I Owe You

Pin It Whew, I've neglected you but I have been busy! The bar/ lounge project I have been working on for the past few months has entered crunch time and will be completed in about six weeks. Its amazing to watch a space go from a vision on paper, to real life. I've been collaborating with the owner on the design and I couldn't have asked for a better client to bounce ideas off of. He loves design ALMOST as much as I do.

So since I owe you guys I will make this post extra special.
      Part of what I have been working on for this bar is adding some mid century flare to the design. Now let me make this perfectly clear; I love the mid century style. I'll take a chair from the 60s over a brand new one in a heart beat. To do this the way I wanted I've had to go on a never ending quest of authenticity. I have been researching, movies, books, and magazines directly from the 60s and 70s. Here are some of the gems I pulled out of a vintage House & Garden.

Look at that fireplace opening

I appreciate it, but I am pretty sure this is one of the ugliest bedrooms I have ever seen.

Oh how romantic, a fur bedspread.

The height of style.

Reminds me of Jonathan Adler

I can't tell you how many of these I have ripped out of bathroom remodels.

I like the part about the demonstration.

I actually do not mind this bedroom, the height of the canopy really makes it I think.

Dream house just so you guys know.

Fabric on walls, fabric on ceiling, and I love the coffee table.

I like this room, the carpet is pretty awesome.

Check out the technology hanging on the side of the cabinet, a phone in the kitchen!? No way!

Very cool

Look how they used hanging basket seats as bar stools.

 I actually ripped this exact flooring out of my kitchen.

 I'll take one in every color.

Yellow plaid curtains 

Shout out to the individual that showed me these magazines, you know who you are.

As far as current home projects I have really been into stripes lately. I had been looking to do something funky in a long hallway  I have right when you walk into my house. Painting it a crazy color just wasn't cuttin it. I wanted drama. 
  I really enjoy the look of a horizontal stripe best. That yellow lamp is really cool.

The color combo is tricky, it could have easily gone Halloween. 

 Same with this picture

 I am drawn to how there are different sized stripes and only a small strip of them like a giant bar-code wrapping around the room.

You know I love my pattern combinations.

I tried to do this recently on my nails, its pretty complicated.

I like the different nesting tables and the overall color pallet used.

 Is this not a dream nursery!?

This photo in particular is what sealed it for me.

So I measured out every line and used a level to stay even.

One of the side effects of being a designer is you end up with lots and lots of extra paint laying around, especially paint samples. However, these sample containers are about $5 so you could do all kinds of crazy colors and not break the bank. Here is how it turned out, I apologize for the poor photo quality. I lost the charger for the camera so I had to take these with my phone.

So this is my front door from the inside, I will eventually paint this in high gloss color because right now it seems a little unimportant next to all these stripes. I did one small pink stripe at the top to bring your eye up a little bit. Horizontal stripes are good for accentuating length in a space but I also wanted height. I love the way the art layers on top. I only did one side, there is no need to go too crazy.

Pin It My posts will be light this week because I am currently in California touching base with my roots.  I'll be sure to post more than once this week and share pictures of my adventures.

I'm loving all the mid century architecture here. I have already been scoping the local Craigslist for unique treasures I can pass on to the clients I'm working with right now.

Over the last week I have been tossing around the idea of painting the interior doors of my home in a color other than builder grade white. I am thinking of peacock blue in particular, what do you think?

Red is also very appealing...

Wouldn't you love to have a library like this?

 This looks to me like a front door but check out that chair!!

Love this little surprise, its the perfect touch of orange....

Details like this can really elevate a room.

Cute idea to paint the trim the same color and make the arch above the doorway.

 High gloss paint...beautiful.

Two tone paint

This chartreuse color is gorgeous
 Sunny yellow on a grey accent wall. I like how they left the trim white, it really makes the yellow pop.