This contemporary kitchen nods to the traditional elements of a well-designed work-space. The subtle color palette is stylishly blended with warm grays and bright shiny whites; giving a modern attitude to this open floor plan remodel. A small dose of color from the signature Wolf Red control knobs carries over to the counter stools. The design is layered and balanced – gleaming stainless with soft mosaic glass tiles, wood floors and soft upholstery are the backdrop for easy family time and formal entertaining.
Fremont Avenue Residence
“It was worth the wait...” said homeowners of their newly renovated home. A new home for a young and active family lives proves that a busy life-style does not mean a compromise of design-style. This elegant home is a beautiful blend of originality and function – substance and heritage. While color and comfort are key, so is keeping with tradition. Architectural details, millwork, windows and floors speak to the traditional components that the owners love. Bold graphic design elements from the newest colors to large patterned wall papers are combined with the latest technology and modern appliances to give this classic family home a distinctively current look.
Showcase House 1
Organic, natural and philosophical...
The goal was to “go beyond” typical design changes to truly reflect the taste and lifestyle of the homeowner, writer and world traveler Dan Buettner (Blue Zones). The challenge was to incorporate his Blue Zoneprinciples, while also featuring his eclectic collection of artifacts gathered during his travels around the world.
The "Destination Room" was created on the third floor of this home for an ASID Showcase House event. “It's a cozy, enticing retreat that feels just like being in a tree house". This small space needed to become part office/den and guest room. A unique Murphy bed was custom made and all colors, furnishings and accessories were selected to blend naturally with ancient art and artifacts.
Showcase House 2
A Showcase House from the Big-Band era of swing and Hollywood Regency glam needed to be updated for a modern family. Bright colors with a vintage twist bring a by-gone era up to date.
Through a combination of large-scale wallpapers in the guest bath to an iconic “Penguin Books” wallpaper installation in the children’s play area, no “petite space” was overlooked. Details abound on upholstery, accessories and lighting. Pattern on pattern and distinctive plays of color are the design themes that honor the past with high style.
Refined and simply lovely, this remodeled home holds a feeling of history. Architectural details prevail from elegant crown molding to window trim and cabinetry mullions. Symmetry balances expansive spaces. A real “cooks kitchen” is fresh and classic, designed with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops, white cabinets and porcelain farm sinks - this room has become the natural heart of the home.
Throughout the home, the idea was that each room needs a “wow” -beautifully accomplished through gleaming chandeliers, gorgeous wallpapers and custom furnishings.
Living large in small spaces without sacrificing style or substance...that’s when the details matter.
Scale and proportion are the key elements to pulling off a small space. Big patterns help to create a beautifully designed cocoon; an upholstered bench (or two) makes great use of corners and tricky spaces. By layering textures, colors and shapes an individual or small multi-purpose space can have the same high design impact as it’s larger cousin...