Today’s post is dedicated to my beautiful friend Hayley, who is also one of the only people that actually read my blog! YAY!
Hayley just put an offer down on her first place – an awesome condo in Portland, complete with views, large outdoor living spaces, and lots of room for a growing lifestyle (that will hopefully involve babies one day – a selfish wish on my part). Although she still hasn’t heard about her offer, I just couldn’t resist starting to design a beautiful interior living space just for her!
First up, a little background info on who Hayley is…*Note she does not know I am doing any of this
· Hayley is a bit of a hippy
· Hayley is environmentally friendly
· Hayley is a world traveler (and seems to me to love the exotic places most)
· Hayley doesn’t own any furniture – except for a futon (shamefully).
· Hayley- like myself- wishes to be more glamorous
Because of the above sentiments, I already had a concept in mind for her new space, involving words and images like eclectic, Moroccan, inviting, funky, fun, warm. To go along with the images I had swirling in my head, I created an inspiration board in pinterest.
The space is big and has a lot of unique features to work with, like polished concrete floors and exposed wood ceiling beams. The orange stain to the wood perfectly goes with the color scheme I have in mind. So, lets put this plan into action!
The view of the kitchen show s a new mosaic teal colored backsplash, cappuccino colored walls, a grey ceiling to make the space more inviting, A free standing kitchen island complete with colorful metal barstools, and some rustic, reclaimed lumber shelving for the environmentally conservative spirit. Also in view, is the wall opposite the entry. For a fun and graphic pop, a giant rust colored dart board logo is painted onto the wall behind a teal, hand painted chest.
In the living area is a dark grey/blue velvet sofa from home decorator’s collection, some funky owl side tables from West Elm with Moroccan inspired table lamps set an inviting stage. A feminine, two-toned patterned rug defines the space and is set with a metallic coffee table from zgallerie and colorful Moroccan poufs for extra seating. A pair of west elm side slipper chairs are patterned with a modern and funky fabric to spice up the room and reveal its young and playful personality!
Looking closely at the large open dining space, adjacent to the kitchen, we have a metallic Moroccan inspired wallpaper accent wall and the deep teal green color along the window wall. Grey window curtains add a softness to the space while creating an element of privacy and light control. The dining table is a mixture of metal and reclaimed wood while the colorful metal chairs continue to add an eclectic element. A metallic 3 tier chandelier hangs over the table to complete the look.
And lastly a note to Hayley:
I sincerely hope you hear good news about your offer on this fab condo, and not just because I so desperately want to help with the interior design. You deserve a beautiful place to call home and finally settle down :)! Also, if you hate all of my ideas,
too bad I will happily change them to fit what you want! I love you old friend!