Portfolio

Our work is very diversified and geared toward your specific needs. We will bring you a home or office that feels inviting and gives you a sense of comfort and joy. You will feel proud to entertain your friends and family or clients and employees in an environment that expresses your style and personality. We want you to feel embraced by the warmth and tranquility that our design brings to you. Please see a brief sampling of our work below and feel free to click on any of the pictures to see the full sized image.

Commercial Renovation and Redesign of a Real Estate Agency

The previous owner had renovated the rooms in the building at different stages resulting in a mismatched space. My goal is to give my commercial clients a cohesive space that all really emulates their mission. The key was keeping the flair and era of when the home was built. There were many architectural elements that were not being highlighted such as beautiful wooden stairs hidden by carpeting, beautiful moldings and the biggest treasure was a fireplace hidden behind a wall of mirrors!

We utilized a Parisian wall paper that has architectural buildings printed on it to make the space really focus on the company's vision of providing new homes and commercial spaces in their line of business. I talked to employees to get a feeling which colors and functionality they needed for their office spaces. The result was a complete makeover and the spaces flow so easily with each other. The colors and materials do not detract potential clients seeing the quality of work that the agency provides. If you have an outdated space, please contact me to make it a space that impresses your clients!

Thank you to Jen Casasanta for the beautiful photography.

Sea Inspired Kitchen

First question we like to ask when designing a kitchen is what is the usage? Then, do you cook often? Do you entertain? Do the kids do homework on the island? Do you need desk space? Where does your mail collect? Are you a baker? The homeowner wanted a fully functional kitchen that could take a lot of wear and tear. Every time she entertains, all her guests gather in her kitchen. She wanted plenty of room by the oven and stove to get in and out. Here we extended the island countertop space to allow for all the dishes the homeowner cooks to be displayed and served buffet style to her guests. She does a lot of chopping and wanted built in garbage cans right below her work area.

She wants not only a very functional kitchen but also one that looks striking. The focal point of the kitchen is the mosaic marble tile design below the stainless steel hood. This kitchen marries traditional looking cabinetry with the sleek modern stainless steel and old world style of full marble 1"x1" tile backsplash. We contrasted the dark stained traditional cabinetry with white granite countertops. The movement and chunks of green in the island remind us of the ocean and sea glass. The kitchen is functional, fashionable and handsomely beautiful.

Space Challenged Dining Room

The homeowners spent years trying to solve the narrow layout of this dining room. Their wishes were to ensure minimal coverage of their beautiful transom windows for not only architectural purposes but for natural light. Our recommendation was to put a wall of antique looking mirror panes opposite the windows to add the illusion of more space. We utilized and repurposed a lot of the homeowners existing furniture and art work. The former focal point was a heavy chunky chandelier that was the first to exit the room once we consult with the homeowners. Color was a challenge since the space is open to the rest of the first floor and needed to stay neutral with a warm glow.

Sublevel, Comfortable and Entertaining Living Space

We contributed to the home that won all the blue ribbons in Homerama 2009. This room is a rec area in the basement with stamped concrete flooring. We wanted to make the space inviting although it is a basement. Lighting and natural light were our primary concern with request of overhead recessed lighting and many lamps. We choose furniture that is made of microfiber for durability and the suede feel for comfort. We choose and decorative floral pattern for the overstuffed arm chair and a cube ottoman on casters that is multifunctional for storage and extra seating. We added an entertaining wine console with an inserted marble top. Many interesting textures are used in the metal 3D wall art, chenille throw and slate inserted console table behind the sofa to mimic the stone looking floor.

Brightfully Cheerful Gender Neutral Nursery

You don't need pastels in babies' rooms. You are not limited to light pink for girls' rooms, soft blue of boys' room and yellow and green to be gender neutral. The room was inspired by the whimsical brightly colored owl fabric. We mixed a lot of visually interesting fabrics but mostly solids, such as turquoise and teal blues and vibrant tangerine. The fun comes in many different colors and textures. The bedding was custom designed and showcases a gorgeous and vibrant argyle print with whimsical eyelash trim bed skirt. The lime green shag rug and velour fleece crib sheets add tactile interest for a baby. The fun doesn't stop at fabric in this room where there is a multicolored acrylic chandelier chosen for its design and durability. The draperies introduce a new design in window treatments using quilting fabrics and elements into the cornice and panels. The panels are hand dyed batik fabric and the cornice is quilted and went through a tedious sewing process to achieve a puckered 3D affect with dainty blue and green pom-pom trim. The room was designed with functionality in mind since the bed is a convertible crib that transitions from the infant stage to adulthood. It starts as an infant crib, converts to a toddler bed then moves on to a full size child/adult bed.