This week I am happy to welcome interior designer Jeani Ziering to My Design Secrets. Jeani is the owner and lead designer of Ziering Interiors in New York. She has been designing interiors for residential, corporate and hospitality projects for over 20 years. She has also has written for and edited design magazines and publishes the Dr. Decorator Series. Jeani’s projects range from sleek and modern to stately and ornate. In her words: “I try to view the space with both my eyes and the client’s eyes. I do not dictate to my clients, but rather try to direct them into making educated choices in their decor. I want the client to view the design process as a collaboration of all of our efforts.” To me, that is the mark of a truly good designer. The beautiful project below was recently completed with the help of her Associate, Jennifer Huson. She was kind enough to send the “before” photos, which really give you a feel for the transformation of the space. She has also included some great tips that you can follow for your own project.
The design objective of this project was to create a space for a young woman still living at home but soon leaving for college. She wanted a look that would be feminine but hip, modern and classy. Her parents wanted to spend their money on classics rather than on trendy throw away chic. The challenge was to create a look that would not go out of style and that would be welcoming to this young lady on her visits home. In order to achieve these goals we decided to create a room that pops with color and glamour. We combined the shimmer of lacquer-finished furniture, mirrored dressing table and mirrored accents, and colorful geometric fabrics to create a room that is vibrant and exciting.
Ideas that can be easily adapted to your home:
The bathroom is en-suite with the bedroom. The concept here was to maintain a smooth flow with the bedroom concept and colors. Again the look is “glam” and combines the feeling of modern and young with timeless and classic. Mini mosaic glass tiles wrap the walls and floor. The geometric pattern theme of the bedroom is repeated in the glass tile checkerboard border around the space. The “glam” looking mirrored vanity and wall-hung mirror provide a feeling of space enlarging depth and hide very useful storage. The black granite top on the vanity provides durability.
When doing a bathroom you must remember to: