Updating and enlarging the kitchen was this client's goal. A small addition off the kitchen provides a mudroom when coming in from the backyard (see After view 2). An open concept space was created by combining the kitchen and dining room. The counter top that flows into what used to be a more traditional dining room provides plenty of space to share a meal. The seating area is a great place to lounge and still be a part of what is going on in the kitchen. The large window was replaced with a triple door to give access to the back yard.
The major cues for the design were taken from the strong relationship between interior and exterior spaces and from the colorful art collection acquired during the clients extensive travels.
The theme for this room, “bringing the outside in” was created due to the magnificent stately trees dominating the large open windows. Mixing the natural hues of earthy browns, warm cream and soothing greens brings nature indoors, refreshing the mind and body.
This new condominium, on the 8th floor and situated on the James River in Jacksonville, FL has spectacular views that pull you through the space as soon as you walk through the foyer. The view is what drew our clients to the home, and was the inspiration behind the design. The main goal was to create an elegant, but comfortable, atmosphere while maintaining the ethereal feeling of being in the clouds over the water that the view inspires.
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When this renovation project began the space was cavernous, cut up and uninteresting. The goal was to create a functional entertainment space that easily flowed together. Wall to wall carpet was removed and replaced with 24" x 30" copper colored porcelain tile along with large area rugs to add warm and texture. Due to the large scale of the space multiple geometric patterns were used for both carpet and fabrics. Strong bright reds, oranges and browns were used along with a rich camel background. Various types and colors of wood were used to add interest.