Last year, for a birthday gift, architect Darryl Cobb of Cobb Architecture called to purchase design services for his wife Kristin, owner of Cupcake. When I met her for our initial consultation, she had a small pink braid in her hair and I remember thinking “this is going to be a fun project!”. We had such a great time on the house and what made the project so special is that while working with them, Kristin found out she was pregnant with their precious son Bodie, so we also designed the nursery together! Kristin and Darryl are such down to earth people and we’re excited that this month Charleston Home +Design is featuring them!
Office design: We started with her home office and focused the design around her lavender walls. We wanted to keep the office fun, so we found a funky bird print for pillows and window treatments, had a metal desk frame made and an antique mirror (mercury glass look) cut for the top from Charleston Architectural Glass. I found some quirky bird and cupcake prints that pulled the look together.
Living/Bedroom design: While using a lot of their existing furniture, art and accessories, we wanted to add some warmth and a little more color to both rooms. Their bedroom is right off of the living room, so I decided to commingle some of the fabrics. We added a chair in the colorful geometric to the living space and found some interesting breakfast room furniture and bar stools to add to the eclectic look.
Kitchen design: While using their existing cabinets, we also revamped the kitchen with new countertops, backsplash and new mercury glass pendants.
Nursery design: Kristin found an elephant print fabric that she fell in love with, so we used that as inspiration for the nursery. We paired it with orange, grey and green for an unconventional nursery color pairing.
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What separates good design is being able to use what your clients already have and make it a space that is perfect for them.