Jan 14, 2011

portfolio update

Do you remember a while ago 
I mentioned that I was working on 
renovating a 1980s chocolate brown brick house?
Well, the guest suite is now finished, 
and you can see how the bold 
colour scheme has been used to 
inject some fun into a space
that is, after all, a holiday one. 
Repeating elements
{pennyround tiles in caramel, white & bronzed copper,
contrasted with warm oak timbers}
were used to pull the kitchenette, 
ensuite and window dining bar areas cohesively together.

And the fun colour scheme of 
Chartreuse & avocado greens with 
deep melted chocolate
is punchy with the glossy white mouldings 
which we had mounted around the walls 
for some fun. 

The guest room is such a success
that the clients' children have 
all but moved in there for their daily play,
which leaves the parents with a 
now very quiet main house! 

14 comments:

  1. This is fantastic!
    I love the warm tones, echoes of the organic and gorgeous penny tiles.
    Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

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  2. Thanks so much for the comments on my kitchen reno! Also great to hear from the other side of the world....Count me in as a follower of your blog--I love seeing design from a different cultural perspective. P.S. Those rooms that are coated in the penny-rounds are DELICIOUS! Makes me feel happy just looking at them!

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  3. How fun and fresh are you?! Keep posting, I want to see more!! That's so cool :) XO

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  4. Virginia - you have turned 80's dreary into 10's fantastic (actually, when I typed that .. what do we call these years we are in ???? )

    Love the little round tiles - and the big round shades. No wonder they (and the kids) are happy. Great job. Are you doing the rest of the house - if so, can't wait to see the whole house (-:

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  5. Virginia! Beautiful job on the 1980's reno! It is so fresh and spunky... If I had the money right now I'd totally buy it. Thank you for the wonderful comment on my Organized fashionista post :)

    I am a lover of architecture and interior design as well... not an architect, but the occasional admirer of a job well-done :)

    I gave you a follow! I hope more people stumble upon this blog :)

    Caryn, New Mexico, USA

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  6. pennies from heaven, great job!
    pve

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  7. The penny tiles are fantastic! Haven't seen those around here at all and they are so nice and different! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading yours!

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  8. The pennyround tiles are wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. x

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  9. Ms. Virginia - happy new year to you! (I am slowly getting back to blog reality after a fun winter break).

    Those are teaser pictures! More, a lot more please! We all love renovation projects and this looks like a fabulous one. Really like the penny tiles.

    ox, Mon

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  10. Happy new start on 2011!
    Love the round tiles, very unique and chique! Also love to see some splashing colors. Takes a lot of courage to paint in a color like that!
    Would love to see some more!
    Ps. I´m not kidding about the bed of nails, it´s amazing. Go try it some day!!!
    A happy weekend to you!

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  11. Looks so great, really want to see more now..big fan of the penny round myself:)

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  12. so sleek and wonderful. love those penny round tiles...

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  13. Fantastic post! You really have an eye for design detail and what many would see as a period that is outdated and just rip out, you have seen something else and created a vision, a trip if you like, into the 1980s.

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  14. I have taken a look to your projects and I am very impressed. Are so nice... Xxxx

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