“Railing Redo” After completing a full home renovation, the homeowners didn’t have much left in the budget to redo the dated honey oak square profile railing with plain glass panels. Rather than tear out the existing stair system, it was given a facelift. Decorative egg and dart moldings were added to bulk up the grip of the railing and add some traditional detailing. The continuous expanse of glass was divided to give the look of custom panels using an X-design that was crowned with a decorative rosette at each juncture. The existing honey stain finish was stripped in favor of deeper, richer chocolate wood tones. As a finishing touch, some gold metallic highlights were added to accentuate the detail of the wood moldings added. The transformation resulted in a sophisticated custom stair look for a fraction of the cost.
“Slanted but Beautiful” Originally a home with contemporary bones, this beautiful home now combines Old world elements and traditional detailing with fresh and modern twists. Old and new elements coexist in harmony throughout. The custom fireplace is flanked by two backlit tiled onyx panels that can transform the mood due to their color changing abilities. The 10’ tall fireplace mirror reflects the dramatic wood & tin ceiling above
“Flea Market Fab” This family room features traditional leather tufted sofas perfectly sized to work with the tight constraints of the room. The innovative ceiling pattern was created using square mirrors the homeowner found at a flea market. Trimwork was added to create a geometric ceiling pattern in rich wood tones. The metallic Venetian plaster walls also add to the spacious feel of the room and bounce light throughout.
“Pink Powder” The design of this powder room revolved around the split faced pink onyx mosaics the homeowner fell in love with. The beauty of this natural stone is prominently displayed in two panels flanking the custom cabinet and white onyx vessel sink lit from below. The space is bathed in warm pink tones-from the textured paint on the walls to the iridescent mosaic accent tiles in the floor. The chocolate stained custom cabinet with silver metallic accents provides a lovely contrast and echoes the sparkle from the crystal sconces, the metallic flooring, and textured silver ceiling above.
“Cooking Up Two-Tone Sophistication” From a dated, dreary grey look to a bright, warm and all around inviting atmosphere, this kitchen underwent a major overhaul. This two tone kitchen has some major drama with a dark chocolate island and soffit contrasting the surrounding warm honey cabinets. Relocating the range from the center island to the far wall really opened up the space and gave it the feel of a much larger kitchen. Attention to detail is evident throughout- from the travertine floors with glass insets and the white onyx backsplash to the soffit’s egg and dart detailing and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Gracious and inviting the resulting space evokes images of understated elegance and sophistication.
“Padded Drama” This living room was transformed from a bland, modest space into a dramatic space that is anything but. Rather than overlooking the ceiling as a design element, golden upholstered squares were used to transform the ceiling into a focal point. The color palette was tied together using a mix of luxurious fabrics on the bench seat and furniture. Flanking the fireplace, crystal sconces are mounted on mirrors that accentuate and bounce light reflections in the room.
“Great Room Elegance” Walking the line between transitional and traditional design, this interior mixes the freshness of modern lines and elements with the classic beauty of traditional furnishings and textures. Emphasizing the height of the room is a travertine fireplace interspersed with textured limestone ledges. Formerly a lifeless space, the use of various materials and elements mixed with a pop of color, enrich the space resulting in an elegant interior.
“Man Cave Haven” The goal for this basement was to create a retreat away from the formal interior of the main floor; to create a masculine space for the homeowner to entertain, relax, and unwind. Formerly a monotonous space with a low ceiling and a continuous sea of bland ceiling tiles, the new design used the ceiling as a strategic design tool to delineate different zones. The ceiling grid was reused and installed at different elevations. Variations in ceiling height were incorporated to create a visual separation between the various zones and break up the large expanse of ceiling tiles that existed before. Islands of drywall were interjected strategically covering ducts and piping, allowing the ceiling to be raised in other areas. Being a windowless basement, the layering of materials and the use of stone helped bring the outside in and added a warm inviting feel to the space. In the seating area, the accent stone wall takes center stage, adding nuances of texture, pattern and color to the space.
“Sustainable Serenity” In the bar area, the existing cabinets were preserved to lessen the impact on natural resources. The existing finish was stripped and a new coat of paint and glaze were applied breathing new life into otherwise dated cabinetry. Rather than tear out the wall supporting the bar, it was retained and covered with sustainable ledger stone adding texture and nuances of color variation to the space. The rugged backsplash emulates the feel of the ledger stone as does the rock faced edge of the countertops. Juxtaposing the roughness of the ledger stone with the smoothness of the metallic tile flooring adds an unexpected layer of contrast. The original ceiling grid was preserved and reused and the original ceiling tiles were diverted to a local project in need of construction material donations.
Before & After Basement bathroom