{styling} | project update hilton head

My apologies for the radio silence! Lots of things going on over here! It's been a juggling act, literally. Steady contract work, 5 new proposals for design services, interviews, rebrand discussions, work travel, and the beginnings of our home renovation. I'm keeping it quick today but wanted to share with you a recent styling project! I mentioned a few posts back that I would be heading to Hilton Head for a styling project. Well here's the finished product! These are a few of the money shots that I took with my nifty camera. Space will function as an activity center for a retirement community in Bluffton, SC.

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The furniture began arriving on a Monday and we completed the project by Thursday. We made plenty of Target and Home Goods trips for additional styling accessories we needed, including temporary rug purchases. Unfortunately the custom rugs for the grouping near the fireplace and entry didn't make it in time for the pictures.

I love how it turned out. How about you? I'm especially in love with the octopus print! My friend Ariel Bleich, a designer at the firm STG , is the one responsible for the design of this beauty. It was so much fun to help set up and style, as well as meet the client(s). They were too much fun. I really hope to do it again soon!! Thanks so much STG!!

Come back soon!

XOXO

{project updates} | current work load

Project Update time! So I'm off to a flying start in Austin, thanks to my wonderful friends who want to keep my business a float! ;) In hopes to get our little ole' renovation off the ground, and my kids into a great preschool, I decided to pursue part-time contract work to keep steady work coming in, while building up my residential business in Austin. Sandy, who I actually worked with at a firm 8 years ago here in Austin, has since gone on her own, and has asked that I help out on a somewhat regular basis. I was thrilled at the idea! A perfect segue to collaborative design, something I've actually wanted for some time now. I'm super thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Sandy again. What a great start to 2012. *If you are in need of a commercial interior designer, Sandy is your gal! She has recently been working with a lot of start-ups here in Austin, and having so much fun. 

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Images by regan baker design | SpareFoot: a new start-up in Austin designed by S.Tipton Studio

I'm super excited to share some insight to the projects I'm currently working on: 

AUSTIN, TX | Owners of Studio Slomo and DeRouen & Co has enlisted the help of Regan Baker Design for some personal decor, organization and finish suggestions/selections for their uber, hip East Austin home. The radest and nicest couple in Austin, no doubt. Sarah and Deritt's style: playful, modern, industrial yet vintage. Both graphic/print designers, they undoubtedly have the largest collection of poster and print art. Most of their collection is designed by Deritt himself, but others are purchases of his and Sarah's top admirers. A coveted collection no doubt. I've got dibs on a few pieces if they ever decide to purge. ;)  

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Just by looking at Sarah's closet, I know this projects going to be a good one. Um, awesome, eh? Program requests: Ideas on how to tie in and dress up their laundry room, kitchen, backsplash tile, storage ideas, dining room chairs, and colorful paint or paper suggestions for the entire home. (Sarah likes fuchsia!!). Might I add, Sarah is the one responsible for my beautifully redesigned business cards.  

BLACKSBURG, VA | Iconic Development has once again asked for our help! This is the Virginia project that I just visited last week. An exterior rebrand for an 81 building complex near Virginia Tech. A repeat client of 6 years, I've worked on numerous branding projects to help revamp their student housing portfolio. This project, a beast of a complex, so hopefully we can come up with something new and fun. 

CHICAGO, IL | The project that I am most thrilled about is a complete gut renovation for a 4,000SF home in Chicago. I'm going to avoid saying too much, since closing date is this week. No jinxing!! Look at the beauty!! Can't WAIT to get started and share more on this project.

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AUSTIN, TX | Athena Montessori Academy is building two new classrooms! Thanks to Kelly Stevenson of Hatch + Ulland Owen Architects, for recommending me to Athena! One of my favorite things to do is select architectural finishes, which is why I was hired for this project. Coming in on a project during construction is always a bit more challenging, but what I enjoy most is collaborating with the architects. Making sure their vision is still carried out is most important, but making them look even better is what I enjoy the most. ;)

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Image: Rendering of new exterior paint scheme for Athena.

AUSTIN, TX | My home renovation!! Can't wait to start sharing my process.

And last but not least, I head to Hilton Head this month for a styling project that I've been hired contractually for by one of the companies I used to work for here in Austin. A true definition of why you should never burn any bridges. ;) The best part about this trip is I get to go with my great friend Ariel, who is responsible for the design of the project. I can't wait to share! I would LOVE any suggestions on places to shop in or near Hilton Head!!

Needless to say, it's been a busy start to the year. Can you believe it's March? I could not do what I do without the love, help and support of my parents and in-laws! Thanks Nana-K and Gigi!! Love you all.

XOXO,

Regan

PS... If you have a split second please VOTE FOR ME in the Cottonelle challange! I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Maxwell, founder of Apartment Therapy, while at Alt Design Summit. The interviews are up and if I win, I get to interview Jonathan Adler, a much admired designer of mine, in his New York studio! Yippie!! So please spread the word! I'd LOVE to go. ;) 

{project update} | completed: noe valley midcentury modern

At last...photos of my latest project! I can't tell you how thrilled I am at how well this project turned out. It will be the inspiration to my new home remodel for sure! It was a crazy deadline (due to a baby in utero), yet it was one of the most fun projects to work on thanks to the AMAZING team: Heather (home owner), Mason Miller (Architect), and John Fannon (contractor). You all will be missed! I really do hope I get a chance to work with all three of you again. You all were the best. This is as good as it gets.

Photography by Odessa of Photo Designs by Odessa. She's amazing! We hired Odessa two days prior to the shoot. Thanks again Odessa! With Heather's due date and my across country move date set for September 27th, the team decided 3 days prior that we should try to get the shoot done before the baby arrived. I had a day and a half to set up/shop for the shoot. Schedule Shoot Date: Monday, September 26th. Larkin Louise arrived on her due date and I flew my kids (with Gigi's help) to Austin the 27th, the following day. Whew, we made it just in time! Let's just say, Jace wasn't too happy being left with unpacked boxes while I enjoyed my day at a photo shoot. I still owe him, HUGE. 

So, what do you all think? Rustic, Modern, Retro? Does this style work for you?! It definitely does for me.

You can check out more photos here and on Mason's website here. Happy Wednesday!