I’m so humbled and honored to receive so many e-mails and messages about interior design services from my blog and social media. I had dreamed of this opportunity for years in design school and wish so badly that I could take it all on. Unfortunately though, I have decided to focus on my blog and our kitchen/bath company that I’ve talked about in previous posts. Going so many different directions between my husband and I and our girls proved to be very difficult with my bedding company. So, I just wanted to give everyone a quick thank you and just let you know that at this time, I am not taking on any new design clients.
Having said that, from time to time a close friend pulls my arm just enough to get me to help them with their homes. That and the fact that one of my friends is an amazingly wonderful cook. Healthy muffins, squash soup and some girlie catch-up time merit at least an hour of design time! I met my dear friend Kristina about six years ago and we became fast friends. We both have a love and appreciation for interior design and more specifically color and glam. Interior design involves much more than meets the eye. Of course shopping, decorating and paint decks come to mind, but it also involves working with your clients own unique style. However, when your client has your own personal style in mind, designing for them becomes more of a hobby than a job. It’s safe to say that I am pretty goo-goo over this breakfast room in the works…
Kristina wanted a sophisticated, glamorous breakfast room that would make a “wow” statement. As many of us do with little ones, they turned their dining room into a playroom thus making this room serve double duty as dining room and breakfast room. My first step in the design process is always to assist my clients in selecting their inspiration piece. She had purchased this teal velvet and wanted a colorful, coordinating print fabric. We scoured multiple fabric websites and she ultimately fell in love with this fun ikat fabric. Since I love to mix and match more than do “matchy-matchy”, I encouraged her to look for a print that featured new colors she wanted to incorporate in the room. Although the teal velvet does not match the ikat print, it features similar cool colors in the same hue. This creates a sense of visual interest and really pops!
Striped Walls: Simple White & Functional Gray by Sherwin Williams
Beadboard & Trim: Hayseed by Sherwin Williams
Table- Antique Piece
Although we still have some work to do, I wanted to share the progress because I just love how it is turning out! Wouldn’t you pop out of bed to enjoy your morning coffee in this bright and beautiful space? Well, there may not be too much that pops me out of bed, but at least I would really enjoy it once I got there. 😉 Here’s the pieces we plan on adding so far…
Fuchsia Paige Barstools (for adjoining kitchen area)
XOXO, Brittany Hayes