Browse Month: June 2018

Houzz Tour: Rugged, Modern Florida Getaway

Houzz consumer Nicki Conway knew she wanted her house to be contemporary, and a warm texture to her home was equally as important. With her lot near the shore in Sarasota, Fla., easy transitions between inside and out was vital, too. Conway recruited two natives — architect Peter Hofmann and designer Pam Picozzi — to help her create this setting. Together they came up with a concept that uses warm natural tones and near-seamless connections to outside living areas.

The dining and living areas are contained by 1 room. “I could spend hours in there,” Conway says. “At the end of a very long day, I find myself wanting to unwind and spend the rest of my time in the living space .”

White walls make the couple’s colorful artwork collection stand out. Interior designer Picozzi additionally suggested a warmer colour on the television wall for comparison.

The couch is W. Schillig’s Telluride model, and the coffee table was custom made by a local artisan. The shag carpets throughout the house are from Samson Shag Rugs.

A screened-in porch space extends out from the main living area. Although it seems like this area is enclosed by glass windows, then it’s actually surrounded by metal displays. This exterior room is shut off from the rest of the home by sliding glass doors. A screen door at the end of the patio leads to the outside pool area. Cartagena chairs offer a contemporary option for outdoor furniture.

Ledgestone panels on an accent wall mimic the stone on the wall in the living room, in addition to an outside wall on your garage. This result helps tie the house together and blend the outdoors with the indoors. Durable travertine tile was installed around the pool area.

The exterior paint is a hot white called Greek Villa out of Sherwin Williams. Conway loved the colour so much, she decided to use the same hue on the outside and interior of the house.

The home is located on a plot in a gorgeous section of Sarasota a block in the bay. After discovering this dream lot, Conway recruited builder Phil Torrence of Ridgeland Homes to start the construction procedure.

Travertine tile lines front entrance. The landscape was designed by local landscape architect Lee Alderman. “Some of the landscape choices were our toughest,” Conway says. “Lee really wondered how the landscape and outside space would encourage our lifestyle.”

While the architect originally drew an open kitchen design, Conway insisted on creating the galley-style kitchen independent. “I see a lot of houses where the kitchen is right next to the entryway,” says Conway. “I knew I didn’t want that. I simply don’t enjoy the idea of people walking into my home and visiting the kitchen straight away.”

The kitchen cabinets — plywood boxes and rift cut white oak — were custom made by a local company. Absolute Black granite was selected for its countertops, and a glass tile in a soft ocean blue was installed since the backsplash. Conway discovered the unique pendants on the internet, and the barstools are out of Advanced Interior Design.

Conway made sure the structure of the home was kept simple and streamlined. There’s no crown molding in this house, and no door casings. They did have a simple baseboard designed to safeguard the walls, but it’s hardly noticeable. The table in this breakfast corner has been custom designed by their cabinetmaker. The stools are Kartell Ghost Stools in a punchy red-orange.

The dining area, open into the excellent area, is a fantastic spot for both informal lunches and more formal dinner parties. The Philadelphia Dining Chairs and the Horizon Low Cabinet against the wall are by Callagaris. The chandelier is a unique and eye catching lighting fixture out of Possini.

Like the rest of the house, the bedroom is contemporary, warm, simple and soothing. The ceiling fan is out of Lumens, and a Sevilla Bench is at the foot of the bed.

The bed rests on a contemporary Gamma Platform Bed, while Conway picked out soft but simple bedding from Macy’s Hotel Collection. A soft blue rug in Samson Shag Rugs rests underneath the bed frame. Walnut floors were installed throughout the majority of the home’s living spaces.

Conway picked a NeosTile for the floor and shower partitions in the master bathroom. The identical granite countertops in the kitchen are used in this space, and a Kartell Ghost Seat is tucked underneath to create an easy built-in vanity.

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Decor In the Forest and Sea

As we all do our day character walks this summer and pick up interesting stones, feathers, shells, twigs, and maybe even antlers we locate on our way, let’s think about creative ways we can integrate these tiny treasures in our decor, either as temporary reminders of this character outside or inspiration for a permanent fixture.

Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist

The smallest finds are the ones which can easily get lost in the shuffle or look junky. A traditional way to elevate those finds would be to bring a sense of wonder by exhibiting them beneath the glass of a bell jar, otherwise known as a cloche.

An intriguing arrangement in this bell jar stipulates a delicate bird’s nest sitting on small tower of books. The only real nearby provides a relaxed note to the analysis in character.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

Some people are turned off my the rustic lodge look of antlers along with the concept that a deer was hunted to display the antlers. In actuality, deer shed their antlers annually so finding one (or purchasing it) is a great coup. Their natural branch like forms are a legitimate celebration of nature’s beauty.

redefinehomestore.com

Tall Bell Jar – $48

Cloches come in many sizes, letting you create your own under-glass vignette.

Jayson Home

Vintage antler – $150

In case you haven’t yet discovered a cast-off antler in your hikes, you may even buy one.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Gather some fine twigs and branches and showing them leaning on a wall. At the home office, these can provide a continuous source of inspiration every time you look up from the job.

Peg Berens Interior Design LLC

Create the feel of a romantic summer’s night with a twinkly golden wall decal in the dining room.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Nothing is as lovely as a tree. To get a real statement, use a genuine tree trunk as a column. I don’t know this ought to be a load bearing element of your house, but as a design component, it surely packs a punch.

Etsy

Stark Tree with Birds Decal – $75

Vinyl wall stickers show a tree growing past and behind the furniture. These are temporary and may be peeled off the wall later.

FLOR

Faux Bois Carpet Tile – $20.99

FLOR produces a interesting line of faux bois rug tiles.

High Fashion Home

Twig Table – $329

A glamorous nature-inspired end table carries on the kinds of golden twigs.

Red Element Design Studio

Sea shells are easy to discover by the sea and look respected in a structured composition of wood square frames. Coupled with the white furniture and sisal flooring, the colors in the room are calming yet controlled.

Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

Driftwood is just another easy find by the coast. It’s magnificent in a sunburst mirror centered above the mantel.

West Elm

Weathered Wood Hanging Strand | west elm – $19

A driftwood hanging turns weathered wood into a cellphone.

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The Silver Sea Silver Plated Shells – Set of 6 with Two’s Company┬« – $159.99

Or add some stunning metal-plated cubes to enliven your desk setting.

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