let there be light

When trying to achieve a minimal look / minimal lifestyle, a start to finding peace with less is to finding love with what you have.  Some of the most important things you have are often things you can’t buy.  When designing a room, natural light is one element that is priceless and essential to the feel of the room. I find rooms I’m drawn to most and room designs I’m most proud as those where the natural light takes center stage and is the leading role in the show.

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The other thing you’ll notice about this kitchen is that the countertops aren’t bare. Minimal doesn’t mean you don’t have anything, anywhere. It’s what you decide are things that you truly use and love and displaying those items. With this approach in mind, your space will begin to feel less cluttered and more of a place you love to be.

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let there be light

small requests

The owners of this house had a few simple requests for their designer that created a welcoming challenge… “no chemicals, no bright colors, and absolutely no clutter.” These requests are ones I can relate to. And with those three simple requests, look at the outcome of the space!!!

living roomBeing clear on how you want your space to look, feel and function is a critical. Staying true to who you are and not getting distracted by the latest trends is the biggest challenge in seeing through to the end of the project.

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small requests

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Design doesn’t always have to be something you save years for.  When paired together (high and low priced pieces) in the right way, the design creates a magic space that speaks for itself.  Can you tell this is an ikea bed in this bedroom?  I’d take this ikea bed in this beautiful, small, functional space anyway.

bedroom

After drooling over all the photos from this apartment. I saved my most favorite part to the end… the ikea wardrobe! So classy, simple, clean and functional. This closet makes the spall space feel larger with the sleek doors, storage function and hides the clutter – magic! Typically you find the ikea wardrobes in rooms with white doors see white doors. But paired with the faux-cement wall, and the neutral color palette, this black closet has my heart!

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