ONDINE For the final challenge, I designed a sophisticated yet hip, eclectic but comfortable, three-bedroom home. The mix of mid-century modern furniture, graphic wall treatments and contained blasts of color created a unified look throughout the house. The overall aura was fun, young and exciting. At its center, the living room included an oatmeal upholstered sofa with a matching pair of chairs and a classic teak coffee table all of it from 1950's Denmark. It is always my want to mix complimentary periods and styles wherever possible, so I also included in the room an intricately carved Indonesian sideboard with black-lacquered end tables and a 4 ft bronze sculpture of the Indian god Shiva. Large modern abstract paintings highlighted the double-high ceiling. I draped the windows in sumptuous ikat silk drapes that offered a deliciously fresh take on the traditional Indonesian patterns I've always loved. The landing served as the family room, with black and silver wallpaper meant to convey an art-deco-meets-1970's-glam sensibility.
I included in the room a pair of vintage sofas upholstered in bright pink wool, and a black lacquered, Ming coffee table, which I set atop a woolen zebra rug. I included a thee-dimensional, 1970's-style metal wall sculpture that added to the pop glamour. In the dining room, I chose black-and-cream wallpaper with a mum pattern that was very graphic in its design. I selected black bamboo chairs for the large Desiron double pedestal dining table. Above it, I installed a 1970's-inspired, bronze chandelier from Jonathan Adler, which served as the focal point of the room. Upstairs, I papered the master bedroom with a striking gold and turquoise damask pattern. I designed a mirrored headboard, with the reflective pieces set at different angles. The idea was to give the small room a greater sense of openness while also creating a chic bed.
For the windows, I used gorgeous silk drapes adorned with beautiful, oversized, damask medallions. I chose dark oil paintings of landscapes for the walls, and a large Venetian mirror for above the dresser, reflecting the mirrored headboard and adding to the illusion of a much larger room. The second bedroom was to serve as both a study and a guest room. I did the whole room in black and white: Black-and-white floral wallpaper adorned two of the walls; a white sofa with black trim served as the guest bed opposite a beautiful, black-lacquered desk and a Holly Hunt-style chair. I installed an ornate, black-framed, octagonal mirror, again to create the perception of a larger space. The kid's room was painted with fun yellow and white vertical stripes. The bed was tucked behind a wall with my version of a Moorish -style arch creating the perfect fun hideaway for a little girl. The arch opening was flanked with orange and pink linen curtains adding color and coziness. The addition of French bookshelf in white and mercury glass pendant light gave the room an air of sophistication that would not take away from its colorful fun.
Product Details Living Room: Large Area Rug- HomeGoods White Horse Sculpture- HomeGoods Set of 3 Wood Candles- R&D Imports Zebra Pillows- Jonathan Adler Dancing Shiva Statue- Nadeau Carved Wood Console- Nadeau Yellow Bamboo Pillows- Plantation Twig Leg Table- Plantation Tall Black Table Lamp- Jaxon Upholstered Tan Sofa and Armchairs- Denmark 50 Kitchen/ Dining Area: Brown Dining Table by Desiron 2 Cream Leather Chairs- Pier 1 Imports 6 Vina Rattan Chairs- R&D Imports Lounge area next to kitchen:
Black and White Stone Chair- Nadeau Coffee Table- Nadeau Turquoise Vase- R&D Imports Soho Bookcase- R&D Imports Zebra Print Llama Wool Rug- Jonathan Adler C. Jere Metal Wall Sculpture for Jonathan Adler Collection Pink Sofas- Denmark 50 Lack Side Table- IKEA Blue Foo Dogs- Plantation Master Bedroom: Lucky Table Lamp- Jaxon 6 Drawer Dresser and Nightstands- R&D Imports Ethnic Puppets- R&D Imports Large etched mirror- Nadeau Coco Stick Mirror in Master Bathroom- Nadeau Decorative Box- HomeGoods Pair of Gold Birds- Jonathan Adler
