Found Objects Makes Dream Room a Winner
Design Competitions are a great opportunity for designers to illustrate their creativity and showcase their talents to a large audience. I recently participated in The San Joaquin County Home and Garden Show. Each entrant was provided with an 8’ x 20’ space enclosed with hard wall construction consisting of 2 x 4’s and bare gypsum board. We were allowed to apply any materials to the walls and floors, but we had to complete the Dream Room in a day and a half. I am known for my bold and bright designs, so I wanted to inspire visitors with a room that was a "break from beige." My concept was to use repurposed items, hand-made items, unexpected colors, a mix of furniture styles and sourcing from local artisans. My project name is "Objet Trouve" or "found objects."
Distinctive and recurring elements, shapes and figures create a design that is playful and frisky in this eclectic space. Discarded items found or collected by chance are repurposed to have aesthetic value in a living room which draws on a variety of styles and patterns ranging from Classical to my very, very favorite Mid-Century Modern.
Further bending of traditional design continues with an unexpected color palette of mustard and gray and a mix of textile patterns ranging from another favorite, Baroque to the ever reliable geometric.
Harmony and balance are created by juxtaposing natural wood tables against metal elements. Another surprise is a cardboard animal trophy and a handmade paper cupcake holder luminaire. I further introduced the lasted design trends by including an Ekat patterned rug, typographical elements and a touch of this year's color Tangerine Tango.
I am very honored to have won First Place from the Judges and voted "Best of Show" by visitors. Kathleen Jennison, Interior Design, creating designs for your space that will thrill and delight you.
About Kathleen Jennison
Jennison enjoyed a long career as a Certified Public Accountant working as an auditor of many Fortune 500 Corporations. This highly analytical and technical career coupled with her second Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design ensures she is well equipped to handle any set of challenges which she pledges to meet with her best professional efforts and attention.