Y'all, so this happening: working some major #pjdecor #alchemyeclectic makeover magic for incredibly talented & gorg actress Patina Miller's Madam Secretary dressing room! YASSSSSSSS!
Besides Madam Secretary, Patina has done a ton of awesome projects, like...oh...:The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 & 2, and Broadway's Pippin where she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2013 for her performance as the Leading Player. She's basically just an overall bada$$ SUPERSTAR. If you don't follow her already, start now: @patinamiller (Twitter/Instagram)
How did I get involved?: Patina saw the super cute dressing room makeover I did for actress & mutual friend Carly Hughes (see that here & hawt AFTER gallery pics here) who was also in Pippin, as the Leading Player-- and asked if I could help her out.
So, here's what Patina inherited & what I'm working with...and please hold on...y'all may not be able to handle all this glamour:
Yummy, right? FYI: This might be what you'd get if y'all took your room design inspiration from a stew. Gravy beige walls. Mustardy carpeting. Chunks of shapeless, unknowable blobs peppered throughout.
The overhead fluorescent light is causing some serious Green Eggs and Ham anxiety & needs to be put out like NOW, but, along with the paint and carpeting (& some furniture), these elements have to stay. The black patch on the ceiling also stays as it's covering an overzealous air vent.
Totally baffled by the one & only "floor length" mirror in the entire room since...idk...this IS a dressing room-- you know where people need to see what they're getting dressed into and all-- and that mirror is maybe 12" wide on a wall that's about 14' long. SMH. Plus, Patina intro'd him to me as, "Fat Mirror" so that's just all kinds of wrong for a dressing room or well, ANYWHERE for that matter! Sorry boo, you gotta go!
Some of Daisy's threads awaiting camera time...
And a mini fridge doubling as an "entryway table"...so, there y'all have it! Tots luxe, right?! Here's what I'm tackling:
- NEW MIRROR (duh)
- ambience: make it chic, cozy, & reflect Patina's personality, w/out making permanent changes or spending too much ( y'all, this is her home away from home, but like a dorm room or stringent rental: it's a space Patina doesn't own, yet on shoot days, spends substantial amounts of time in)
- bring in decorative elements like an area rug, pillows, throw, artwork, etc...
- more functional storage with smaller furniture pieces, shelves, etc...
- address lighting...and get new lighting...did i mention lighting?
- a desk or similar table that doubles up for work/eating spot
Patina really vibes pale colors, ivory/champagne, pinks, gold + brass, so that's where our colors, etc will come from and overall it's important to her that the space feel zen-y/calm...so I've certainly got my WERK cut out for me here...BUT...thankfully we're getting some decor donation lurv from our Bff's at ZGallerie and Photos.com ! Both of these peeps offer all kinds of stylish goodies that will help transform this spot...check 'em out...I'll be sharing more on them later...
I've also got some fun, do-able #pjdiy tricks up my sleeve so prepare y'allselves to be #styleslapped all proper-like! This is gonna be goooooooood!