I can’t believe we’re halfway through the ORC! It’s been exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time…hahaha.Let’s dive into the rest of the house this week. If you recall, this is the floor plan for the space:
Last week, we explained the plan to completely update the space with the help of our wonderful sponsors. We also indicated that the plan for the living room was to keep it a little simple and with big pops of black and white. The reason we decided to go more neutral is that we’re amping up the color in the bedrooms.
Before we get to the design, we should discuss the foundational issues. In designing these bedrooms, we needed to keep in mind that while the beauty of the room is important, it’s more important that the space is functional and cozy. There were two concerns. First, in the case of an emergency youth shelter with shorter stays, we needed to be realistic about wear and tear on these products. Second, and somewhat contrary, also because this is a youth shelter and the inhabitants will be fleeing some form of trauma, we also wanted the space to feel cozy and comfortable.
Luckily for us, we have guaranteed that the shelter will be cozy and comfortable because we have all new mattresses and bedding from Saatva!t The day literally starts and ends with the mattress so it is clearly the most important to create that foundation.
In picking the design elements, we wanted the rooms to be similar but have their own vibe. The design inspiration started with these amazing beds from Minted. We are using a different color in each room to create distinct color stories. I’min love with them! We also then chose complementary artwork from Minted in each room.
After finalizing the beds and artwork, we chose the corresponding paint (generously donated by Kelly Moore). For the floor, we wanted to have a rug but wanted to choose rugs that were stain-resistant but also had enough pattern or movement to hide stubborn stains. We were lucky to work with one of our trusted vendors, Loloi, to pick these amazing rugs foreach room. I have a favorite but I won’t tell what it is yet ;).
Lastly, we added the finishing touches from Annie Selke. We chose the same comforter and window treatments for each room to keep it simple and clean. We then had fun picking bright and colorful throws and a furry pillow to round it all off.
Next week, I’ll finally be able to showcase more about the surprise that I mentioned before. I’m also sitting on some progress pics that I’m too pumped to share soon.
Don’t forget to check the project status of the other featured designers this week. We're getting so close!
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