Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Year, New Project ~ Project TownHouse

Hello 2016 and it has been a busy one so far!  First week back to work was challenging with all new deadlines and everything is urgent after the holidays.  On top of a hectic day life, I have also been busy cooking up a new e-design project, #ProjectTownhome

I am hired to imagine a casual, relaxed, yet stylish lifestyle in a brand new townhome for a young professional who loves streamline, contemporary designs and she is not affraid of red!  Red is a bossy color and I generally gravitate toward a more versatile palette (so the decor can be switched up easily in the future without breaking the bank).  But I've decided to embrace the challenge and you know what, red is fabulous!

Instead of going for race car red, I opted for a lighter shade of cranberry and only use them as accents through pillows, rug, and one upholstered chair.  To keep the space feeling airy and timeless, all furntiure pieces are white and grey with sculptural quality.  Besides, I think the color palette works beautifully with the first art piece my client purchased for her new home!         

We are also tackling the kitchen.  The builder has given us espresso cabinets with a shaker profile, creamy beige quartz countertop, and greyish taupe walls.  To add drama and give this kitchen a much more custom, dynamic look, I am loving the chervon marble backsplash, a pair of killer pendants, a contemporary gooseneck faucet, and hello to a pair of these statement handcrafted stools! 

One real benefit of buying a townhouse is the extra square footage, a bright window, and a walkout to the great outdoor right from the kitchen! This humble corner will soon become a lively hotspot in this household for morning breakfast and causal entertaining with the best of friends.  

Storage is never enough in any kitchen.  So when I see an empty wall space that can house cabinets of 18" deep, I am creating custom built-ins with the highly customizable sektion kitchen from IKEA.  With existing elements non-negotiable (espresso cabinets and creamy beige countertop), I pick a cabinet profile / color that keeps kitchen feeling fresh / spacious, adds visual interest, and complements all the pre-selected finishes.    

I am super excited about this e-design project.  What a fantastic way to get the creative juices flowing to kick start 2016!  Are you planning to re-imagine your home in 2016?


  1. Love the backsplash, Can you share the source, brand name etc

  2. On the hunt for a white tulip table - can you share where this one is from? LOVE the space!