Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Elegant Guest Bathroom Design




Hi Everyone! I'm switching gears here a bit today to share a different kind of post. Many of you who have followed along here for a while know that I'm an Interior Designer / Home Stager by day and you may have even seen some of my work via the e-design page above. Some of you have even left comments or e-mailed me over the years to share some of my work her with you all.

Nearly 3 years ago, my precious daughter Lily was born and I made the decision to enjoy all of her 'firsts' by becoming a stay-at-home then work-at-home mom. Since my business involves a lot of face-to-face meetings for design and home staging consultations, I quickly realized that in order to keep working I needed to have an online decorating option which not only allowed me to continue to offer my services locally here in the central Florida area (without hiring a babysitter) but it also opened up new territory by expanding my interior decorating services nationwide and beyond. I currently have clients worldwide, the majority however are still within the U.S.





One of my favorite e-design projects has been working with a family who was renovating their California home room-by-room. They later moved elsewhere and reached out to me once again to work alongside of them and their contractor to build their forever home. Since they are currently under construction and these spaces are not yet completed (nor photographed), I thought I'd share with you a couple mood boards of the designs I created. I began with the guest bathroom which is used by their family of 4, particularly their your children (son and daughter), as well as guests. I envisioned an elegant space that wasn't filled with bold, bright colors and didn't scream 'kids bath' but instead was a space they'd grow into and the style would flow with the rest of their home. Below I'm also sharing the links to the items chosen for this space in case you see something you like. *Please note some items are no longer available as this time.


GUEST BATHROOM SOURCES:

Carrarra Marble Tile 2x8 shown rom tileshop.com no longer available
Pink Potted Orchid (local garden center)
Showerhead Fixture -Home Depot no longer available
Flamingo Print -sold out (similar: here)
Rise & Shine print -not shown but included in the design
Paint Color: Blizzard Fog by Valspar


I also designed a home office space for the lady of the house who frequently brings office paperwork home and wanted a light, relaxing, airy, feminine and elegant retreat that allowed seating for her family who may pop in so say hello or the occasional visit from her assistant. If you keep reading to the end, you can see that mood board in my interview I mention below.

Now that spring is in full swing, for a limited time I'm offering 20% OFF all e-Decorating services! *Offer ends 05/22. This spring special is available to my readers who would like to refresh & update a room (or multiple rooms) in their home! I'll provide a mood board, floor plan layout + list of where to buy all of the furnishings and accessories for your space along with paint color selections, all for just $199!! This is a fraction of the cost of working traditionally with a local Interior Designer and also make a great gift for someone who wants a change but doesn't know where to begin. I work within all budgets. Visit my e-Design page where you can learn more about this service and see other examples of my work. E-mail me directly to get started!




Recently Floor Coverings International reached out to me to do an interview sharing with them my passion for both this blog as well as interior design. You can see our conversation on their blog.

As a Designer, while certain colors, patterns or an overall style sets the tone for the spaces I design, when beginning the design of any room, I always start with the flooring, working from the ground up in a layered effect whether it be tile, hardwood, bamboo or carpet for example before choosing rugs, furniture and accessories. If you're designing your own space, it's a good rule of thumb to follow to ensure you're happy with the overall design and maximize your investment in your home ensuring to get it right the first time.


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I'd love to know, what ways are you currently freshening up your home for spring?

Thanks for reading,

XO


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