...Bathrooms. Not all of us are lucky enough to have our own private spa. My en suite bathroom is small. So small that when I swing the door shut, it only clears the sink by about two inches...MAX! To make a long story short, my shower/tub combo has been unusable for the past while due to leakage when the water runs, and has previously stained the ceiling in the downstairs powder room. After checking off a long home to-do list, my shower is soon to be getting its fifteen minutes of fame! So, while I wait for one last thing to get checked off that list, I've been scouring the blogs and pinterest for inspiring small bathroom design. Here are a few of my faves!
...and a promise to be more diligent about my blogging! As I have been graduated and working in a designer showroom for the past year, I feel it is time to get the ball in motion on the next phase of my life. I'm going to start my own interior design business, while I continue to work elsewhere. YAAAAAY!!!! I've also decided to use this blog as cache for things that inspire me, as well as my newest creations... but those are for another post.
Now, for the update! Get excited! In my last post (from last year! HA!) I mentioned that one of my class projects had been selected to be executed for the office of a local non-profit group. With my fabulous teammates, Erica and Jennifer, the project was conceptualized, presented and then the real work began! We coordinated schedules for the contractor, buying furniture and oversaw the installation. My wonderfully creative friend, Anne Rhodes was kind enough to photograph the job after it was finished, and without further adieu, here they are!
NCCCP's Waiting Room
Custom Vinyl Wall Logo
Conference Room, New Chair Rail & Custom Framed Art
Break Room, Our Most Dramatic Change
I have the "Before" photos on one of my flash drives, I just need to find the right one! Let me know what y'all think about this little office job. The best part about this project was how excited the employees were to have an environment that they were proud to have people see, and not just a drab space they happened to work in!
Until next time, my friends, when we will be looking for inspiring SMALL bathrooms!
So, I'm officially an awful blogger! I haven't updated since the initialization of Onyx & Pearls! It has been one of the most hectic, non-stop semesters I've ever had!! A lot has been going on for my classes, several of which are really exciting. In my Senior Interior Design Studio, we have completed 3 projects, and are working on the fourth/final.
Project 2 was a proposal for a local non-profit group, who wanted to make their office suite more comfortable and inviting, but only had a budget of $1,600. Being a group project, I was able to work with my wonderful friends Jenn and Erica. Luckily, we were able to find a painter who was excited about non-profit work, and agreed to work for cost of labor only. In another stroke of grace, our painter had a friend at a local paint store that was willing to donate all of our paint, save 2 gallons! A few weeks later, after all the groups presented to the client, we heard back... Jenn, Erica and I were selected to upfit the office!!! We're still trying to get things in order, and ready to begin, but hopefully we can get it done in the next few weeks.
Project 3, I once again had the fortune of working with Jenn, and this time we only had a week to conceptualize, complete and present the project for the ASID Otto Zenke Student Competition. Now this time limitation was hectic for everyone, but Jenn and I both are very meticulous, and somewhat slow workers! :) This project allowed us to expand our range, and we were able to do something unlike any project we'd done before. We researched and designed a small college's library information commons, which is the area where the computers, reference librarians, lounges and group study rooms are beginning to be grouped together within the library. Info Commons are fast becoming the standard for academic, as well as public libraries across the country. The projects were presented to an expert on the subject, and later juried by the expert, a design professional, and our professor. The exciting payoff of this fast paced project was finding out that our project, along with 2 others from the class were being sent to the Regional Level of the competition! We're crossing our fingers that we make it to Nationals!
Well, I'm probably not going to update again until exams are over, on December 8th, but I will try to be more diligent in my posting! I'll also try to get my website up and running, so I can get my portfolio visible!
I actually created a blog! I really enjoy reading several blogs here... some design and fashion centric and some (witty and hilarious) personal accounts, and thought I'd give it a shot. Although I am currently lacking a sweet yet goofy husband, a wild canine, and two or three precocious children, I figured the chronicling of my soon-to-be-finished college career and subsequent years as a twenty-something would provide entertainment until then. Hopefully someday, I will be the fantastic blogger that so many already are! More to come soon!!!