Happy Tuesday everybody! I cannot count how many design boards we’ve made but yes, aside from Pinterest or Houzz ideabooks, design boards are really very helpful in conveying ideas to clients. A lot of times a board may not reflect all of what happens in reality but the client is able to grasp the style & feel we are going for.
We made this design board for a young, vibrant couple who moved from Cali to the quiet yet impeccable & affluent neighborhood of Tarrytown, Austin. They wanted their bedroom to be casual, soothing and relaxing. We did cool tones of blue, muted aquas & light grays. Here’s the …
So, most of the things on the board happened but a couple didn’t.
1/ The media armoire is from Restoration Hardware in a weathered grey oak finish.
2/ I was thinking of an ice blue-gray carpet but we ended up with a gorgeous one from Milliken. And we think it’s the right choice!
3/ The bed & bench is from good old Overstock! Have I told you, I also believe in doing high-low projects? Mixing high-end stuff with affordable ones without of course sacrificing style & functionality!
4/ A couple of accessories are from West Elm including the accent table beside the chair. I was also thinking of using a pattern from Schumacher for the draperies but solid, gray velvet ones from West Elm as well won in the end. There is a big difference between custom and retail with pros & cons either way. As designers, we believe in customization but also weigh the importance of budgets & timelines in the mix; I believe in giving options!
6/ Most of the accessories are from a local showroom.
Oh and we painted the walls too! At first, the clients thought it was a bit glaring or too ice blue, but in the end, with all of the furnishings and accessories, it all comes together!
And voila! Here is the final space.