Dayka Robinson Designs

Dayka Robinson Designs

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It was my pleasure to interview Dayka Robinson of Dayka Robinson Designs about her AWESOME transformation on this Settee.
Lons_Designs: This is an AMAZING transformation! Did you know exactly how you’d re-purpose the Settee as soon as you saw it, or was it a process?

Dayka: “I knew as soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do–it was just a matter of making the specific material selections. I love a classic Wingback chair and from all of my experience vintage shopping, I know that a Wingback settee is not easy to find! The original fabric was in awful condition (cushions were totally torn underneath), and I knew the skirt needed to go ASAP to create a clean-lined look. I originally purchased an Ikat fabric to recover the settee but changed my mind and decided on a textured, solid Ebony cotton with brushed nickel nailhead trim to highlight the details.”

Lons_Designs: The nail head trim is stunning. How long did it take you to add those accents?

Dayka: “Thank you, and you know, I couldn’t tell you because I had my upholsterer apply it! I do all of my own furniture refinishing and some of my own re-upholstery, but I’ve learned to focus my time on the things that I personally need to do and outsource when possible. I can’t imagine applying all of those nailheads one by one, but 2-3 hours is a good guess.”

Lons_Designs: I can’t thank you enough for stopping by our blog and allowing us to showcase your work. Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?

Dayka: “My new website should (hopefully) be launching in a few weeks with updated portfolio pics & information! In the meantime, you can always find me pinning my favorite images on Pinterest, sharing my latest updates on Facebook, and of course on my daily style blog, Dayka Robinson Desgins. Thanks for having me!”

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Lon
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The Small Wall

I’m Thrilled About: The Small Wall!

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It was truly a pleasure to receive the “Small Wall” from my Twitter bud Julie Boney and her husband Steve Boney. When you visit the “Small Wall” website, you’ll see this product description: “Small Wall adhesive backed paint sample boards are the easiest & most accurate way to sample paint color.”

However, I wanted to put a different spin on the use of the “Small Wall” and I decided to use it to see how a pattern (instead of paint) would look on one of my walls! I will do a full review on Saturday. It’s my “Saturday Shout Out!”; which is a special blog post specifically designed for reviewing any interior design products or pieces I receive; so stay tuned for that. In the mean time, check out the slide show above and let me know your thoughts on the “Small Wall” in the comments. Thanks!

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Lon

Edwards Architects, LLC

Edwards Architects, LLC

It was my pleasure to interview Kim Zingre of Edwards Architects, LLC about their Assisted Living Dining Room pictured above.

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Lons_Designs: I love a dining space that allows for a bit of privacy; one where the tables aren’t positioned too closely. Your design seems just right! Did you have space in mind when you created the space or was it the fact that in an assisted living dining room, there’s a need for more space?

Kim: “I planned and positioned the tables initially on CAD, and I tried to allow space for a wheelchair or walker to be able to pass between tables even if people were sitting at the tables.  We tried to fit the appropriate number of tables to the space allowed, not cram in a certain number of seats.  The background of the photo shows double doors leading to a more private dining area, with a more intimate setting.”

Lons_Designs: Kim Talk about the color concept for the design.

Kim: “The owners were looking for a scheme which incorporated earth tones and still felt new and refreshing.  We accomplished this with teal blue as our primary color, white trim, brushed nickel fixtures, and light wood flooring.”

Lons_Designs: I can’t thank you enough for stopping by our blog and allowing us to showcase your work. Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?

Kim: Although we focus mainly on commercial projects, our firm is growing and expanding into residential design.

Please comment and share your thoughts in the survey below…

Lon

Bedroom Makeover via “House Beautiful”!

This Interior Design Makeover comes from:

“House Beautiful”

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Painting the doors white, while leaving the rich brown color on the trim, totally transformed them and they really pop! The outline on the door panels with dark brown is also a stroke of genius. The lamps and headboard don’t dissapoint. What do you like about this makeover?
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Come Back Every Monday for: Makeover Monday! Please share you thoughts by leaving a comment ~ Lon

Thrilled About This Kitchen!

I’m Thrilled at the unique way they’ve positioned the seating area in this kitchen. Talk about a “Room With A View”. It’s so pleasant to have your meal in front of a glamorous view. This is a home for sale in L.A. showcased on a Real Estate website.

What do you think about this design? Take the survey below and share it with others who are Thrilled about Interior Design this Thursday!

Lon

MJN and Associates Interiors

MJN & Associates Interiors

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It was my pleasure to interview Michelle Nettles of MJN & Associates Interiors about her design pictured above.

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Lons_Designs: This room is warm and inviting. Can you talk about the rich color scheme you chose here?

Michelle: “This is a breakfast area right off the kitchen, which is also open to the family room.  The colors were chosen to flow with the colors we were doing in the family room.”

Lons_Designs: Michelle can you tell our readers a little bit about the wall art we see in this picture?

Michelle: “These were pieces that the client already had, a personal collection, of metal “baskets.”  I just reorganized them and replaced them above the hutch.”

Lons_Designs: I can’t thank you enough for stopping by our blog and allowing us to showcase your work. Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?

Michelle: “This area was done on a shoe string budget and yet it turned out so nice, I have used it as my cover photo on my website and a flyer as well.  It just goes to show that good design does not need to be expensive.”

“You can follow my blog on my website or “like” me on Facebook to keep up with my latest posts.http://www.facebook.com/MJNinteriors.  I post twice a week and try to keep current with all that is happening here at MJN & Associates Interiors.  I post updates as I go to High Point Markets, comment on neat designs I see in my travels, as well as artist profiles and small do-it-yourself design projects. Thanks.”

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Lon

Interior Design is Art!

Welcome to Lons_Designs! Where I believe that “Interior Design is Art!”™ Sit back and enjoy each post. Read interviews we will share with many of the designers we feature here. If you’re looking for a specific “Room Design“, click the drop down menu under the section entitled such and peruse the categories listed there. You’ll find inspiration and information on AWESOME interior designs, designers and events. Submit your designs via email to: lons.designs@gmail.com and we’ll post them here with attribution to you and your website. We LOVE “Before and After” pictures. Please make sure you follow us on Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter! We’ll be posting an explosion of beautiful interior design art there!

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Lons_Designs_Mod Living Room (sans wall art/decor)

Lons_Designs_Mod Living Room (sans wall art/decor)