North Oaks Residence
In this remarkable architecturally designed home, the owners were craving a drastic change from the neutral decor they had been living with for 15 years.
The goal was to infuse a lot of intense color while incorporating, and eloquently displaying, a fabulous art collection acquired on their many travels. Photography by Lisa M. Bond.
Grant Township Residence
The aim in this open living/dining room was integration. The living room had an existing, wonderful warm feeling with its varied and textured upholstery, rug,
and casegoods. The dining room, however, was contemporary Scandanavian teak furniture. Blending was accomplished through identical window treatments in both rooms as well as added color and texture in the dining room. Success!
In this lovely new home, we designed an open floor plan for ease of having many grandchildren and family members visit as well as to accommodate a disabled homeowner. The intention was to create intimate and inviting areas within a French Country style space with a nod to Asian.
Our aim was to inject color and life into this Family Room with a rustic and inviting feel for TV watching, but also a feeling of elegance for entertaining, as the room is adjacent to the kitchen. We designed a custom coffee table utilizing reclaimed barn floorboards for the ultimate in rustic, surrounded it by velvet, a bit of sheen, and tapestry.
In this fairly new Arts & Crafts built home, we chose to use the philosophy of the A&C era, “truth to materials, simple form, and handmade” as opposed to strictly A&C style furniture to furnish the space. Using natural fabrics, reclaimed wood, copper, iron, stone, and antique accessories, the architecture and the furnishings now encompass a complementary, and fresh, relationship. Photography by Karen Melvin.
Details, details …
Details are crucial, and the glue that holds it, and brings it all together. Whether its simply adding the right pillows and accessories, or incorporating architectural accents within the room, details are like the frosting on a cake. They help a room feel finished and sophisticated by integrating all of the larger design elements.