Being an Interior Designer is both fascinating and challenging. I have immersed myself in major design projects, like this condo renovation, over the past few years and being back in the field has taught me so much more about creating livable, comfortable, and exciting spaces. Every realistic project starts with a dream, and then you add budget, time frame, feasibility, and availability to it and the dream gets altered through great imagination and perseverance until it becomes a real dream – come true. Here are some examples of how I’ve been spending my time the past few years. Condo Renovation Project: Take two 1,200 square foot back to back condos and open them up to create one 2,400 square foot condo on the beach. This is the before living room in condo number 1. This is the before living room in condo number 2. Try to picture these two sofas back to back. Just behind the mirrors in condo 1 are the two abstract paintings from condo 2.
Here, the walls between the two condos come down. This view is standing in condo 1 looking into condo 2.
I took the main rectangular post in the middle of the two living rooms and made it something special to look at by making it a hexagon and adding crown molding and trim to it.
This is the finished double living room. You can see the hexagon column on the far right. I used its angles to help create interest in this living room by putting the furniture on an angle as well. This configuration offered view of the Gulf of Mexico as well as the TV! Here are some other finished rooms in this beautiful condo.
The dining room table follows the angle offering interest and extra space at the ends to add leaves to the table if needed.
This is a double kitchen with two dishwashers, two ovens, two refrigerators and two sinks.
The redecorated Master Bedroom in condo 1.
Redone Master Bedroom in condo 2.
New Guest Room in condo 1.
We expanded the size of this room and added a sitting area with built in library shelves.
Original guest Room in condo 2 – didn’t have to change during renovation.
This condo renovation project utilized both old and new furnishings. We reupholstered pieces to coordinate with new ones and moved pieces to new locations where they function better for the newly designed space. We kept the color scheme neutral with blues in the main public areas of the condo and gave each bedroom and en suite bathroom their own color and personality. In the end, this double unit works perfectly for this family. One bedroom is for the grandparents, and their three grown children can all bring their families to the beach to create memories year after year.
I have many more design projects I’ve been working on and I’ll post more photos soon.