a remodel fit for a princess … or two ::

there isn’t anything much more fun than remodeling a room for children {at least in my world}, and transforming a space for two girls tops the cake!  visions of pale gray and white marbles, sleek quartz, and richly stained cabinetry make beginning this project a breeze!  and it never hurts to have a little inspiration …





{above images from decorpad.com}

after a morning spent in search of just the right countertops, cabinetry, and floor tile, this remodel is off and running!


{cabinet color, Cambria quartz vanity tops, and marble “like” floor tile – real marble can be too slippery for small feet}

imagine those beautiful tones of gray and white with a bit of color perfect for two girls!  sherwin-williams “mauve finery” or “delightful” may be just the ticket!  and a special space for these girls wouldn’t be complete without a bit of bling!  perhaps some sparkle similar to this pottery barn chandelier!


it won’t be long before this bathroom is even better suited to two darling girls!


the gift of design ::

there are so many things i adore about the field of design, but one that tops the list is this … each and every home interior project is completely unique and one-of-a-kind!  it means there’s never a dull moment!  well, i was recently given another such very unique task by one of my past clients … he told me that his wife had been talking about redesigning their master bedroom and bath, and he wanted some initial design ideas that he could give her to get her started on the process!  of course there was no way i could pass up such a request, so the design ideas began rolling!

i was given one piece of inspiration to begin … this lovely gray duvet from nicole miller {bed bath & beyond} that this client’s wife loved!


while the duvet is beautiful {even more so in person!}, i wanted to give this room a unique flair … more of a personality!  so here are the finished boards for the master suite based around the deep gray duvet.

master bedroom design board

master bedroom design board-p2

my client wanted to use much of the existing furniture in the master bedroom, so some ideas to freshen it up?  new hardware on the dressers, remove the mirror attached to the main dresser {you know the kind i’m talking about} and hang a new wall mirror, replace nightstands with new side tables, possibly a new headboard {i’m working on a d.i.y. upholstered headboard project myself – more on that soon!}, and a few more accents to give the room a completely new feel!

and did i mention that this was all done as a birthday surprise?  what could be better than ideas for a newly designed room as a gift?  to run with that in mind, i added a few of the pieces from the design board – a sham from the bedding, an accent pillow from another line that i loved with the duvet, a quartz sample for the bathroom countertop, paint swatches, and a fabric swatch for window cornices – and voila!  a birthday gift and room design plan in one!



need a design board to surprise someone special in your life?  you know where to find me … nicoleodettedesigns@gmail.com!

a room revealed ::

design is such a process … starting with a canvas, sometimes blank and other times with some colors or textures already established.  each and every space has a list of “musts” or ways that it needs to function for the family who uses it.  that’s just how this latest reveal began …





my friend and client’s use of bold color was certainly refreshing, and she had just two things on her “must” list … this room had to utilize the existing bright, contemporary rug, but not revolve around it so that the furnishings would still look beautiful one day when the rug sought greener pastures.  the second “must” is that the room had to have seating for this busy family of 7 and their friends.  that was no small order, but i think we accomplished her goals quite well!

first was the hunt for the perfect furnishings and fabrics.  you may remember these fun accent pillows from an earlier post …


{custom accent pillows by nicole odette designs}

these fabrics were just what the room needed to highlight the rug’s bold colors and spread color throughout the room!


the eggplant fabric that framed the beautiful picture window in the room was removed, and we opted for a custom drapery that would better suite the stunning view!


{custom drapes by nicole odette designs}

after new furnishings, fabrics, and lamps, this lovely living room has a new look!





the next time you’re ready to transform a room in your home, consider the use of bold color to bring new life to your space!