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Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

By: Sarah Beaumont

December 21, 2016

We feel so lucky to have been invited into the homes of some truly special people this year.  So as it draws to a close, we’re looking back on all of the amazing clients and spaces that made 2016 magical. From a country music star’s southern glamour den to a food blogger’s quirky bakeshop to a magazine editor’s new office, these are the makeovers that made our year!


A Glam Office for Cosmo’s Editor-in-Chief

This contemporary office features a modern glass desk, luxe, gold accents, faux-fur armchairs, and chic, patterned throw pillows that exude elegance and charm.

Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine has style for days. We helped her bring the boldly feminine spirit of the publication to life in her office with gold details and lush textures, making this one of our most glamorous projects of the year. See the full tour here.

Designing for a Dog

This puppy’s miniature dining scene is complete with pop art, a black wall sconce, and delicate ceramics.

Even this pup can appreciate an eclectic resting space with framed wall art, a patterned rug, faux-fur throw, and dog sculptures.

This little guy was somewhat of a ruff client, but although designing for him was no walk in the park, we think his collection of European antiques, pop art, and vintage dog portraiture suits his fluffy features perfectly. See the full tour here.

A Neo-Traditional Makeover for An Interior Designer’s Parents’ House

A chic, black marble fireplace paired with framed art and black wall sconces adds edginess to any space. On the right, a small succulent brings in a hint of nature.

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

When Laurel & Wolf designer Claire Brody’s parents requested her help in adding a modern twist to their traditional living room, Claire jumped at the chance. With eclectic accents mixed wth contemporary pieces, this lovely space is a neotraditionalist’s dream come true. See the full tour here.

Kelsea Ballerini’s Serene Nashville Escape

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Nashville will always be home sweet home for country music sensation and Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini. After designing her first apartment last year, we came back again to make her new Nashville home feel like a serene escape from life on tour. See the full tour here.

A Bold LA Poolhouse Where Hollywood Regency Rules

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Sometimes bolder is better. That’s certainly the case in this couple’s LA home. We redesigned the pool house this year, merging Cali boho vibes with Hollywood Regency glamour and a wallpaper inspired by the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel. See the full tour here.

A New Orleans Bakeshop for Our Favorite Food Blogger

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

After blogger and cookbook author Joy the Baker launched a bakeshop in her adopted home of New Orleans, she realized the space needed a bit of a facelift. We helped her out by filling it with her well-traveled treasures, cozy textures, and a fully stocked, beautiful kitchen. Talk about a recipe for good design. See the full tour here.

Glamping at the W Hotel in NYC

This beige, contemporary yurt with vibrant, patterned throw pillows and a rug inside bring glamping to another level.

An outdoor space to call your own in NYC is hard to come by. So this past summer, we brought glamping to the Big Apple with a fully-furnished balcony and yurt on the roof of the W Hotel. See the full tour here.

A Designer’s 1900s Craftsman House

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

This fully revamped space proves that a labor of love is always worth it. Laurel & Wolf designer Brett Foken took a 1900s Craftsman fixer-upper and transformed it into a stunning modern beauty for her family to call home. We’ve got serious heart eyes for this Oakland abode. See the full tour (and terrifying before photos) here.

San Francisco’s Hippest New Homes

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Since when do model homes have such style? Earlier this year, we helped Lennar, one of the nation’s largest home builders turn two of their model homes in the San Francisco Shipyard into lived-in spaces with serious style. See the full tour here.

A Hip LA Studio for An Insta-Famous Artist

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Carly Kuhn, an artist better known for her Instagram handle, The Cartorialist, needed a live-work space that would help drive her creative energy. The modern Cali-cool studio we created is a perfect match for her fashion-forward illustrations. See the full tour here.

A Contemporary Family Home with Mid-Century Flair

Our Top 11 Design Projects of 2016

Sometimes a redesign is all it takes to turn a house into a home. This was the case for Kassidy Gerber’s Redmond, Washington residence, where Danish design and mid-century charm merge in every room. See the full tour here.

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