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Friday, August 3, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 — AFTER

I've been remiss in main­tain­ing my blog — I plead the crazi­ness of sum­mer sched­ul­ing! Here are the after pic­tures from the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House, pho­tographed by the tal­ented Michael Partenio.

The space was called "It's a Boy's Life". From this angle, you can see the ceil­ing and wall tent I cre­ated. The pan­els are tied together with leather cord through the antique bronze grom­mets. The ikat drap­ery set the color palette for the room. The neu­tral can­vas pan­els and wall color are a calm back­drop. The cus­tom queen bed cov­er­let is denim, sim­i­lar in tone to the ani­mal print on the plush arm chair. The glass drop lamp is a fun shape and doesn't take up much visual space.

junior league show house boys bedroom tented

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bedroom

Oppo­site the read­ing nook, at the front of the house, a small dormer was designed as a micro work space. The drop-down desk is large enough for a lap­top. Even an adven­tur­ous boy needs a place to do home­work! The drawer pulls I designed for the built-in draw­ers were a huge hit — lit­er­ally, sticks from my yard, cour­tesy of Win­ter Storm Alfred! On the walls, favorite quotes from Tolkein and St. Augus­tine speak to this boy's love of travel.

junior league show house boys bedroom tentedThe dormer as workspace

A close up of the cus­tom bed with wing head­board and bed­ding. These pieces could eas­ily fit into any adult mas­ter bed­room! (miss­ing from the pic­ture is the cus­tom bol­ster, seen in the next non-professional picture).

junior league show house boys bedroom tented Cus­tom fur­ni­ture and bed­ding is not just for adults!
junior league show house boys bedroom tented In this ama­teur pic­ture, you can see the bol­ster and the full shape of the bed
Oppo­site the bed, the cus­tom mural by Patrick Ganino expands the boy's vista and the bound­aries of the bedroom!
junior league show house boys bedroom custom mural

So much fun to look out of the tent at this vista!

This Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bed­room was so much fun to design! I hope you had a chance to visit the show house — it will be 3 more years before you have another chance!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

cmi in the news: New England Home Magazine July/Aug edition

Sooooo excited to be fea­tured again in the newest edi­tion of New Eng­land Home Mag­a­zine! The room I designed for the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House is shown on page 50! Thank you NEHome and Michael Parte­nio for the fab­u­lous pictures!

 

Junior League of Hartford Show House in New England Home magazine

"It's a Boy's Life" designed for Junior League of Hart­ford Show House

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Friday, May 11, 2012

cmi in the news: junior league of hartford show house on connecticut style tv!

On Wednes­day morn­ing, I trav­eled to WTNH — ABC stu­dio in New Haven with Junior League of Hart­ford Pres­i­dent Wendy Avery to tape a seg­ment on Con­necti­cut Style fea­tur­ing the Show House! We had a won­der­ful time on set with the lovely hosts Steve Parker and Teresa LaBar­bera. Many thanks to WTNH for fea­tur­ing the Show House and high­light­ing the pro­grams that ben­e­fit from Show House dollars.

Check out my TV debut here, and for­give the deer-in-the-headlights look on my face!
junior league of hart­ford show house on con­necti­cut style tv!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 — BEFORE

There is so much great media cov­er­age com­ing out about the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House 2012, it's almost hard to remem­ber how bad the before pic­tures looked! And believe me, the pic­tures don't do jus­tice to the amount of dirt, bugs and gen­eral dis­ar­ray the major­ity of the spaces con­tained. My third floor bed­room space was not as bad as most, but still needed an amaz­ing amount of work! See these before shots? Yikes!

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 - Before

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House 2012 — Before

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 - Before

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House 2012 — Before

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 - Before

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House 2012 — Before

Notice the floor? The pre­vi­ous rug pad was down for so long, it dis­in­te­grated and stuck to the floor! That white-ish rec­tan­gle is waffle-weave bits, melded into the paint. Ugh!

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