Latest from Mae Brunken

Posted on Tue, 7 Apr 2009 by KiM

Hot off the presses – Mae Brunken is at it again. Jo posted about this talented interior designer the other day and her peeps emailed us this evening to show us Mae’s latest project. It’s such an amazing transformation that I wanted to post it ASAP.

Here’s a bit of info on the space: “Mae Brunken Design is adding the finishing polish to the guest quarters of a Pacific Palisades estate. Previously tasked to re-design the main property, Mae Brunken returned to update the poolside guest quarters. Re-designed to be a writer’s office and artistic escape, housing the owners’ additional guests as well as providing extra storage, the project is a great example of the new interior design trend: Maintaining luxury through practicality.”

Some before photos…



And VOILA, here’s the space after Mae worked her magic…



Here are some specifics as to what Mae did to transform the room: “Natural linen window treatments with contrasting yellow trim soften the space while providing privacy. The furnishings are both versatile and comfortable, with a custom daybed doubling as a resting place for both the afternoon writer and the overnight guest. The Eames ivory lounge chair and ottoman accentuate this versatility, implementing a vintage modern office aesthetic and maximum at-home comfort. The desk is the functional focal point of the room, made of rich macassar ebony zebrawood and offset by a polished stainless task lamp. A Suzanne Sharp rug from The Rug Company in yellow, gray and ivory warms up the room and also presents a graphic background. In addition to accommodating a writer and guests, the guest quarters also delivers additional storage space. Made of the same macassar ebony wood as the desk, the opposing wall has been fitted with filing drawers that also double as nightstands, and bookshelves that house awards and reference.” Summed up in one word – PERFECTION.

Anonymous says:

Looks GREAT! Perfect balance overall. Personality and warmth. No clutter-Looks awesome!

Oh, I looooooove that rug!

Agreed: PERFECTION.

Go Mae!

Virginia says:

SO inspiring! I love real-life makeovers. That daybed is my new must-have.

Lovely Yellow – makes me want to repaint my guest bedroom!

Jules says:

fantastic transformation!

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