COMFORTABLE AND CLASSIC don’t have to be miles apart. A “great” room by all accounts should be beautiful and functional. This one features sofas covered in a soft chenille fabric, a large tufted ottoman upholstered in a durable faux ostrich fabric, a fireplace, a large screen TV, a built-in bar and even a game table for all those father and son chess matches. Advertisements
TO MAKE A KITCHEN truly feel like the heart of a home it needs to be practical, but also feel warm and inviting. This kitchen was designed to handle everything a family can dish out. Its foolproof recipe: a mix of finishes— We used stained and painted cabinetry, limestone, granite and onyx stone surfaces, and even three styles of brass hardware.
TO CREATE THE fresh and modern feeling you would expect at a luxury resort, we drew inspiration from the tranquil elements of the beach and ocean. Soft, sea-foam walls and a freestanding sculptural soaker tub against a visually interesting mosaic half-wall make a stunning focal point.
THE FRAMELESS GLASS shower virtually disappears allowing the narcissistic ¼” mosaics to steal the show. Every shade of every color in this palette is represented in all those tiny tiles. We used Hlila honed 2” X 2” mosaics to help ground shower. Granular and golden in color, this stone is best described as warm rays of golden sunshine dancing on sand. How Perfect!
CHERRY WOOD WITH a natural stain looks great against this neutral palette and adds warmth to the space especially when positioned in front of an accent wall of ¼” mosaics. The warm white solid surface used for the countertop is a clean contrast to the cabinetry.
THIS VERY FEMININE and elegant teen room balances bold fuchsia and tangerine with a good dose of neutral tones. To ensure the test of time, we added adult accents like luxurious fabrics, crystal lighting, and traditional furnishings. She’ll certainly grow up, but she will never grow out of this room.
AN OLD WORLD inspired master bedroom combines textures and rich hues with traditional furniture to create exquisiteness and serenity. Of course, in any bedroom the focus should be on the bed and this one with fine linens is no exception. Trowels of plaster accented with golden luster dust add texture to walls and reflect not just light, but old-age charm.
AFTER RAISING FOUR children and then helping to raise their grandchildren, my clients opted to sell their old family home and move into a 55 and older community. The challenge: their limited budget forced them to retain most if not all of the furniture they acquired back in the sixties and seventies. Our solution: to re-imagine and work with what they had.
TO GIVE THE two new sofas a cost-friendly customization, we found an inexpensive, durable, poly-blend fabric to reupholster them with. The walls were given some added detail and interest with the installation of moldings while mirrors work to expand the space.