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DESIGN PROJECT:: COZY TRANSITIONAL LIVING

A HIDDEN GEM

Picture this!  A narrow dirt road  shaded by a canopy of overgrown trees, as you turn every corner another home appears more beautiful than the next resting on acres of land. When you think it just can't any better we approach a beautiful white carriage style home with a winding driveway which  charmingly states "Welcome Home."

With a growing family and renovation underway, our clients were eager to see the transformation come to life. For the family room, we paired a rich mocha leather sofa with hints of rust, and a  classic herringbone pattern for pillows. With so many windows surrounding the room we wanted to  allow for all the natural light to flow thru, but to soften the room we incorporated a cotton/linen drapery fabric. The drapery was one of our client's favorite with small scale sketches of birds in flight! If you ask me the pair of chairs upholstered in a grayscale peacock fabric stole the show. These two beauties sit perfectly together showing off their sleek and curvy profile!

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Designing for the master bedroom came with one request from our client- "must have the softest carpet!"  With this simple request we were given free reign to create this moody yet refreshing space! Using this amazing  wallpaper mural which resembled a storm rolling in on the ocean, we were able to incorporate other elements with drapery and lighting to help lighten the space. We placed abstract art throughout the room as well to help pull the moody hues throughout the space. In the corner of the room was the coziest plaid flannel chair I ever did  have the pleasure to lay in. Literally laid in... this thing was heaven! 

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

For the master bathroom we kept the transitional style of the rest of the home and introduced a industrial with a bit of glam flair . Since there was  great variation from piece to piece  we were able to use  the same porcelain tile throughout the shower, vanity walls and floor, but changed the shape and or direction of the tile. The brass hardware and fixtures looked like beautiful jewelry on the espresso cabinetry, and paired lovely with the large sconces flanking the custom mirrors made at our local frame shop! 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Original concept sketch for master bathroom. 

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

This project will always be a near and dear one to my heart, and I hope you love the final outcome as much as I do!

Till next time!

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DESIGN PROJECT:: THE PENNY HOARDER HQ

Every once in a while, we get really lucky! We meet really fabulous people who invite us into their homes to design the perfect environment for them, then they ask us to do their workspace. This project was nothing less of that. A while back we completed the private residence for the CEO of The Penny Hoarder (photo tour of that beauty in the near future!). So, without question, I was more than thrilled to accept.

 

This space is a really cool space, earlier in the year, it was rehabbed and brought back to life by Boyd Construction. The building was on it's last leg (and rumored to once have been a brothel.) They took it to it's bones and made it shine, without loosing it's character of being a 100 year old building. It was a widen open blank canvas. That's where the LG Design team got to work.

Kyle, CEO of The Penny Hoarder, explained he wanted an open work environment. Places for people to collaborate, brainstorm and feel creative. He also wanted to incorporate cozy little spots for people to relax and have conversations. He believes in a healthy balance of work and play, to produce top knotch work. All while having a modern tone.

So we got to work... 

A bright and sunny conference room overlooking Central Avenue. 

An open writers area with individual desks. We decided to design the space with half walls to house all of our electrical needs while creating separation. We finished them off with old brick to bring in that 100 year old building vibe. 

If you know me, you know we are going to try to sneak some wallpaper in somewhere! This time we decided to dress the long hallway with a plum/purple geometric pattern. I absolutely love how it looks with the copper accents throughout the space.  

We also lined the hallway with tourqouise chesterfield sofas, the art was inspired by what started The Penny Hoarder -- couponing! So we had custom acrylic boxes made and filled them with millions of coupons. Okay, maybe not millions, but a lot! You get it... 

While working in an open space is fun, we understand that sometimes you need some quiet spots to get your ideas out and pen to paper. That's where these glass "pods" came into play. Sleek, simple and efficient.  

We mentioned Kyle likes to have a healthy balance of work and play, right? Well if this isn't proof enough... A shuffle board for those much needed breaks! 

Just what would The Penny Hoarder HQ be without some fun with pennies? We love this coffee table featuring Lincoln made out of nothing other the copper pennies! 

More creative writing and collaboration areas throughout the space...

