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Ok, so I’m excited. 
I pushed myself to do something way out of my comfort zone–I originally wanted to say “no” to this space– but I have to admit, my room at the Cathedral Antiques Inspiration House has come together pretty well. 
Like, I’m really happy with it. 
(every time I see that carpet I die a thousand times…I LOVE it)
When I look back at the original photos and see how far the space has come, I’m kind of blown away…and although it sounds a bit poppin’ my collar-ish, it’s the honest truth. I knew that I wanted my space to be bold & eye catching, but it also had to be modern…maybe not exactly what I’d have in my house, but definitely the same vibe. And I think I achieved that. But in true Dayka-fashion, I obsessed over that space. And when I say obsessed, I mean I actually sketched & painted the design on one of the walls in my office because I wanted to live with it for awhile and see how the colors would play together (and I’m glad I did this, too, as I ended up changing the order of the colors). Your eyebrows might raise if you knew some of the crazy things I do when I’m in the midst of designing a space!
The hallway & stairway leading to the apartment was a challenging little space–small (with a LOT of wall space), tight, a main thoroughfare (which means lots of traffic jams & maneuvering), has sloping floors, 3 different ceiling heights, lots of fire alarms/fire lights/exit signs/random doo-hickeys on the walls and is just not architecturally interesting…at all. I knew I wanted it dark & dramatic, so that’s what I went for–kind of like a “go big or go home” type of thing, except I had no plans to go home. 
Yesterday, when we had a private event at the house, my heart skipped a beat every time someone walked in, looked around & said “Wow”. That’s what I wanted people to feel when they walked into my space & to be able to hear that kind of reaction felt truly amazing. 
So now the bad news.
I can’t show you any real pics until JUNE, since Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles has first publishing rights and their story on the house & all the designers will be in that issue. Kind of sucks, but in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy the teasers! 
What’s next for me??
Lots of Inspiration House events & parties over the next 2 weeks, plus getting back to client work that’s been on hold. Installation was crazy with a few really long days, but the one thing it definitely reminded me is….
I love my job.
I love my life.


  1. Kristen
    January 23, 2013 at 10:39 am (5 years ago)

    JUNE?!?!? BOO. that sucks. oh well! see you tomorrow 🙂

  2. LiveLaughDecorate
    January 23, 2013 at 10:46 am (5 years ago)

    Bold and Fab. Love! June? Sucks, but so it goes. We’ll salivate til then. ‘Til then, get some rest lady! I’m sure you’re exhausted after this marathon.

  3. Mrs. Chic
    January 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

    So happy for you Dayka, looking forward to seeing more, sucks I have to wait until June!

  4. myblackfriendsays
    January 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

    We can wait (:

    I’m glad you’re so happy with how it turned out!

  5. pve design
    January 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, you big teaser! I bet the space must be amazing.

  6. Camila
    January 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Ah it’s looking so good. Love catching peeks on instagram. Can’t wait to see it in it’s full glory in June.

    January 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I have seen this stunning space! You will die it is so cool!

    January 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Not sure my first comment worked! I love your space Dayka….so darn creative! You did good girl!


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