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Client Project - Eclectic Master Bathroom Remodel

Sarah Bradburn

I'm currently working on the design plan for a new client's master bathroom. It's a complete gut job and I'm loving that we're starting with a blank slate. From the 80's 12x12 ceramic tile with 1/2" grout lines to the tragic orange peel texture on the walls, it's all going!

The overall vibe of the remodel is inspired by this image from Amber Interiors:

My clients and I love the modern, clean lines in this bathroom. The wife was also really drawn to the rug and loved how it provided a warm and vintage counterbalance to all those hard edges. As I create the design plan, I'll be working to blend his love of "modern zen" with her love of unexpected, funky touches.

One element that we all agree is a "must have" for this new master bathroom is a floating vanity. It's a little modern and a little unexpected which makes both of my clients more than a little happy and that makes me really really happy.

At first glance, a floating vanity might seem appropriate only in modern homes but they actually translate really well to just about any style.

From an eclectic, mid-century vibe...

To a more classically inspired take:

How gorgeous is this marble floating vanity?

So far this bathroom redesign is off to a beautiful start. I'll be sharing more about the design plan in the coming weeks, including some fabulous tile and lighting. Stay tuned!

xo
Sarah

Bold & Vibrant Bedroom E-Design

Sarah Bradburn

About a year ago, a client I had previously worked with requested my help with her guest bedroom. So far she had purchased an upholstered headboard and not much else.  To stretch her budget a little further, she also decided to reuse some curtains and a dresser that were already in the room. We had some of the main ingredients but what this room needed was pattern, personality and bold color - all things that this particular client absolutely LOVES and that the room definitely LACKED.

Over the years I’ve gotten used to clients asking me to tone down the color and keep the patterns on the simple side so it’s always a treat when a client isn’t afraid to go bold.

Because my client is a savvy shopper who loves the fun of pulling a room together (and is really great at it as you’ll soon see!) we decided my “E-Design” services would be the best fit for her. With E-Design, clients receive all of my interior design expertise and creativity but because they’re doing all of the ordering and installation themselves, they get to work with me at a great price point.

The color palette for the room was inspired by a great piece of abstract art that had caught my client’s eye. Since I know how much she adores bold color and pattern, this is the design I presented to her:

 She absolutely loved the design plan and couldn’t wait to get started ordering and installing!  A couple of weeks ago she sent photos of her finished guest room (completed just in time for a weekend guest!) and I’m so thrilled with how it came together.

That tassel pillow is EVERYTHING!!!

That tassel pillow is EVERYTHING!!!

I love how she styled this bedside table!

I love how she styled this bedside table!

She did such a great job and the animal print pillows she added are a really fun touch! I love when my clients get inspired by my design and add their own creativity.

Because I’m not there on site to help install E-Design projects, clients also receive helpful tools like an “Installation Guide” which walks them through how to hang art, style any tabletops or bookshelves, placing furniture, arranging pillows and even making a beautiful bed.

 

E-Design also includes spec sheets and everything you need for purchasing all of the items in your design package. I’m constantly brainstorming ways to improve this service to make it even easier for me and my clients to utilize. In the very near future I’m planning to have this all take place in a portal on my website. Clients will receive their very own project dashboard that they can log into. I’m REALLY excited about this change so stay tuned!

This guest bedroom project didn’t have a huge budget but we were able to create a truly beautiful room together using online retailers like Target, Etsy and Wayfair. E-Design is great for budget-conscious and higher end spaces alike. If you’ve got the time and desire to invest a little of your own “sweat equity”, my E-Design services will help you achieve a beautiful and well-designed result.

xo
Sarah

 

 

 

Designed in a Day Miracle! - Outdoor Transformation

Sarah Bradburn

Just before the holiday break, a client who I’ve done several rooms for over the last year or so, asked me to work a designer miracle for her. Family members would be coming in the first week of January to see their sweet, newborn baby girl and she needed the atrium designed and furnished before they arrived.  The atrium is what you see the moment you walk in the front door and she decided it had been an uninviting “catch all” space long enough.

With only a few weeks to pull this together, we wasted no time getting right to work. With my “Designed in a Day” service, we solidified furniture, rugs, artwork (a Texas star as a nod to their previous home state) and decorative accessories.

While we needed patio furniture fast, my clients didn’t want to compromise on quality just to finish the space on time. Finding a decent selection of patio furniture in December can be tricky but fortunately for my client, I knew of a great local resource that had exactly what we needed - in stock and ready to deliver. Hallelujah.

Normally with my “Designed in a Day” service, the clients handle all the ordering and everything ships right to them. They’re hiring me just to create a fabulous design plan that they can purchase and install as their budget and schedule allow. However, since this was an existing client and because outdoor rugs and pillows are nearly impossible to find in local stores right now, I ordered those items for her through one of my “Trade Only” manufacturers. Everything else was ordered by my client through retailers like World Market, Crate and Barrel and West Elm.

We're waiting on the Texas star which will be centered between the two windows on the wall above

We're waiting on the Texas star which will be centered between the two windows on the wall above

The outdoor rugs and pillows shipped directly to her home along with everything else and we were able to hit that January 3rd deadline with days to spare. Phew! Once everything had arrived, she hired me to come back to put on a few finishing touches.

I love the bright color and cozy vibe we were able to achieve in such a short amount of time. This grouping of four club chairs makes for such a great use of this space. I know I’d spend a lot of time there reading, relaxing or entertaining guests.  

They already had the dining table and chairs. All this space needed was a bit of color and personality. So I brought in some outdoor pillows and a few tabletop accessories to dress it up.

The mason jars are perfect for holding silverware and napkins. Love!

The mason jars are perfect for holding silverware and napkins. Love!

This was one fast and furious project but it’s so rewarding to have such a quick transformation. That’s what I absolutely LOVE about “Designed in a Day”.  Clients get all of my creativity and expertise and because they handle all of the purchasing and installation I can offer it at a really great price point. What also made this "Designed in a Day" so successful was my client being so on top of getting everything ordered ASAP.

It's not often that the stars align so perfectly to allow for such a quick and dramatic result. I'm so thrilled I could help make this happen for my client! She got a beautiful, polished space just in time to celebrate a very special time with her family. Happy client = Happy designer!

xo
Sarah