As an interior designer I get a real thrill hearing a client say they want me to update their home and start from scratch by whatever means necessary. This statement came from homeowners of a condo at the Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, Al. I literally gutted their already beautiful condo and started from scratch.
With a view of the ocean, I wanted to blend the coast right into their vacation home. I created beauty by contrast-like using monochromatic whites and grays with touches of azure next to dark African ebony bamboo floors. I wanted to keep the structural lines soft and curved creating a space that flows from one area to the next. I removed the existing fireplace in the living room with a more contemporary styled one. The sleek lines of the vertical fireplace provide definition to the structure creating a focal point for the room. The addition was a true challenge, but seeing the finished design and how it brought the whole look together made it all worth it.
The dark wood cabinets that were used in the open kitchen also have a gentle curve to the design to keep the trend of soft lines consistent. The counter tops are a rare light quartz imported from Brazil and found in Lafayette, LA. Continuing into the dining area I designed an eight foot rounded table that I knew would compliment the recycled wood open bookcase by Noir. I used unique pieces from the ocean to decorate the shelves of the bookcase.
In the master suite I blended culture with contemporary by placing an authentic African Hut door over their modern bed and added chairs to the space that I specifically designed for their suite. The master bath was made new by removing the multiple mirrors and scones and replacing them with a single continuous mirror and pin lights. The shower and tub were replaced and updated as well. The bathing area now reflects a place of calm and relaxation.
Overall I wanted the space to reflect its owners and I worked endlessly to ensure that it did. They truly love everything about the place and I was more than pleased with how it turned out!
Press & Media mentions: The finished designed was featured on the cover of Coastal Lifestyle magazine (see the article here. )!
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