Interior Design of the Year – Single Family Homes

Private Residence
$5,000,001+
$21,000,0001 – $26,000,000

The Design Concept given to us by the client for this waterfront property was Urban Zen. The main objective was to create a simple and clean, yet warm and inviting aesthetic that would accommodate anywhere from two to twenty-two overnight guests. The home is used for business as well as large family gatherings. The following are how we chose to accomplish this goal: -The Entry was specifically kept free of ornamentation so that the full glass wall view to the lagoon beyond takes center stage. One custom walnut and bronze sideboard, and one antique Japanese screen accent the space. -Instead of using applied moldings for base and case, trim was designed to be minimal and flush with the drywall, becoming a part of the architecture rather than unnecessary ornamentation. -Wall color is Museum White (except in Guest Bedrooms) to showcase their colorful art collection. -Solar shades were specified in public spaces where large expanses of glass showcase the exquisite outdoor views. Draperies were used in all private spaces for greater privacy and softness. -Flooring materials were kept to a minimum. Spanish Black Stone creates a dramatic formal Entry and carries down to the Master Suite. Throughout the rest of the home is wide-plank walnut very warm and grounding. Large custom area rugs anchor and define major seating and dining areas. Some of the Guests Rooms are softened by wall to wall wool carpeting. -Several Asian accent pieces were chosen to add to the Zen aesthetic. A wave motif wood screen was incorporated into a custom king headboard in Guest Room 1. A rare vase resides in front of a wall clad in Japanese Shou Sugi Ban(charred wood) in the Living Room. A twelve-foot long Ming altar table backs to the sectional in Family Room. -A custom walnut and quartz partner’s desk commands the Study, designed specifically to address the client’s needs. -A custom wall-to-wall upholstered bed and floating nightstands anchor the Master Suite. -5′ x 11″ custom live-edge walnut and bronze table seats 14. There are so many outstanding features in this home, that only a few can be mentioned here. It was a labor of love for all concerned and a testimony to great communication between client, architect, builder and design team.

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