Bare Essential Living
A couple of empty-nesters decided to downsize and live a simpler life, one involving minimalist environments.
They built a house, bought a few pieces and sought professional design help to achieve a more edited and unified version of their spaces.
Contemporary Modern Design
A radical remodel enhanced the architecture of this home, comfortably integrating the various rooms where most of the furnishings were custom designed.
First Place – 2014 ASID AZ North Chapter – Furniture Design.
Traditional Desert Style
A family of English background with a taste for traditional interiors was relocated to Arizona. They brought a particular aesthetic and a sense of comfort that needed to be incorporated into the Southwest style. They referred to this Great Room as “the warehouse” because of its size and drabness. They desperately wanted an inviting space that suited their taste and lifestyle. While at home, this family of three generations, enjoy being in the proximity of each other.
During hiking trips throughout Arizona, the clients accumulated a collection of rocks in different colors and put together a palette they liked for their home. A predilection for the layered patterns that characterize traditional English interiors was clearly expressed as a request for the project.
The finished Great Room is the synthesis of a highly edited process in which the two styles merge effortlessly to create a space that totally meets the clients’ expectations.
Out with the old and in with the new. A mother with a young daughter purchased a home to start a new life. The first phase of the project was the Great Room, where their lives meet for quick breakfast in the morning, then homework, cooking, visiting, and watching TV in the evenings.
Out went the faux leather sofa-loveseat reclining ensemble and all the random case-goods that accompanied them. In came a “U” sectional with double chaise lounges, which quickly made them forget those reclining devices; it was upholstered in mink grey chenille to honor Lulu, their beloved hamster. Orange accents concur with the family’s heritage: in Taoism orange indicates change, adaptability, and spontaneity.
The project required a workstation, which mother and daughter use for household paperwork and homework respectively. They both love their new space, which has become the preferred background for a fulfilling home life.
Territorial Update – Kitchen & Bath Remodel
At an old Territorial home, the remodeling of this home was focused on two main areas: the dated kitchen and dark master bathroom. The clients’ basic request was consistent for both rooms: the remodel needed to complement the architecture with a modern vision.
Although generous in the views they afford, fanned floor plans produce narrow, long and curved rooms; consequently, all design strategies had to operate within the confines of such space.
A rigorous selection of surfaces and a strategic manipulation of space led to a dramatically changed home that harmonizes with the architecture and suits the clients’ taste.
Mountain Living – Flagstaff Cabin
A “very” urban family forays into bucolic life, buys a cabin in the mountains and hires a designer. The first premise was “we don’t want it too rustic” followed by “not too regional, a cottage that could be anywhere in the West.” With three children in elementary school and frequent sleepovers, the home needed to be kid friendly and provide special spaces for them. Adding the parents’ rich social life: the home needed to comfortably accommodate a multitude of people on any given weekend or during vacations.