Over on MyDomaine by Joseph Bradshaw

Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Lauren Bradshaw Design MyDomaine

Talking about kitchen cabinet paint colors over on MyDomaine! I used Farrow and Ball's Pavilion Gray in this kitchen to keep it warm against the white walls and tile. The white oak plank flooring was barely stained—we used a simple wax finish to keep the wood looking really natural. Another color I mention in the article is Farrow and Ball's Studio Green. I LOVE dark paint colors and can't wait to use this one. We're talking about doing a kitchen island with it! And speaking of dark paint, I've got a few more projects in the works that I'm super excited about. We're getting ready to paint the outside of a house Greenblack by Sherwin Williams and it's going to be an amazing transformation. 

Even though there are ten billion paint colors out there, I love to start by looking at Farrow and Ball's color card. Here's a little helpful hint: you can request a free color card from them and it's such a good starting point! Their colors are so rich and complex. Now I'm going to go restrain myself from painting the kitchen cabinets in our rental ;) 

Our apartment in the LA Times by Joseph Bradshaw

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I realized I never shared this article that came out back in May in the LA Times about our apartment (!!!!). We moved to LA on somewhat of a whim back in 2013, and spent nearly 4 years there. It was such a wonderful, creative, difficult, and crazy time. Amy Preiser wrote this article that so perfectly encapsulated what our family is about—I was so moved when I read it the first time. So special!

New Client // Co-work Studio in Nashville by Lauren Bradshaw

A few months ago I began working with a super talented client who is creating a co-work space here in Nashville. The idea is to have an office for people involved in all types of media production, so this space will have recording studios as well as offices. There will also be a lounge for communal working, and a kitchen.

The client and I got together and discussed the vibe he wanted for the space, and I presented some options for direction. He was really into a Wes Anderson/Ace Hotel coziness, but with a good dose of Scandinavian added in there. He had already planned on plywood for flooring and desks, which was a perfect way to incorporate the more minimal Scandinavian look. He's also into taxidermy and animal imagery (think Natural History Museum), which I thought was a perfect nod to the South (hello, taxidermy at every estate sale I've been to in Nashville). 

We began with a palette I chose based on some of the inspiration images we both liked. The main colors will be black/white/plywood, and then natural colors like green/blush/yellow.

Lauren Bradshaw Design // Co-Work Studio Inspiration

We began designing the kitchen and bathrooms first, with an overall direction for the main lounge area. Here are a few of the images we loved for inspiration. I loved these particular images for the black and white combinations, with added warmth from the wood, and art on the walls. We wanted to lean very Scandinavian but still with that touch of Wes Anderson/Ace Hotel. 

Lauren Bradshaw Design // Co-Work Studio Inspiration

Here are some Before photos of the kitchen, lounge area, and two (very green) bathrooms.  

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And finally, here are some shots of the progress that's been made on the buildout. Even just this small snippet shows signs of life!  

Lauren Bradshaw Design // Co-Work Studio Progress

Inspiration photos, top (from left to right): DesignLoveFest, NeM Architects, Malplaquet House

Inspiration photos, bottom (from left to right): Stylizimo, Colombe Design, Läderfabriken

Den Update at Novella Farm by Lauren Bradshaw

We've made some progress on the den at Novella Farm, in Orlando, Florida. I posted the original plans for the den, which was the final room to complete in the renovation of the home. I visited Orlando and shot some photos of the space as it's starting to come together. The back half of the room is still being used to store books (they named their farm Novella for a reason!) so the game room portion isn't complete yet.

Here's a recap of the original plan:

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den
Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

The Lawson-Fenning Thin Frame Lounge Chairs got switched out for a slightly more family-friendly West Elm option. The Cara sofa from Mitchell Gold Bob Williams is just dark enough to hide spots, but still feel bright in the room. Pillows, rug, and coffee table from Anthropologie. (Pillows and rug were purchased last fall, but similar here and here.)

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den
Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

The homeowners have an actual farm, with cows, goats, chickens, and plenty of other birds all around. I know them well so when I suggested a peacock table, I had a hunch they'd go for it. I like how it adds some whimsy into this room. Table from Anthropologie. (Wooden and brass bowl are vintage.)

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

I love the details on the coffee table with the combination of wood, brass, and marble.

We're still working on the rest of the space but it's fun to see it come together with the placement of all the new furniture.