Like any passion, interior designers are extremely proud of their projects, and we love the chance to show them off. Last night I attended the ASID CA Peninsula Chapter Design Competition awards ceremony where I was presented with two awards for my recent entries. The Chapter awards recognize individuals and chapters that have made exceptional contributions at the local/regional level. I’m honored to receive the Bronze Award and an Honorable Mention for my entries this year.
My first award was for the work I did at the 2013 Woodside Show Case House,which received an honorable mention.
This project was a mission of transforming two dated 1920’s rooms into a whimsical, warm and inviting guest bathroom and dressing room.
By the way, I only had five very short weeks to accomplish this! Since major construction and remodeling weren’t an option, it was time for me to get creative. I covered the drab walls with a blown-up paisley pattern in a soothing color and drenched cabinets and closets in fresh, crisp paint to wake everything up. Interior designers love to remove doors and reveal amazing new spaces!
We completed the cozy room with new plumbing fixtures and a reconditioned tub surround. Shutters were traded in for valances with sheers that allowed the light to stream through and bounce off the sparkling new mirrors. Insufficient lighting was brightened with fanciful chandeliers and recessed lighting. Finally, furniture, rugs and bath essentials filled missing corners, luring the weary traveler to enjoy the warmth and coziness of the new dressing room and bathroom.
My second entry in the Single Family Residence Contemporary over 3000 sq. ft. category earned the Bronze Award.
With the assignment of “infusing my client’s home with warmth, texture and visual interest,” my interior designer brain started bursting with warm colors, textures and patterns. I added to the homeowner’s existing pieces of furniture with new wallpaper, draperies, pillows, creative accessories and rugs.
I hid overwhelming glass and white walls with contemporary draperies and organic wallpapers of charcoal gray wood chevron, veneer resembling mica stone and crocodile skin. Finishing details included colorful pillows with fun textures, old world benches dressed with suede cushions and a large silk and wool Tibetan and Moroccan rugs.
The ceremony last night was amazing and I’m so honored to have received these ASID awards.
Photo Credit: Kathryn MacDonald