Nu'uanu Hawaii, Virtual Master Suite Make Over: Breakfast in Bed at Tiffany's!

Real Estate Agent with HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 RS-76763

Part I: The Master Bedroom - A diamond in the rough.


 The heroine of this master suite makeovers name has been changed for dramatic purposes to "Tiffany"; whose family is in the process of remodeling their Nu'uanu Condo. Tiffany and Co. needed help with design choices and contacted JDS Consulting for some Do It Yourself advice. After our initial consultation we determined that the new diggs would have a Modern, Contemporary Asian design aesthetic with an earth tone color palette to compliment the view. We also needed the space to potentially function as both a second home and or rental, so stylish durability was an important factor. We chose a delicious color palette of rich honey gold, espresso brown, and oatmeal neutral for the master bedroom and a smattering of polished strawberry coral stone and chocolate cabinetry in the master bath all concocted to cook up a lip smacking delight to wake up to.




To create interest and warmth to the bedroom we decided an accent wall would be appropriate. The accent wall would act as a secondary focal point for the room(the view being the primary) and would be behind the headboard of the bed. We selected a honey gold color and offered a variety of art possibilities to compliment the decor of espresso colored furniture and oatmeal colored walls.

Our first accent wall art suggestion was an Asian styled gold leaf screen; bamboo is a common Asian motif and ties nicely with the rooms view of Punch Bowl crater and the Asian theme of the condo.

Our second suggestion was a sculptural piece comprised of various rectangles inspired from the carpet patterns in the figure below, bottom right. Decidedly more modern than the traditional screen, it is a renter-friendly option that could be made by hand or re-purposed from any number of recycled materials.

The last suggestion was a damask which could be painted with stencil or incorporated as a wallpaper or fabric panel. We suggested an Hawaiian quilt pattern but a number of designs could work equally well in this design.

A major design aesthetic in Hawaii is the seemless transition from interior spaces to exterior spaces.

Hawaiian design takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape by incorporating it's colors and flora into the design allowing the eye to move unhindered from foreground to horizon.

The elegant shape and miniaturized form of a Bonsai tree helps draw the greenery inside: blurring the lines between the in and out of doors.

We chose a sculpted rectangular nickle lamp with gold shade to reinforce the modern rectangle motif that we repeat through out the condo. We also selected area rugs that reinforced the rectangle theme.

The minimalist side table pictured to the right was offered as an option for our clients to recycle the kitchen cabinet doors which were being replaced. The simplicity of the design is both modern and Eco friendly, requiring less materials to produce a functioning piece of furniture.

Stay tuned for Part II: A Virtual Master Bath make over!

Nu'uanu Hawaii, Virtual Master Suite Make Over: Breakfast in Bed at Tiffany's!

JDS Consulting- Staging Hawaii nei! Providing Real Estate Merchandising services including: Home Staging, Interior Decor, Turn Key, Landscaping, Remodeling, & Open House Hosting. Diamond Head, Kahala, Waikiki, Kapahulu, Kailua, Makiki, Tantalus, Hawaii Kai, Manoa, Nu'uanu, Ala Moana, Waialua, Haleiwa, North Shore, Kapolei, Makaha.   Kimo Stowell Copyright ©2009


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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Kimo, This is an amazingly beautiful space...look forward to the master bath! What a fantastic service!

Aug 04, 2009 10:35 AM #1
Durham, NC

Can't wait for the final pictures!  Love all the choices so far...Thanks for sharing.

Aug 04, 2009 10:37 AM #2
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Interesting and . . . BEAUTIFUL!!!  Curious, will they do it as you say, DIY?  Please keep us posted.

Kimo, you are talent, through and through

Aug 04, 2009 11:13 AM #3
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Spectacular as always....

Aug 04, 2009 12:20 PM #4
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

I love the wall colors and can't wait for more!! 

Aug 04, 2009 03:48 PM #5
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Kimo -- you are one cool dude.  Love that rug!

Aug 04, 2009 05:36 PM #6
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Looks good, Kimo.  


Aug 05, 2009 01:04 AM #7
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Very nice.  I was especially interested in the table made from recycled kitchen cabinet doors.  What software do you use for the virtual staging?

Aug 05, 2009 01:27 AM #8
Shawna Duplantis
Houston, TX

Love that View!!!

Aug 05, 2009 08:01 AM #9
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Amazing what you can do with software

Aug 05, 2009 08:17 AM #10
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

It is just gorgeous!

I adore all things tropical - you are so lucky Kimo to get to specialize in it's richness!



Aug 05, 2009 08:15 PM #11
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

I always look forward to your posts and this one did not disappoint. Love the geometric theme throughout, one of my favourites. I will incorporate your idea of reusing the cabinet doors for other uses. Very creative, great work Kimo.

Aug 05, 2009 11:16 PM #12
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

SO delicious & lip-smacking, Kimo! What program do you use for this? Just curious as I am researching new design software. Mahalo!

Aug 06, 2009 03:20 AM #13
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Breathtaking...and I love that you don't put a huge plant in the corner...I see that alot as if the view is not there...eeek...GREAT work.  I'd like to know the software too...give us a clue.  ehhh??? 

Aug 06, 2009 11:11 AM #14
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Donna, thank you.

Aloha Holly, thanks for visiting.

Aloha Karen, it's like having a child grow up, you work hard to get them prepared and you want the best for them but in the end their going to do what they please. Thanks for commenting

Aloha Melissa, Mahalo nui loa!

Aloha Cathy, Thank you for stopping by.

Aloha Maureen, I really like how the carpet has the same pattern in multiple colors.

Aloha Kathy, Thanks!

Aloha Kim, I use Photoshop for the renderings. mahalo for commenting.

Aloha Shawna, Punch bowl is a classic cone shaped volcanic crater that makes for a great view. Thank you for visiting.

Aloha Michelle M, you are too kind, thank you.

Aloha Michelle F, just make sure you use x-tra long screws on the side table design.

Aloha Connie, I use Photoshop for the renderings. It's still a tad bit time consuming but I'm getting faster.

Aloha Terrylynn, I use Photoshop, lots of practice, patience, and perspective(achieving the right perspective is a big challenge.

Aug 06, 2009 01:20 PM #15
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Virginia, I agree technology is fantastic until the power goes out.

Aug 06, 2009 01:22 PM #16
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Very impressive work.  I love the colors you chose ... and the view!!

Aug 06, 2009 05:16 PM #17
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Karen, Thank you for commenting!

Aug 10, 2009 09:31 AM #18
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