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One Room Challenge: Week 2 Update

Last week I revealed that the inspiration for the design scheme and color palette for my One Room Challenge was inspired by Kate Spade.  Let’s talk about function today.  My daughter’s room has many cool features to it but storage is definitely not one of them.  The older she gets, the more storage she needs and there is no better time than now to do something about it.  Her bathroom features a tiny closet that was never really laid out well.  She has an additional small closet in her room but every time I tried to lay out closet rods, we ended up with a ton of wasted space.  I decided to think outside the box to design a concept for her room that would amplify the storage and function better for her tween to teen years.  I found the concept photo below on Pinterest and it was almost exactly the idea of what I had in my head.  Her 15 foot ceilings could easily allow us to do something like this.
bunkconcept

So, we came up with the idea of a bunk bed on top of a closet.  We built a bunk room in one of our bedrooms downstairs last year & both of my daughters have really enjoyed using it.  They started installing the bunk/closet on Tuesday & will hopefully have the construction portion of it done tomorrow.  I’ve designed a safety rail to go around the bunk that gives a little nod to our Kate Spade inspiration.  I’m looking forward to seeing it go up.  It’s a huge mess in there right now but our concept is starting to take shape.

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On the wall where the JG letters are sitting in this photo, will be a daybed.  This will give her a place to sleep on the nights that she doesn’t want to sleep in the bunk bed as well as a place to read or hang out.  I selected the Sheridan daybed from my friend Tobi Fairley’s collection for CR Laine.

Sheridan_daybed

I used COM Sunbrella fabrics as I know that this will get a ton of use & I wanted it to be as durable as possible.  CR Laine is one of my favorite upholstery lines that we carry at IBB.  The comfort is always on point and they offer a wide variety of designer pieces.  I selected a black & white stripe that will run vertically and an aqua contrast welt to highlight the super cute frame.  The acrylic legs will work nicely with other acrylic accents that will be in her room.  A custom piece like this typically takes 6-8 weeks so it will be a long shot since I ordered it at the beginning of this challenge.   I’m crossing my fingers that the stars align & my friends at CR Laine can make it happen for it to be here in time for the reveal.  It’s a tough request since this just happens to be one of the busiest times of the year and there’s this little thing happening in North Carolina right now called market 😉  In an upcoming post, I’ll feature some of the prints Jaylie has selected to hang as a gallery wall above the daybed.
daybedrendering

We’re going to do the door to her closet like a dressing room door similar to what is shown here from a Lily Pulitzer dressing room.

dressingroomdoorconcept

This photo was taken prior to the stairs going in & the top of the closet bunk area.  As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to make use of every inch of space & amplify her storage so I designed adjustable shelving that will frame the closet door where she can put her books and dance awards and trophies.  She loves to read so this will be very helpful storage for my little book worm!

progressweek2_bunkcloset

Her desk will sit on the wall where you see the lighted JG letters hanging.  I have designed some fun treatments that will hang on the large arched window as well as the entrance to her vanity area which is just up the stairs you see in the left of the photo.

deskareaprogress

I’ve selected the desk below but we might be changing this.  You see, I was privy to a little sneak peek of Kate Spade’s new furniture collection for EJ Victor last week & just went totally bananas over it!  We’ll be carrying it at IBB.  The collection is being introduced this week at High Point market, so make sure you are following me & IBB on instagram for sneak peeks.  I’m definitely using a desk chair from the new collection & I’m thinking that a desk I saw is just too perfect for her room and fits the concept and my daughter’s style to a T.  We’ve been sworn to secrecy up until now & I can’t wait to share them with you!  Of course if I decide to go with these options, they will not be here in time for the big reveal so you will have to keep checking in for updates 😉

progressweek2_3

We turned the small closet located up the little stairs in her room into a dressing/vanity area.  I found the photo below on Pinterest to use for inspiration for that area of her room.

vanityconcept

They started putting the cabinets in today and will hopefully finish tomorrow.  They are also in the process of installing her bathroom vanity as well as the built in cabinetry for the closet that is in her bathroom.

progressweek2_2

I found this Hollywood vanity light mirror to hang above the knee space in her vanity area.  It has plugs built in where she can use her hair dryer & curling iron & the lights can be dimmed.

vanitymirror

I have so much more to share with you but I need to run for now.  I’m wrapping up client work for the week today since we are photographing one of our recent penthouse projects this Friday & I’ll be out of the office all day.  Make sure you’re following me & IBB on instagram for sneak peeks.  Part of our IBB design team leaves tomorrow for market, but I’ll be leaving this weekend after I take my girls to see Taylor Swift  🙂

Thank you for letting me share our progress!  We’re having a blast seeing it all come together!  Make sure you check out all of the other participants and their progress here.

