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There is nothing like creating a design and seeing it come to life! As a designer, I have a vision in my head and then hope after all of the selections are made that it becomes what I had hoped it would be!! One person who makes this happen is Joan Borawski. She is the talented girl that creates our renderings, by hand, to scale, the old fashioned way. She is able to bring the texture, color and vision to paper and allows our clients to see “exactly” what their room will look like!!
For some reason, this year, we have been designing several family rooms. It’s rewarding to be able to create a space that people will gather in and make it beautiful, comfortable and functional. Check these out:
This client yearned for a space that was uncluttered, a place for reading, relaxing and conversation. We selected chaise lounges in a soft, textured fabric from Bernhardt Interiors, a funky modern chair from West Elm and a soft shaggy custom area rug!
A major addition for this Marietta, Georgia family of 5, this room is kid and pet friendly. The use of slipcovers, Sunbrella fabrics and a custom FLOR rug make it indestructible!! We were excited to incorporate one of our favorite pieces of art from Sugarboo Designs.
If you keep up with us, you may remember the space we designed for the boy’s cottage at The United Methodist Children’s Home last fall. This was such a rewarding charity project and we’ve heard that the boys are loving their new hangout space!! You can read about it HERE!
Each of these drawings emphasizes the end result of the collaboration between designers, manufacturers, installers and artists who help bring our visions to life!!
May 23, 2013 No Comments
We are blessed to do what we love for a living. We work hard everyday but some projects bring a new level of happiness to our lives.
This Spring we tackled another Room Service Atlanta project at the United Methodist Children’s Home. The feeling of accomplishment and humbleness we sense at the end of these projects never ceases to amaze us.
We are excited to share that the project has been installed and the room is complete!
We are thankful for the love and support of our families, friends, vendors, and business associates. Without you and your donations this transformation wouldn’t be possible.
On Monday morning we loaded up our cars and headed to the Children’s Home. We couldn’t wait to get started!
Talk about a treasure trove! Unloading our cars and unpacking our goodies was like Christmas morning! It was navy and emerald HEAVEN!
Of course every install starts with a good clean so the whole apartment got a tough scrub down (and you thought being a designer was all about the glamour!) Thankfully the entire space was primed and painted prior to our arrival by our friends at Verge & Associates who donated an entire crew and paint products to transform our space!
Look at those muscles!
After the apartment was clean it was time to get down to business. A big thank you to our hard-working installers Chris and Brad from Hangman Installations and Bruce from Bruce Marko Home Improvements who donated their time Monday. They did a tremendous job installing this chevron rug donated by Flor, hanging window treatments and art and installing new light fixtures.
After a long (and only slightly sweaty) day it was time to step back and enjoy the beauty.
The bedroom and bathroom was painted Bedford Grey by Glidden (who donated the paint!). We added a custom sink skirt to freshen it up. All of the fabrics were donated by Atlanta based Lewis and Sheron Textiles. The window treatments, euro bed pillows and sink skirt were fabricated by the super talented Sue Cruickshank from SJC designs.
We repurposed an antique mirror and asked Joan Borawski to work her magic and give it some jazz! (Yes, the mirror is hanging upside down – it is hiding a gaping hole that was created when we removed the ugly medicine cabinet).
This sweet little nook is the perfect reading spot for studying or relaxing. We recovered a vintage chair Joann found (for $35 at a flea market) in a preppy navy and green combination. Leather Creations was gracious enough to make our upholstery dreams come to life!
The spool table was a HomeGoods find that we had repainted with fun stripes. The vintage lamp was donated by our friend Kemp Hickey who can be found at Scott’s Antique Market the second Saturday of every month.
Missing from the corner? Artwork from Steve Penley which is on the way! WOW!!!!
Doesn’t this spot look cozy?
Since there wasn’t enough room to squeeze a sofa and a bed in the room we opted for a daybed to serve both functions. We loaded it up with comfy pillows from Elaine Smith, Homegoods and SJC Designs. The charming swimsuit prints were donated by Wendover Art. They were the inspiration for our playful room!
We fell in love with the “crab trap” light fixture donated by Currey & Co. It really is the cherry on top of this brand new space!
This dainty wicker table (we picked up for FREE at the UMCH flea market shop) makes for a cheery dining/homework space once it was painted Sherwin Williams Dill (SW6438). We hung vintage postcards on a distressed frame backed with chicken wire (thank you TJ Maxx) to add a personal touch. The fun colors matched our decor and added a little nautical jazz. The placemats (under the lantern) are made from reclaimed sailcloth from the philanthropic minded MK Coastal. The yellow stripe matched the chairs perfectly (ok sometimes you just get lucky!)
This precious little whale has a lighthearted quote and we hit the jackpot when we found this driftwood pendant (donated by Currey & Co.)
