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Big, long project… and I think the final room is my favorite!

In DBD projects, Deana Bracken Design on April 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I’m wrapping up a rather large, Mediterranean-style 5 bedroom home… which overall has a kind of “weathered elegance” vibe to it.  Each room has turned out even better than I expected (if I do say so myself), but the 2nd Guest Bedroom, I think is my favorite.  We skewed a little younger with this space because its inhabitants will be mostly teenagers and stayed a touch more casual than the rest of the home… all in all, a successful room!

We started with the Stria set from West Elm… so cool!

I’m not typically a get-the-entire-set designer (I like to mix it up), but my clients like matchy-matchy and I have to say… the set looks wonderful together!  Each nightstand is topped with a tripod-base lamp complete with a burlap shade.

On the bed, I did a “crinkle” quilt in dark red and blue diamond sheets, who’s pattern gave the room a little, needed boost.

To finish it off, I found a wonderful, muted stripe rug and this cool, Eames-inspired chair from Jayson Home.

Stay tuned for photos of the actual room….

Deana Bracken Design project: Mid Century Modern Ranch in La Jolla, CA

In DBD projects, Deana Bracken Design on April 4, 2011 at 11:02 am

I really loved working on this house for a handful of reasons… it’s a sprawling ranch (similar in style to my childhood home) and I’m a sucker for a 1 story residence… the clients have 3 young boys – which presents the challenge of making a luxe-looking space while keeping it very, very kid-friendly… and the house was outdated when we 1st started – which called for us to tear the kitchen, baths and foyer nearly down to the studs and re-build.  All and all, it was a fantastic project!

Foyer – Before & After

Living Room… filled with my thrift store finds (including that $100, 8ft. sofa from Out of the Closet [which I then  re-upholstered in a super tough faux suede]).

We went a bit glammy-er in the Master Bedroom as it’s the parents’ sanctuary!

The Office allowed for us to combine styles from NeoClassical and Danish Modern to Global and Post Modern.

And finally the Kitchen was another space where genres were fused.  We kept the original pendant light fixtures, added modern Bertoia counter stools & stainless appliances… while opting for traditional cabinetry – finished with a beautiful remnant slab of Carrara marble!



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