For a designer who has the sun and sand in her DNA, being assigned a windowless lower-level space might have been discouraged anyone else. But Megan was undaunted.
Inspired by her daughters and their friends, she decides to create an inviting, exciting, beach-friendly space where people would want to hang out. “Everything is beautiful, but nothing is precious,” explained Gorelick, including the performance fabrics from Kravet
on the custom sectional sofa and the ottoman.
Megan turned to some of her other long-time partners for other aspects of the room. As mentioned, the amazing gallery wall was created in collaboration with The Miller Gallery, (a source she found in Charleston, SC, during a DTL conference) that specializes in affordable contemporary art.
A custom media/storage unit, designed in conjunction with California Closets
occupies another wall, providing space for more art and “shelfies”.
Stylish bar carts support the “come and relax” vibe, while continuing the arty aesthetic. A distressed and faceted mirror from Bungalow 5
is places above a storage side table by Selemat Designs
. And how about those gorgeous scones from Circa Lighting
In another corner, beachy rattan pieces from Palecek
provide a textural contrast to the lush sectional and create another little conversation spot.
But, without a doubt, the room’s biggest statement is the art. “Art is so important,” Gorelick said. “It makes this room a happy place. I love how vibrant it is, like a young woman’s personality.”