Monet Masters - Interior + Furniture Designer

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Atlanta, GA, United States
Monet Masters is an interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of SCAD-Atlanta, Monet is experienced in both commercial, residential, and furniture design. While she describes her design aesthetic as “Modern Electric Chic” with an emphasis on organic lines and natural elements, she enjoys helping clients define their own personal style, so it’s well reflected throughout their home or business. Monet is especially adept at employing creative and unique solutions for design problems that inevitably arise on projects, while maintaining her passionate drive and enthusiasm throughout the design process, Inspired by the fluidity of nature and the sleekness of modernity, she believes in creating spaces that harness positive energy for her clients, to help them live a balanced, relaxed life. This blog in intended to show the design process of projects of all different sorts, and how her love for fashion and nature inspires her design choices. Enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lawrenceville Starter Home: Before and After pictures...


 Before...



 
 
Proposed Design...
 
 




 
 
 After...

 


















To view more pictures click on this link:
http://www.houzz.com/pro/monetmasters/monet-masters-llc

Photography: Ty Lewis 
http://tylewisphotography.smugmug.com/


Until next time...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hanging Art: Grandinroad ceramic birds!

Wile working on an install I thought I would share with the blog world how I hung these delicate ceramic birds that I purchased from www.grandinroad.com ( Set of Five Birds of Flight Wall Art )  
Here are quick step by step images and instructions on how I tackled this mini hanging session.




To hang the birds, I took some paper and made two different sizes that were equivalent to the size of the ceramic birds and a hammer & nails. You want to make sure the nail head is big in 
diameter to hold on to the birds. 








I then took the paper and began to place the them on the way in the way I would want the birds to be hung. The birds are flying in different directions so you have to take that into consideration 
as well when you are hanging. As I placed the paper on the walls I also positioned the birds on the floor as a reference to visually see how the space planning was shaping up.






The finished product turned out great. I think the ceramic birds really stand out in a soft and subtle way and serve as a art sculpture above the sofa. 





More pictures from this project will be uploaded soon.



Until next time...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Part 1: Design Development - Modern Afrocentric Bachelor Pad

I thought I would tag you all along and let you in on my design process. I am working on yet another bachelor pad. My client is from Nigeria and although he wants to bring in that element he also likes real clean modern but natural lines. This is what I've put together thus far for the living room and foyer area...
STAY TUNED! 




The name of this game is "Organic", without being literal using African prints and ornaments we are letting the organic lines and color scheme speak for us.The foyer is tight so we are using a large round mirror to open the space up and pairing it with these gorgeous tall sconces on either side to compliment the tall ceilings.




The large painting will take up every square feet of wall space sitting above the "Room & Board" Sofa while the natural flow will continue through with accessories. Both pieces make up over a 100 inches in width.




This fireplace is none existent in this space right now, and will be a custom treat. We will be using a Bio-fuel Fireplace by the name of "Monte Carlo" from our friends at Direct Furniture here in Atlanta. These fireplaces are portable and are mounted on the wall as easy as mounting a flat screen television.

Typically for the benefit of myself and the client I tend to create 3D renderings of the space Im working on. Its not only beneficial for me to perfect my craft but it also helps me to confirm the space planning. It is always beneficial to the client to see because they are not always able to see the vision and its nice for them to have a glimpse at what the ending result will be after all the demolition and money spent!


Until next time... 


Thursday, May 15, 2014

DIY PROJECT: Adding To a Basic Mirror



So its been a while since I posted of of my #DIY projects and although there are many star burst mirrors out there on the web I wanted to grace you all with my own rendition! 

You want to start off by purchasing your mirrors and taping them off in order to spray paint them with no harm to the mirror.






I purchased "Chefmate" in order to create my sunburst around my mirror but feel free to use whatever you want to elongate your mirror. Be sure that whatever material it is your able to glue it down to the surface of the mirror. For extra precaution you may want to sand down the surface of the mirror so that whatever you decide to glue onto it will stick. 




We all have spray painted in our day, its nothing new or difficult BUT to make matters easier and less messy run out to your local HomeDepo store and pick up a "Spray Grip". This will allow for a smooth finish and consistency for a quicker application. 




Once you have prepped your mirror you can go ahead and start gluing down your sticks. I've seen people get really strict about how you lay out the sticks for proper spacing but once you start gluing down it will come natural. I completely winged it and it was perfectly fine.










PERFECTION! Before the gold paint!




After the Paint! This project has been taking me forever to complete because of my schedule so sorry that I wasn't able to provide you with pictures of the painting process. But never the less......








Until Next Time...

Monday, March 3, 2014

"Interior Fashion" - they go hand in hand!

I am inspired by everything around me because Im always thinking design. Most of the time I can make out the schematic plan,concept, or inspiration even when looking at abstract art. I love to pull apart and analyze designs to a more simple form then build upon it creating my own. Below are some of my favorite pieces in 2014's Spring/Summer fashion shows. Interior Design essentially is "Interior Fashion" for the home when functionality, code, storage and all of the other very important elements aren't considered. I've created a Interior Design Finish board showing how I would take these pieces and have them influence a Interior Space.


Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014


 Milly by Michelle Smith S/S 2014



Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014




My personal style is very " Modern Electric Chic " ;-)  which is most likely why I gravitated to those outfits on the runway. Not only were they filled with color but also texture and patterns. As random as Eclectic design may appear at times there should always be a concept or something your pulling from and should never be just the motion of considering random items. Eclectic design is always infused with so much personality and character, that was my goal in creating this Finish board inspired from Spring / Summer fashion, hope you enjoyed. 


Until next time...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bee's Nest: Proposed Set Design for SCAD's DMC building


SCAD was looking for a new show to broadcast and that’s where I come in. The idea was that we were to come up with a appropriate show in which students would serve as the host, audience, and guest. Bee’s Nest, stemming from the SCAD mascot, is a place for students to show off there work, get the latest news, trends, opportunities, and more. So I began to analyze the types of spaces that would be needed for a show as such but after visiting the site and a prototype (Chanel 5 news station) I realize that there was not much space to work with at all. So I became my sketching…




After understanding what would be going on, on the set I began to space plan…




Here is the final floor plan after transferring my sketches and ideas into technical drawings using Auto CAD…






For presentation purposes I knew that I needed a realistic 3D perspective. Instead of rendering in Revit or Sketch UP I decided to be a little more creative (which of course took more time, effort, and step. By creating my 3D perspective I began building the set on ¼ scale using only 1. Foam Core and 2. Black Tape… After it was built I took pictures, uploaded them into Photoshop, and rendered the pictures in Photoshop…






Final Rendered Perspective...





Until Next Time...