The Lorimer Project Reveal

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The Lorimer Project is finished, and we’re so excited to show you the reveal. And what’s more, the project was recently featured on Design*Sponge!

Before we dive into the after photos, let’s take a moment to remember where we started (or check out parts I, II, and III for a more in-depth review). The apartment was a blank canvas, with all-white walls everywhere. My client has a vibrant, bohemian, eclectic style, so we needed to infuse her home with lots of pattern, texture, and global inspiration. Here is the main living area before we started:

And here is the after! We started by covering the white walls of the main room with faux wood paneled wallpaper, adding depth and subtle texture. A custom-designed kilim loveseat, with its bold colors and patterns, is balanced by a pair of laid-back leather and velvet armchairs. The Beni Ourain-inspired area rug is layered with a super soft faux sheepskin. We interspersed metallic accents, like a vintage brass arc lamp and copper pendant lights.

The largest window in the living area faces an adjacent building; to dress it up we created a curtain of succulent plants and moss using brass planters from West Elm. The result is a hanging screen that offers additional privacy and adds a lush, natural element to our design while still letting in light.

This little nook was the perfect place for a dining area. We chose a round table to maximize space. Again, we wanted to balance polished pieces with rustic elements. The marble-topped tulip table and brass table lamp provide a nice counterpoint to the vintage industrial chairs and handmade boucherouite rug.

Moving on to the second bedroom, which my client uses as an art studio. Once again, empty white walls really didn’t cut it. My client wanted something vibrant and whimsical to inspire her creativity.

We designed a colorful geometric pattern for the walls, which is actually composed of individual triangular decals. We handpicked the colors and placement, creating our own customized pattern. We found a vintage industrial cabinet at an antique store outside Boston. My client needed a good place to store her art supplies, and the cabinet’s metal baskets were the perfect solution.

And lastly, the bedroom. My client wanted to go dark and dramatic in the bedroom– the exact opposite of these sterile white walls.

We went dark and dramatic all right. My client loves Hollywood Regency, so we chose a black flocked fan pattern wallpaper and played up the glamour with brass accents and a vintage Rita Hayworth marquee poster. A rattan headboard from Serena & Lily and a kilim accent pillow give the room additional texture and tie the design to the rest of the apartment.

That’s a wrap for the Lorimer Project! We hope you enjoyed seeing the process from start to finish, and thanks again to Design*Sponge for the lovely feature.