Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photos Galore

I'm so excited to finally get some of my recent projects photographed!  It is the week of photos for me.  In addition to having the bathroom professionally photographed the other day, I photographed another project this evening and will photograph yet another project tomorrow.  This means I have to spend some time editing photos to get them portfolio ready and also match up my Before and After comparisons, which is really what everyone loves and wants to see!  For now I will just leave you with this teaser shot from my Anatolia Remodel:
I love these branches!
Look forward to some great project "reveals" over the next few weeks!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tile Tuesday

Today I finally got my photographer in my master bath remodel project to document this fabulous remodel for the Goodman-Gane Residence.  I took a few quick shots of my own that I have to share right now.  I can't wait to even properly do a before and after which will come soon with the professional photos.  But in honor of Tile Tuesday, here is my fun tile project:
I LOVE those Robern Medicine Cabinets

Had fun creating the "waterfall" effect

Photos by Rebecca Ward

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lighting Trend

When I say "lighting trend", I'm really only referring to my own trend of what I'm gravitating toward.  However, it may indeed be an indicator of a larger industry trend, since there are so many great options available, especially from the Troy-CSL Lighting group.  Take a look at my finds below and you'll see the pattern I'm referring to....

These four are from Troy Lighting:
I've used this light fixture and a variation of it in two different projects.  Love it!

These two are from a division of Troy Lighting called Corbett Lighting:
Beautiful!! Love!!

Featured in current issue of Luxe Magazine
See the trend?  What are some lighting trends you are loving right now?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Colours de la Nuit

Sometimes I will see an item, piece of furniture, area rug, wallpaper or piece of art that will make me stop and think about what kind of room I would design around it.  That happened today as I was perusing an online art retailer and came across this painting by Shirley Novak called Colours de la Nuit.
I love the fluid motion and muted colors.  As the title suggests, it is very French in essence but I think it can work with many styles and is appropriate for a variety of rooms.  I would maybe put it in a corner with a combination of this chair and side table:
Via Restoration Hardware

Via Restoration Hardware
How about you?  What could you see paired with this painting?  Have you been inspired by anything lately?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Photos in the Works

I am finishing up several projects right now, getting a few more accessories and then come the fabulous photos!  Soon enough we will have some before and after spectacular photos to share with you.  Here is a quick shot I took earlier this week of one project.  Sometimes I take photos so I can see what I still need to get and remember what ideas I had for accessorizing.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Photo by Rebecca Ward

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fabulous Faberuna

I would like to thank the Faberuna blog for featuring Design R on their Blog Blitz today!  Such a warm and wonderful review! 
Please hop over to check it out and all of the other wonderful posts Faberuna features.  I love the emphasis on handmade!  What do you like about Faberuna?

Monday, July 4, 2011


I'm having fun accessorizing for two of my projects that are finishing up this next week.  I like to do a little shopping around town finding things like:
From West Elm

From Z Gallery
I also like to order a few  things from my accessory vendors that I can't find so easily around town. One of these being The HomePort Collection which has a nice assortment of urban simplicity in their accessories, a la Anthropologie.

via The HomePort Collection

In case you missed my article a few months back on the importance of accessorizing, you can find it here on Kalanicut's blog, where I wrote it for a guest post.

P.S. Happy 4th of July!