New York is sunny today therefore I am HAPPY! And also on that note, the ladies of Rehabitat are feeling very fortunate to get to work with such amazing clients who trust our vision and style for their space. A lovely young family from a cute New Jersey town reached out to us for help with their very long and skinny family room. And let me tell you, this room had good bones!!! The walls were already a fresh shade of white with LOTS of windows, including a window seat and a super cool sliding barn door. They needed a floor plan appropriate for the oblong space with room for play, storage for toys, and lots of seating for lounging with family and friends. Their vintage modern-boho style got us excited to give them a fresh, clean look. We were sad to say bye to this Box for sure. Thank you for using Rehabitat, Heidi! You don't need to live anywhere near us to get a Rehab Box! If you want to read more about what they include and how one can be yours, click HERE.
If you're new to our blog, welcome! We've been overwhelmed by all the support lately and have been pinching ourselves that we get to do what we love AND inspire others. I (Emily) have been REALLY BAD at blogging consistently, which is great because it means we're busy, but would be really great if I could find time to post more often. How does everyone do it?! Ideally, this blog would just blog itself. When's that app coming?
We thought today seemed like a good day to share a little more from our Rehab Box collections. These two boxes were for our kitty loving, whiskey collecting clients, Priya and Fraser, based in Michigan and are two of our favorites! They have great taste, a love for vintage and mid-century accent pieces, and were all around awesome to work with. Wanting to be more hands on and not quite ready to commit to a full service designer, the box was a perfect fit for them.
Check out our Rehab Box options (some might call it e-design) and see how you can get in on the action! We're in the NYC area but you don't have to be. We can work with you no matter where you live- except if you live in Hawaii, we'll have to come take measurements.
In other news, we have 2 new projects to photograph in the next couple weeks which we're totally excited to share, and I just finished shooting our place which you can see sneak peaks of on instagram to be featured on a major blog near you. Happy Friday everyone!
Hey CT friends! There's a new coffee shop in town! We're beyond thankful to have been working on this very special project over the last few months - its been an exciting process and a whole lotta fun. And we're a tiny bit sad to say our job is coming to an end! We have been honored to work with our genuinely kind, hard-working and inspiring clients to turn a discombobulated New England colonial rental into a totally calm, cool, collected space. A space for coffee-lovers to gather, work, live, and enjoy life. And also, have some dayum good coffee. Check out the befores:
So this is a two parter. Today, we share the design process- which needed to be speedy because once you lease a space, every second you spend hem-hawing about the details keeps coffee shop clients from opening and making dollars. We started with a coffee bar and kitchen plan, flow studies and overall floor plan. And then a lighting/ceiling plan because the ceiling was in a dire state and the lighting was good, if you like a gas station bathroom vibe while sipping your macchiato.
Our goal was to go overboard with making the space cohesive and to create a minimal and fresh interior without losing sight of the original architecture. Part of why this was a challenge was due to the many doors, random windows and walls, side rooms, and low ceilings. There's this really great heavy duty wallpaper called Anaglypta which covers an array of sins including the deadliest - low hanging ceiling tile. When we all decided wallpapering was the best solution, I think I cried a little because that was our first choice and we believed it would make the biggest transformation. Replacing the flooring and painting everything the same color did wonders too. Now onto the fun part. Design boards, shopping, and details! We were on a tight timeframe so not too many custom pieces (or anything with a 6-8 week lead time) made the cut unless we could build it, which we did a lot of. And by we, I mean Victor and Larry, who need a mention here because they did an excellent job on EVERYTHING!
Victor and Larry built the coffee bar, tiled the back wall, laid the flooring, installed the wallpaper, painted everything, built the banquette seating, and so much more. We're very thankful for their great attitudes and willingness to hear our sometimes particular and specific requests! The result is exciting and we're so pleased with how the space turned out. Come back for tomorrow's Before and After part 2 because this is long enough and tomorrow's post will be more dramatic- promise! (P.S. Dom's Coffee opens on Friday in Avon, CT so check it out if you live in the area!)
Rehabitat was moonlighting in Chicago late last week to throw a baby shower bash for Miss Lauren, due in August. And we had the best weekend. Babies are in the air! (If only literally, amirite?) So we thought now is as good a time as ever to share our design board for Lauren + Alex's colorful-yet-gender-neutral nursery. Of course there's a little pink here and there because, PINK. And generally we feel passionate about not limiting specific colors to specific baby genders because, well thats boring.
Lauren and Alex have a great room already started with fresh white walls begging for fun art, built-in shelving that fits perfectly in a little nook and lots of space to show off lots of cute baby schtuff. We had a really great time organizing and styling and making baby mobiles and laying around eating left over baby shower desserts. We were even lucky enough to have baby Drew keep us seriously entertained with his unbearably cute smiles and hilariously typical baby coos and giggles. It was a baby filled weekend, to say the least. Check out the below photos for a glimpse of the shower we threw, the unfinished nursery and the mobile we made!
Oh! And here are some "befores" of the room when it existed as a guest room/ craft room. Please excuse the poor quality! Already, the new white walls make the room feel twice the size and so so fresh.
August has been a busy month filled with travel, family, and work with this here post brought to you from an especially cute apartment in Chicago. Just a quick update on our latest and greatest Rehab Box for a very sweet client in Brooklyn. What you can't see is her existing jealousy-inducing turquoise Brazilian hammock which served as the inspiration for her natural, globalist interior. Read more about our Boxes here!
We've found creating concept boards for our full service clients gives everyone (client and us!) a better idea of the direction in which the space is heading. In this case, we were looking to create a more formal, hollywood regency inspired dining room that maintains a healthy balance of vintage and new. Even with a similar formula, the options feel very different, but beautiful, if we do say so! Which one do you fancy? Leave us a comment!