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Gold Coast Historic Renovations

For this client’s nursery project , the client wanted to take a spare room in her new home that once served as an office full of dark walnut custom built-ins (2 desks, cabinets, and lined with bookshelves), and transform the space into a bright and cheery nursery for her two toddlers. To do this, we had to overcome a few design challenges: 1) the layout and space-absorbing built-ins along the perimeter of the room; 2) the inherent darkness of the space because of its lack of windows and light; 3) the client’s desire to have custom closets built where she could store her children’s clothes.

To achieve this nursery vision, we removed the built-in cabinets and shelving on the East and South walls to make room for the two cribs and toys that would soon inhabit the space. We then installed bead board to give a finished look. We built custom closets within the niche that already existed on the North wall, taking into consideration the size of the children’s clothing when measuring for the adjustable shelving and hanging space. We finished it with trim pieces and woodwork to match the existing woodwork in the room. We painted all the walls, bead board, cabinets, shelving, closet doors and trim work with a vibrant white to brighten up the space. The ceiling was painted a very light blue called “Heaven on Earth” in a pearl finish for a slight glow. The end result was a room much different from the dark office it had once been and is now a happy, bright, fun bedroom her little ones will enjoy for years to come.
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Where are the frames from that hold the artwork? We are putting the f
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The frames in this photo are from Ikea.
January 2, 2014 at 10:56AM      Thanked by prassata
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Artwork - Does anyone know where the artwork is from?
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This artwork is by Suzy Ultman and these decorative prints can be found at this website: http://www.amazon.com/Home-Sweet-Decorative-Prints/dp/0811869768. The frames are from Ikea - thanks!
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Are these the frames? The opening seems too big. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60174785/#/40174767
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Where did the artwork come from?
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The client sorced the artwork.
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kmitri wrote:
where is the crib from??
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Where is the rug from?
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The rug is from Jayson Home in Chicago
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ranand wrote:
Carpet - Can you give me details about the carpet please.
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