Interior design is more than just an 8-5 job; it's complicated, consuming and ever-changing. As a designer, we are involved in the personal lives of our clients and are constantly looking for inspiration to make their house their home and personal paradise.
This particular home- French Country Home- is very near and dear to my heart. No detail was spared as the homeowners, myself, the contractor, numerous vendors, craftsman and assistants worked to make this a perfect retreat.
Throughout this week, I would like to highlight this home and discuss some of the details that make it so spectacular.
Although my title is "Interior Designer," you'll see me get involved in exterior selections as well.
*It might be difficult to see, but the trim work around the doors and windows is painted a dark color- the windows melt into the overall facade and allow the architectural details to really shine.
*Gas carriage lights take you back to the old world as they flicker light throughout the night.
Living and kitchen
*The beautiful still life painting is more than it seems- behind it hides the TV!
*This open floor plan is connected by style and color yet each space is distinctly it's own. A Viking executive chef aided in the professional style kitchen design which, features two islands.
*The homeowner's collection of antique transferware tiles adorn the focal wall behind the stove- a beautiful personal touch to the tile designs.
*This space fits with the beautiful design of the home while still highlighting a 'man's world.' The ceiling is one of the most spectacular I've had the pleasure to design with the stenciled design and luster finish.
*Plenty of storage and wall space for trophies, this space is perfect for a working space or a quiet retreat.
*This space was existing on the lot long before construction of the home began. With some slight upgrades and small remodel- the space fits the charm and appeal of the overall home.
To view more of this amazing home- click here!
Mon, August 1, 2011
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under