Friday, August 17, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action! Detail shots of a recent project - Kristine Mullaney Design


If you're following the KMD page, you know that last week I was preparing for a photo shoot of a family home renovation and design project.  This was a first floor gut renovation & redesign (flipping the location of the dining room and kitchen) an entire hallway renovation, a new staircase (3 floors) and a renovation of all 4 bathrooms. Previously I did a blog post discussing the hallway and foyer renovation, you can view that here.

I love a good renovation, there's something about knocking down walls and having things brought down to the studs, and then making it beautiful again that I seriously love. It's a messy process and I am very involved with the contractors and craftspeople who help make the magic happen. SO MUCH SO, that my clients son (5 at the time) asked why I don't wear contractor boots and work gear like the rest of the men. He said, "it's seems like she just bosses them around!" He was legitimately perplexed! Ha, out of the mouth of babes! Which was funnier at the time then I am portraying here...but I digress...

Michael J Lee shot the house last week. I am showing some detail shots...which are obscure , because it is being submitted to a magazine -- so unfortunately I cannot reveal too much!

I look forward to eventually sharing this fun and fresh family home with you and other projects soon! In the meantime follow my FB page for glimpses of the projects while in motion.

Also you can see some other full renovation and design projects I have done here, here and here and then of course there is always the KMD site.

Vanity Info: 

Glamorous Vanity: Catherine Vanity Desk Bungalow 5

...because chances are if you love glamour, you have a serious product problem - and you need to
keep that stuff put away! BTW, my vanity looks nothing like this....mine looks more like this..

Sconces: Crystorama - Chelsea Collection

This vanity was screaming for a little bling! So these Hand Cut Crystal Wall Sconces were the perfect fit for side lighting. HOWEVER,  you also need down lighting and side lighting. A nice bright sconce is going to give you the best light for make-up, having the above Juno light, which is a softer light distribution and the side sconces, is going to make sure you have all around lighting. So no shadows while you are doing make-up application. The Juno is a just a soft beam to make sure you're lit from all angles...because unless you're going on stage you don't need a vanity light like this....it will only drive you banana's because you will over light your face!

Recessed Juno Lights, for the best Make-up light: Juno trim with a 4” Low Voltage FROSTED MR16

Chair: Swedish 18th Century Side Chair, another pair available at Antiques on 5 

Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Lady Peep Shoe in Fuchsia - or as I like to call them Lady Gaga Shoes





Please do not attempt to wear these shoes unless you know what you are doing...at over 6 " it's a LONG way down -- definitely a recipe for Fashion Road Kill!



Fashion Road Kill, Carrie Bradshaw



Still these Lady Peeps are great if all you have to do is stand...or be in a photo shoot!

 Jewelry: All the costume Jewelry is mine on the table, just random pieces from here and there...one jewelry designer I recently discovered and love is  Roni Blanshay  - her turquoise necklace and earrings are above on the table...and below on ME.



Kris and Lindsay
Last week at my brother in law Tim's engagement to Lindsay! So fun! You can get a good view of the Roni Blanshay earrings on me here...loving her designs!

Cosmetics and Perfume: As you all know Tom Ford can do no wrong in my eyes...I love his lipsticks and also his Portofino Eau De Parfum is a wonderful summer fragrance....only a little though, because it is very strong....


Dining Room: 


Kristine Mullaney Design, Dining Room Rendering

Awhile back I did a blog post with the original rendering of this room and how I came up with the built-in closet concept. You can see that blog post here 

Originally, I really saw this room in an emerald green color. However, the client loved this deep eggplant color -- which is actually very dramatic!  

Below is a detail shot of some other elements in the room...



Detail shot of Dining Room, Kristine Mullaney Design
iPhone shot


I custom designed the carpet through Landry & Acari, the foundation of the carpet is wool the geometric pattern is silk. 

The table, an antique find, I had restored in a high gloss black with silver accents to compliment the silver leaf on the ceiling and in other areas in this dining room. 

The nail head chairs, a designer resource, is the perfect chair for the room.

Art in Dining Room:


Warhol - Ingrid

An original Warhol, of Ingrid is also featured in the dining room.
Ingrid Bergman, in Casablanca done by Warhol, a classic and iconic piece.


Let's move forward to the kitchen, shall we....

A sharp contrast to the pristine vanity detail shot, below is a detail shot of a very durable and functional  kitchen. This kitchen has a vintage yet modern feel. Soap stone on the counters and all childproof materials for this heavily trafficked kitchen.




Hopefully you'll see the whole house in a glossy magazine in the new year or sooner! XO - Kristine