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Kitchen Design

The star of this gorgeous house, as with so many other homes, is the kitchen. Before the re-design, the layout of the kitchen wasn’t quite right. The island didn’t fit in with authentic Mid Mod architecture, and the peninsula un-necessarily closed off the space from the dining room. So we removed the island and swung the peninsula around to fix the layout issues. We also gave it a waterfall edge to modernize it.

Another change to the layout: the location of appliances. We practically flipped the location of the refrigerator and stove, which allowed our client to have top-of-the-line appliances like he wanted, including that gorgeous Blue Star range (insert heart eye emoji here)!

The original finishes did nothing to celebrate the home’s unique character, so we changed that in a big way! We had already selected the exterior paint colors, which featured a bright orange front door.

Running with that design decision, we decided to pull that same exact color into the kitchen. In order to do this, we had custom color-matched tiles made, which turned out pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves!

The simple walnut cabinets are also quite a statement in their own right. Not only are they gorgeous and SO much better than what was there before, but they also keep true to the Mid- Century design style.

Living Room Design

We started with a blank slate, but perfect bones for what we wanted the space to be. Our client’s love for Mid-Century Modern design meant that the fireplace was practically perfect just the way it was! We kept the ledge too, since it added so much character and seating (yes please)! We found the perfect rug, and then placed our client’s authentic furniture…and voila!

Ceiling Design

The ceilings are the un-sung hero of this project. They make a huge impact without being in-your-face. The wood paneling was already present, but to make it pop we painted the beams a dark charcoal and gave the ceiling fan a much needed update. Now, it really is a wow- factor!

To see more pictures from the project, click here!

XOXO,

RWD

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your backyard ready for outdoor living! To help you turn your yard into the oasis of your dreams, we’ve put together three uniquely styled outdoor hang-out spots from three of our favorite retail stores. West Elm is a great place to look for Mid-Century Modern or Transitional pieces, CB2 carries Contemporary and Boho items, and Pottery Barn has a wide selection of more Traditional furniture. You can find links for all items under each picture! And of course, if you’d like us to help you furnish your yard to reflect your own personal style, contact us here. We have lots of great outdoor furniture sources! Enjoy!

West Elm

Sofa // Chair // Coffee Table // Side Table // Rug // Gray Pillow // Blue Pillow // Tie-Dye Pillow // Planters // Lights // Tray

CB2

Sofa // Chair // Coffee Table // Side Table // Rug // Green Pillow // White Pillow // Pink Pillow // Planters // Orbs

Pottery Barn

Sofa // Chair // Coffee Table // Side Table // Rug // Stripe Pillow // White Pillow // Gray Pillow // Planters // Lanterns // Blanket Basket

XOXO,

RWD

June 3, 2020

Adding a basket to your room is a great way to store throw blankets and extra pillows, while adding instant style to your space! Baskets can also be a pretty way to store rogue toys, magazines, firewood, or anything else that might need a home. Because of their versatility, we often include them in family rooms, play spaces, and bedrooms.

There a wide variety of basket styles on the market, so you’re bound to find one that brings you joy and looks perfect in your space, and we’re here to help you get started. Below are some of our favorite baskets! Sources for purchasing are listed below.

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Which basket did you order!?

XOXO,

RWD

We’ve designed many home offices in our time, and each one is special and unique. Because our home offices are so important to all of us right now, we wanted to share some of our favorite home office designs to inspire you. And of course, if you would like us to virtually design your home office, contact us here!

ZEN MODERN MANOR

Our client wanted an office space in her Zen and Mid-Century Modern home, so we converted the den into the perfect home office. Subtle wallpaper, dramatic window treatments, and a simple desk with clean lines brought the room together beautifully. We also used the client’s Eames Chair in the room and found this stylish cabinet, which is deep enough to hold the printer!

REFINED URBAN ABODE

The office space in our Refined Urban Abode project is actually the landing space in the client’s loft. The area could have ended up an ill-defined pass-through area, but the orange accent wall and area rug help to define it as an office space. The desk and bookcase coordinate perfectly, and an accent chair and reading lamp (not pictured) help to make the space comfortable, as well as functional.

Vibrant Country Chic
VIBRANT COUNTRY CHIC

Shiplap covered walls and a rustic wood desk make this the perfect country home office! The art in the room represents one of the client’s dogs, adding the perfect personal touch, and the bright teal sofa provides a lounge space in the office, and adds a pop of color in the otherwise neutral area.

XOXO,

RWD