Riche The Mag Issue 28 How to Transform a Room

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RICHE home & lifestyle

Studio Riche Designs Issue 28

From the Editor

hello dear reader! I hope this finds you and your loved ones doing well. It's August! But, instead of talking about the heat - it's old news here in the South - I have decided I will talk about the "most wonderful time of the year". I know, it's 4 months away but, trust me, it'll be here before you all know it. It is time to start preparing for the holidays. In the interior design realm, the sooner you start making those preparations the better. The supply chain and shipping delays are alive and well. So, if you have any plans to make any updates - for whatever reason - the sooner you start, the better. Chances are you might be able to freshen up a few rooms to entertain friends and family during the holidays. I hope you enjoy what’s inside. Till next issue,

Regina Correa Regina Correa Designer/Editor

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August '22


How to Transform a Room These changes will create the perfect foundation for a beautiful room.

A Room's Transformation Stylish décor completes the transformation of a once dingy room.


Color Crush Magenta is an alluring accent color.

Local Art I am Woman - an exhibit by Louisiana female artists.

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How to Transform a Room

ransforming a room isn’t as hard as it may seem. There are a few things you can do that will have a lasting impact on the overall feeling and appearance. Starting with the right tips and some guidance, a room in need can transform into a room you will love. Most people don't realize this, but loving where you live has a lasting impact on your overall well-being. Quite often, people think that simply adding accessories and beautiful furnishings to a room is enough to beautify it. But, if the room doesn’t have good bones, or a good foundation to start from, adding nice furniture won’t solve the problem. If the walls are awful, the flooring is dated, and the color on the wall is either too dark or bright, what you add in accessories and furnishings will not completely solve the problem. First, decide on the level of project commitment you are willing to make, a few improvements, or a full renovation. Once that’s decided, start with these two aspects of design. Inspiration & Aesthetics Find inspiration images Select those you connect with - they will guide you through the process Make notes about them - what made you pull them out - they will be great reminders while you’re making decisions Plan & Strategize Measure the room (s) Create a budget Decide where to splurge and where to save Make a plan and stick to it 4 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Start by correcting the glaring, ugly things that desperately need change or updating in the room: built-in, bookcase, or cabinetry, fireplace, flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting, and architectural features. These are the elements that once changed or improved will have the largest impact on the look and feel of the room. Then, consider the following tips for each; Paint will always transform/improve a piece of furniture, wall or even flooring. If it looks dated and dingy, paint it. Use paint with flat finish on the wall or ceiling (especially if they are textured) it will diminish imperfections. Add or remove existing elements from existing cabinetry, built-ins or large bookcases (add nicer doors to update the look or remove the doors for an open feel. Don’t forget about the hardware as it can be a key component of the updated look. Since the floor is the foundation of a room, fix, paint or replace it. Remember that consistency on the flooring - similar type or color throughout the home - allows for a better flow and feel. Great design takes time and a lot of effort. You will have to spend money, but the reward is worth the investment. If you don’t love where you live, changing it will make an immense impact in your life. Prioritize your happiness at home - invest in your living spaces instead of other short-lived pleasures. Make your home a place stylish and welcoming. You deserve to be surrounded by beautiful things that bring you joy every single day.

A Room's Transformation

Adding architectural elements always enriches a room. Crown molding and proper baseboards with matching finishes were added to enhance the feel of the room and frame the space.

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The mantel and fireplace add warmth, defines the wall, and add another architectural element. After

Wood-like flooring in a herringbone pattern was added for warmth, and an updated look and feel. The windows and doors were painted to soften their look in the space. Their dark tones were too distracting for the softer, soothing feel. The idea was for them to blend in, not stand out. A stylish light fixture matches the style and feel of the room. A muted, yet warm shade of gray on the wall was selected as the perfect backdrop for the overall palette.

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STUDIO RICHE DESIGNS interiors + décor

Color Crush Magenta

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A beautiful purple-pink, magenta symbolizes kindness and character. Use as an accent piece in a room. It pairs well with chartreuse, gray and blue.

Chamois - Benjamin Moore Cabinetry, Dining Room or Guestroom

Stone Blue - Farrow & Ball Powder room or laundry room

Goodnight Moon - Clare Doors or Bedroom 8 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

My Favorite Things

Urbane Bronze - Sherwin-Williams Bedroom , cabinetry or railings

Interior Paint Colors

Surf Camp - Backdrop Cabinetry , home office or library

Color is transformative - it can enliven a space or create drama, and mystery. Here are some shades I'm drawn to and where I would potentially use them.

Alabaster - Sherwin-Williams Walls, ceilings and trims - anywhere in the home.

Interior StylingTip Drapery Panel Headings

Drapery panel headings help define the look and style of a room. Pinch, Euro and Inverted pleats are elegant and classic : generally seen in sophisticated rooms. Grommet, Tab top and Rod Pocket headings are much more informal: mostly seen in interiors that are casual.

Pinch Pleat

Inverted Pleat

Euro Pleat


Rod Pocket Tab Top Images by: Horizon

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Local Art A beautiful art exhibit from women by women.

I Am Woman Works from 29 women from Louisiana Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery August 6, 2022 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 10 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

To Travel is to Live

I had planned on sharing something else but while browsing on Instagram I came across a post from @CNTraveler about staying in little towns in the South of France. Since I plan on going back to France - a few days in Paris, of course - and then retreating to a true french cottage in the countryside sometime in the near future, the post caught my attention. As I am looking through the recommendations, the image above captivated me. As I looked through the images on the listing, everything about the Poet's Historic Apartment was just perfection to me. I absolutely LOVE the French Provincial feeling of it with the low ceilings and terracotta floors, the wood beams add warmth and architectural details, as well as the plastered walls. I can see myself enjoying the view out of the dining room window, reading by the fireplace, picking up that round straw bag and going shopping, feeling the breeze as I sit and enjoy tea on that chair, or write a postcard sitting on that tiny writing desk. La Miette c'est magnifique!!! 11 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Image via Airbnb

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Regina Correa came to visit New Orleans in 1999 and never left. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Art History, loves red wine, traveling the world, architecture, museums, music, nature and walking around our beloved City Park. Founder + Interior Designer at Studio Riche Designs




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