Monet Masters - Interior + Furniture Designer

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Atlanta, GA, United States
Welcome to my blog! This blog is intended for you to see all of the "Outtakes" that occur during the duration of a project, the awesome DIY items that I enjoy creating, and more! Typically you see the ending results of the beautiful rooms that we Interior Designers create but this blog will not only show you the completed room but also the process. Enjoy, Learn, and be Inspired!

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...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What would your space say about you?

Your home should reflect who you are. I like to think that every space has a personality. If you were to create a Mood Board of your own space what would you come up with. Would it be bright and colorful? Would it be monochromatic. Would it be full of natural elements? Often times when I go to a potential clients home it is like stepping into a 20 year time capsule of their life cycles instead of into their active and current life style. Typically how I approach a project is by first simply understanding my clients style and then dressing their space. The following are mood boards that I've put together, each room has its own personality. Enjoy! 

Mr. Epitome of Swag

10 Going on 20: 
A room she can grow into

Cabin Feva!

I got the Blue's

It's a Beige world

Mellow Yellow

Mr. Bond

Ms. Eclectic 

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Exhibit Design: Follow Me,"the effects of the media"

I was given a space in which I had to create an exhibit within. Each person in the class was given a word to focus on, mine was Media. The choice was left up to us when it came to the direction that we took to focus on. In today’s world everything is all about what you’re wearing, what you’re driving, who you know, and how much money you have access to; therefore  specifically wanted to focus on how much power we give the media over our lives. At one point in time we were once creative and confident in our creativity and now we are only confident and satisfied in having the things that the media say we should have, and once we don’t fit that image...well there are many effects to that.
The following link is a video expressing only one effect:

At the end of the day the purpose of this project  is to use the media to help users to reflect on themselves. This may bring negative emotions, positive emotions, and some may not be effected at all but through my design, the experience, and technology a lesson will be learned.

Entrance View

Interior View

Interior View 
 Detail of Custom Design:

Elevation of custom Design

Interior View 

 If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to leave a comment.

Until next time...

Friday, May 11, 2012

PUMA: Shoe Boutique

This project features a custom interior space for a Puma shoe boutique. For inspiration I began to look at Puma products. The shoe featured below is call the "Siluro". It is a very exclusive and expensive shoe that has just hit the stores. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to utilize the shoe as a concept, but without being so literal. The other pictures are some examples of what I see when breaking the shoe down into separate elements.

This is a design analysis and an example of how I break down my concept to form ideas, forms, and elements that will then be implemented in the space. Some of the main words that will really influence the space are as follow: Smooth, Bold, Contrast, and Organic. Many other words that I felt spoke for the shoe were words like repetition, texture, and dimension.

Ceiling Design Plan

Furniture Floor Plan

The following are final renderings of the Siluro concept Puma boutique...

I completed this project in a matter of a week.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

SCAD Interior Design Ranked #1 in the Nation!

Interior designers identify, research and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function, safety and quality of interior environments. The SCAD interior design program prepares students to excel in their professional careers. Alumni offer innovative designs and work skillfully in highly collaborative settings at top firms.

The SCAD interior design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

At SCAD, interior design students are immersed in a professional environment that engages and challenges them to take on the role of a career designer. SCAD offers an unparalleled interdisciplinary setting in which students gain professional knowledge in related fields such as architecture, historic preservation and furniture design. Students learn from professors who bring a vast breadth of experience and first-hand industry knowledge into the classroom. They master state-of-the-art electronic design software used in professional firms including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and 3ds Max.

Yes thats me in the white ;-)

Until next time...