It's one of those weeks where we find ourselves heavy in post production, compiling and editing some of the great stories we've been out shooting for a variety of clients recently. And in some cases, we are fortunate enough to find great "partners in crime" who share a visual talent for storytelling in a different application. One such gem is Nichole Tate, of Nichole Tate Designs. A true local, Nichole has a big smile, and the bright enthusiasm to match a keen, sophisticated approach to interior design. So we thought to feature her today and introduce some of the thoughts she brings to her work.
"I am inspired by the beach, I love incorporating color and a comfortable, casual sense to my designs. Evoking personality and a unique sense into every clients home is my goal. I believe that design creates better things for people and should be attainable for everyone. My playful approach to design illustrates itself through the use of color and texture. My firm is based on the same principles I live by; "It doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful! and need it and want it, are good enough reasons to have it!"
"This project was a collaborative effort between myself, the homeowner, and East Hill Building and Design. The family home renovation was designed with the intention that all areas of the home would be used.
The original home was very dark and closed off so we opened up the floorplan to allow for an open airy feeling and more family interaction. The home now features a children’s area as well as some well-appointed rolling toy bins.
We used a color scheme of soft blues and neutrals. We wanted to pull the outside in from the beautiful Bayou, beyond the wall of windows, so the homeowners and their guests could enjoy the water view from all areas of the home.
We took the bones of this older home and adapted it to fit a young modern family while still keeping the traditional values of the house. " ~Nichole Tate