Our client had original wood shutters on all of her guest bedroom windows from when the home was built. Although they were a nice quality, they didn’t provide the softness desired or complimented the furnishings and window trim detail. She wanted to bring another decorative element to the room and still provide shade and privacy.
The first guest bedroom has 2 beautiful antique Twin beds with wood inlay and intricate carving. The bedding is in antique style quilts with a soft blue/green paisley pattern. We wanted to compliment the bedding by using a similar motif but scaling down the size of the pattern.
The custom romans were designed to bring a more traditional, historic style to the windows to compliment the antique furnishings. The style of these romans is called Stagecoach Soft Roman – appropriate for the period of the beds.
Because the beds in this room are both Twins, taking its guests in mind, we wanted to bring a playful element to the window treatments but keep a refined detail using Ribbon bows with a metallic thread stitching.
The second guest bedroom has a more masculine feel to the furnishings but we wanted to still bring a softness and interest to the windows. Because the placement of the windows was set in the corner of the room, creating custom inset romans was a better solution to drapery panels with an angled drapery rod.
The bedding in this room is more simple in nature, so we chose to bring movement and interest through pattern to the windows. To maintain a more masculine feel, we chose a flat style roman to with simple valance. This style lets the pattern be the prominent feature of the custom window treatment.
The bedding also has a subtle grey/blue bordered pattern to the duvet. We incorporated a border detail to the custom romans by adding a contrasting fabric to the edges of the roman and the valance. This detail tied all of the soft furnishings in the room beautifully.
Flow is just as important as function and storage when it comes to a kitchen’s design. The challenge for our client was that her kitchen felt, “closed off from the rest of the home,” which has a modern open layout. The cabinets, countertops and backsplash were standard builder selections and fell short of adding any excitement to the space. Our client’s number one wish was to open up the kitchen to the rest of her home. Adding color and selecting rich finishes would give way to a dynamic personality for her kitchen. She didn’t have the budget to overhaul the cabinets but knew it needed some life and light. These photos are of the original Kitchen…
We removed a section of cabinets that separated the kitchen from the living room in order to achieve the open-flow design our client was intent on. A beautiful granite slab replaced the original tile countertops. Task lighting was an issue so additional ceiling cans and under cabinet lights were added to improve the light quality throughout the space.
The taupe glass tile brings movement and pattern to the backsplash and is highlighted by the under-cabinet lighting.
The upper cabinet doors were replaced with frosted glass panels to give a more open, light feel.
The finishing touches to the renovation: a rich Benjamin Moore paint color selected for the kitchen and hallway, and a fabulous Laura Weitzner wall covering applied to the floating wall…color and texture are easy ways to bring attention to an architectural element.
In the end, the room was transformed from an ordinary kitchen to a space the client absolutely loves!!!
Denver, Colorado-based Interior Designer Marjie Goode, of The Goode Touch Interiors, presents a small sampling of her portfolio in this brief slideshow.