I love going to the Philharmonic House of Design tour. This home tour benefits the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education, which I think is a great cuase. This year’s 15,000 square foot house which was remodeled by 17 different interior designers was full of details that caught my eye. Here are a few of my favorite parts.
The blue grey color used in this guest bedroom is beautiful.
Isn't it great how the framed art work in hung in the bookcase?
Notice in this room there is a central light fixture, nuetral background and furniture with the pillows providing a punch of color.
In this large master bedroom the spool bed and rugs have been used to define the sitting area.
The layered window coverings in this room are great!
This ceiling and lighting design really help lift a low celing.
The landscaping was beautiful!
Accent tiles can add a lot of charm and individuality to a home. I like to pick tiles that not only fit in the space but also speak to me. I like to collect tiles while I travel or even have them custom screen printed. Here are some pictures of unique accent tile applications.
Custom screen printed tiles of children's art work
A collage of kitchen accent tiles
Accent tile set in wood floor
Accent tile set in laminate
Accent tiles in shower niche
Custom screen printed tiles of columns
Accent tile in a cement fireplace surround
Accent tile set in sheetrock
Accent tiles in a stone fireplace surround
Accent tile placed to the side of the bathroom vanity
I have really enjoyed designing this custom plan the past several months. This home has a warm contemporary feel. It creatively mixes narrow more modern roof lines with warmer exterior materials. The eclectic mix continues with modern window design juxtaposed with architectural details such as columns and trellises. The floor plan is dreamy with main floor living, a walk-out basement, and large open living spaces connected to outdoor living.
Lower Level Floor Plan
Main Level Floor Plan
Upper Level Floor Plan
Accessorize the Exterior of Your Home
Here are some high impact accessory ideas!
1. Exterior shutters add color, texture and personality.
2. The antiquity of gas lanterns gives richness and warmth to your entrance.
3. Potshelves can come in so many different, shapes, sizes and colors. Although it may be difficult to get the right design and proportions for your home, when done well they look great!