Love it or Hate it: White Floors

We recently installed a white laminate flooring for Food Stylist's Office, and I love it! It suits the space really well, and it makes the room light and airy. But my love affair with white floors didn't start there, it began when I first laid my eyes on a crisp looking floor while surfing the net. So I may sound like I'm talking about the guy of my dreams here, pardon me, I just tend to exaggerate sometimes for literary purposes. Haha... 

It is quite obvious that my answer to this post title is "Love it." 

Can you blame me? Look at all these gorgeousness....
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Hello??  They're pretty awesome. But the point of this post is more of "Can you live with white floors, or not?" It might not always be pretty once you start the real life living and walking all over this pureness and dirt manage to find its way to bring you back to reality where floors will be messy.

For the office I did, it will be mostly used by two women which I'm sure can keep their floor looking pristine. But how about the rest of us who live with a lot of boys (ME!) who doesn't care about aesthetics, or those who have kids that makes their home as a playground. Is white still beautiful then?

So, White Wood Floors -- Love it (I can't wait to have it) or Hate it (no way I can keep it) ?

Food Stylist's Office: The Details + Last Day Sneak Peek

Renovation of this office is officially done except for some minor alterations. I can truly say I'm pleased with how it turned out, most especially with all the chic details that pulled this space together.

THE DETAILS

Chandelier
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Just visualize this thing sans the plastic! We need to keep it clean with the ongoing reno. Love the cut-out detail.


Pipe Light + Hanging Shelves
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In lieu of traditional pin lights, we placed round bulbs on pipes all around the room for a more industrial feel. We used this cute wooden brackets to add a little more charm. I want to have that bracket somewhere in my future home, it would look great framing an open doorway as well! :)


Faux Brick Wall
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When I'm on my bonding moments with www ogling through pictures upon pictures of beautiful interiors, I always find myself drawn to painted brick walls. So why not recreate that look? It totally suits the "Raw Industrial Chic" look we're going for.


Mirror
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This lovely mirror is the client's own. We just painted it white to compliment the office's new interior.


Shelves
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 The back of the wall to wall shelves are quite special. This built-in is the main star of this space and sets the tone of the room --fun and chic. We lined the back with wallpaper and two-tone paint.


Flooring
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 The whole space is light and airy so we chose this white floor with subtle streaks. It adds enough texture to the room for a rawer (is that even a word??) feel.



LAST DAY SNEAK PEEK

Here are all the guys hard at work on the last day of renovation. You can see here how the room came together. Can you imagine it with all the accessories in? I can!

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  See before picture here.

Custom L-shape table as employee's working space, faux brick wall (which is kinda washed out by the lighting here in this shot), and hanging shelves.


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See before picture here

Now you know what I mean when I say "star" of the room. This built-in is definitely my favorite detail! 
Some shelves are still missing their wall paper in this shot, but it's almost there. With books, decor, and accessories, this will be a magazine worthy shot. Of course you know that I'm only saying that because I designed it. So please forgive my unhumbleness (again, not a word!), I'm just so in love with this.


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See before picture here.

Here you can see how the two sides of the room relates to each other. The green from the shelves will match the sofa we have reupholstered and tie the two sides together. Another piece of item I can't wait to see! Watch out for the full reveal someday soon. :)

Food Stylist's Office: The Progress

Another project coming to a close. I've been quite silent about this project, not intentionally if I may say, it's just that without the finishing touches, everything is just white. Pretty white that is!

See the opening post about this reno here, and you can see the moodboard and understand what I mean. The plan for this space is to basically create an efficient and great industrial chic backdrop for all colorful decor and accessories that will  eventually grace its shelves and walls.

This is how the space used to look like, and the plans I had for it.
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Sorry for the washed out quality of the progress shots since these we're all taken prior to proper lighting installation. Add to that the fact that this space doesn't have any windows! So lots of light is a must!

This is the custom built L-shape employees' table.
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It comfortably fits three people each with their own storage! Two long shelves will be added on the right wall.

Here's the faux brick wall. Again sorry for the crappy photo, I'll do better next time with the help of a better lighting!
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This is the client's side of the room.
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Here's the wall to wall shelves, with lower drawers and cabinets.
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I told you everything looks white. But in reality, the wall is painted a pale taupy grey to warm up the room a bit and provide contrast with the white cabinets and trims. The shelves and desk are white washed wood which adds texture to the space.  The renovation ends this Saturday, and we'll be decorating next week! Ahhh can't wait to see this space some to life!

Just to give you a preview, I made a mock-up of the plan for the back shelves
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Wall paper and two-tone paint! #excited

Watch out for the pipe lighting we installed, the fun drum shade chandelier we'll be putting up, the ornate green sofa we had refinished, and all the other details of this space! What a happy feeling to see a room come together.

HO of the day: Heaven & Earth

Lets start this week with a dose of very fresh design shall we? I love everything in this studio! A very white space, with artwork overdose, balanced with rustic elements. That desk and hanging light gave this space a sense of earthiness to compliment the heavenly whites. Okay too much of science galaxy terms? Haha...

Happy Monday to all!

Project family home: THE BIG REVEAL!

Finally, after exactly 25 days from the first day of renovation, Project family home is complete. Done. WOOHOO DONE! You can tell how excited I am by this very speedy post. We just finished this space a while ago and here I am typing this thing.

To those who doesn't get the chance to follow this project, click here. That'll bring you to all post re this space.

Here's the moodboard / plan I made for this family home. 
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Pale green walls to compliment their pinkish floor and wood doors. Blue, green, white, and a touch of pink color scheme. Fresh & Fun.
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Wow, since starting this blog, this is the first time I've got a complete space makeover reveal. Most are just one wall, or just some furniture update.

Let's get to the very big reveal. I'm posting the before and afters section by section so you can get the whole feel of the transformation. Here goes.....


DINING / KITCHEN
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KITCHEN SINK AREA
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DINING CONSOLE
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LIVING SPACE
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BAY WINDOW
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DINING-LIVING  TRANSITION
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HALLWAY
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AFTER
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I'm super thrilled with the transformation! Most of the furniture here the client already owned, they're just refurbished, repainted, reupholstered and upgraded through new cushions and throw pillows. The only furniture we bought is the console table. And it's just P2,900! :) By building a bay window seat, repurposing their previous single sofa as dining chairs, and working the old furniture into the design, we eliminated the need to shell out cash for new ones!

I'm sooo happy and contented with what we've accomplished for this family's space. But the best thing about the whole makeover is the message I got from the client right after I went home.. "Thank you Elle! Love my new home! Everything is worth it :) "

Now.. that's a successful project.

On to the next.
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