the perfect pair ::

A few weeks ago, I shared one of my many dreams for nicole odette designs … to design a loft or condo in one of the beautiful historic buildings in our city’s downtown area.  That dream is coming true, and work in the Old First National building is underway inspired by this design board by nicole odette designs!

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But what is a master bedroom without an equally design savvy master bathroom?  So here’s the design board to transform this master bedroom and bathroom into a complete master suite!

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The shopping and ordering of pieces from these design boards has begun, and will soon be a master suite that my clients can enjoy and be happy to call “home”!

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design for the dogs :: “before & after”

One thing that I absolutely love about interior design is that as each client is completely unique, so is every job one of a kind!  That certainly held true in this space … my client asked that I design her new office so that it would be functional, reflect her “farmhouse modern” style {a term I used to describe her style when first working on her kitchen}, and give a loving nod to her four legged, furry friends.

When I first got the call for interior design help, here’s what I found.

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The project was well underway … but a plan for the design of the office was needed.  The first step?  A “dalmatian inspired” design board!

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This lucky client is very fortunate to have a handy husband, and the two made a terrific team getting the construction work done, making selections based on our design board, and hunting for local finds to keep all within budget!  Only a few short months later, here is her new office (with a few very minor things yet to be finished)!

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And at the end of the day, I’d say the girls approved …. because “home is where the dog is”!

hidden dreams ::

Don’t we all have those little dreams and goals that we keep close to our hearts … whether they are hopes for our families, professional goals, or simply things that we think would just be really, really amazing to accomplish?  I’m definitely a bit of a dreamer and have many of these goals … so a few weeks ago when I received a text from one of my past clients, I was simply shocked that one such dream was right around the corner!  For years, I’ve wanted to design a loft space in one of the gorgeous buildings in the downtown area of our city.  But since most of the people I know live in a different part of town, and because my interior design business has grown solely from the kind words and recommendations of clients and friends, I didn’t think that it was likely that the design of a downtown space was anywhere in my immediate future … that was, until I received this text.  You see, my friend and past client asked if she could refer me to her co-worker who just moved into this incredible building!

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Of course, I couldn’t wait for the chance to transform a space inside this beautiful building … and as an absolute bonus, my newest clients are a complete pleasure to work with!  Perched on the 13th floor, the views are simply breath taking, even during this dull, dreary winter.  We’re beginning work with the master suite, which currently sports quite a bit of beige … and since my newest clients are leasing the space, painting is not an option.  So my job is to bring in color and character through the use of bedding, furnishings, rugs, and art!  I love to give my clients options, so here are the inspiration boards that I designed and shared with them over the weekend!

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….. and a completely different color palate ….

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We’re well on our way of re-designing this master suite to one with the character to fit my clients’ fun and colorful personalities!  Follow our journey as we take this space from beige to bold!