Sleek End Table with a Purpose

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This end table looks innocent enough.  Nobody but the homeowner knows that it was cleverly designed to house all their ugly TV boxes allowing us to remove the oversize cabinetry and create more living space.

Now there is a conversational grouping of the furniture without blocking the walkway to the master suite.  As a bonus, the stone fireplace gets top billing as the focal point of the room.


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Master Bedroom: Little Changes, Big Difference

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Final finishing touches were added to this client’s master bedroom, making a world of difference.  New lamps, new pillows, new embroidered drapes and new shades.  It feels complete.

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Gaming Room to Enjoy a Passion at Home

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When I meet with a design client, I want to know what’s important to them.  How do they live?  What are their passions?  What do they enjoy in their spare time?  What design will render the best possible use of space?

This client is a nationally recognized “gamer”.  Card games and video games, yes, but board games in particular.  Hundreds of them.  Difficult, long-lasting, brain-busting board games that only other gamers fully appreciate.  My client needed the space to “spread out” and “leave out” battles unconcluded.

We found the key elements at Market that we were looking for:

  •  A large, durable table with room for up to eight comfortable chairs.
  • Eight comfortable chairs.
  • A modern bronze and antique brass chandelier with eight lights to fully illuminate the “play space” with 320 watts.
  • The end table and accessories to create an appealing space when a game is not in process.

We custom created:

  • Original art to provide a bold punch of color.
  • Coordinating original fused art glass, created by the client in his own glass craft room.
  • Custom cabinetry to house dozens of games and even more books.  Reading is another passion.

Even a “non-gamer” may enjoy the visual appeal of this space.

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Master Bath Materials Sparkle

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Taj Mahal quartzite, vein cut limestone in 4×36″ plank and 1×3 herringbone combine beautifully with polished nickel hardware and plumbing fixtures and with spectacular crystal lighting to transform this master bathroom.

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Family Room on the Fairway

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The location was perfect on the 18th fairway.  The view of the pool and golf course was fabulous.  My client had the foresight to “see past” the Old World décor of the previous owner that most definitely was not a fit for my client’s design style.

With a couple months lead time between closing and move in date a total transformation took place.  The entire home was remodeled including the life center of the home:  the connected kitchen, nook, wetbar and family room.

In the family room, new oversize porcelain tile floors, a floor-to-ceiling tiled fireplace with a clean line mantel, a larger ceiling fan and soft light-filtering solar shades set the backdrop for new art, accessories and furnishings.  A very practical hide rug, an inviting leather sectional and a bold pop of color in an original art work combine for a very livable and frequently used gathering space.

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Kitchen Remodel in Steps

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Sometimes budgets stand in the way of getting everything we might want in a remodeling project.  This client addressed that roadblock by implementing her kitchen reinvention in steps.

Phase One:

  • Tired faux travertine floors with stained grout were replaced by natural limestone with a stain-proof epoxy grout.
  • Yellowed cabinets were refinished with a rich espresso stain.

Phase Two:

  • New oversize subway glass tile backsplash with a sleek stainless stacked mosaic over the range eliminated what remained of an “Old World” look.
  • New 4.5″ louvered wood shutters with hidden tilt replaced wood blinds letting in more light and providing a better view of the pool.

My client now has the kitchen of her dreams accomplished with very livable steps along the way.

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Unbelievably Beautiful Lot & Well-Built Larry Stewart Home: See It Soon

This beautiful, well-built Larry Stewart home in the exclusive and gated community of  Hogan’s Glen, backs up to woods adjacent to the fairway.  It has a fresh coat of paint throughout the home and the downstairs is staged with current transitional furnishings and accessories, helping buyers to envision all the home has to offer.  The furnishings are also available for sale so the home has the potential to be virtually “move in ready”.  See it soon!

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