A few months ago, my client came to me with the perfect blank slate – white walls, wood floors and fabulous built-ins. They had recently converted a guest room and extra garage space into a bonus room for their kids to play ping-pong, read, watch movies and hang out as a family. Our job was to create a space that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still manages to be both beautiful and functional. I love the way it turned out because it’s just plain fun. And lucky for me, my client is a photographer and took these photos as well as many of the pieces on the gallery wall!
Over the next week or so, I am going to be sharing bits and pieces of our home. We bought it 2 years ago and it was a typical brown/beige Orange County tract home. Not exactly what I had in mind for our “dream home”, but it had an awesome lot, great natural light and the perfect floor plan for our future family. We bought a short sale which gave me room in our budget to really transform things. Although the nursery isn’t where we started the renovation, it’s my favorite room in the house. I already had the wallpaper picked out long before I knew we were having a girl. After that ultrasound, I ordered the paper immediately! I wanted this room to feel clean, bright and pretty. When Wren was a newborn, I would just sit in that glider and take it all in. Sappy? Maybe. But this room is pretty special to me.