The following images are from a project I worked as an interior designer for Pratt Home Builders. The staging, including furnishings and accessories was done by Lucy Pratt.
Sometimes a mistake can be a blessing. It was actually a great learning experience for me. I had become so accustomed to choosing boring neutral colors on all of the interior walls and I really needed to change things up. This mistake is exactly what did that for me. Paint is something that can be changed fairly easily, so it is a great place to pop a fun color. When designing to appeal to the masses, neutral is safe - neutral will sell. However, as a designer, I have to learn to sell the trends. I have to learn to make a buyer want something that they may not have realized they liked. No, my job is not to completely change a clients wish list or force my ideas on them, but I want people to see work that I've done and want to have the same look in their own home. I think that is something that every designer has to learn to do. Sometimes we learn through our mistakes and I believe that I am very lucky that my mistake didn't end up costing the company I work for hundreds of dollars.
I actually had a ton of fun working on this house. I love working with model homes because I get a larger budget to work with that offers me some room to play with new ideas and upgrades. This home was designed to appeal to the "empty nester" buyer - someone who is down sizing for aging in place. This helps dictate what style the house should convey. This home features a relaxed transitional feel that is very cozy and inviting. I got to play around with some fun upgrades including an "accent island," upgraded granite, subway mosaic fireplace surround, craftsman trim details, painted cabinets with glazing, a trey ceiling detail, wide plank hardwoods, etc.. I love being able to choose finishes and add design details that spark interest in our potential clients. My job is so rewarding because I get to help buyers design a place to call their home. It sounds so cheesy, but that is my favorite part.
Oh! Life lesson #2.... When you order a wide angle lens that is supposed to help you capture an entire space in lieu of only capturing whatever is right in front you, you in fact order a "fish eye" lens. You can send my designer of the year award to my office....
Home Staging (includes furnishing and accessories) by Lucy Pratt. She does such a great job with the decor to compliment the finishes perfectly!
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