A modern kitchen and break room featuring a stainless steel backsplash in the classic subway style.  

 

Aren't these copper chairs the coolest?! 

Last, but definitely not least, we had some fun in the bathrooms with a bold wallpaper and paired them with funky mirrors. 

So what do you think? Isn't The Penny Hoarder HQ such an invigorating space? I feel like my creativity would constantly be flowing.  

Tell us your thoughts below! 

 

All photography by Native House Photography.  

DESIGN PROJECT:: TRANSITIONAL PATTERN MIXING

A few weeks ago, we shared this beautiful dining room space, with you. We had such a great time mixing patterns, lighting and textures in the room. We also carried the palette through their family room and kitchen nook! 

In case you missed it, here is a quick image of the dining room, (and here is the full story)

When we designed the rest of the spaces adjacent, we wanted to carry the same color tones and pattern mixing throughout. We certainly didn't want to repeat any patterns either.  So we got to work pulling different options for lighting, drapery, and pillows. 

In the entry way we used this really amazing chandelier, it truly is a work of art. The mercury glass and metal make a fantastic statement piece when you walk in the door. I was so happy when our client approved this piece, I may have danced a little! 

Our client's existing furniture was rather on the darker and more traditional side, so we wanted to lighten up the space and give it some modern elements and interest. Our common color throughout their home was a beautiful watery blue hue. 

For the drapery we chose a fabric with a lovely allover paisley pattern, with the slightest sparkle in the thread. We paired it with a golden linear pattern, water blue texture and fun trim details on the pillows. All together it compliments their existing area rug so nicely. 

We couldn't resist the scale like pattern of this table lamp. It is such a beautiful piece that is subtle and eye catching all at once!

Because our client lives on the water on Boca Ciega Bay, we of course wanted to embrace the waterfront lifestyle, without throwing starfish and seahorse all over. So we chose to accessorize with a few coral pieces and sea creatures rather than allow them to be direct focal points. Another thing that I love to accessorize with is old books, there are so many varieties of colors and styles to have fun with!

In the kitchen nook, we wanted to keep having fun with the pattern mixing and watery blues, however, we decided to introduce a fun pop of crimson and coral. Our client decided to keep their existing light fixture, so we decided to modernize the space with bolder patterns in the custom window treatments and fabric we chose to recover the chairs with. 

All in all we are very pleased with how their space turned out! It is a lovely marriage of traditional and modern, with a healthy dose of pattern mixing to make this quite the lively transitional space!

All photography by: Native House Photography

DESIGN PROJECT :: THE SHERLOCK HOLMES PROJECT

One of the many amazing parts of being an interior designer is working with clients that have a vision and helping to turn them into a reality. In our latest project, for a client in Old Northeast St. Petersburg, we are making a Sherlock Holmes inspired library.

When thinking of the fictional detective, dark wood finishes, wallpaper and warm colors come to mind and that’s exactly how the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London has the apartment on 221 Baker Street decorated.

Photo Credit:  Flickr

Photo Credit: Flickr

Victorian style furniture and rugs are also throughout the space.

Photo Credit:  Travel Style

Photo Credit: Travel Style

The BBC gave Sherlock Holmes’ apartment a touch of the 21st century for its hit show Sherlock by adding some modern accessories and light fixtures. 

Photo Credit:  Cumberbatched

Photo Credit: Cumberbatched

In our project, though, we wanted to keep the feel of London in the 1890s while adding some subtle details like straight modern lines and metallic finishes that made the space timeless, not dated. 

Lisa Gilmore Design  Sherlock Holmes  Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design Sherlock Holmes Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design   Sherlock Holmes   Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design Sherlock Holmes Inspiration Board

We relied on a mix of fabrics to add character to the space. From a print to a classic English plaid, velour and textured leather, the different surfaces each have their own appeal and brought together make for a room design with as many unexpected turns as a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel.

We can’t wait to share the photos of this space when it’s done but for now, we’ll have to leave it as a mystery. The inspiration boards are a pretty good clue as to how it will all come out.

Photo Credit:  Feed Floyd

Photo Credit: Feed Floyd