There was a perfect solution for this homeowner who loved sophistication and elegance but also entertained constantly and was interested in creating a dynamic atmosphere when needed. The answer was backlit white onyx tiles placed in panels flanking the great room fireplace. Backlit using LED lighting, these panels can pulsate vibrant colors giving an energetic feel to the room or can emit a calm warm white light adding to the sophistication and elegance of the room. The ambience and feel of the room is transformed by the touch of a switch.
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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. Trim work 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.
Cipollino Bianco marble is the star of this space. The marble’s varied natural coloring and unique veining is accentuated in this herringbone application. The bold use of the marble opens up the foyer and creates a glamorous yet welcoming feel for everyone who enters. The Herringbone theme continues down the hallway with the Cipollino marble hugging a square piece of coffee brown marble in uniform repitition drawing the eye to the custom butlers pantry at the end of the hall. The mini crystal chandeliers repeating down the hallway harmoniously mimic the flooring, further emphasizing its beauty.
This foyer was in desperate need of attention. The honey oak railing, spec carpet, and dated wood balusters had to go. An over the post railing and iron balusters with gold accents are used to update the stairs. The plain white stair carpet is swapped for wood treads and a rich deep red stair carpet. Taking its cue from the intricate scroll railing, the carpet also incorporates the scroll motif. This asymmetrical scroll delicately undulates down the left side of the staircase infusing an otherwise traditional foyer with a modern twist. Prominently displayed to the left of the staircase is the homeowner’s handmade embroidered artwork with intricate beading. Framing the art piece and displaying it where it is immediately visible upon entry, not only respected the sentimental value this piece carried but also balanced the distribution of color in the space. The grand 3-tiered crystal chandelier illuminates the space and provides a warm glow throughout.
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.
Adding glamor and sparkle to the room is wallpaper inset in panels proportioned to play off the sofa perfectly. The juxtaposition of the wallpaper to a similar paint color provides a play on textures that is understated yet glamorous.
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.