Beauty and simplicity abide in this Spanish style home.  With rustic design elements and soft natural color palate, this home feels like a relaxing retreat.  With a new kitchen, new bathrooms, laundry room and all of the bedrooms to be designed, this project was a complete home remodel.  Thinking about the overall function and design style in regards to each area of the home we were able to blend each unique space into one cohesive design.  Rich wood tones and textures helped to create the warmth found throughout the house and add details that make this house a home.

From the open concept floorplan in the family room, kitchen and entry to each bedroom and bathroom, this home had a warm and inviting ambiance.  We opened up the entry and kitchen by removing a wall that separated these areas.  We added new leaded glass in the entry and kitchen areas to bring in more natural light and also a unique design element to enhance the Spanish style.  Tying in the leaded glass with the new front door and also making the door coordinate with the new custom kitchen cabinets helped to tie these areas together as well.

With more space available in the kitchen we were able to do a new cabinet configuration and make this space function better for our clients.  With spice rack pull outs, a microwave drawer, panel ready fridge, large pantry with pull outs and a large island with extra countertop space, our client was thrilled with the way it all turned out.  Custom detailing on the cabinets gave this kitchen an old world feel, while the waxed finish gave it a rich luster.  The travertine backsplash was in a warm neutral color to coordinate with the color scheme and granite countertops.  Metal tile accents were added to the design with a large mural piece over the stove for a beautiful focal point.  Rustic wood beams carried the feel of the kitchen into the family room where they added texture and interest.

The family room had rich warm leather and soft colored fabrics.  A custom shaped cornice box with working panels and sheers brought softness to the space and allowed the natural light to fill the room.  The wood theme was carried throughout and kept the design flowing down the hallway.  With stained wooden doors on the bedrooms and bathroom, we also added them on the newly built hall laundry room.  A warm neutral color palette for the paint on the walls brought these spaces together but also gave each room a distinctive feel all its own.

Our client came to us with a wish list for the home which also included the unique style of both of their daughters.  We wanted to incorporate both the vision each girl had for her room as well as the overall style of the home.  Using brighter tones in each color palette we blended each room with elements of the overall design.  Wood finishes and scrolled iron accents in the lighting brought a little old world feel while the pops of color in the custom bedding and paint were designed as each girl liked it.  Silky and textured fabrics combined in each space made comfortable and elegant bedding for each of the girls, while customized artwork and accessories gave it a personal touch.

The master bedroom had some natural elements in place that worked perfectly in the design plan, after we did a little enhancing.  The existing wood ceiling added charm with the natural light that poured in from the skylights.  We added a rustic reclaimed wood mantle to the existing brick fireplace and covered some of the brick with drywall.  We replaced the smaller windows with new rounded leaded glass windows to bring in the same Spanish style from the kitchen and family room.  A ceiling fan and wall sconces were added for much needed lighting and the scrolled iron accents complimented the design.  The master bathroom was gutted to completely change the floorplan to make it larger and move the closet to its new location outside the bathroom.  We removed the single vanity and small corner shower to put in a larger two sink custom vanity and large walk in shower.  We also replaced the small existing closet with a private toilet room and relocated the closet to the other side of the master bedroom and created a large walk in closet where the old laundry room was located.  With the rich wood tones and natural stone this bathroom was transformed into a relaxing retreat.

The hall bathroom originally was small and didn’t function the way that the client needed it to.  With two daughters, a busy work and school schedule not to mention a hectic household this bathroom needed to work for everyone.  Making the bathroom bigger was the first priority.  Moving the location of the tub and shower made room for a private toilet area with door, and allowed space for a new custom two sink vanity.  With new lighting and extra storage in the vanity this space worked for everyone.

After all was said and done our client was extremely happy with the results of their remodel.  They started with an older home that felt cramped, dated and didn’t work for their lifestyle.  Wanting an open floorplan and space for the entertaining they do, as well as updated features they knew hiring a designer would be the best option.  We were able to give them options and took care of all of the details without them having to stress or worry about a thing.