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.
Photography by: Tessa Neustadt