Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The "Old" West becomes New!

Enter my clients.

They have a house they love, in a location that is wonderful with
just a few drawbacks.  They would like another guest bathroom
with out having to give up any square footage or add on to the house.
They would also like to move the powder bathroom out of an existing
bedroom and give the existing bedroom a full bath.
Sounds like it is time to do the floor plan shuffle,
And that is exactly what we did!

The original powder bathroom located in one of the bedrooms
Hallway before, we removed the paper on the
wall and brightened up the space

The updated hallway has recessed lighting and bright walls
it feels much more current.

The powder room now opens off the hallway and is convenient for all guests.

The New Bathroom- Part 2
The challenge was to find some existing square footage to add another
on suite bathroom.  We opted to take 2 closets that were
back to back in the rear two rooms.  By opening up this
space between the two bedrooms we were able to
create a darling bathroom in a narrow footprint.

I love the custom finish on this vanity.  It looks like it has been
around for years.

Measuring just 4' x 11' you have everything a guest could
need.  A spacious shower, a darling rustic vanity and
reclaimed wood open shelving with custom made brackets.

By adding a wall mounted sliding door it kept the space as
accessible as possible.

Finally, Bathroom 3- Part 3

Here is a picture of the bathroom before

This bathroom too has a rustic feel that is in keeping with the
charm of this home.  This one has a bit of a contemporary spin
that keeps it current. 

I love this vanity, it was made completely from reclaimed wood.

A matching small cabinet that can hold the little extras needed in a bathroom.
My clients are ready to start entertaining!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kitchens Just Want To Be Fun!

Occasionally a client comes along who not only wants to have a functional layout in their new kitchen but they also want to add
that touch of fun and whimsey that sets their
kitchen apart. Enter my client. She loves color and probably
would be most happy living among the exotic
hues of the Caribbean, if the truth be told!

Fun, Cool and Colorful!

Here is the kitchen before, ready for a makeover

Our goal was to create an updated space that allowed for seating at the island as well as a functioning kitchen for 2 cooks. 
She also wanted a desk area that would not
become a dumping ground for her family.  We completed the
design with a display cabinet for collectables and cookbooks. 

The reclaimed wood shelves add eclectic storage space for
dishes and display pieces alike. 

The perimeter countertops are concrete.  It is paired with a quartz countertop on the island that features a wood cutting board inserted for prep space.

The photo below shows the original rendering presented to the client prior to the project beginning.  It turned out so close to the actual project.  I remember her telling me how excited she was to see this rendering and how the design
had captured her hopes and ideas for this space.

Her family loves this space and how it has changed the entire home. There is often a jigsaw puzzle on the round area of the island
inviting guests and family to sit and visit.

The separate desk area under the windows provides a wonderful  spot to take care of tasks and yet keeps it out of the kitchen clutter route. 

What I love about this kitchen is taking a neutral palette and classic cabinet door style. Pairing it with rustic elements like the
reclaimed wood shelves and
the concrete countertops. Adding a touch of the unexpected with the eggplant color on the island. 
All together it is a kitchen that is fun to look at,
fun to be in and yet will stylishly endure with time.
  The best part is it perfectly suits
my client.