I turned 40 in late November. At that time, I swear, my warranty on my body must have run out. Since then I've battled severe sinusitus, a bad back injury, and most recently, a serious case of bronchitis. If you've wandered why I haven't been posting that much lately, now you know. I've spent most of 2012 so far in bed, curled in a fetal position and sobbing over my lost youth. Anyway, I'm finally on the mend and back at work. I thought you might like a sneak peak at a project I'm finishing up.
The clients are a couple in their 30s with three small children. They got a great deal on a fantastic mid-century house with some great original details like an irregular white marble and terrazzo floor intact. They've finished the renovations and called on me to help put together a clean, but eclectic mix of furnishings that stays true to the house's mid century aesthetic, but reflects the collected look the wife prefers. All done on a tight budget.
Here's a look at the dining area off the kitchen, part of an l-shaped living and dining room that wraps around the now-open kitchen. This will be their only eating area (apart from the island), since they've decided to turn the formal dining room into a pool room.
I'm working on a custom large scale art piece to inject some color in the room and to tie together the palette of white, gray, brown, and black. It's only about 50% done at this point, hence the cans of paint in the corner of the photo. Eventually, there will be a built in floating bench that runs underneath the entire painting on the brick wall. I'll keep you posted on how it all comes together.