Client Glam-Pham

It has been a while since we shared any of our projects. Thought I would share today some work we recently completed for our client Glam-Pham.

Client Glam-Pham was in the process of building a new home in Houston, Texas and reached out to us. She needed help with putting together a design for her master bedroom and office, as well as paint color suggestions for the entire house.  She wanted a soft glam aesthetic for both rooms. Our color palette consisted of soft blues, grays, and ivories. We mixed in a few metallics, along with luxurious textiles and a couple chandies of course! Here is what we came up with.

Master Bedroom

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Master Bedroom and Bath Wall Color Suggestions


Office

Office Paint Color Suggestions

We can't wait to see progress pics and promise to share. In the mean time, we are really excited to be working on a design for her living room. It is going to be fabulous! A navy sofa may make its way into the room. Here is the color pallete we will be working with.

navy and blush color pallete

We will keep you posted. 

Have a great weekend!

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If you are building a home, let us help you. We can help pick out finishes, as well as put together a design that you can implement once you move in. Drop us a line here to start the conversation.

Nguyen Office Part I

The hubby and I have talked for sometime about swapping our daughter’s room and the office. Her room is a finished out attic space. Even though it is decent in size, the ceiling height is low and you literally have to hunch down to get into her closet.

This past week he took some time off and offered to work on swapping the rooms. My husband being a man of action doesn’t spend a lot of time on planning, so I did not have much time to think about what I wanted to do to in the space. 

The room needed a new coat of paint and new baseboards. With just one small window, the room doesn’t have a lot of natural light. Our office furniture is white, so I wanted a bold color in the space for contrast. At first I was thinking of painting an accent wall emerald green but decided on black.

After going through my swatches, I narrowed it down to Black Satin, Baby Seal Black, and Nightfall (all Benjamin Moore colors).

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BM Black Satin

Kiki's List

Kiki's List

BM Baby Seal Black

Chezerbey

Chezerbey

BM Nightfall

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

In the end, Benjamin Moore Nightfall was the winner. It is a dark graphite with blue undertones and was the lightest out of the three. I went with a an eggshell finish in hopes that it would reflect some light but it ended up being shinier than I hoped. If I could do it again I would go with matte.

This is a hard room to photograph. The dark wall looks darker in person.

This is a hard room to photograph. The dark wall looks darker in person.

I am not going to lie. I was bit worried the black would absorb too much light and make the room look like a crack den but it actually makes the room feel cozy and allows the other colors in the room to pop. It also made the room appear wider as black visually recesses. The room is still a work in progress. I want to bring some natural elements, maybe in the way of a throw rug. Above the desk we plan to install a white floating shelf and black cork board the length of the desk. I also plan to bring in some more lighting among other accessories.

Once the room is finished I'll take better pics to share. Hope you guys have a great week!


Feminine Office E-design

The e-design I am sharing with you today is a special one because it is for one of my besties!

Meet Carmen of Label Me Artsy, a fashionista living in Hawaii.  Recently, she and her husband purchased a new home and asked if I could help design an office for her. She requested an inspiring space that is both feminine and vibrant. 

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Immediately, I thought of this print that I love by Leigh Viner as inspiration for the room. It is very feminine and has a gorgeous color palette.

Surveillance by Leigh Viner

Surveillance by Leigh Viner

The overall look for the office was a bit tropical glam with emerald greens and blush pinks. Have a look.

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It was a lot of fun working on this project. Even with the distance, Carmen in Hawaii and me in Florida, through our e-design service we were able to design a beautiful office that Carmen loves.

If you need help designing a room or just need help selecting a few pieces to finish off the look of a room, drop us a line. We work with all different project sizes and are currently working on an Ask My Designer service for those small design dilemmas.

Happy hump-day!


Let's Take a Tour-Grow Marketing Offices in SF

The latest edition of Rue Magazine detailed the inside look of the offices at Grow Marketing in San Francisco.  As soon as I turned the virtual page, I thought to myself, "I want to work here!"

Cassie Hughes and Gabrey Means used to be rivals, each working for fashion giants Gap Inc. and Levi's.  After meeting and chatting over a bottle of wine, they decided they should start a new business venture, together.  What formed was Grow Marketing, now residing on Pacific Avenue in historic Jackson Square in San Francisco.

The pair set out to create an agency of their own and "foster an environment that felt supportive, yet aspirational."  After looking at the interiors of their offices, I think they succeeded in doing just that!  Let's take a tour. 

Exposed brick, crisp white walls and beautiful moldings are the backdrop for this stunning office.  Gabrey and Cassie worked with designer Josef Medellin to transform the building, originally built in 1907.

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Of course, the bright yellow furniture can't be forgotten either.

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I'd gladly take a meeting in this adorable conference room.

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Relaxed brainstorming areas are filled with leopard print upholstery and a vintage suitcase functioning as a coffee table. My mind is already traveling to great places just looking at it.

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More white and historic moldings...and flowers.  I can't forget the flowers.

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Seriously, isn't this place so chic? Hard to believe it used to be a watering hole and brothel at one time, huh?

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I love the open floor plan and the juxtaposition of the industrial stairs with the glamorous chandeliers and furnishings.

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More cheerful office furniture...and those oversized mirrors?  Amazing.

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A workplace dreams are made of...

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I sincerely apologize if you're reading this at your generic cubicle, but I can assure you you're not the only one longing for an office like this.  Job well done, Means, Hughes and Medellin. Job well done.

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TGIF friends!