All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I just want four walls and adobe slats for my girls...

For the past several months I've been working with a great family who have two young daughters and live in a Victorian home with sky-high ceilings and lots of period details. With busy lives, it's sometimes hard to make decisions that you know will have long- and short-term effects for your everyday lives as well as the lives of your kids as they grow and start running around. In the end, I think we did a good job balancing the toys with grown-up spaces by maximizing the built-in storage and finding furniture and accessories that are kid-friendly.

Here's the Living Room BEFORE:


And here it is AFTER (after a completed paint job, painted chandelier and fireplace, new furniture, and a rug swap from Family Room...):


Here's adjoining Family Room BEFORE:


And here it is AFTER (that's me reflected in the TV, standing in the adjoining Living Room):


The Entry/Foyer was pretty empty beforehand, so I thought it might be fun to do a little interactive crafty installation within the existing picture frame moulding. When the front door opens, a stray breeze should animate all these pinwheels and entertain the kids...for at least a second, I hope!

I'm still waiting for some FLOR tiles to show up for the Dining Room (which is part of the Family Room), so hopefully I'll have some images to show you next week!


Azure said...

Lovely! What color gray did you use in the living room? Thanks!

Jason said...

Hi Azure! We used Benjamin Moore 1542-Himalayan Trek (eggshell finish) in the front Living Room. My client actually hired a color consultant to figure out some of the choices.

Azure said...

Thanks! Lucky me; I get to freeride on someone else's color consultant. ;)