Don’t you love a completed project? I do- especially when it is a new home build! The best is when I can start a project from the beginning- even when the plans haven’t been completed. It is much easier to make changes on paper than it is when the walls are built:) There are so many details that go into building a house that it always amazes me when we can build, furnish and accessorize a home in a year!
If you haven’t been through a new build, it is such an educational process. It is truly my favorite kind of project to do. I know that sounds insane to many, but I have a wee bit of crazy in me:) I don’t just do the inside of homes, I do the outside- except for the plant and tree part. That is an entirely different skill set!! I love choosing stone and roofing materials, paint, windows, and so on. The outside is just as important as the inside and that goes for furnishing the outside too! As one who works primarily in Southern California, we live outside year round.
Here is a home recently completed in the Palm Springs area. I just got the photos back last week and am so excited to get these puppies on my website.
This is the front of the home. All of the homes in the neighborhood are required to have a Mediterranean flavor and are subject to major scrutiny by the Homeowner’s Association who has to approve everything from the paint, stone, roofing materials to the light fixtures. A designer has to know all of the rules so we don’t do anything bad- like select a light fixture that shows the lightbulb. Yep, can’t see a lightbulb from the street in this neighborhood!!
Here is the view from the backyard. I love the amazing colors found in the golf course grass, the mountains and the sky. The big hole in the ground is a fire pit, right next to the gorgeous pool. I even made sure to put some holes in the Baja shelf (the long entry step) for some umbrellas to keep you shaded:)
As you can see, everything flows into each other. The entry, dining room and the great room all open up to the patio. Just visualize holding a glass of wine as you ponder the outdoor fireplace. Cheers!
Here is a better view of the dining room. This was originally supposed to be outdoor patio. Enclosing the space and adding those amazing metal stacking doors makes the room so special.
Here is another view of the dining room. What you can’t see in the photos is the subtle shine and movement in the room. The Phillip Jeffries wall covering has a texture and shine and the chair fabric is a pretty cut velvet. Even the wall plaques have a silvery-gold paint.
The dining room opens up to the kitchen and butler’s pantry.
I am totally in love with the waterfall edge detail and the Bertazzoni range and hood!
Cheese (cheesy!?!)! Had I known the photographer was going to take a photo of moi, I would have lost 80 lbs, put make-up on and dressed in clothes that would “flow” with the interiors a bit better:-) BUT, who can resist showing a photo of me in action. Ha ha!
Here is a little view of one of the laundry rooms. Clean and fresh.
The great room is right off of the kitchen. The swanky Oly Studios leather chairs are waiting for the cocktail party to begin!
I wish you could see the silver grass cloth better! There is quite a dramatic glammy moment, but I guess you will have to visit to feel it:)
I am just going to pop over to the master bedroom. The chairs are set so they can see the fireplace which also opens into the master bathroom. The room is covered in textural silvers, grays and violet-blues.
This is the master bath. Kind of obsessed with it. I know you can’t even see the fireplace or the outdoor spa or the double WCs in these photos, but you can see the pretty tile! And, not seeing the WCs is probably a good thing:)
That’s all for now! The house is quite large and has a bunch of special places in it…a basement (we don’t have those in California!) with a wine room, a wine tasting area, a full bar with the manly four TVs, a media room with the most comfortable u-shaped sofa that is wall-to-wall, an office overlooking the backyard, a separate Casita (for my friend, Traci Zeller, that is also called a carriage house!) with it’s own bedroom, living room and bar. I could go on and on, but this is already too long of a post:)
Thanks for stopping by!