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My Favorite Spaces of 2021

We didn't really get to install and photograph as many projects this year as usual due to backordered product, construction delays, and other Covid-related issues. However, the ones we did install were special and here are a few of my favorite spaces within each home.

casual living space by Lindsey Brooke Design

South Bay Project: Front Living Room

This is a favorite of mine because we didn't really do much to the structure of the space, but what we did made a big impact. We painted, redid the fireplace, and replaced the flooring, and all of that made for a great foundation, but this room had challenges and furnishings really are the piece of the puzzle that made it great. The slanted ceilings are extremely tall and the windows aren't, which cut off the height of the room. We helped balance all of that by adding drapery throughout the room and really tall, large art pieces above the sofa to bring your eyes up. This made all the dead space above feel not so empty. I also LOVE that we did two different sofas in the room -- it just added so much personality. That, along with all the texture just made this space fun.

bold powder bath with wallpaper by Lindsey Brooke Design

Photo by Amy Bartlam

Moore Drive Project: Powder Room

This room didn't get much recognition when we first debuted this project earlier this year, but it's one of my favorites because it's so bold. The rest of the home (check it out here) plays more on neutral colors and tones and the client felt like we could get a little more daring in the powder bath. Just goes to show that a little goes a long way!

The whimsical wallpaper is the center of the design. Then, we decided to add a wall detail to tie in with the traditional elements of the home, but painted it a color in the wallpaper so it would pop. The room isn't big so we did a console sink with sculptural details and we mixed in some brass and texture to add warmth as well. We painted the back of the door the same blue as the paneling, and that ended up being one of my favorite details in the space.

warm, textural kitchen by Lindsey Brooke Design

I actually love this kitchen because it is not a typical Lindsey Brooke Design. It's a little warmer, more textured, and way more earthy than we normally go. Our client knew exactly what she wanted to do and we just helped her iron out the details and tie it all together. What I LOVE about this space is that we didn't do much to it -- we painted the cabinets, added new backsplash stone, new counter tops, and new hardware and lighting. But the floor plan, appliances, flooring, and existing cabinets stayed. And still, this was one dramatic before and after!

serene feminine bath by Lindsey Brooke Design

Photo by Amy Bartlam

North Ranch Remodel: Primary Bathroom

I'm giving a sneak peek at my first ever "Her's" Primary Bathroom! This house had separate His and Her's primary bathrooms (everyones' dream!) and we got to completely redo her side to 100% what she wanted. We wanted it have a feminine and serene vibe and we achieved that by using warmer tones throughout and plenty of curved details, like the tile surround in the tub niche. Now, not only does she have to share a sink, but she has the ultimate space for relaxing and self care.

white kitchen by Lindsey Brooke Design

Photo by Amy Bartlam

This kitchen wasn't in the original scope of this project, but our client wanted to have an open concept space in the house since many of the rooms are so separated. While working in phase one (the primary bedroom and baths -- yes there are two!) we decided to move forward and just go for it.

The first step was taking down all of the interior walls to create one giant room. We wanted to keep the warm and cozy feeling, so we created three distinct zones, which also helped with the flow. Laying out the kitchen was a particular challenge as the clients had an extensive list of wants and needs, and we eliminated most of the walls on which to place them! In the end, we set the island a little off center so that it was closer to the refrigerator wall (to the left) and didn't feel so disconnected. Design-wise, it's elegant and neutral so that the furnishings in the other parts of the room can be center-stage. Now, it's truly the heart of the home, and is the entertaining space our clients had been dreaming of!


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