Project Type: New Construction
Service: Site Selection, Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E
Believing that art "tells you where it wants to live" the owners had walls measured and created for specific pieces. Because the owners collection was so extensive and primary in color, the "art of restraint was practiced in the design process. Unifying the background and the art took the right lighting. Carefully determining where the art would live and then highlighting each piece with proper lighting was an enormous task. Lighting functions as a guide to lead the eye from focal point to focal point.
The charge to complete full architecture and interior design for this home included more than the usual construction challenges with an "objective to call focus to the art as the predominant architectural feature". Starting with a floor comprised of 3' x 6' solid granite floors were installed on the entire main floor to create a subtle but solid backdrop for the art. Everything above it is lighter, featuring neutrals and warm tones accented by stainless steel. Mirror imaged seating was created in the 20 foot high great room. The mix of tactile fabrics add light to the living space spilling into the adjacent spaces which feature a 1000 gallon aquarium. Here burled maple woods are died and designed to bring a sense of lightness to lend in the continuity.
Hues of cream and taupe highlight every line of the master bedroom, where the owners used their homes previous furniture. Flanking the sleeping area is a seating space that overlooks the coi pond, pool and its own private tub deck. Although the owners have a serious art collection and a sophisticated style, they wanted the rooms that were fun. Not only for playing games but for movie watching and gaming as well as enjoying their growing family.