Utopia Sun Sculpture- Jonathan Adler Little Girl's Room: Set of 3 Ringum Circular Rugs- IKEA Painted Mahogany Kids Table and Chairs- Nadeau Short Wood Side Table- Nadeau White Bookcase- Nadeau Stuffed Alligator- Target Floral Print Throw Pillows- Pier 1 Imports Large Lemon Pillow- Jonathan Adler Guest Room: White Leather Chair- Pier 1 Imports Black Lancaster Desk- Plantation Resin Mirror- Plantation Roma Sofa, White with Black Piping- Plantation Butterfly and Beetle Framed Art- Plantation Double Orchid- Jaxon Tall Black Table Lamp with White Shade- Jaxon Beige Rug- Cost Plus World Market Wood Side Tables- Nadeau Art Purchased at Mardine Davis Art Supply Sherwin Williams Paint: SW6485 Raindrop Flat SW7006 Extra White Flat SW6990 Caviar Hi Gloss SW6895 Laughing Orange Semigloss SW6931 Jolly Green Gloss SW7018 Dovetail SW7016 Mindful Grey SW6206 Oyster Bay Eggshell
PRESTON This was by far the most challenge space to contend with. I broke up the downstairs area into three parts- a dining area, a seating area off the kitchen and a downstairs lounge area. All three spaces were of the same color palette, mixing blues, browns, blacks and grays. A bold splash of color was introduced by using a green silk on the drapes in the downstairs lounge and by using bold, blue, grass cloth wallpaper in the dining room. The overall feel was very warm, masculine and transitional. The upstairs contained three rooms which were small and difficult to work with. The master suite was all about the fabric choices. The main focus was the bed due to the size of the room so the bedding, pillows and draped fabric softened the scale of the large bed. The rest of the room was kept simple and elegant and combined silver finish night tables, sconces, drapery and floral accent wallpaper.
The guest suite was sexy and sleek, using elaborate moldings throughout and a simple color palette. The gray, black, white and yellow combination is a safe bet when dressing to impress. The office was fun and cheeky; everything in the room was to scale and stood on its own. Each piece reflected a different style and era and the overall look was meant to symbolize positive creative energy, thus creating an environment where the senses can be fulfilled. In the end the house was fun and creative and every room had a unique look, but the house maintained a consistent feel and the design was suiting to the style of the home.
Product Details Living Room: 2 Tier Greek Key Table- Plantation Glass Ball Lamp- Plantation Horn Discus Lamp- Plantation Round Black Table- R&D Imports Patchwork Black and White Rug- Jaxon Kona Rectangle Coffee Table- Jaxon MacArthur Sofa, Beige- Jaxon Delano Chair- Jaxon Terracota Buddha Head- Nadeau Kitchen/ Dining Area: Roped Edge Pedestal Dining Table- R&D Imports Soho Woven Back Leather Chairs- R&D Imports Soho Armoire with Mirrors- R&D Imports White Artichoke Sculpture- Barclay Butera 2 Wood Chairs- Nadeau Brown Mirror with Extra Large Molded Frame- Nadeau Black and White Rug- Jonathan Adler Area next to kitchen:
Brown and White Area Rug- Pier 1 Imports 2 woven back black corner chairs- Nadeau Aritstic Iron Console Table- Nadeau Zebra Armchair- Nadeau Black & White Knot Pillows- Barclay Butera Hurricane Glass and Candles- Barclay Butera Master Bedroom: Hudson Canopy Queen Bed- R&D Imports Chinese White Console with White Lacquer Top- Plantation Black Havenhurst Lamps- Jonathan Adler Metal side tables- Nadeau 2 mirrors- Nadeau 2 Coco Stick Mirrors- Nadeau Antique Mercury Jars- Barclay Butera Spare Room: Black Leather/ Cow Fur Angus Chair- Plantation Lucite Bench with Orange Fabric and Diamond Tufting- Plantation Capri Bottle table lamp- Jonathan Adler Meurice table/ floor lamp- Jonathan Adler Soho Side Table- R&D Imports Vina 2 Drawer Black Desk- R&D Imports Set of 3 Natural Wood Storage Boxes- R&D Imports Guest Bedroom: Soho Table- R&D Imports Soho Leather Twin Day Bed- R&D Imports Silver Upholstered Chair- Nadeau Jute Area Rug- Pier 1 Imports Round Table- R&D Imports 2 Wall Mirrors- R&D Imports Art Purchased at Mardine Davis Art Supply Sherwin Williams Paint Ordered: SW 7006 Extra White Flat SW6226 Languid Blue Flat SW7006 Extra White Flat SW7025 Backdrop Flat
NATHAN I continued on my idea of a young collectors beach home or weekend getaway from the city. Because the bones or architecture of the townhouse were not the greatest, I really wanted to do things that added individual style to the house.
