Sunday Stewardship: “Pick Pieces That Transition Well” our Feature on ivillage
Yesterday we shared our Headboard featured on ivillage.
Today in honor of Stewardship, we show a project where EVERY item was purchased with an eye towards other uses
This fun high contrast Dining Area for a 20 Something was designed using our VIP Day Service
For the project below our goal was 3 fold:
3) Less than $3,500 including Design Fee of $1,500
We came in well under budget!
I chose a three color classic combo that packed punch
Black + White + Turquoise
Here is the post from ivillage:
Pick Pieces that Transition Well
Ann McDonald designed this dining room for a 20-something who loves to entertain. She wanted a strong visual punch and had a good-sized space to work with, but not a lot of money. Ann decided to design the space with items that could do double duty later if her client moved out of the apartment and into a house. They started with an outdoor rug from Cost Plus and ended up running with an outdoor theme thinking that all these pieces would work well on a porch some day. To create a room divider and block off the apartment’s laundry area, Ann’s client created a large curtain panel using outdoor fabric she found at a discount chain for $15 per yard, plus a curtain rod and rings from Ikea.
The first design choice we made was the rug. It’s an outdoor room size rug from Cost Plus that was in store only.
Since the Client is in her 20’s & enjoying apartment life I wanted to spec something that could easily transition, handle wear + tear & make a statement
Entertaining traffic? Not a problem! Spilled drink, pets or spots wash out with soap & water.
The second choice was the white classic table. No, it’s not an original Saarinen 🙂 but the style is classic and at $199 from CB2, absolutely unbeatable.
Truth? I have one just like this in the Design Studio. It gets used constantly!
I had originally specified Kartell’s Victoria Ghost Chair in Blue at $330 each, but found these Turquoise Chairs at Home Goods for $ 65 each. Savings too good to pass up. Designer + Client Happy!
They are simple, classic and strong for an inexpensive chair. The color is what really takes them over the top.
For the drapery (room divider) I spec’d out reversible panels of outdoor black & white striped fabric with a leading edge band in beige dots.
So the Client may re-use the drapery fabric at some point for an outdoor awning, I specified flat panel. This also made it possible for savings on custom labor costs – she is a terrific seamstress and sewed the panels herself.
By making them reversible, she gets the same pretty view from the Laundry Area that she does in the Dining Room.
Drapery Hardware & Clips are from Ikea
Client handled installation themselves
Matte Black Dishes from Target
Custom Napkins by Couture Chateau out of hand dyed black Belgian Linen
Custom Hand Made Napkin Rings by Couture Chateau
Sunday Stewardship: Are you planning a DIY Project this weekend?
What about one where down the road you can TRANSITION an item into another space?
Let us know!
“Live a custom life. There is only one you.”™
Not EVERYTHING we do is large scale 🙂
This DIY Project was achieved from a simple VIP Day, $1,500.
Here is the link to our website where you can read a detailed description
As you know from my Frugal Friday posts, VALUE is important to me
We DO design single rooms and remote projects. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Who knows, your project may end up featured on the Blog!