Murphy Sofa : $1400
Chair : $799
Coffee Table : $843
Fabric for Curtains : $5 a yard, 10 yards for 2 windows
Art : $165 for Extra large canvas print 48″X48″
Rug : $3,300
Pillows : $50, a set of two
Pendant : $800
Total Cost : $7,500
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 5 March, 2013
Stash Desk : $399
Bernhard Chair : $149
Whole Wide World Wallpaper : $400, one accent wall
Bookcase : $499
Binic Table Lamp : $289
Desk Organizer : $5.99
Total Cost : $1740
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 February, 2013
1. Nook Bed : $1299
2. Jane Nightstand : $700, a set of 2
3. Bed Linen : $ 189
4. Wall Sconce : $99 , a set of 2
5. Franz Kline Reproduction : $295
6. Curtains : $80, set of 2
7. Mandara Shag Rug : $475
Total Cost : $3,140
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 19 February, 2013
Pony Chair -$129 each, 6 Chairs $774
Sean Dix Collection Forte Rectangular Dining Table : Currently $995
Coral Pendant : $360
Boras Wallpaper : $70 a roll
Hemisphere Rug : $399
Geometric Vase : $180
Graphite Curtains : $80
This Room Will Cost You : $3200
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 15 February, 2013
Now that Maya’s room is in the final stages of completion (at last!), it is time to move on and tackle Liam’s room. When considering the design for this room I wanted to achieve a more mature design for him; to reinforce the feeling of being a big brother, despite his only being a Kindergartener. My vision for the room was a clean and modern asthetic, with mid-century accents.
The room is south-facing and light filled, having two large windows and also sliding glass doors leading out to an upper deck on the home. To make use of the abundant light, I chose to color most of the walls white, with a single accent wall to provide a burst of contrast and color. The paints used were Benjamin Moore “Paddington Blue”, on the accent wall, with the other three walls painted in standard “Decorators White”. The paints were from from our local and very wonderful store Red Start Paint & Decorating in Montclair, NJ.
I am still waiting on some of the pieces before I can show you the finished room. I hope you like it!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 2 May, 2012
(1. Round Flokati Rug , 2. Plastic molded rocking chair , 3. Pillow – Jonathan Adler , 4. Crib (my son’s crib) , 5. Digital Art by MissTiina , 6. Wall Decals , 7. FL/Y Lamp Kartell , 8. LouLouThi Fabric)
It seemed like last year was a Baby Boom year for many of the leading sites and blogs in the Architecture, Interior Design and general design arenas, and I was no exception with the arrival of an adorable baby girl named Maya late in 2011.
To share the occasion with our audience, ChicTip partnered with several leading product makers and suppliers to undertake remodeling what was a convenient Bedroom-level Laundry room; converting it into a nursery for our bundle of joy. The Laundry room, for reference, has been relegated to the basement.
All room designs have their point of inspiration and Maya’s soon-to-be-Nursery was no exception, with the inspiration for her room coming from a wonderful piece of fabric that I serendipitously found one day while browsing in the fabulous Rock Paper Scissors store in my hometown of Montclair, NJ, just a few miles drive outside of New York City. The fabric immediately caught my eye and “voila!”; I had determined the color scheme and the mood of the room, with a whimsical blend of style, warmth and color that gave the cheerful and welcoming feel required for a baby’s room.
Now, living in a home over 100 years in age, we are still in the process of installing new floors, as well as coaxing the baseboard, crown moldings, paint, etc. into working with walls and floors that can barely boast a right angle among them, but I thought we would provide a glimpse of what I had in mind in terms of the Baby Room design. Time and patience willing, we will complete Maya’s Nursery in the next couple of weeks and I will be able to showcase the end result here on ChicTip.com.
As well as the initial design / mood board, there is also a ‘before’ picture of our old Laundry Room. I have shown this to provide some thought-provoking inspiration for others, as the room is quite small at only 9′X10′ and thus brought with it a number of challenges. It’s easy designing when you have large, light-filled rooms on TV Design shows, so to have a ‘real’ room, in a real home, with real challenges, is far more useful to most people looking for ideas and inspiration than showroom-styled rooms that would look good with almost any design elements added in.
So, wish me luck with the sewing machine (I’ll be making the curtains myself from the fabric, as being a mother first and Interior Designer second, I wanted to ensure there are as many ‘personal touches’ in the room as possible), paint, caulk and filler and I’ll keep you posted as we turn this Baby Room from design to reality. I hope you enjoy the design I’ve put together for this Nursery / Baby Room and let me know what you think!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 April, 2012
Like Isaac Mizrahi before us, at Chictip we are suckers for inspirations boards! We found this superlative link where they explain the who what where and when of doing a design board for a child’s room and honey, by the time you’re done reading you’ll be as hooked – and as inspired – as we were! For those who don’t know, inspiration boards are comprised of retail items such as art and furniture and lighting fixtures, and also colors, paintings, shapes, all put together on one board. While this can sound like it might overrun you with brilliant ideas, but put into practice – as you’ll see on the site – it can yield brilliant results. They’ve got plenty of boards samples, theirs and some that they have collected from others, paired with the end result, and it’s enough to make you run out and start a board of your very own! Please check them out: Project Nursery
For More Inspiration Boards
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 5 August, 2009