Swanky Lounge

Invited to design one of the showroom floor spaces at Santa Barbara Design Center featured on Design Santa Barbara TV.

All pieces used in the design are from the design center.  
 When I saw this feathered chandelier that illuminates different colors I knew I had to use it in my living room design. It became my inspiration piece for the Swanky Lounge. Photo shown after installation.

When I saw this feathered chandelier that illuminates different colors I knew I had to use it in my living room design. It became my inspiration piece for the Swanky Lounge. Photo shown after installation.

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Bedroom Redesign

Preteen wanted to refresh her bedroom with a new space plan.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign. To allow better access to the desk, bookcase and closet we move the bed to the opposite side of the door entrance. 

After redesign. To allow better access to the desk, bookcase and closet we move the bed to the opposite side of the door entrance. 

 Before redesign. Armoire was not needed anymore so removed from the bedroom.

Before redesign. Armoire was not needed anymore so removed from the bedroom.

 After redesign. Easy access to the bookcase and desk.

After redesign. Easy access to the bookcase and desk.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign. Clear pathway to the bookcase.

After redesign. Clear pathway to the bookcase.

 Before redesign. 

Before redesign. 

 After redesign. Moving the desk allows for a clear pathway to the closet.

After redesign. Moving the desk allows for a clear pathway to the closet.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign.

After redesign.

 
                                        Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

 

                                 Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

 
 
 

Living Room Space Adjustment

Client wanted space in living room to accommodate family computer work station.

 Before redesign. The Pilates machine and tall bookcase were moved out of the living room.

Before redesign. The Pilates machine and tall bookcase were moved out of the living room.

 After redesign. The desk/computer work station moved to a more convenient place for the family to use.

After redesign. The desk/computer work station moved to a more convenient place for the family to use.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign. To give a sense of a larger front entry landing and to define the space a bit more we repositioned the area rug 90 degrees. To create a better conservation area we positioned the reclining chair to a perpendicular angle to the area rug and added the coffee table.

After redesign. To give a sense of a larger front entry landing and to define the space a bit more we repositioned the area rug 90 degrees. To create a better conservation area we positioned the reclining chair to a perpendicular angle to the area rug and added the coffee table.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign. Rearranged the side tables.

After redesign. Rearranged the side tables.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign. Once the plant grows a bit more it will become a better screen between the TV and the work station.

After redesign. Once the plant grows a bit more it will become a better screen between the TV and the work station.

 After redesign.

After redesign.

 Before redesign.

Before redesign.

 After redesign.

After redesign.

 
                                                               Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

                       

                                  Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

 
 
 

Extra Bedrooms Redesigned

Bedroom/Office turned Den/TV Room. Renovation & Redesign

 Before renovation. Closet wasn't useful in room as bedroom was going to be used as a den/TV room.

Before renovation. Closet wasn't useful in room as bedroom was going to be used as a den/TV room.

 After renovation. Redesigned closet to an alcove. Extended wood flooring into alcove and matched baseboard and wall color to rest of room. Alcove can easily be changed back into a closet by adding frame and doors.

After renovation. Redesigned closet to an alcove. Extended wood flooring into alcove and matched baseboard and wall color to rest of room. Alcove can easily be changed back into a closet by adding frame and doors.

 Before as office.

Before as office.

 After as den.

After as den.

 Sourced vintage mid-century black chair, side table and tiki style table lamp on Craigslist.

Sourced vintage mid-century black chair, side table and tiki style table lamp on Craigslist.

 Sourced vintage mid-century side table and ceramic table lamp on Craigslist.

Sourced vintage mid-century side table and ceramic table lamp on Craigslist.

 
                                    Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

                                  Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

 

Bedroom/Office for 1 person turned Office for 2 people. Renovation, Declutter, Redesign

 Before renovation. Closet space wasn't useful for office. 

Before renovation. Closet space wasn't useful for office. 

 After renovation. Redesigned closet to an alcove. Extended wood flooring into alcove and matched baseboard and wall color to rest of room. Sourced the cabinet for storage on Craigslist. To minimize clutter Sonos wireless speakers replaced traditional stereo receiver and bookshelf speakers.

After renovation. Redesigned closet to an alcove. Extended wood flooring into alcove and matched baseboard and wall color to rest of room. Sourced the cabinet for storage on Craigslist. To minimize clutter Sonos wireless speakers replaced traditional stereo receiver and bookshelf speakers.

 Before. Space for a second desk was needed. 