I Chose to use a metallic ground wallpaper for the entry stair wall and landing wall. By wrapping the wallpaper around the wall it appears that the structure is a cube or monolith. I changed the lower level living room to an entry foyer with a central foyer table on a pedestal base. In the dining room I built a custom parsons style square top table and used camel bone inlay klismos style chairs. The chandelier was custom built by me as well as the painting The upstairs office was intended to show the client's collectors side. My custom shelves were inspired by a pantone color chip in gradation of grey-blues. The art wall was an eclectic mix of mixed media pieces. I designed a custom parsons style daybed for the kid's room and used Jonathan Adler pieces. The wallpaper was tone-on-tone flocked in a geometric design.
Product Details Living Room: Classic 60 Round Pedestal Dining Table- R&D Imports Large Carved Wood Armoire- Nadeau Wood Chairs- Nadeau Burlap Upholstered Wood Chairs- Nadeau Brown and Black Area Rug- Pier 1 Imports Kitchen/ Dining Room: Black and White Stone Chairs- Nadeau Large Wood Frame Mirror- Nadeau Dark Brown Sideboard- Desiron 2 Wood Stools- R&D Imports Sushi Barstools with Seagrass Seats- R&D Imports Painting and Paper Plate Chandelier created by Nathan Custom made kitchen table by carpenters Room next to kitchen: Manchester Rug- Jaxon Viceroy Sofa- Jaxon Gray Chair- Modernica Plantation Wood Chair- Nadeau Oversized Wood Chest- Nadeau White Bowl- Jonathan Adler
Brown Wood Stool- R&D Imports Dakar Bench- R&D Imports Master Bedroom: Freeform Sideboard- Jaxon Hampton Queen Bed- Jaxon M. Hobley Art- Jaxon Aspen Pure 1 Drawer Nightstand- Jaxon Paris Coverlet and Sham- Jaxon White Peacock Lamps- Plantation Orchid in Celedon Pot- Plantation Silver Skull- Plantation Round Black Convex Mirror in Master Bathroom- Plantation Little Boy's Room: Norvald Black Chair- IKEA Leather Elephant-
Jonathan Adler Large Coco Stick Mirror- Nadeau Orange dresser- Nadeau Green and Brown Area Rug- Pier 1 Imports Custom made daybed by carpenters Guest Bedroom: Black and White Stone Chair- Nadeau Beige Sofa- Desiron Throw Pillows- Pier 1 Imports Set of Blue Cubes- Jonathan Adler Snail Sculpture- Jonathan Adler Hydra Pitcher- Jonathan Adler Wood Desk- R&D Imports Outside Porch: Indochine Rattan Seat with Cushions- R&D Imports All Art Purchased at Mardine Davis Art Supply Sherwin Williams Paint Ordered: SW6497 Drizzle Hi Gloss SW7006 Extra White Satin SW7015 Repose Gray Satin SW7071 Gray Screen Satin SW6198 Sensible Hue Satin