This multi-phase project had many varied rooms and looks.
The living room off the kitchen is used for relaxing and eating meals while watching TV, so a comfortable, yet sophisticated look was desired. In the front sitting room the owners wanted a place to entertain that had a more formal feeling. Then in the loft area between two guest rooms, we created a quiet place to escape with a book. In this reading area, the original undersized valance was recovered and modified to create a window treatment that matched the scale of the window. The upper bathroom’s high ceilings overpowered the original pedestal sink, small oval mirror & swag pendant lights. We were able to bring the scale of the room back in focus with a larger vanity, wall mounted sconces and oversized prints. The powder room also needed updating so we created a sophisticated, upscale bath with a backlit, glass counter and sink, a beautiful cherry, curved front cabinet and created depth by adding a decorative framed mirror over the existing plate mirror.
The part of this project that was the most fun was creating individual spaces for the husband and wife that reflected their individual interests and tastes. His area starts in the exercise room and lower bathroom then extends into the family room with a large entertainment center and surround sound system. The results were pleasing, but after the room was completed, it was determined that the room needed a pool table and bar. These additions required that we flip the layout of the room in order for the pool table to fit. We were able to retrofit one of the tall cabinets to create a bar area, complete with mirrored back, glass shelves and a pull out work counter. Working with earthy blues and brown tones, the masculine leather and touches of the outdoors, it is a great space to kick back, watch a movie or just hang with the guys.
In her space over the garage, she thought, “If I have to work at home, I want it to be fun and colorful, a place that reflects my love of the Caribbean”. Bright pinks, greens and blues with dark brown accents to ground the space, bring the islands north. The palm leaf fan blades and wicker chairs add to the island charm of the room. When we were done, she found the perfect finishing touch, a linen map of the Caribbean that she already had but had stored away, almost forgotten. We had it framed it and hung it over the fireplace.