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!!

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