The Italian Job

March 26, 2013



So, a few months back I entered my bedroom in Apartment Therapy's Room for Color contest. I really didn’t know what kind of response I’d get, but I was shocked at all the awesome comments and compliments that got thrown my way. AT readers can take Great White sized bites out of projects that they don’t like and I expected to see blood in the water whenever I loaded my page to check on my entry (which was like, 12 times a day). The really cool thing about it though was that I got several emails from people asking me if I’d be interested in doing small long distance projects. Including one in Italy. Yeah, that Italy. I’d heard about “Designer in a Box” type services before, but I hadn’t really ever thought about offering them. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what a great idea it was. So I did the Italian Job. And now I offer Online Design Services (You may have noticed the tiny banner to the right). The place was awesome. I can’t show you the before pics because of a confidentiality agreement with the client (possibly because she’s a celebrity), but here are the conceptual renderings. I can’t wait to see the finished room...

Here's a few more pics...








6 comments:

  1. Wow Rohde, these are awesome! I thought that the pictures on the top were of real rooms, they aren't are they? What software did you use? You should enter these rooms in the Room for Color and see how many votes you get ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. SketchUP. Then I rendered them and did a little post work in Photoshop. This was what I did to sell Elton John on the design for his place. He signed off on the SketchUP model I did without seeing any other drawings! Somehow, I don't think AT would go for that... :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful room! I love your design.

    I cannot find a post about your bedroom. I want to copy your pink duvet. I saw you posted that it was idye with a Target duvet. So, I purchased two idye pink in for natural fibers. But the duvet I purchased is a poly/cotton blend. Did you have this problem? Which did you use? How many? And do you have a front load washing machine? Sorry so many questions, but I am not a DIY girl and fear this will go terribly wrong.

    Thank you!

    Jenni

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah, the pink duvet...You wouldn't think it would be so hard to find a simple bright pink duvet, right? The white duvet I used was a blend too. I used 2 iDye packets - 1 natural/cotton and 1 synthetic. It came out pretty good, but there were a couple of spots that weren't perfect. I used a top loading machine and followed the directions to the T. The only really advice I can give you is - stir, stir, stir! Good luck! Let me know how it turns out. You can see the Apartment Therapy post about my place here:
    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/rohdes-opportunistic-design-laboratory-house-tour-174896 Just don't look at the horrible pictures of me...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you so much! I bought a poly dye kit too.

    I will update you on the finished product. At the very worst, the kids could always use it for a cool fort.

    Thank you,

    Jenni

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi! So I finally did it! I copied your duvet. But not in a weird creepy way (hopefully). : )

    Mine turned out a little differently. I posted the details on my blog. I do not like leaving links on other people's blogs. But my blog is the same as my google name if you want to check it out. We also added patterned curtains, but that post comes in a couple of weeks. I wanted to highlight the duvet this time. Thank you so very much for the inspiration! I cannot wait to see what you do with your new space!

    Jenni

    ReplyDelete

Share

The Aedis All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger

 
Pin It button on image hover