Re-Designing One School at a Time

Natalie Younger Interior Design just recently spent this past Friday designing a faculty lounge at Baldwin Hills Elementary School.  This is a collaboration with LA's Best, an after-school enrichment program, who's mission "is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles." 
Our mission at NYID is to re-design one space at a time throughout the City.  With the donations of vendors and companies that I work with in my Interior Design Business and all the help from the volunteers that donated their time to help paint, hang curtains, and change a space in one short day I think this is something that as you can see has a dramatic impact on the surroundings of the people that teach and care for the children.  It's something I hope brightens their day because we appreciate the amazing job that they do!
Below are the before & afters, the only request was that we incorporated yellow!

Thanks to The Sofa Company for donating the custom sofa and to all the silent donations!
And to the hardworking volunteers, special thanks to Lynette, Sean & Jose!
We couldn't have done it without you!


Cozy Dog Pad

My clients have the most adorable dog Buddy, I took a quick picture of him the other day. He looks content to guard over his new territory... When designing for a client you have to keep in mind that it extends to the whole family.  In most cases there's a designated spot where the dogs get their Zzz's in too!  In this case, I added wainscoting and finished it in a high gloss paint and grey Porcelanosa tile to hide the dirt.  The panelling can be wiped off just as easy if he gets his paws on there...which I have a feeling he just might!  

Paint: Dunn Edwards-Soft Pumice, Antique White


Platform Beds

So busy here-but had the chance to post a couple inspiration pictures for a new swanky loft in downtown Los Angeles.  Sometimes a space has inherent things you have to design around.  For instance the client loves the new bed they bought before hiring you, and now you are faced with using that in your design concept.  This bedroom starts out as a blank slate with only the sparkling lights of the skyline in the backdrop.  Our client likes images of rooms with low-lying beds.  Using a platform bed for the master bedroom and building around it to bring about that feeling of peace and a whole new experience to the old saying "going to bed"...is the next step!

Below are some of the images that start the ideas that will lead to the new master bedroom...stay tuned.