INTERIOR DESIGNSingle Family Homes Interior Designer $7,000,001 - $9,000,000 Private Residence
The design team collaborated with former clients whose vision for a new home was ultra contemporary and clean-lined yet warm and inviting with an emphasis on livability, outdoor areas and entertaining. Contemporary is embraced in a palette of whites, warm grays and ebony, minimal ornamentation, high-gloss and lacquered finishes, large-format 70-by-30-inch polished natural stone flooring and dramatic backlit dropped ceilings for visual impact. Custom-designed counter-height consoles with gravity-defying cantilevers and lacquered finishes subtly define spaces in main gathering areas while keeping the feel open and spacious.
Rift-sawn oak accents in the kitchen cabinetry and the great room’s built-in media center, tongue-in-groove ceilings and gray-washed cerused French oak flooring in bedrooms, walk-in closets and the study add warmth and texture. Furniture is intended as a background, allowing the lines of the architecture to stand out, the verticality of its windows and the rectangles of the infinity-edge pool and stepping stones. Linear elements are repeated in the marbled patterns and striations of tile floors in main living areas and bathroom and channels in walls as an alternative to traditional baseboards.
Designed for entertaining, the reception room makes a grand first impression with sleek contemporary furniture, minimal accessories and a two-story ceiling that appears to float above a continuous band of transom windows and extend to exterior cantilevers.
Art centers around the owners’ collection of long-exposure photography by Hilda Champion, a friend and well-known photographer. It’s displayed on warm light gray walls in the reception room, dining room, great room and as a triptych on the main wall of the outdoor living room.
Lighting is informed by the design of each room – a circular chandelier inspired by a diamond bracelet reflecting the shape of the dining room table and its dropped ceiling, a trio of matte black pendants above one of the kitchen’s two islands, and limited to recesses in the reception room’s ceiling.
Trackless Weiland doors enhance the indoor-outdoor connection. A large lanai realizes the clients’ desire for expanded outdoor living with a kitchen, a three-sided bar, dining area and living room. Landscaping was integrated into the overall design and emphasizes architectural lines.
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