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Movin’ (er, building) On Up…..

Wednesday, May 15 2013

One of my favorite aspects of my job is creating long lasting relationships with clients, and being a part of the many transformations that can occur to their home over time.

About six years ago, I met the “Dickens” clients, and helped to completely remodel their one story home. We gutted Bathrooms as well as their Kitchen and made many changes to other parts of the interior as well as the exterior of the home. We were all very pleased with the outcome (phase one can be seen on my website.)

Now, six years later my clients decided that instead of moving from the home that we so beautifully remodeled, they would add a second story to house a new master suite. The second story is just recently completed. Here a snapshots I took to document the project (professional photos coming soon).

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The Transformation…Continued.

Saturday, January 12 2013

I know I sound like a broken record, but seeing and being a part of design transformations keeps me energized and loving what I do. One of my current projects right now is the “remodel” of what was a Mediterranean inspired house to a more transitional/traditional one. This meant making some architectural changes, as well as adding fantastic details like casings around bull nosed arches, paneling and wainscoting. You can see some of the progress pictures in an earlier blog post. Here are some updates…fresh from the job site.

Family Room: I wanted to straighten the curved wall and make the fireplace wall a more important feature of the room. The client and I share a passion for paneling, and added paneling above the fireplace as well as a new surround. We will be using statuary marble around the firebox. We also decided to add crown molding to the existing entertainment unit, paint it white, as well as add some custom details like decorative moldings.

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