26 May 2011

N O B U E N O



yes. it's true. a real live meltdown as we speak. now i know exactly how interior designers feel when they want graphics done for their site and just can't seem to do it right. but they have good taste, just not the vision. i get it.


i know what i like when it comes to interior design. do i know how to do it for my new loft? nope. not at all. i don't have any idea how to make it all look cohesive. have a theme...all that jazz.

i need so many things (credenza, wall art, side tables, shelves!) and just do NOT know where to start. i must check out emily's list of secret LA shops.

so, that's where we are with the loft. meltdown phase. depressing, i know.

24 comments:

Natalie said...

you HAVE to check out Pepe's in Silverlake on Sunset. He made-over a credenza for us and he did a great job. He also does amazing upholstery.

you can see the credenza we bought from him and how he re-did here:

http://www.mintlovesocialclub.com/2011/02/credenza-makeover-part-one.html


he had plenty more credenzas like this!

Laura said...

I totally understand how you feel! That's how I feel when I step out of my interior design realm and into graphics! But for me once I have one piece of inspiration like an amazing work of art, the rest will be cohesive as long as they work with that piece..check out my explorations of exactly that here...http://www.lovethedaylight.com

Michelle Salz-Smith said...

Dude I'll totally help. Seriously. Shoot me an email if you want and I'll hook you up. : )

Logan said...

GIRL! Get a hold of yourself. Decorating any living space is a process and it will take time to find the stuff you love that truly speaks to your style.

Give yourself a break and enjoy that you live in a fabulous loft in a great neighborhood! Deep breaths!

MG said...

I'm having a work-related melt down if that makes you feel better. I'm sure it will turn out fantastic, its a wonderful space. You'll do a wonderful job!!!

sfgirlbybay said...

try and remember that the hunt for those perfect pieces is on-going, and really half the fun. because when you're done, your're done. it's a process and if you try and relax and embrace it it's pretty fun!

you'll get there. and then if you're like me, you'll want to change it all up again! xo

Olive and Emerald said...

Making a home takes time, lady. I understand your frustration (I'm in the process of moving in with my soon-to-be-husband) but the process should be half the fun. Check out cool places and events (Rose Bowl Flea Market!) and when you don't feel like splurging, hit your local Target and Ikea for the rest. It'll come together - just not instantly. Happy hunting!

ashley said...

I've decided it's best to fill an apartment slowly. It's just too stressful for me to pick out everything at once. Best of luck!

Meagan DeMenna said...

Don't worry... you inspire me everyday. I'm sure you, of all people, will come up with something! You’re basically the reason I started a blog :)

wkay said...

Just make a sweet mood board. Do it! Or just pick a delicious moody image-y image you've made in the past for something completely unrelated to interiors then match stuff to it! You can do it.

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

i'm with victoria and logan on this one! how bout i come help you with your loft and you come make me some pretty design things? deep breaths girlie. focus your direction and style. collect as you go. buy what you love. i'll be down in july! xo

Impulsive Works said...

http://www.houzz.com/photos/query/loft

beachcitylifestyle said...

The best thing to do is not do everything all at once. By each thing, live with it, move on to the next. Also, looking at design mags helps. Plus, you are so creative, let yourself shine through the process and it will be great. You have excellent taste and vision. Relax!
All the best, Teri

beachcitylifestyle said...

I meant, buy.

erin / dfm said...

i'll be there in july, too --- shopping trip w/ cassie?

and yep -- trust the process. it's annoying to wait it out, for sure. but you'll get there. and not everything needs to be camera ready stat. take your time, find what you love and let "eclectic bri" become your style.

have fun, love.

Darcy H. said...

if i didn't have a home remodel project going on i don't think i would know what to do with myself. for me, that is part of the fun, to see how it changes and evolves....enjoy the ride.

Lauren Reilly said...

OHMYGOSH! This makes me smile. Literally, as I type, I am working on an Interior Design final project and I have to edit and perspective and 2 elevations in photoshop BUT I can't make them look right (how I want them too)!

Emily said...

don't freak out! You're going to make your place BEAUTIFUL. the things you do inspire me everyday.

white collar | green soul said...

I completely know how you feel.... I work in architecture - I can design a building, but God help me if I can actually figure out a cohesive design and layout for my living room / office. URGH. It's been driving me nuts lately (Hubs isn't pleased at the interim disaster either).

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Don't stress- you have some great ideas here on this blog. I would look on craigslist for furniture and think outside of the box- sometimes design takes time and it is good to go in layers- such as getting a few things at a time. Good luck- you can do it!

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Katrina Lynn said...

Girlfriend, we've never met before but somehow I think we could get along. ;) we are practically next door neighbors... Well, if you consider Burbank close. I always need buddies for the flea and I'd be more then willing to trade services or just advice. Seriously, don't panic! It's a process.

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