I’ve LOVED working with Designer Custom Source in the past few years…it sure is nice to have you on my team! When I’m designing a space that I know will feature custom cushions, I feel especially confident knowing DCS will make a beautiful product that my clients will LOVE!
It is always a pleasure to receive accolade’s from one of our designers here at Designer Custom Source! Martha Nazzaro is somebody that has a true love for great interior design. She prides herself on creating custom rooms with her clients style and home functioning in mind. Martha is the principal and lead designer at Grace~full Interiors and is able to see the potential in spaces by utilizing her hip and clever design eye. DCS has enjoyed working with such a visionary and was thrilled she wanted to share her amazing before and after transformations with our viewers. It has been great partnering up with Martha these last few years. Get ready to see what good design and an excellent workroom can accomplish!
Here’s Martha in her own words!
Here are a few of my favorite spaces so far!!
This homeowner wanted an open “mudroom” and I really wished she could have one. So I said, “let’s turn the closet into a “mudroom!”
BEFORE… It was just a regular messy old entry hall closet.
AFTER! Complete with big deep drawers, a custom 3″ cushion made with Robert Allen King Edward Indigo, pillows, felt baskets and the best part (I think) – is the reclaimed barn wood that lines the entire closet. Notice the family room in the previous pic is no longer seen from the hallway. I designed and built a new wall complete with a new broom closet. I was able to salvage the old entry hall closet doors by using them on the new broom closet!!
On the opposite side of the above mudroom, I built a tiny L-shaped bench for additional storage. The homeowner has small children -it’s the perfect spot for them to sit while mommy is helping them with their shoes and boots!
I chose the same fabric, Robert Allen King Edward Indigo as on the cushion in the mudroom, for a cohesive appeal!
A client contacted me after purchasing a beautiful c. 1800 Colonial in suburban Boston. What gorgeous bones this home has! A project that will keep these young homeowners busy over many years. But let’s begin with the Entry hall, formal sitting room and the dining room. One of my favorite areas was in the dining room which had 2 built-in china cabinets connected by a window seat with a really sad looking cushion. DCS to the rescue! For this project I used our own fabric (COM) as we wanted to match the fabric on the window treatments they had just bought from a high-end retailer.
I also had DCS make throw pillows out of the teal cheetah fabric I sent, which I also had upholstered on the backs of the host chairs at the formal table.
Notice the teal cheetah on the back of the host chair is the same fabric DCS made the throw pillows on the window seat out of. I also wallpapered the inside of the china cabinets with grass cloth wall covering, electrified them and added glass shelves in place of wooden ones so you can see all the beautiful things hidden inside…..basically, everything in this room is new!
On the opposite side of this part of the house is a formal sitting room. This is a young couple…they wanted to maintain and pay homage to the roots of this 216 year old home yet wanted to keep it young feeling too! I designed and built a small bench in front of a new bank of windows to add extra seating.
The bench needed to be an open design to allow for the heat to flow from the old cast-iron wall radiator. A custom shape required a template – which I will admit is not my favorite thing to make…but when I make it… the cushion ALWAYS comes back perfect! I chose a “hip and young” fabric called Robert Allen Casa Blanca Geo in Aquamarine!
A room like this takes months of planning….and waiting! Careful planning and wonderful design partners like DCS help to make my job as a designer run smoothly!
Another favorite before and after was a baby nursery. This was also a very old home in New England complete with “out of plumb” walls and floors. I designed and built a corner cabinet with two storage window seats. “The new baby girl was going to love pink no matter what,” said my client. So…instead of a choosing a soft pastel fabric, I chose a more modern vibrant pink.
Awaiting for a new little baby girl! So lucky!!
They say “the best careers are sprouted from something you love to do, and have a passion for!” This certainly holds true for Martha. From its inception, Grace~full Interiors has soared into quickly becoming known as the “go to” design firm when you want it done right. Martha’s talents extend well beyond just the creative. She offers a keen sense of calm, when still juggling an Electrician, Painter, Finish Carpenter, and Window Treatment artist. Having YOUR project run effortlessly…well, takes a lot of effort! What you will end up with is a space that surpasses your expectations…every time!
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