A Downsizing Dream Home

Our clients downsized from a large home to a 1600 sq ft villa.  The clients like to entertain, but the newly purchased villa felt closed in and very outdated. They wanted to open up the main living area so eight people could be comfortably accommodated.

Our challenge was traffic flow; everything was bottle necked. The great room was laid out for TV viewing that created a very small space.  We decided to create a narrow built-in to hold TV components and mounted the TV on that wall.  Normally this space was used only as a walk thru to the master bedroom.

We were able to create seating for eight using two leather sofas, and recliners directly opposite the TV.  A large area rug grounded the room.  A custom designed travertine cocktail table designed by Southern Showcase provides added space to set drinks, etc.  The clients' original art that hangs over the buffet was complimented with light tangerine and seafoam in the  area rug and on the throw pillows. Dark ebony colored wood flooring was used throughout the main area.

We were able to create seating for eight using two leather sofas, and recliners directly opposite the TV.  A large area rug grounded the room.  A custom designed travertine cocktail table designed by Southern Showcase provides added space to set drinks, etc.  The clients' original art that hangs over the buffet was complimented with light tangerine and seafoam in the  area rug and on the throw pillows.

All the walls between kitchen, great room and dining room were removed.  The kitchen island was redesign to act as a divider between kitchen and dining, keeping everything open and bright. Soffits were removed  along with drywall pantry.  Custom cabinets bright white with a pewter glaze. By removing the soffits, we were able to increase the upper cabinets to 42" allowing for extra storage.  The drywall pantry was replaced with a cabinet pantry.

Counter tops are Brazilian exotic black. Counter overhangs allow for 3 bar stools.  Tubular pulls, of various heights, from Top Knobs and Mosaic stainless steel backsplash tile from Ann Sacks become the kitchens jewelry.  The stainless steel mosaic was also used at the top of the cabinets between the top and the crown molding. A double oven range was important to the client.

Downsizing doesn't have to mean giving up the design and living elements that are important to you. Call us today and see how we can help you accomplish your design dreams.

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