A love story that led to a project.

Hi folks! OK, so I have some pictures of  a project I've recently done that I'd love to share with you.  This residence is in Salem, MA and is quite special to me.  It is actually where I met my husband.  He bought the building to make into condos back in 2001.   At the time I was working for a company and was sent over to help him with colors.  We quickly became friends, and a few years later more.  We married in 2004 and this unit was actually our first home.  We sold it shortly after we became pregnant and embarked on our furious and unintentional house flipping phase. (He is in real estate and I design, so we really make a dangerous combo. Luckily children slowed that all down.) 
So back to this condo... I first designed it to fit my then bachelor husband, next I move in and tweak it a bit and now the new owner had hired me to help design it for him. It has been such a great learning opportunity to work in a place that I once lived.  I also was very lucky because my client has great taste and  he loved using pattern and wallpaper. (I was so excited that he was open to a doing a black guest room!)  At first I thought it would be much easier because I knew the space and lighting so well, but it actually was quite difficult because I knew too much.
In the end I loved seeing the space in a whole new "light". 


















There are still a few more things to fluff and finish.  My good friend Nancy Stanley snapped these photos for me.  If you are in the Boston area do check her website, Nancy Stanley Photography. She takes beautiful pictures and I plan on doing a post of some of her work in the near future.



12 comments:

Karena said...

Danika I love what you have done! Really gorgeous! You tow make a great team!

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Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Wow you did a great job I'm drooling over the black grass cloth. My walls are black and managed to collect so much dust I wonder if grass cloth does the same..?? Btw I'm not a red person but the pops of red in that room are pretty fabulous!

Kelly Green said...

What a great story! Love, love , love what you have done to your old house! espeacially the chiang mai wallpaper........stunning! KG

Snippets/Sarah said...

I was skipping through blogs and stopped at your wonderful Blog Title and photos. Everyone here in blogland is so talented with designing on the computer! Yours is wonderful and really caught my eye. I am new to this and would love to make my title (banner?) look more professional. May I ask how you put that together? I have a Mac computer but am due to buy something new soon and I want to understand what is out there..

chair up said...

I LIKE this, I LIKE it ALOT!!!
Angex

bluehydrangea said...

Danika,
This home is amazing!! I love everything you have done, the over-sized framed flag, the wallpaper..it is fabulous!!

Nest Studio said...

Danika - it looks great. I love your use of Chiang Mai Dragon. That is one of my all time fave patterns!

Brandi said...

What a great home and great story! Where did you get those cabinets in the guest room?

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Wow great job! The Wallpaper in the entry with the coral mirror makes me happy!

Mrs. DeVore said...

This is GORGEOUS! You are one talented lady

Danielle {freshquince} said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Hi! I found you via Chinoiserie Chic. I would kill for that entry and I love everything you've done in this space. Looking forward to catching up on the rest of your blog :)

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