Friday, June 24, 2011

An Oasis in the City for Bravo TV

mddOASISinthecity

{Chic Items for an Eclectic Terrace in the City: Casamidy Almidi Star Table, Kristen Buckingham Laurent Wingback Chair, Liora Manne Outdoor Suzani Rug, Casamidy Varenne Sofa, Casamidy Symi Lanterns, White Chippendale Planters, Fiddleleaf Fig Trees, Wisteria Interlocking Rings Garden Stool}

I was recently asked by Bravo to create an outdoor space in celebration of their new hit show, Million Dollar Decorators. I become more addicted to the show with each episode, so I was excited for the challenge! I was sent the space in the photo below to use as my canvas. It needed some help, to say the least! The first thing I noticed was the complete lack of color aside from the trees. I chose to go with a fresh palette with various hues of blue and clean white. I also wanted the space to feel like an oasis in the middle of the city, so I combined a few classic elements like the Chippendale planters and wingback chairs with some more exotic pieces like the star coffee table and suzani rug. The result is chic with an eclectic twist!

mdd balcony

{The original inspiration space that Bravo sent me. I would leave the wood floors as is, but I would tear out the benches that appear to be covered in leopard print and would remove all of the furniture and plants.}

mdd layout

{My graphic design skills are limited to say the least, so this board that I put together shows not only the layout in relation to the photo of the original space, but my lack of graphic design prowess. Hopefully, it will at least give you an idea of where everything would go on the terrace.}

 

A big thanks to my girls, Dabney and Lauren for helping me with the pretty graphic at the beginning of the post and to Bravo for inviting me to participate in this fun exercise!

12 comments:

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- how exciting! I am a huge bravo fan, and definitely watch million dollar decorators. You did a great job with the space. The pops of color are just what the space needed for a cheerful, summer getaway! :)

Natasha Simpson * said...

I think you did an amazing job! I would love to be relaxing there right now!

Natasha

http://www.lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com

Lily said...

The space looks great !! Love what you picked out.

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Allyson said...

I'm a huge fan of Bravo and your blog so congratulations!!!

www.mimosasnthemorning.com

quintessence said...

Love your picks especially the fabulous Casamidy Varenne Sofa - what a great piece!! I love how it combines the classic and modern styles you picked for the other selections!

Modern Girl Style said...

Totally amazing! Does that mean you are en route to doing more of your own design work? No matter the answer, you are rocking it! Congrats on all the recent achievements!

Savor Home said...

That is fabulous! How exciting! I love your selections and the pops of turquoise. So happy for you!

820am said...

beautiful decorating! i can totally see what you've created in that space....bravo! (no pun intended) xo, annette http://www.820am.blogspot.com

Karena said...

Paloma, very exciting, and wow I adore that Table, stunning!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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karen ho fatt said...

Love the color boards. They really show how a space should come together. As an interior designer, I use these often, really helps clients visualize a room.

Claire M. said...

I love the design!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

That is so exciting! I love your color scheme and the eclectic look of the space :)