EEEEKKKKK! We are super excited to launch our blog today by featuring one of our favorite projects. On our blog, you’ll get a behind-the-scences play by play of what we do, how we do it, and some of the shenanigans that happen at Metal + Petal. We plan on posting new blogs weekly. Some will be funny, a little quirky, maybe a tad cranky but always real, (and probably not grammatically correct). Check in with us weekly and follow along as we showcase our projects and discuss the ins and outs of our business. So let’s get down to it. Here is Project Boulevard.
This amazing entrepreneurial couple hired us to design their first house years ago in the country. You might remember the - incredible - pool and pool house we designed for them. Then they decided they wanted to reside in the city. So we helped them pick out their new house and plan a renovation of the space that would work for their family and their esthetic. We began by bringing JOMA on board to remodel the kitchen, paint, create built ins, renovate the bathroom, redo the lighting plan, refinish the floors, etc. Basically get what we want done, done. Then we began on the fun stuff like choosing wallpapers, making a paint plan and choosing all the fixtures,
Our clients design brief included modern pieces mixed in with “happy” colors. She wanted a home that was open, clean, but she also wanted color and some nature inspired elements. She LOVES (and is not afraid of) wallpaper which makes my designer heart happy. My main goal in this project was to keep it fresh while ensuring it doesn’t seem odd or off. Basically meaning I wanted continuity and consistency to reign so that it didn’t become a house of random ideas. For example, we carried the bookcase wallpaper into the mudroom hallway so that the spaces tie together. So let’s go room by room and discuss what we have done and the plan.
iPad Room Our client renamed her “keeping room” the iPad room, which I have now adopted and applied to other projects because like thats real like. No one is “keeping” in the keeping room. Its modern life and when the family is hanging out in the kitchen, we are on our own devices. So we choose two low lounge sofas in a linen stripe and we brought in Designers Guild pillows. A stunning purple velvet, a beautiful floral, and a solid gray linen all grounded by the antique looking over dyed pink rug. Since this room is small, we used brass floor lamps for lighting and a killer storage piece with a gray linen front. Next we will add in side tables and a new coffee table to complete the space. This room isn’t fussy. It’s pretty and soft and very functional.