Monday, October 10, 2011

Switcharoo

What a great weekend...my daughter has started walking and just so much fun right now. I did lots of catching up with old friends. Just a great great weekend all around.

My loft space project has been on my mind a lot. Not only would I love to see it come to life, but I've been thinking about various elements that would work well and what elements I might want to change up. I also got to thinking after a few of your comments about what it would look like if my client were a female instead of a male. It didn't even really occur to me that this board could easily swing over to that with a feminine vibe.

So I stuck with the same inspiration fabric...

Christopher Farr Cloth


And transitioned the space into one where a female might reside...


I changed up a few of the elements and now I think it could be a great loft space for any female.

I kept a few of the pieces from the first board: the dining table and chair, the black pendant light, the fabrics, the coffee table, and the Brooklyn Bridge photography print.

Here are the details on the new pieces:

Rug - Platinum buche rug from Madeline Weinrib
Chandelier - Circa Lighting
Sofa - Dwell Studio
Chair - Crate & Barrel
Bird art print - Etsy seller MaiAutumn
High tea art print - Etsy seller MarcusDesignInc
Mirror - Anthropologie
Metallic grey medallion pillow - Etsy seller kyoozi
Console - Z Gallerie

When I decided to go feminine with this board, I thought it was interesting how I suddenly was looking for curvier pieces and pieces that didn't have as much of a sleek line to them as they did on the first board.

Have you ever done this sort of exercise with a board that you've created? Take your inspiration piece or a few of the elements and then try to swing them to a different type of client...it's fun and a nice little challenge for the ol' creative brain.

Hope you had a great weekend and welcome to the start of the week!

11 comments:

  1. Wow- this is gorgeous! What a fun exercise to change it over to a new client. Great idea! there are so many beautiful elements in this space. I love the bird print. That delicate art piece works so well paired with the rustic dining table. Great work! :) Sounds like your class is so much fun!

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  2. Interesting switch ups...I agree the curvy lines definitely make it more feminine.
    Is it weird that I tend to go for more "masculine" type spaces?

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  3. That's a great challenge and I think you have created a fabulous board! I love all the furniture if you have picked - quite eclectic.

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  4. That chandelier is perfect in my book! Fun changes!

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  5. What a great switcheroo. You totally nailed a female version of this room. You have a great sense of style lady!

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  6. That's a great challenge...sounds fun to try! I agree that the curvier pieces are more feminine and for some reason the gold/brass seems more feminite too. You've created a beautiful space.

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  7. Gorgeous design Holly! I love the softer side of the loft idea. The soft gray's are perfect with the your touches of coral and brown and I am dying over the chandelier, it is so fun and feminine.

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  8. Congrats on such a big milestone with your little girl!! So exciting!!! Walking is fun...it opens up a whole new world of stuff you can do:)

    Love the feminine version of this...the addition of the corally orange and gray blue is so pretty!!

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  9. What a great exercise. I may try this with my next project.

    Love that walking stage, but hold on, things are about to get much more fast paced!

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  10. Great board. Loving your fabric choices!

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  11. Hi Holly! Thank you so so much for including my art in this board, I am totally honored and appreciate it very much! Sorry it took me a while to get over here and leave this comment! Hugs,
    Nancy xo

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