With a 3 year old daughter, Ryan knows how difficult it can be to keep a home clutter-free. He discusses some of his tips in a recent article featured in the Home and Garden section of the Daily News. Click here to read the article.
One of our current projects is a complete remodel of a large duplex in Los Angeles. The client is expecting a baby girl and the nursery design was very important to her. Her two requests were to have bright pops of pink combined with a touch of whimsy. This is what we came up with...
The overall color palette in the room is a vibrant mix of pinks and grays. The fabrics have incredible style and sophistication while still being baby appropriate.
We selected the following wallcovering for the top half of the walls. The first image shows a detail shot of the pattern and also the actual color we will be using. The second shot is a darker color, but shows the overall pattern. This wallcovering is definitely whimsical and has tiny glass beads that gives off a beautiful sheen when hit by the light.
The bottom half of the walls will be painted in Dunn Edwards Ash Gray (shown left). For a fun twist, we will be painting the ceiling in Dunn Edwards Forgotten Pink (shown right).
For the furniture, we selected this crib from Newport Cottages and are having the bedding custom made using several of the pink fabrics shown above in our color palette. This rocker will be reupholstered in the gray fabric also shown above in our color palette.
We purchased this dresser, but are having it custom made into a changing table. We are also having the wallpaper design etched into the wood on the front of the cabinet.
This vintage chandelier is sure to make the room feel extra special.
Other custom pieces include a "pagoda" hutch, as seen in the sketch below and a custom baby door (not shown).
In a recent interview published on parentdish.com, Ryan gives readers tips for designing kid-friendly, yet stylish spaces. If you have kids, but don't want to sacrifice good design, this article is a must read!
When designing for children, it is important for the room to be fun, vibrant, and functional, but that doesn't mean you have to depart from good style.
The bedroom below was a part of a traditional home in the Los Feliz Oaks for a two year old girl who loves pink and green. The draperies were custom made for this room. The pink and green stripe maintained the continuity of the core accent colors, while allowing this room to remain very chic. The room wasn't complete without this over-sized rocking chair from DucDuc.
Every kid needs space for their toys and books. This storage unit also doubled as a changing station to increase functionality and save space. We also stumbled on this vintage multi-colored chandelier that is stunning in this room.
In a different home, we had the challenge of designing a bright pink room to please a young client. It's features included a custom window seat and bookcase offering lots of storage, bright fabrics, soft pink walls, and a pink rug. The space is clearly designed for a kid, yet is able to maintain good style and clean design.