#clientradtrad

October 18, 2016

Hey party people! So if you follow me on IG you saw a glimpse into my project “Client Rad Trad” and read my conundrum about whether I save it for that book I am supposed to be writing (HA!) or should I debut the pics now, and then ALSO put them in the book??  Well your response was an overwhelming PUT IT OUT NOW FOOL!

Because I am a real sucker for peer pressure, and giving the peoples what the peoples wants….I am officially introducing #ClientRADTRAD!!

This house was a ground up new construction build. When I was brought on to help, the owners were being led down a funky design path. Think glass “accent tile” in browns and weird yellow tones that made ZERO sense to the style and taste of this young hip family of 5. I pissed almost everybody off (mainly the builder and co.)  and not only changed all the materials I could, but ripped out a lot of what was already selected. The clients knew they didn’t like the way the designs were going, but were emotionally and financially invested in what had already been chosen, so i forcefully inserted my opinion, and made major changes. Thank GAWD I DID.  This house was a monster of a job, but I really love it! It’s my version of “traditional” which infuses a bunch of bohemian accents, killer rugs, and of course a neutral palette. I went bold with wallpaper in the Master bedroom, and went dark in the dining room, and somehow managed to make 7,000 sq. feet of house feel like a quaint little cozy cottage!

Here are the highlights from my shoot with the one and only ride or die Tessa.

<<ENTRY>>

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<<LIVING ROOM>>

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<<DINING ROOM>>

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<<POWDER ROOM>>

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<<BREAKFAST NOOK>>

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<<KITCHEN>>

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<<FAMILY ROOM>>

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<<UPSTAIRS HALLWAY>>

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<<MASTER BEDROOM>>

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<<MASTER BATH>>

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<<GAMEROOM>>

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Photography by: Tessa Neustadt

  1. Love the window treatments and the traditional
    Area rugs through out!! My husband and I bought our first home together. A 1936 brick home. It’s gorgeous with great bones and lots of quirks. I have zero knowledge on design and decorating although I am trying to learn. The house has its challenges and our limited budget is one of them. We have three small kids ages 4,2, and 1. I love traditional formal living. I love clean lines, simplicity with gorgeous art to bring in bold but subtle color. I’ve been drooling over Persian rugs on eBay for a few months now. I am overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning a large hand knit wool rug but nothing else compares or comes close to beautiful antique Persian. I also love antiques for furniture as well. I have a lot of mismatched pieces most of which were included with the purchase of the house. A large dark distress rectangle dinning table with large dark brown tufted chairs. We’re not attached but they’re okay for now. A largish darkbrown/black restoration style bookcase/china cabinet and beautiful Queen Anne vintage buffet that I found and couldn’t live with out. Nothing matches or goes together. Previous owners painted dinning room turquoise. My husband thinks grey would be better. He wants to paint the fireplace grey as well. It’s a beautiful stone fireplace with original
    Black and white checker tiles on the hearth. Previous owners painted fireplace with an ugly textured brown sand stone. I am trying to pull the house together I’ve been wanting to go white on the walls and bring in color with gorgeous Persians and long window treatments. This is this first time I’ve seen this done. Just stunning really. I am inspired! Well done!! Simply Gorgeous.

  2. I love the work you’ve done here. Such a warm and inspiring feel! I’m wondering if you would share source for the bamboo shades, they are perfect.

  3. What type of fabric is on those steel gray sofas? Is there a name for that kind of fabric? It’s got a lot of subtle variation for a solid fabric. Please, I’ve looked at so many fabrics trying to find something similar!

    Thank you,
    Annie

  4. I am in LOVE with all the seating – every single piece. Especially the bench in the entrance way. I follow you on Instagram and you always seem to find the most gorgeous chairs (unlike some women who are shoe fanatics, I’m a chair fanatic).

    I live in South Africa…. I assume the large extent of the seating is sourced in the USA?

    Gen xoxox

  5. HI, Love all your work. Can you tell me where you purchased the natural rugs in the bedroom and family room in the “Client Rad Trad” house.
    Thank you,
    Katie

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