I mentioned yesterday, we started this project last summer and after several months of renovating and waiting for furniture, we are excited share the full tour! The entry, dining and living all open up to each other, so it was important to me when developing the design that they all flowed without looking too match-y.
Here is what the room looked like before our clients move in:
Our latest story for Domino Mag is now live...hooray! We had to narrow down our photos for the article quite a bit, so we'll be sharing the expanded tour with some sources here. We've been working on this renovation since we lived in California and I was just a one-woman show. It is safe to say that when I entered this home for the first time, I gasped. It was the most over-the-top Tuscan house I had ever seen. And after living in Orange County for awhile, that is saying something! For the tour, we'll be starting with the entry. Here is the before:
Let's just say that the before pictures of this house make for a really dramatic before/after reveal. It's a very nice house in Orange County, but the previous owners' taste was a tad different than the Studio McGee aesthetic.
We spent Tues.-Sat. in LA to install our Pacific Palisades project and finish/photograph a project we've been working on since July of 2014. I got off the plane and felt those warm rays and immediately began trying to figure out how to move back.
If you follow us on Instagram, you saw that we arrived in LA yesterday for the install of our project in the Pacific Palisades. Our client purchased a spec home in the early process of construction, so we have been working with them to select finishes, fixtures and furnishings throughout.