Kim Dishes on Designing a Fabulous Closet Fit for a Russian Barbie
I am completely and totally OBSESSED with Adina! How fab is she??? The only problem is that I look like a gym teacher standing next to her! I think I need to pay a visit to those girls in the salon on Jerseylicious before I see Adina this Friday for lunch. Oy vey!
A lot of my contemporaries in the design world would refer to Adina's house as a "McMansion," but I love McDonald's and I love mansions, so what's not to like? Adina and Jay's house is a completely new construction (her dad, a contractor, built the whole thing for her) which was new for me, most of the projects I usually work on are in Westchester, New York, and New York City, so they're all historical and OLD. But change is good, and I loooooove a design challenge.
The biggest challenge here was that Adina's third floor space was long and narrow, with lots of weird angles and only a teeny tiny window at each end. A lot of people think the solution to small, dark, awkward spaces is to paint them white, thinking it will make the room look bigger. But the trick is actually to use a deep, saturated color—it makes all the ugly corners go away.
Adina loved her closet so much that it made me cry a little bit! Off-camera, she told me that she wasn't exactly confident in what we could do and that we weren't REALLY going to give her a mind-blowing closet/dressing room makeover! Boy, was she wrong!
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Bonus! Here's a pic of me hangin' with Mike and Shane off-duty!