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Sneak Peek: Craig Ranch project 2

Happy Saturday design lovers! Remember the Craig Ranch project I showed you a few weeks ago? Well, today’s sneak peek is a 2nd installation we completed for Craig International at the Residences at Grand Lodge out in Craig Ranch. The home sits on the TPC golf course & the views it boasts are amazing! This home seemed to be the favorite amongst the crowd at a recent party out there hosted by Paulette Green. The developer asked that this home be more transitional in design & I must say we were very pleased at how the project turned out.

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Family room (photo by nathanielphoto.com) I love the fresh feel & the pops of color. Notice the designer details like the fabric on the leading edge of the draperies. The fabric is one of my favorites from my fabulous friend Tobi Fairley’s collection thru Hickory Chair.

You’ll be able to see more photos from this project very soon! It’s going to be featured in GrandLuxe magazine’s June Home issue!

For more information on the interior design of this home or to incorporate this look into your own home, contact one of IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s talented designers. To schedule a tour of this home or for more information regarding the purchase of this home, contact the office Paulette Green with Ebby Halliday.

Happy designing!
xo
Shay

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Design Sneak Peek: For the Dog Lovers!

Greetings my design devotees!  I apologize for being MIA from the blog for a while.  I need a clone right now!  I am wrapping up several projects so that my clients may enjoy their newly designed & furnished homes before the holidays.  I wanted to leave you with a little sneak peek of a project we recently completed at IBB.  It’s a home that features one of my favorite kid’s bedrooms.  The room has a dog motif & is done in vivid colors contrasted with white.  I love the large circles on the wall behind the bed.  It reminds me of the Twister game.  It’s actually a larger scaled version of one of the fabrics in the room.  The room is in the Huntington Model Home is Prosper, TX.  So, feel free to go take a look at it in person.  This model is definitely one of my very favorite recent projects!

Have a fabulous weekend & Happy Designing!

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Upholstery 411

Last Friday on GMT, I gave viewers some helpful pointers on things to look for when shopping for upholstery.  I have to give a big shout out to my Twitter friend Carl for suggesting a very helpful pointer to give everyone.  Thanks Carl!  Watch the video here.

Let’s use the photo above & discuss few things to keep in mind concerning cushions when you’re selecting upholstery for your home.

  1. Upholstery Styles:
    Here we have a tight back sofa by Hickory Chair.  A tight back has a very structured & tidy look.  There are no back cushions to fluff.  We added a few throw pillows for comfort & to soften the look.  Decorative pillows are always a great way to add a punch of style.
  2. Cushion Type:
    Multi-cushion box seat:
    Multi cushions are great for durability.  You can flip & fluff them as needed.  This comes in handy when you need to flip a cushion to hide a stain that won’t come out.  A box cushion is shaped like a box & generally finished off with a welt cord.
  3. Chairs:
    Here we have a dark wood frame with upholstered loose “T” cushions also by Hickory Chair.  A “T” cushion simply wraps the arm of a chair or sofa to form a “T”.
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Que Bella!!!

We’re live from a stunning Bella Custom home on GMT this morning.  We talking size & scale when selecting furniture for your home with a sneak peak into this amazing Dallas mansion.  Tour the kitchen, nook, & family room as we showcase all the fabulous furniture we used to deck out the home & steal some great design ideas for yourself.

About the home:
10455 Strait Lane
Dallas, TX
Tuscan-style estate home located in prestigious Preston Hollow
8,556 square feet of living space
one-of-a-kind murals
hand-crafted plaster treatments
cast-stone fireplaces and 36-by-36-feet of imported marble floor
five bedrooms, five baths, three half-baths, three staircases, a large game room with a wet bar, a SmartHome movie theater, an exercise room, an infinity-edge pool and a jacuzzi

For more information regarding the home log onto www.bellacustomhomes.com

click here to watch the segment