Champagne Toast

Atlanta remodeling before Atlanta remodeling after wall treatment

I love participating in designer events. It is an opportunity to work with a fun loving and creative group of people. This one was called “Collaborating For Success.” It was organized by ToTheTradeOnly and had a whole new twist . . . it was almost like that HGTV show “Design Star.” Each designer chose a small space.

Unlike show homes, their resources were limited to a specific group of participating vendors. These vendors had particular products that they made available to either donate, give or lend. It was up to the designers to work with these and create a space that would knock your socks off! In my mind, this is a very difficult design challenge . . . work with what you’ve got, not with what you can buy. I am always amazed at how a great designer has the vision to make something special out of nothing.

Rachel Young of Liquid Design Studio invited me to be on her team. Her idea was to recreate this ladies’ restroom with the elegance of a “Marie Antoinette feeling.” We didn’t have time for samples. I just showed up with an assortment of products from my shelves and began to trowel. It was a leap of faith! Many subtle reflective and metallic colors were blended to complete this finish. The addition of the pattern offers gentle curves to “soften” the strong geometric lines and hard surfaces in the space. Everyone kept peeking in to watch what would come next as each layer was applied.
The evening of the event was filled with design inspiration thanks to all of the creative and talented participants. Needless to say, our space was a hit! The ladies’ room was not a place where the girls could retreat for privacy. Every gentleman was opening the door wanting to see what we had done!

We were able to create formal elegance that would be suitable for any black tie affair.  To quote one of the guests, “It has become a place that is beautiful enough for a champagne toast!”

Let us know what you think. Be sure to post your comments below. For more transformations, explore my faux finish projects.

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  1. Such a beautiful project, Kass! LOVE the walls – elegant, seamless and warm. 🙂

  2. Peggy Rimkus says

    Such a timeless room that gives one a sense of calm and elegance. A piece of art in action.

  3. Rhonda-RBI Design says

    Kass, Great to hear from you! Beautiful work! What an amazing change! Thanks for keeping me in the loop on your projects!

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