Ready for the next phase in life after selling the home where she raised her children and moving into her new husband's home, this client had a nice budget to replace worn-out materials, install high-end appliances, and purchase the furniture of her dreams.
Honoring the 100-year-old Georgian style brick house, remodeled to have an open concept in 1999 with current materials, the new design concept was to revive the character of the home.
A neglected area directly off the entry and living room of a 100-year-old Georgian style brick house was given a new lease on life with color, pattern, and texture. With only 70 square feet to work with, the small-scale space was transformed into a cozy reading room using antiques from the client’s collection with the addition of wallpaper, leather chairs and lighting.
The Fern Room, fondly named by the client, has plenty of natural daylight streaming in through the windows which are southeast facing. It is the perfect spot to sit with a morning cup of coffee while reading the paper.
Built in 1964, this condo had all its original fittings and was used year-round. The space underwent a complete teardown to be able to implement more modern amenities for heating, plumbing, light fixtures, appliance, and furniture.
I approached the design in terms of envisioning it as a small trailer or recreational boat–ultimately, a cozy, comfortable space for skiers and hikers.
This 1970’s split-level kitchen was truly dated and inefficient. Flow to and from hallway, dining room and kitchen was awkward, cabinets were old and difficult to organize, and it seemed each storage spot hid a black hole in its corner where items were lost forever.
My first step was to completely remove and update the plumbing, lighting, and electrical systems. Though there was extensive rework in the space, I kept the position of the kitchen window to allow its natural light and view of the backyard garden to emerge as a highlight of the space.
This master bathroom addition went from dull to spa oasis so this middle school math teacher could relax after long days at school. From the oversized tub, to the large window and classic materials, this bathroom is sure to relax anyone!
Serving as an addition to the home, the new master suite provides sweeping views of the hills and valleys filled with orchids just outside the large window which also features top down / bottom up window coverings for privacy when needed.
Small evaluation room for plastic surgery patients. Functionally needed to accommodate a very expensive skin evaluation machine and skin care products, large TV to view exam results with space for technician and patients. An unused sofa was reupholstered in a high-end, softly patterned Lee Jofa fabric, custom made pillows and silk drapes were added to pull shut for privacy. Custom made cabinet and antique Asian cabinet add warm wood tones.