When I walked into my client's space for the first time, I saw a blank canvas before me. My mind started to design. Where there were white walls, I saw pale shades of stone and putty. Where there was a flat-screen mounted to the wall, I saw a custom asymmetrical bookcase flanking the fireplace with a deep orange back wall. And, where there was a boring back wall in the dining area, I saw striped wallpaper in shades of chocolate, pumpkin, and tan with a tint of metallic bronze.

My client asked for a space that reflected his casualness, whimsical nature, and love of color—especially, the color orange. He needed functional elements, too, like comfy places to sit and display areas for his vast toy collection. I gave him not only a space for everything, but one that truly reflects him.