It's a REAL treat to work with a client with similar design sensibilities. I mean, that’s gotta mean you’re doing something right, right? Your tribe is finding you. And you get to work with people that inspire your creativity.
This fall, I had the opportunity to develop a DIY nightstand tutorial for Apartment Therapy. Shortly after, a couple reached out to me hoping to get a customized a version of the tables that could work around two specific design elements:
The tables needed to be large enough to showcase a West Elm Pelle Table Lamp:
And they wanted a pop of color that played well with the West Elm Expressionist Printed Rug.
So with these specifications in mind, I rendered two options for them to consider - one with a teal accent color and one with an "inky" black.
And which color did they choose...?
Instead of painting the entire piece to match the rug, I proposed we just paint the inside to preserve their "airy" quality while giving the clients more versatility down the line if they ever got the itch to rearrange things.
I used the same materials as my original design for the rest of the build: blonde wood + camel leather straps but I did have to modify the proportions a little to accommodate their ideal dimensions.
To highlight the interior pop of color, I chose to style with warm earthy tones comprised of...
1) Terracotta touches (always)
2) A grouping of paintings
3) And a salvaged tree branch (ok, I pulled it off a sapling in the parking lot)
The happy clients picked up these custom orders this weekend and I'm happy to say they are already settled in their new home!
If you are interested in your own custom order, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.