I clad the fireplace in textured, plank-style tile and layered an organic sunburst
mirror on top. The space is anchored by a series of club chairs and basket weave metallic cocktail table by Four Hands. The O-ring drum pendant by Global Views adds a reflective layer at the top visual layer of the room. Mirrored plaques done in a series of 6 make a wall detail that adds perspective and replicates the feeling of a window.
For these busy professionals whose work travel takes them to glamorous locations worldwide, it was important that their décor live up to that of the hotels they stay in. Their goals included not only a houseful of new furniture, but wall details to include lighting & art features as well as new countertops at the kitchen and bath, replacement of tile, and reworking of existing kitchen cabinetry. For them, we took the boutique hotel look and turned up the glamour while setting the whole against a calming backdrop of blues & grays. Through the combination of reflective surfaces such as glass countertops, glass beaded wall tiles, polished nickel furniture finishes, and crystal lighting fixtures, we emphasized a play of light. When paired with themes of minimal layering, sleek lines, and tonal variations of blue and grey, the space came to exude both elegance and calm, luminosity and moments to breathe.
From the minute we first met with this career-oriented client, it was clear that she prioritized entertaining and family visits as project goals. As we delved into her design preferences, we discovered that fabrics were her inspiration point. We started with the drapery fabric for the dining room and the rest of the decisions emerged from there. We allowed clean-lined shapes such as circles and squares in sleek finishes of nickel and espresso to form the basis of the dining room, establishing the boutique-hotel style that eventually defined the entire house. Over the course of three years, we redecorated the dining, living, and guest rooms as well as the master bedroom and office.