I am currently working on a summer internship to finish up my degree. Mine is with a very talented designer, Rachel Hunt. She works for a company that renovates residential and commercial buildings in the Chattanooga area, and I basically get to be her assistant all summer. I asked her the other day if she had updated her portfolio with recent projects. It's so hard to keep projects up to date on your website, so I decided to help her out. We were working on hanging a gallery wall at a loft home she had recently renovated. I took some time to stage the loft and take photos for her to document her work.
The home features an industrial style with exposed brick walls in almost every room. Mixed with some sheet rock walls, it is a nice balance between a transitional and urban look. I love the wide plank hardwood floors - they are +/- 10" wide!
I have two favorite rooms in this house and here is the first - the master bathroom! It has a really cool (for lack of a better word) chandelier over the bath tub with hexagon tiles in the shower and a granite tub surround. I love the rustic contemporary look that is trendy without being over the top. I was even inspired by the farmhouse plumbing fixtures.
Some interesting details include a faux finished ceiling paired with large floor tiles installed diagonally to tie the floor and ceiling together. I asked Rachel about the brick walls in here wondering if she had done something to make the brick look so weathered, but this is just how the brick was when they began the project which I love. Any time you can leave something in its original state and fit the style, you should do it!
This is my second favorite room - the nursery! I love the brick in this room as it is something so unexpected for a baby's room. Pink is such a typical color for this application but paired with the brick wall, it is new and exciting. Out of every nursery I have seen on pinterest and elsewhere, this has been my favorite.
As I walked through this home for my first time, I kept noticing little things that stood out to me. Rachel paid so much attention to every little detail that went in to this home and it definitely shows. I wish the pictures did it justice!
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I began working at Pratt Homebuilders (www.prattliving.com) in July of 2014. For the first few months I shadowed the head interior designer of the company, and after I had learned how to conduct a meeting, I was set free to meet with my first client. Keep in mind that as I was working with buyers, I was also a full time interior design student, so it was exciting but intimidating to say the least. Through the luck of the draw, my first client was the sweetest person I could ever hope to work with, and she also had exquisite taste to boot.
Her home was built on the lake, so we took advantage of the beautiful view by installing tall ceilings with plenty of windows. She also asked for her porch to extend across the entire rear facade - YES!
My favorite part of her entire home was the kitchen. I am obsessed with the rustic transitional style, and being in the south, why not take advantage! She came up with adding stone to the back of her island all by herself and I was all for it. Being my first client, I had help from my lovely boss and we worked hard to make this kitchen everything the client wanted it to be. It all came together so beautifully from the cedar columns & pine ceiling to the white cabinets and traditional backplash - I could not have asked for a better turn out. Not to mention, the client was very pleased with her results.
As you can see, the day I got to visit, there was still work being done on the exterior. I hope to visit soon and be able to share with you the finished product as well!
Seeing this project come to life was very gratifying. After going through four years of school and designing project after project of hypothetical ideas, I finally got to see something I worked on actually come to be! I cannot even tell you how it feels to be able to improve peoples lives by helping design them a home that they can enjoy for many years! A home is such a personal place, and people actually trust me to be a part of it. It is very humbling.
I also want to share how appreciative I am that Pratt Homebuilders trust me to meet with client
"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all pleasant and precious riches." - Proverbs 24: 3-4
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