Although time flies by so fast that we are practically thinking about our Christmas decorations again, we kicked off this year with a room for a young adult. We absolutely love doing adult spaces and have been working on quite a few lately. Due to the fact that we once started with kids rooms sometimes gives the impression that that’s all we do yet we love mixing it up now.
The space we styled last week is for a 17 year old gentleman. We begun with a beautiful dark yet warm grey on the walls. As we have mentioned before, painting a wall (or if you really want to be bold: all walls) will instantly change the vibe of the room. For a young adult, this Elegant Grey (Jotun 1434) is a versatile, strong and steady color.
We are very eager to show you the custom made cabinet in this room. We are developing a few furniture pieces with the Live Loud Girl signature in collaboration with a local carpenter. Goal is to be selling theses furniture pieces and to use them in our room designs as often as we can. The cabinet is made a high quality plywood. Basic yet sleek making sure this storage space and one of the key elements in the room.
The wall color, the natural wood and the deep red Rozenkelim rug for us is a winning combination. With the two loungers which were already part of the original room design, this side of the room will be very popular.
On the opposite side you can find the large bed with 3 prints. The great thing about prints is that it is one of the best ways to update a room. Whenever kids or adults grow out of something you can change prints without touching anything else. And with so many great designers out there, it is a matter of choosing your favorites.
With the use of just one leg of the Ikea FROSTA stool we created a holder for the burgendy &Tradition light which is in the same color as the custom made cabinet. The light is quit big for a wall light so we needed a holder on the wall to give it space to hang.
How? Just drill two small holes in the FROSTA leg, pull through the cable and reconnect the plug. This can obviously be done with other lights as well.
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What a great start of the year we had with installing this beautiful space. The room is ready and we are fired up for the next installation…
I have had a profound love for any Eames design for as long as I can remember. That explains how my Eames Lounge Chair , the first piece of design furniture I bought for myself, always takes up the best place in our living room. After quite some years of also happily using Vitra products in our styling, we were invited to come to the source: The Vitra Campus so in Weil am Rhein, Switzerland.
The Vitra Campus is simultaneously a fully operational production site and a field of experimentation for architecture and design. For design and architecture enthusiast like me, it is a place where you can drool all day. The architecture of every single building and sculpture is out of this world, making it one of the most creative and inspirational places I have ever seen.
It is a special time to visit this unique place as is reintroducing the Eames chair in it’s original material of Fibre glass. A truly unique design that has resisted going out of style. Fashion is quick, styles change yet a with good design you can grasp a moment and keep it for ever. It becomes timeless.
The fibre glass gives this piece the perfect touch of vintage. The irregular surface and functional form makes this chair charming. It is a piece with real character and one of my old time favorite pieces. It’s been launched in 6 original colors of which the elephant grey is on my wishlist.
Another highlight in a long range of them was the Furniture Archive. A space that is normally closed for the public yet was now open for the launch with Vitra Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum. To see so many valuable, treasured and relevant design in one room is a dream come true for us after almost five years of Live Loud Girl.
This is officially Design Heaven…
The content of this post is created in collaboration with Vitra who kindly invited me to visit the Vitra Campus. The words, experiences and photos are by Live Loud Girl.
Originals. The real deal. A statement piece. That is what sums up design for us.
Investing in design is something most people don’t do overnight. It is is a process.
You might fall in love with a piece of design furniture when you are young and save up for it to finally call it your own many years after your first encounter. Or maybe you inherit a statement piece from a family member because you were always eying it. Whatever the story is, it is about surrounding yourself with furniture that you will love for the rest of your life.
It has been a while since we styled a playroom. And this one is quite a special one as it’s more of a playground. It is one of the rooms that we designed for the villa on Zaya Nurai Island, a large and beautiful open space with natural light and an arched entrance. Kids with the ages between 0 to 11 will be playing here so we could not wait to get started.