Tuesday, November 30, 2010

carolina home office

nicole lanteri is a jill of all trades! as a designer, former lawyer, and small business owner, she does it all. after a grueling five year law career lanteri’s creative side got the best of her and she created on my agenda, a firm where whatever is on your agenda that needs to be styled, organized and executed, is put on hers.
lanteri recently took on the redesign of a carolina home office that had been an ordinary, slightly odd-shaped, unused space. inspired by the homeowner’s love of domino magazine and anthropolgie, nicole created the home office of her dreams. bright colors, unique accessories, vintage pieces, and various furnishings from ikea, west elm, and homegoods work together for fun and function, while the piece de resistance is the graham & brown wallpapered accent wall. with a hint of nate berkus, a touch of kelly wearstler, and a heap of nicole lanteri, this home office screams modern day mom.

here's a huge thank you to nicole lanteri of on my agenda for submitting transformations from her virginia business.

Monday, November 29, 2010

marina flat

nestled among redwoods and canyons, mill valley california is home to alison davin’s interior design firm, jute. and just like the fiber, her practice is known for their strength and versatility. with fifteen years of experience, davin composes comfortably compatible spaces for the modern day family including today’s marina california home, where fine art and finger paintings co-exist. the smart, stylish interior suits the needs of the young, on-the-go homeowners perfectly and accommodates dinner parties and play dates with equal fervor!

here's a huge thank you to alison davin of jute for submitting transformations from her mill valley, california firm.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy thanksgiving!

on the eve of the biggest pig out day of the year it’s only appropriate that we feature a kitchen and dining room conversion. created by velvet hammerschmidt design, the homeowners, a hip hollywood family, wanted a modern update for their abode, heavy on the glam. in the kitchen, hammerschmidt opened the floor plan by demolishing the wall separating the kitchen and den. rebuilt with espresso stained custom cabinetry, a uniquely shaped caesarstone top island, stainless steel appliances, two full height wine refrigerators, and marble floors, the cookery exudes an air of culinary excellence.
influenced by the new open floor plan the refreshed dining room and den are stylish, functional, and kid friendly. by combining existing design classics with funky furniture pieces and vivacious paintings created by the homeowner, the interior makes me want to wear my elastic fat pants, strap on my feed bag and dig into thanksgiving dinner. gobble gobble!

i would once again like to thank aviva fersht of velvet hammerschmidt design for submitting their classy california renovations.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

beasley & henley's andalusian-moroccan villa

today’s redesign is a biggy, the addition of a second story BIG. headed by beasley & henley interior design, the floridian firm majorly recreated a sprawling family home. principal stephanie henley has eloquently described this granddaddy of a renovation for us below. take it away, stephanie.
"the original one-story house was built in the 1950’s. it had a lot of character and with 3,000 square feet, plenty of space for a family with small children. however, its inefficient layout and inadequate bedrooms made modern living a challenge. coupling this with the leaky roof, single-pane glass windows and unstable plumbing and electric, the owners decided on a complete renovation. beasley & henley’s design of the home took into consideration both current and future family needs, neighborhood conditions, lot constraints and design aesthetics to create a beautiful and very functional family home. the end product is a 2-storey, 6,900 square foot andalusian-moroccan villa. its rustic materials allow this family of 5 a comfortable environment even in formal areas. finishes include turkish limestone floors; fossil stone fireplace and columns; cypress beams; moorish arches; and hand painted moroccan wall painting."

i would especially like to thank stephanie henley and troy beasley, of beasley & henley interior design for sharing this project with us! the team of talented professionals responsible for this breathtaking makeover includes, redmon design, ross design group, and after photographer stephen allen.