福彩便民中心开机号It was love at first sight the second that blogger Stephanie Hill set foot in style maven ' exuberant at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach earlier this year. "The mix of prints and patterns, the cheeky wallpaper—you immediately get a sense for who she is when you waltz into one of her rooms," says Hill, who had recently moved from a 350-square-foot studio into a one-bedroom rental apartment. "I knew she would be the perfect person to tackle my apartment!"
For Rollins, working with Hill was an exciting opportunity. "I love working with younger people. I think it's often the case that they have so much visual inspiration at their disposal, and I see my role as helping them narrow their focus and dealing with those 'Pinterest mood swings,'" says Rollins. "I really want to educate them about everything from scale to mixing textures."
福彩便民中心开机号With an aim to create a space that was "soft and feminine and Palm Beach-y but in a grown-up way," Rollins worked with Hill to find pieces that she could continue to use even after moving out of the apartment. A painted chest was a serious investment, but can eventually be turned into a bathroom vanity or changing table; a petite fringed sofa from Society Social will look right at home in a guest bedroom.
"No matter what your budget is, there's always some initial sticker shock when you do a project," says Rollins. "What I tell clients is that if you are going to spend money, make it count; think about the longevity of a piece and what it could be in 10 or 20 years from now."
At the same time, Rollins wanted to ensure that the space would work for what Hill needed in the present. That meant turning the apartment's only bedroom into a glamorous walk-in closet where Hill could do photo shoots and store her covetable wardrobe, and using the main living room as a sitting area-slash-bedroom. "In the back of my mind, I was always thinking 'Let's build a space that you love,'" she says. And when, during the design process, Hill got engaged, that go-for-it ethos became even more important. "This will be the last time she has her very own place, so why not live in the now?"
"I wanted it to feel like the inside of a palm tree," Rollins says of the texture-filled living space. She removed the doors from the shallow closet, which originally was meant to be used as a laundry area, and had local architect Patrick Darczuk install shelves that she covered in Madagascar grasscloth. "Having the closet doors there would have ruined my furniture flow, so I decided to turn it into something useful!" she explains. "There's even room up top to store things."
Rollins worked with Pioneer Linens, a local company, to create the dreamy pink-and-green bedding scheme. The headboard is covered in a favorite fabric by Schuyler Samperton. Window treatments from The Shade Store were a worthwhile investment, she says: "It's so important to get really福彩便民中心开机号 good curtains, and with the brass rods, these make a statement."
福彩便民中心开机号Even though it's a rental, Rollins and Hill decided that a few investments in the kitchen would be well worth it. "That little pale-blue Smeg refrigerator really makes the space," says Rollins, who painted the walls and ceiling in Benjamin Moore's Pink Moiré. She used tile stickers from Quadro to totally transform the look of the blah tile floor. "It's amazing how good they look!" she says.
福彩便民中心开机号The sunny breakfast nook doubles as Hill's workspace. "Outside of my walk-in closet, I spend most time here—it's my favorite spot in the apartment!" she says. Rollins had Darczuk build a custom banquette and cover it in grasscloth. A gallery wall of botanical prints (framed by Framebridge) is an easy way to make a major statement without investing in a large piece of art.
A new vanity and lighting spruced up the petite bathroom, which Rollins filled with her signature mix of high (a custom shower curtain from Pioneer Linens) and low (a $145 mirror found on Amazon).
福彩便民中心开机号Rollins worked with Urban Simplicity to turn the apartment's bedroom into a luxurious walk-in closet. "I wanted it to feel like one of those amazing dressing rooms in a boutique on Worth Avenue," she says. Two shades of pale green paint—Benjamin Moore's Hancock Green on the walls and Guilford Green on the ceiling—created the ideal backdrop for Hill's enviable collection of rattan bags. "People think that everything in a closet has to stay white, but once you bring some color in, you realize how much of a difference it makes," explains Rollins. "Once you paint the background, everything else pops!"
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