At the end of the day we could not be more thrilled to leave this gorgeous room in the hands of a young girl. We hope her new apartment inspires her as much as this project has inspired us!
We wish her a fortunate and blessed life!
May 15, 2013 8 Comments
It’s a wonderful thing to do for the girls that live there. Who knows, it could change their lives and get them interested in interior design as a career. Also, just to feel loved and cared for, will be something many of them have never experienced.
It’s hard to put into words the emotion I felt after reading that. More than anything it made me feel “grateful”. Grateful that there are people who care, and grateful that I am in a position to help and be a part of Room Service Atlanta. Interior design is not just about making a home “beautiful”, it’s about creating surroundings that make a house a “home”.
If you don’t already know about this project you can read our last couple of blogs HERE!
Heartfelt thank you’s to:
Currey & Company for their beautiful lighting and home furnishings.
Steve Penley for his amazing artwork.
Elaine Smith Pillows for their durability and beauty.
Lewis and Sheron Fabrics for their beautiful fabrics and amazing customer service.
Wendover Art for their large selection of art that works with so many of our projects.
FLOR for their unique carpet squares and quick deliveries.
MK Coastal who creates pillows, placemats and home decor items from old sails. You need to check out their website to read how they “give back” with every sale.
Verge Painting & Siding for their work ethic and excellent attention to detail.
Leather Creations Furniture for making a beautiful product.
Helser Brothers Hardware for their distinct designs and technical knowledge.
Kemp Hickey Designs for his ability to turn something old into something beautiful.
SJC Window Designs for fabricating all of our gorgeous window treatments and soft furnishings.
Glidden Paint for donating the paint for the rooms at the girl’s cottage.
Joan Borawski for her artistic talent in faux painting and hand rendering.
A big thank you also to the monetary donations received by the families below:
The Harper Family
The Prochaska Family
Sharon Hindson of Von Der Ahe Interiors
Amanda Kinney of The Antique and Design Center in High Point, NC
If you are interested in supporting us, we could use some monetary donations for finishing touches on the space. Click here to donate via paypal or send a check to Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc. 4430 Wade Green Road, Suite 180, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
On another note, the contest for the Style Spotter with the most wins ends on Friday, May 3rd. Please click HERE to repin and like our Highpoint Market picks!!
Have a great week!
April 30, 2013 No Comments
Our Spring project with Room Service Atlanta renovating a girls cottage at the United Methodist Children’s Home is in full swing! Our sponsors have been incredible and our “vintage coastal theme” is comin’ along!
Thanks to Currey & Co. for so graciously donating these eye catching light fixtures:
Thanks to our friend and idol Steve Penley for donating his extraordinary work 2 years in a row:
And to the amazing Elaine Smith whose indoor outdoor pillows we covet:
And to the Atlanta icon Lewis & Sheron textiles for donating all of the fabrics for our upholstery, bedding and window treatments!
Stay tuned for more kudos to our special charity partners!
We are still in need of cash donations for all the accessorizing and finishing touches (sheets, blankets, kitchen ware, toiletries) we need to add! If you’d like to donate, please send a check to Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc. 4430 Wade Green Road, Suite 180, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
Thank you for helping us HEAL THE HURT!!
April 15, 2013 1 Comment
I hate to give away a secret but I am so excited to show you the inspiration for the room we are designing with Room Service Atlanta benefiting girls age 17 to 21 at The United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur, Georgia. When we did this project for a boys cottage in the fall (read about it here), we designed it with a “modern” twist. This time around we’ve decided to go “vintage/coastal”. Here is the vintage inspired art so graciously donated to us by Wendover Art that has gotten the ball rolling!!
We love how classic navy and white is, but in true Kandrac & Kole style, we’ve got to throw in some “green”. Check out some of our favorite pins from our pinterest board labelled “Navy/Green” using this color combo:
We’ve been blessed again with wonderful clients, vendors, family and friends who support us in these efforts. Many thanks to: FLOR , Lewis and Sheron Fabrics, Verge Painting, Leather Creations, Currey & Co, Helser Brothers, Kemp Hickey Designs, Elaine Smith, SJC Window Designs, Joan Borawski faux painting, The Harper Family, The Prochaska Family, Sharon Hindson of Von Der Ahe Interiors and Amanda Kinney.
To see the “before” photos and what we are starting with, click here. The install date is May 13th!! We could still use lots of help. Cash donations would be very much appreciated. If you have a Paypal account (or you can sign up for one) the easiest way is:
Go to www.paypal.com
Under buy, click on Make a payment. Make the payment from your email address to ours: email@example.com
It will look like this:
If you’re unable do that, you can mail a check to: Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, 4430 Wade Green Road, Suite 180, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
I love this quote……….
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa
Stay tuned for updates…..
April 3, 2013 No Comments