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(I originally posted this before we launched my new website, but it somehow got deleted and I unfortunately didn’t have every post backed up. So, I apologize if you’ve seen this before.)

For those of you who haven’t seen this article, I am really proud to share that my work was featured in Aspire Magazine this past Summer/Fall issue! I’ve been in the industry for a while now, and always joke that I’ve been a “designer” since 5th grade, but there’s something about seeing your work in print that solidifies everything you’ve worked for. I can’t say that the past 10-15 years of my career (both college and professional) have been easy, but it has definitely been worth it. I am really proud of where I am, where my career and company have led me and I am excited for the future. I am beyond grateful for the clients I have met and for the relationships I have built. 2014 is going to be the best year yet, I can feel it. :)

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I’m alive!

I realize I haven’t posted in a while and I’m so sorry! I recently took on a few new projects and have been pretty busy! (A good problem to have!) I have a bunch of great ideas for posts, so once things slow down a bit I will be back. Until then feel free to check out my Pinterest page… I’m often on there late at night getting a little inspiration fix!

Below are some neutral fall inspired color schemes I was playing around. I love the top floral pattern, the burgundy leather from Kravet and the cinnamon colored fabrics in the bottom photo.

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p.s. You can see more fall inspiration here.

Edison Project: After

Remember that outdated bathroom I shared a few weeks ago?! Well, this week I finally took the after pictures and I am so happy with the way it turned out! The width between the tub and the vanity wall is just over 3′ wide so we needed to find a vanity that was very shallow, but also provided adequate counter space. I love this vanity for so many reasons! The wood makes the space feel warmer, and the belly basin sink top allows for a larger wash space while keeping the vanity depth to a minimum. I also love the open furniture-style vanity that makes the room appear larger than it is. We kept the finishes neutral to modernize the space, but also to keep a classic look for future resale.

Such a huge difference from the “before” photos, right? Now the only pink that is allowed in this space is the colorful Spring inspired flower arrangement!

Edison NJ Bathroom Design AFTER

Edison NJ Bathroom Design AFTER

Edison NJ Bathroom Design AFTER

Edison NJ Bathroom Design AFTER

Edison NJ Bathroom Design AFTER

Edison NJ Bathroom Design BEFORE and AFTER

Bathroom Remodel Project

Over the past few weeks I’ve been helping my friends’ mother design her outdated bathroom. After seeing this bathroom with pink tiles (very similar to the bathroom in the house where I grew up!) I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The design goal was to update it with modern, durable finishes at a modest price point. This is the main bathroom primarily used by three young, active children so I knew everything needed to withstand the test of time. Having nephews (and a sweet baby niece) I know how easily children can destruct something you thought could never break. The shower tiles are classic white subway tiles that will never look dated, and the flooring we installed is a beautiful linen porcelain tile similar to this. Choosing beautiful materials is the easy part! The biggest challenge was finding a quality vanity that was about 14″ deep with enough counter space. The space is very, very narrow and I needed something to free up floor space to make the bathroom visually appear larger. The toilet location is staying as is because if we flipped it your knees would hit the tub when you sat down. Not the most comfortable seat!

Below are some cell phone progress shots so I apologize if they’re blurry. Once the project is completed I’ll take some proper after shots!

BEFORE:

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AFTER DEMO / AFTER NEW SHEETROCK INSTALLED: (What a HUGE difference already, don’t you think!?)

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AFTER THE TILES WERE INSTALLED / BEFORE TILES WERE GROUTED:

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Phew! I am so excited to see the final result. Now if only my parents would let me remodel their bathroom already…. :)

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DESIGN PROJECT!