Luxury Living

The Story Behind the Pictures


Our challenge was to add character and definition to a floor plan that began a series of boxes connected by a U-shaped series of halls. We used dramatic, sweeping curves in all the furnishings, fixtures, cabinetry, and ceiling treatments to offset the static architecture. Floating, curvilinear soffits differentiate space, adding architectural interest as well as acoustical control in the huge great room, while a variety of cove and soffit designs define the ceilings of the other rooms.

Most rooms have built in window treatment channels constructed to house motorized, concealed shades so exterior views wouldn’t be minimized and so the design would remain uncluttered. In rooms requiring more privacy or sun control, we installed exterior rolling shutters, operated by remote control. Only the children’s wing uses functional decorative treatments.

Traffic radiates outward from the central great room. The 32-foot glass doors leading to the covered patio disappear into side pockets, bringing the patio into the family’s living space. The challenge here was to incorporate the kitchen/bar, formal dining area, informal dining area, entertainment center, and seating for 8-10 within an open space approximately 1600 square feet.

Both an adult and a family retreat, the master suite is designed with plenty of places to cuddle up with the kids. “Quilted” bronze pillow tiles face the fireplace.

The bed structure provides pivoting side tables while an entertainment structure sits directly across from the bed. A circular glass steam shower, undulating ceilings, and a flowing faux pattern define the luxurious master bath.

A medley of taupe, bronze, sage, and copper make up the warm tone color pallet. Soft faux finishes and natural stone are used throughout the home; both have the advantage of being “kid friendly”.