Plain Jane to Glam Condo
I just love a good before-and-after story, don’t you? Here’s a great one:
A doctor wished to have a more glamorous feeling in her basic Oakland condo with good bones. She also wanted it to feel welcoming to people of any gender. Her beige Before space was plain and boxy.
Voila! After my redesign to a Hollywood-regency-inspired dining space with plenty of light, color, and texture. The layered glass chandelier is the perfect accent above a heavy, dark wood table and masculine dining chairs with ring backs, while the more delicate head chairs are resplendent in mod purple floral and solid fabrics, balancing the space.
Before, the living room and the dining room are one big open-plan space, so the materials and finishes needed to relate closely to each other. The armchair the homeowner had before was over-scale for the size of the space.
After, what a beautiful result! A chandelier as overhead pendant lamp really bounces light off the gold textured wallpaper. Soft fabrics on the sofa and chairs plus the layered blankets and pillows create a space that’s really touchy-feely, sensual and glamorous, yet practical and easy to use.
Natural light streams in through the gauzy, colorful curtains, matching the bright, more streamlined armchairs in the living room, and complementing the dining room chairs. Magnifique!
Kimball Starr designs for glamorous homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.