Cohabitation With Design

June 15, 2010

FORM Contemporary Design Show in St. Louis August 13th-14th

I am very excited to announce that I will be part of the FORM Contemproray Design Show in St. Louis, MO. The VIP evening is August 13th. The show continues on August 14th from 11am-4pm. My work shown will be a 1977 GMC Motor Coach remodel I was fortunate enough to be part of. Below is the story behind this project, along with a link to FORM and a link to an article featuring my work in Chicago Home Magazine.

If you will be in town, it would be great to see you at the show and for you to take this opportunity to tour the motor coach!!

Thank you for your support!

THE DESIGN STORY:

“As an interior designer, it is always fun to work on unique and sometimes unexpected projects. This was definitely the case for me when Rachel Carlson walked into my design firm and asked for information on bamboo. The connection between myself and this soon-to-be client was instant. As our discussion of her motor coach progressed, a remodel project came to fruition. We both believed this project would not be for ourselves soley, but one that could inspire others. A project that was a bit outside the norm that would allow others to think creatively about any space and make design visions come to life.

The motor coach was a typical 1970’s space, filled to the brim with orange shag carpeting, orange velvet upholstery, and orange plastic side and back splashes. All of this began to change once Rachel and I put our heads together and decided to focus on environmental concepts and a “martini lounge meets zen garden” theme. Our desire was to keep the feeling of traveling in a motor coach alive, but introduce a lush, comfortable, and nature-inspired space for her family to enjoy while vacationing.

Bamboo, chocolate burl cork flooring, eco-resin side and back splashes, jelly bean rocks, and mohair were all used to create the desired look for the space.

Overall, this is still my favorite design project to date. I had an amazing time working on not only the project, but with such kind people. This project may be a bit unusual, but it is definitely a functional, beautiful space for her family to enjoy for years to come.”

LINKS:

formdesignshow.com

http://www.chicagohomemag.com/Chicago-Home/September-October-2008/Trailer-Made/

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1 Comment »

  1. Awesome! I wonder if there is any way I can wrangle a day or two off to come down and see it? 🙂

    Comment by Danielle Jokela — July 6, 2010 @ 10:37 pm


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