Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kick it Up a Notch!

When girls hit that magical age of 10 they are all looking to kick things up a notch in their rooms -- I love Reeses' fab update that shows her love of art and color!  She loves to create her own art and has a sassy personality to pull it off.  I love Violet and have been dying to pair it with royal blue and turquoise.  The combination is STUNNING!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Take the Waaaahhhhh out of Nursery Design!!

Babies.   Cute, Cuddly....they drool alot:)  But, many of them have rooms that make ME want to drool.  I love nursery design.  It's so rewarding working with a nesting mom-to-be on creating the perfect place to welcome her dream come true in to the family home.  Most moms have a vision of the perfect place for their newborn and being part of the process is a real gift!  Whether you are expecting a bouncing baby boy or sweet as sugar baby girl, nursery design should be a rewarding and fun part of what to expect when you are expecting.

Miss Me?

Have you missed our blog?? (please say yes)  What a busy year we had.  The blog took a backseat to cool new clients and fab projects.  But, I've missed my blog peeps!! (picture me begging for forgiveness)  I'm back on it and have many fun things to share.  Look out 2012 Cheap Thrills is back in the house!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Game ON!

Game rooms are sooooo important!

Seriously! If you have kids, you know that  a place to store all  things kids related including the kids is critical to your sanity!  Making these rooms fun AND functional is my mission!!  I love taking a totally unorganized chaos pit and turning it in to a room you all LOVE!

Most of the time after a re-vamp, the kids actually want to bring their friends over and even make an effort to keep it clean.

Here are some of my favorites!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

She loves me, She loves me not.....

Being stuck inside on a icy February day has it's perks.  Besides the fact that I haven't made it out of my PJ's, it's given me a chance to catch up on my blog.  Life has been busy since our last chat.....a good thing for an interior designer!!

I'm also doing a little daydreaming about SPRING!  According to our groundhog guru, it may be coming early this year.  One of my favorite things about Spring (besides my birthday month -- MARCH in case you are wondering) is flowers.  I LOVE them in vases, in pots, flower beds and on walls.  Maybe I am a flower-addict.  
Flowers never go out of style.  Why??  They’re happy, bright and waft with fabulous smells. Not only are they a perfect way to tell someone you love them (hint, hint) but they also make walls POP!  I never get tired of putting the petal to the metal in kid’s spaces. Because there are sooooo many unique fabulous flowers, every room can bloom with style!!
Here are some of my favorite Flower Power rooms!!

Peace * Love * Flowers

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Eye For Style

Have you ever been to a doctor's office and thought...."seriously, couldn't they have done more with the decor?" Maybe everyone doesn't do that but I think if they are going to make me wait an 30 minutes then I need to have something better to look at then a fish tank!

Marsh Eye Care actually had a fish tank painted on their walls...thing outside the box or just plain dated??  Maybe it was little of both but I had a blast bringing their office up to speed! Eye LOVE how it all came together!!
Before -- OMG , right??

OMG in a better way!!

Cool Eye quote - <wink>

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Strutting Our Stuff!

Outside of my dreams, I’ve had few design projects with absolutely no parameters -- no budget, no design direction, no time frame and the parting words, “Just have fun with it!”  Really????  But, that was exactly my amazing assignment for designing spaces for the 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes Tour. Quick, visualize my happy dance!

Although Cheap Thrills Design and Remodel has a traditional remodeling side and has renovated many homes, including bathrooms and kitchens, we are known for our “Extreme Home Makeover” type spaces we create for teens. Imagine how excited we were to let our creative juices flow in to the two teen suites at 1009 Whittington.

I spent days deciding on color schemes, fabric selection and room layout. At Cheap Thrills we also custom build all furniture pieces which was an additional design layer. We designed a full-size couch-type daybed with a sassy curved headboard for the girl space and platform bed with additional drawer storage and industrial pipe detailing for the boy space.

The paint finishes in both rooms are completely one-of-a-kind.  One room features a vintage rock graffiti treatment.  If you look closely you can see song lyrics and vintage rock poster signage.  The walls in the girl’s room feature a hand-drawn, oversized poppy design.

At Cheap Thrills we are also known for our one-of-a-kind finds and we’ve included many in these spaces including lockers, car door, vintage typewriters and scales. We had a blast creating these spaces. The KOH is a great place to find fresh ideas and I hope we’ve created rooms that inspire!

Check out our additional pics...and go check out the other spaces (but still love ours the most) at the Kaleidoscope of Homes!!