So many of my clients’ furry, four-legged friends are important, interactive members of their families and households. When there is remodeling or extensive work being done in their homes, these little fur-babies can get pretty curious and a bit anxious. So many people coming and going, noises disrupting their morning sunbathe, or deliveries that get the barking going.
Right from the beginning, they get involved…greeting then checking me out with sniffing and sometimes barking until they decide that I’m accepted. As the days, weeks or months continue, we end up being pretty good friends. Well…the fact that I bring some treats now and then doesn’t hurt.
Once all deliveries are made and final touches finished, they settle into their new digs quite nicely. I think Bandit, Ollie and Buster approve!
Bandit’s compact home was opened up to create a space where cooking, eating and relaxing could take place all in one great room. The homeowner wanted a clean, bright interior that was functional and fresh. All the furniture was custom made. A drawer microwave installed in the kitchen’s island allowed for more counter space and hood installation above the stand-in stove. Large, built-in cabinetry holds all kitchen utensils, and a beautiful built-in refrigerator fits flush keeping the lines clean. Granite surfaces on the island and countertops give a nice contrast to the bright white cabinets. Stainless steel appliances and glass subway tile backsplash bring in a modern look. Continuation of the white built-ins enhances the living room, and the grey and white stone fireplace compliments the two club chairs’ refreshing fabric design.
Ollie just likes to be comfy…in style, of course. This cushy, burnt-orange sofa with ‘sink into’ pillows is his favorite place. The dining room features a unique, gorgeous cream color table with a stunning recessed design carved into the pedestal. Four nailhead trim wingback chairs compliment this table beautifully.
Who knew Buster had such elegant taste? The living room has a peaceful sitting area, with a wonderful place to nestle in and read a good book by the fireplace…
The hues of colors were chosen for the ‘scotch room’ to create a gentle calming yet sophisticated atmosphere. White wainscoting and built-ins complimented by rich blue wall covering gives the room a modern twist. Four updated wing chairs create a welcoming place to sit comfortably and have conversation while sipping on a glass of Scotch…
A home office does not need to be dull...why not make it a place you want to come and work in? Putting the office table at an angle gets one out of the corner and opens up the room.