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!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Savannah Law Firm: Before + After = Fabulousness

I love the process of bringing a room to life by giving it character and purpose. Below are images that show the original state of the spaces. From casual pictures to the final install and some of the process images as well. This project taught me many things but here are 2 things that were confirmed...

 1. In this industry you never stop learning and growing in the area of creativity and being a good listener 
2. As my mentor will tell me, "you can never be fully prepared for a Interior Design install" ;-)




 The Lobby: Before
At first sight I knew this lobby had the potential to shine (bright like a diamond ;-). The chandelier was over 50 years old and original to the space. Due to the lack of natural light the lobby felt really narrow and dark. There was a pinkish brown color on the walls with framed art placed sporadically. There were also brown carpet that again helped to make the room appear very heavy and deserted. It was crowded with many different pieces of furniture and needed to be completely cleansed and simplified.




The Office: Before
The office, I just fell in love with. Its originally hard wood floors and interior shutters drew me in. The architecture of the space was grand. With every project my goal is to enhance the existing architectural elements if it is indeed impactful. The walls in this room had been painted over so many times. I wanted to select a scheme that appeared to be originally to the space, neither old or new but simply owned the room.










After reviewing the space and listening to my clients disclaimers (the most important and significant part of a consultation) I came back to my office and created a concept to present. I like to propose a conceptual package fro clients because it helps ease them into the MASSIVE change will take place. The conceptual design board does not show the finished product or final FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) selections but gives them a visual of what the space will be an extension of. Once the concept it approved the design board in born. The design board is the opposite of the conceptual design board and 
shows all of the items to be used in the space.


Conceptual Board


Lobby Design Board


Office Design Board


I am sure we've all had a moment when we've thought of something  cool and creative then drew a blank once considering the actual development of that idea. Its a gift to have a creative mind and I love it but to see your vision come to life is the icing on the cake to say the least. The following are fun pictures taken of the space while the photo shoot was taking place. Please stay tuned as the professional pictures are being edited for the website...coming soon!
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Ending with a shot from my favorite part of the room. My particular style is very modern eclectic but that should not be seen in every project that I complete. I say this all the time but its one thing to design based on the magazines and trends but its another to listen to your client and deliver not based on anything else but what reflects their desires, needs, and personality.

When I first met my client her and her husband talked about how they both wanted her upbringing to be reflected in the space. My client is a Delta and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Their ideas were modern interpretations of a graffiti wall and suggested images of the Brooklyn train... Well after a few of my exercises, really sitting down with my client and picking her brain we ended up with a very traditional rustic chic office. Go figure ;-)


Until next time...

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...