interior design

Project Reveal | Conway Springs, Private Residence

It's finally here - Our Conway Springs project reveal that we have been teasing you with for the past two weeks!! These photos are hot off our photographer's desktop and we couldn't be more excited to share them with you. We started this project less than six months ago, and pulled off concept to completion in a snap since this family of 4 was quickly becoming a family of 5!

Our primary goal was to lighten and brighten this young family home by focusing on the renovation of their kitchen, master bathroom and kids bathroom.

The Kitchen

Low ceilings were our biggest struggle. How were we going to make this space feel larger and taller without busting through the roof? First, we opted to go with open shelving on one wall and only overheads above the cook top. Visually this felt more open and in turn made the ceilings feel higher. Another trick was LIGHT colors. We used a large scale white subway tile on a portion of the walls and a very light gray paint on all of the other walls.

We are only sharing a peek of this project here on the blog, for all of the images and details head on over to our projects page here!

This custom table was built by David Cervantes of Cervantes designs specifically for this client's space. They had limited space for an eat in kitchen but really wanted a place for quick meals. David built this table to fit perfectly within the space and also added casters to roll the table over the custom bench when it wasn't being used! Talk about a space saver!

The Master Bathroom

Our clients were ready to be adventurous with this space. They let us go with a periwinkle gray rather than your standard gray subway tile and we think it makes a serious impact. This bathroom says 'I'm young and fun and I'm not afraid of color' - which is so true about these clients. The truth is, they kept asking for more color, so we kept on giving! The space turned out to be so elegant and refined but not in a boring way.

The Kid's Bathroom

Designing this bathroom truly brought us so much joy. We had so much freedom to be playful but also incorporate some classic elements, like the white subway tile. We like to call it classic turned upside down (get it?)! How many kids do you know that get to grow up with royal blue penny rounds on their floor? Not many... And the wall paper, we just can't get enough of that wallpaper...

All in all these clients are so pleased with the end result and that is what this is all about. Happy. Smiling. Faces. Have a beautiful weekend everyone and don't forget to check out our project page (by clicking here) for even more smile worthy photos (thanks to Corey Hogrefe - Maria's dashing and EXTRA hardworking fiancé)!! Cheers!


Back to School | Design for Kids

It's that time of year again... The smell of freshly sharpened pencils fills the air and life seems to get a little more hectic for most people. Children's lives seem to get busier and busier from sports practices to piano lessons it feels like there is less time in the day for them to be exactly what they are, kids. So in an effort to add a little bit of fun into the lives of children, we are rounding up our top five fun inspired pieces for kids. 

1 | To start us off we love the Mya Lin Child's Stone which can be found at Knoll. This is the perfect piece for either indoor or out. They would work well in a child's bedroom as a place to sit and draw and serve as a step stool to reach higher places. We especially love all of the bright colors this piece is offered in!

2 | The Land of Nod is now carrying a line of Charley Harper designs - and who doesn't love a lively and wildlife inspired Charley Harper design! This rug from The Land of Nod would be a statement piece in any room (and we're not just talking kiddos!) This rug is charming and would work wonderfully in either a boy or girls space.

3 | Number three on our list is one of the most unique pieces I have come across in a long time. Anthropologie has one of the coolest night lights around - it's shaped like a pineapple and when it's not lit feels elegant and sophisticate while remaining fun and quirky.

4 | We have long been a fan of Eero Arnio's Magis Puppy. Not only is this hunk of plastic beautiful to look at but it beats any rocking horse we've ever seen. You can find this playful seat at the Herman Miller shop!

5 | Last on our list is something that may not have been originally thought of for kids - but we think that these gorgeous hand painted animal pillows by John Robshaw would work magically in just about any space dedicated to kids. The colors are vibrant and fun and could help spark a wide range of imaginations.

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- C