Interior design offices are both the ultimate endorsement and the ultimate thorn in the designer’s side. Just as the “cobbler’s children have no shoes,” the designer’s office can quickly move down the priority list in favor of client projects. Not so for the newly renovated office of Bravado Design in San Diego, CA. By investing in a design office that represents designer Audrey Ferdyn Soldau’s “preppy modern” aesthetic, she created a creative and rewarding space for clients, and for herself.
The previous space was modern, “more serious,” as Soldau put it. The redesign included white furniture, adding paint to dark stained walls, and freshening up the plain doors with accent paint and molding detail. With bright, citrusy fabrics from Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa, the vibe is energetic and youthful.
The studio work desk, custom made from white Silestone quartz, is a favorite in the space, as it creates the perfect backdrop for fabrics and mood boards during client presentations. “The most challenging part of the design was finding the time to get it all done and painting during working hours,” said Soldau with a laugh. “But the reward is that I LOVE where I work everyday.”
Bravado Design, located in San Diego, CA, is owned by Audrey Ferdyn Soldau. The firm specializes in model home interiors, commercial and residential design. Bravado’s foundation is built on honesty, a passion for design and the art of transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary.