We all have our good days and our bad days, right? With interior design -- especially if there is building or renovations involved -- it can rattle your nerves and test your patience. Let's face it, the reality of going from an idea seen on a blog, or a pin on pinterest to an actual space is not always easy. Every day I learn something new, and I've been doing this a while. So that's why I like to remind myself what I LOVE about this process. The fact that you really CAN go from an idea or a sketch to something real is truly amazing, and completely rewarding.
Take this typical living room problem: A radiator that didn't look good and took the 'starring role' on the wall we needed for a media center. Here's where we started:
The solution? An integrated radiator/storage cabinet that has a pattern of holes for ventilation, along with an inside compartment for equipment. The legs were given their own cutout shape to add character and make it feel more like furniture.
And the final result - a neat pairing of form and function. I also added floating shelves above to create additional storage and display space and give the eye a place to land other than the TV. The cabinet maker was great and followed the radiator pattern with precision (it was three different sized holes!).
So, from a drawing to reality -- this one worked out really nicely. I love my job!