Before. Space for a second desk was needed. 

 After. Sourced desk at an estate sale. 

After. Sourced desk at an estate sale. 

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Before. 

  After. Organized and streamlined items.

After. Organized and streamlined items.

 
                                    Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

                                   Used Homestyler for conceptual 3D furniture layout.

 
 
 

Living Room Redesign

Main issues were to eliminate the TV, create a faux entryway along with a semi-formal conversation area. Used mostly existing furniture to redesign the living room.

 Before, the TV was located in the entryway.

Before, the TV was located in the entryway.

 After.  Furniture, family paintings and accessories from other rooms were used to create a useful and complementary entryway.

After. Furniture, family paintings and accessories from other rooms were used to create a useful and complementary entryway.

 Before. The furniture and artwork placement made the room feel off balance.

Before. The furniture and artwork placement made the room feel off balance.

 After. The daybed lounger and large vintage poster ground the space and are the focal point to the room. A square sisal style area rug replaced the round geometric print rug to echo the square coffee table.

After. The daybed lounger and large vintage poster ground the space and are the focal point to the room. A square sisal style area rug replaced the round geometric print rug to echo the square coffee table.

 Before. The placement of the furniture wasn't conducive to conversation. The couch was moved into the TV room. The corner round side table was moved to another room. Artwork was rearranged.

Before. The placement of the furniture wasn't conducive to conversation. The couch was moved into the TV room. The corner round side table was moved to another room. Artwork was rearranged.

 After. The furniture is placed around an Indonesian teak weaving table bringing a casual elegance to the room. A side chair from the bedroom was added to this furniture placement.

After. The furniture is placed around an Indonesian teak weaving table bringing a casual elegance to the room. A side chair from the bedroom was added to this furniture placement.

 
 

Master Bathroom Addition

A much needed updated master bathroom was needed to accommodate 2 people. Square footage was added to create a generous spa-like master bathroom. Plenty of storage includes three large custom, cherry wood cabinets and a walk-in closet. 

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New Dining Room & Kitchen Addition

A very small outdated kitchen/dinette area was transformed into 2 separate spaces. The kitchen was redesigned into a dining room. The spacious kitchen is an addition.

Before, Pic 1. Kitchen to be renovated into a dining room.

 After. New dining room, same view as Pic 1. A casual mahogany stained buffet anchors the room. Mid-century style dining chairs surround a Parson's style dining table that was repurposed from an office desk.

After. New dining room, same view as Pic 1. A casual mahogany stained buffet anchors the room. Mid-century style dining chairs surround a Parson's style dining table that was repurposed from an office desk.

 Before, Pic 2. Kitchen to be renovated into dining room.

Before, Pic 2. Kitchen to be renovated into dining room.

 After. New dining room, same view as Pic 2. French doors now op en out to the patio in the backyard creating an open space plan. 12"x12" porcelain tile floor replaced the outdated linoleum floor. 6' wide entrance into the dining room replaced 30" doorway.

After. New dining room, same view as Pic 2. French doors now open out to the patio in the backyard creating an open space plan. 12"x12" porcelain tile floor replaced the outdated linoleum floor. 6' wide entrance into the dining room replaced 30" doorway.

New Kitchen Addition

 
 Before. New Construction for kitchen addition.

Before. New Construction for kitchen addition.

 
  After. New kitchen addition completed. Lots of counter space and storage with a relaxed, yet timeless design. Maple stained cabinets with slab granite countertops. Black and stainless steel appliances.

After. New kitchen addition completed. Lots of counter space and storage with a relaxed, yet timeless design. Maple stained cabinets with slab granite countertops. Black and stainless steel appliances.

  After. New kitchen addition completed. Breakfast bar front. Work desk by French doors leading out to patio in backyard brings the outdoors in. 

After. New kitchen addition completed. Breakfast bar front. Work desk by French doors leading out to patio in backyard brings the outdoors in. 

 
 

Restoring Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

 After sandblasting and repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron couch.

After sandblasting and repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron couch.

 Before restoration. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron couch was found "free". 

Before restoration. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron couch was found "free". 

 
 After repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron chair.

After repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron chair.

 Before repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron chair.

Before repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron chair.

 
 After sandblasting and repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron lounger.

After sandblasting and repainting. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron lounger.

 Before restoration. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron lounger.

Before restoration. Vintage, circa 1950's, wrought iron lounger.

 
 

Creating Vignettes with Accessories

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