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A Place for Everything

Hello All!

It’s been a while, so today I’m putting my endless to-do list aside to share this super useful project in case anyone’s about to remodel!

If you own a home, especially in Southern California, chances are you want to make the most of every square foot. This client came to me a while back, and asked me to transform their dark guest room into an office with, wait for it, a MURPHY BED! The reason I so dramatically use my caps lock is because Murphy Beds are sort of a challenge for designers. If you’re not careful, they can look outdated. Well I’m here to tell you that this designer is now a full-fledged believer in them!

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Here are some tips on how to get this look:

1. Custom Cabinetry:

*Be cautious of the detailing on your custom cabinetry. Opt to go all the way up to the ceiling if possible! It’s so much more finished and dramatic this way. Beefy crown moulding doesn’t hurt either!

*Plan for the placement of every last thing. For example, this printer/copier was designed to sit in that exact spot. A hole was made to allow for electrical access right behind it (no ugly cords, yay!) and the top opens up with exactly the right clearance so it doesn’t hit the shelf above it.

2. Layers of Light:

*In any space I design, I always try and create different layers of light (a lesson I learned way back in design school by the most amazing lighting design instructor ever, Kathy Pryzgoda). In multipurpose rooms, this becomes especially important because of the different ways the room will be used. As an office, you may just want the sconces and your desk lamp on while you work. As a guest, you may want the drum pendant (note that it has a diffuser for soft light) and reading light (located inside the Murphy Bed niche -see pictures below). Both fixtures are on dimmers.

*I’m going to include windows treatments here because they most definitely affect the amount of light the room gets! In this case, we wanted the option to have the room almost always bright, but for privacy we opted for inside mount grass shades. When the space is being used as a guest room, the outside mount flat roman shade can be pulled down. It’s lined and will darken the room quite well.

3. Lighter Finishes/Cohesive Color Scheme:

*The fabric on the roman shade was really our jumping off point here. We loved the soft sophisticated blue/grey color and decided to use it on the walls (2130-50 Benjamin Moore’s New Hope Gray). We carried the fabric’s creme and brown onto the cabinetry and upholstered desk chair respectively, and finished off the look with bronze light fixtures and cabinetry hardware.

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This pull-out tray acts as an extended surface/nightstand when the Murphy Bed is down.

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The burlap message board and zinc wall pockets from Ballard Designs offer extra storage and organization options.

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Closed bins and containers are a great way to hide/store smaller objects to keep the space from looking cluttered. The shelves are also styled with some of the clients personal items.

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This table on casters was made to tuck away in the client’s closet as an extra work surface for days that both husband and wife are using the space. We used the same durable laminate countertop (Wilsonart’s Twilight Zephyr) and wood finish to make it flow with the rest of the cabinetry.

I was brief on my last post, so I hope that I’ve provided some useful tips for all of you on this one. Thanks for reading!

Love,
Nagwa

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Glamorous Master

Hello Lovelies,

HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and every one of you! I’m a big believer in LOVING your environment, and that’s why I wanted to start the year off by sharing a bedroom I completed for a busy professional that hired me last year. She works long, hard hours and most definitely needed a plush, glamorous space to receive her at the end of the day. Check out the transformation and my tips below.

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Here are 5 tips on how to get this look:

1.These high ceilings were just begging for interest. Add crown moulding and you’ll not only add character, you’ll add elegance.

2. Use a sophisticated neutral. This one is Behr’s (780C-3) Ocean Pearl. Not just grey, not just beige. It’s greige!

3. Don’t know where to start? Pick something you LOVE and let it lead the way. The client’s cherry blossom painting was the perfect jumping off point for our color direction: shades of blue and soft neutrals.

4. Never underestimate the power of symmetry. If you need order and calm in your master bedroom, consider a pair of matching nightstands and lamps.

5. Add impact! Make a small window feel larger with dramatic sweeping drapes that fill the space around it. They may not be fully functional, but they will make for a beautifully luxurious backdrop.

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Nagwa

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Big Girl Bed

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who don’t know, I had my little girl almost 3 years ago. It’s been such a joy to watch her grow and witness her pure unfiltered wonder and excitement towards even the simplest things.

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Children are so fascinating in the way they so easily imagine. It feels like something so rare and short lived, that I personally feel the need to encourage it for as long as I can in the best way I know how, design.

My approach? Set the stage for imagination and memories. Create an environment that inspires every little boy and girl to dream, create, and thrive.

I’m excited to share this project I completed a few months ago for a sweet girl named Grace, whose mother asked me for elegance, beauty, and most importantly, a big girl bed.

Enjoy!

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Parker Sofa in Orchid Velvet from AllModern.com

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Removable Lottie Dot Decals from Land of Nod

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Check out some other little rooms I’ve done here.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Love,
Nagwa

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A Completed Home

Hello Everyone!

I apologize for the late post. I’ve been so busy since the website launched, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated by the concept of writing another blog post. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you.

I’m excited to share one of my most recently completed projects. It’s one that is near and dear to my heart as it’s my sister’s home. I am one of three daughters, and the three of us are extremely close.

So, when my older sister (middle) told me (far right) she was getting married, needless to say I was thrilled!

When she told me she and her new husband were buying a house ten minutes away from me, I was over the moon. And when she asked me to design this beautiful new house, I nearly spit up my Diet Coke. She asked me to make it soft, earthy, fun, glamorous, warm, and worldly; a tall order, but nonetheless, this is what we came up with. I hope you like it!

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Thanks for reading guys.

Love,

Nagwa

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