To open up this condo and make one large living space, designer Rachel James worked her demo and designer magic, resulting in an open living space full of bright colors and cool accent pieces.
When designer Rachel James' client asked for a more open, bright and colorful living space, Rachel knew just how to make their interior design wishes come true.
There weren’t too many large obstacles, however working in a condo presents a certain set of challenges in terms of timing, parking and making sure all elements fit in the freight elevator. Demolition involved issues in making sure we didn’t affect duct work.
The original reclaimed wood for the door warped and had to be replaced. We painted the columns in a custom finish to replicate the concrete pillars on the wrap-around deck, however the general painter accidentally painted over the faux finish, so we had to redo it.
Loved the way the rooms could absorb a bright color. Even though we used Racing Orange by Benjamin Moore on the walls, orange upholstery on the chairs, and orange pillows, the effect was at once energetic and soothing. This bright color is quite liveable.
The artwork in the office area was inspired by one of Stravinsky’s ballets. It looks to be a simple abstract, but it actually has great depth in meaning. The wrap-around deck truly functions as an extra room, and the client spends all the warm months living outside.