Interior Design by Fleur de lis Home Design

Monday, 16 January 2017 18:29

Designing a Modern Office

This traditional office needed an update and storage. It was designed to be transitional style with clean lines. The professional female client wanted it to be white and airy. The floor was replaced from a busy porcelain tile to a wide plank wood-look porcelain tile. This was done throughout the living space. I selected the flooring and paired it with a Benjamin Moore Aura Paint in color 982 with a matte finish, which is a gray/beige mix popular in today's design. There was a small out-cove, perfect for a much needed walk-in storage closet. Part of the budget went to having the wall for the closet built and the crown molding and baseboard patched where needed. The closet was custom outfitted for maximum use of the space. Instead of using a typical door, I designed one made of Colorcore Laminate, the same material as the cabinets and decorative shelving. The custom cabinets and floating shelves are white Colorcore Laminate, and the two work stations are topped with a Calacatta Oro polished marble. The comfortable roller adjustable chairs are a matte leather that blend nicely with the wall color and complement the veining in the marble. The outrageous light fixture is the star of the show and what caused the budget to be a bit higher. The handles on the cabinets are a shiny chrome with a shape that nicely complements the curve of the crystal beading on the chandelier.

Monday, 09 January 2017 18:27

Updating the Powder Room

This powder room received an update. The flooring had already been replaced and although it did blend nicely with the cabinets, it was time for a change. Since the cabinets were in great shape I just had them painted with Benjamin Moore color 985. The wallpaper was removed and the walls were painted with Benjamin Moore 984. I changed the toilet to a comfort-height Toto more modern design. The granite was removed and replaced with a piece of Calacatta Oro marble, left over from doing the office. (The cost of the marble was included in the budget.) By not replacing the cabinets, I was able to splurge on a fabulous show-stealing crystal handle faucet by Altman. A simple towel ring completes the look. I replaced the sink with a Kohler undermount square sink. The space is further enhanced by the addition of a beautiful Schonbek crystal wall sconce hung on the mirror. The hardware was changed to crystal knobs completing the look.

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:25

Fluer de lis Redesigns a Bedroom

This traditional bedroom needed an update. The busy floor tile in shades of peach and grey didn't blend with the seafoam green walls and tan accents. The furniture was heavy and boxy. It was decided that a new chandelier and new window treatments would have to wait. There is also a beautiful sculpture being made that will reside over the headboard.The tile was covered with a cream berber wall-to-wall carpet. The natural finished dresser and night stands are from Resteration Hardware as is the entablature mirror. The lamps are Timothy Olton. The bed is custom made from ABC Home. The scrumptious bedding is from Bella Notte using two color ways from their magnificent collection. The bench is reclaimed. The console is Phillips Collection. The chair is from Palecek. The room is painted in a Benjamin Moore cream custom mix and accented with dove white trim. The room has high ceilings, so a chair rail was added to break up the space. A grasscloth cream colored wall covering for the top half has been selected to be installed at a later date. It was decided that the custom shelving and large narrow mirrors flanking the bed were the priority in the budget. The mirrors were necessary to make the space more intimate, they frame the bed beautifully, allowing for the quintessential setting to show off that special piece of art. The shelves are done in an asymmetric design for interest. The room is finished with a cowhide from Saddlemans.

Monday, 26 December 2016 18:23

Floridian Great Room Gets a Makeover

The traditional cluttered feel of the existing living space made this Florida residence seem old fashioned. The two chairs and table flanking the sliding doors made them unusable. The heavy old fashioned wall unit overpowered the space. My job was to "lighten things up." The floor was changed to a beautiful porcelain wood-look wide plank tile. This was changed throughout the home. The ceiling and walls are done in colors 984 and 985 matte finish Auora paint by Benjamin Moore. These colors are repeated throughout. The furniture is grounded using a custom carpet in a fun shag from ABC Carpet. The cream color sofa is in a beautiful semi-circle, and sits opposite the two swivel chairs done in the same fabric. Three custom pillows coordinate with the dining chairs, and are done with a Kravet Couture fabric. This fabric was the inspiration for the entire room. A comfy leather swivel and reclining chair push the design to a modern edge. The coffee table was created using three separate live-edge bleached natural wood tables in staggering heights. The two side tables are petrified wood and keep with the transitional organic feel of the space. The floating wall unit is custom designed and painted in the same dove white as the trim. The hand carved wood pieces displayed on the open shelves are from Italy, and the shelves were designed specifically to show them off. The spectacular 84" light fixture is from Restoration Hardware modern collection.

Monday, 19 December 2016 18:20

Traditional Dining Room Gets a New Design

This traditional dining room was outdated. I started the renovation by changing the flooring in the entire living area from a peach and gray porcelain busy tile to a soft and warm wide plank wood look porcelain tile. I kept the chair rail and removed everything except the Hunter Douglas Pirouettes. The walls are knock-down textured so I had the area under the chair rail skim coated to make it smooth. This added contrast and a different texture.

I had custom mill work done to dress the entry way on both sides of the room. I designed three proportionate frames and had them constructed to hold custom fitted mirrors, which were placed on one wall to add depth and rhythm, as well as reflect light. Two glass wall sconces were placed in the middle of two of the mirrors. The cascading pendant light at the center of the room creates visual interest. The chairs are custom made using a Kravet Couture fabric on the backs and silver nail heads to complement the light fixture. The sconces were chosen because they were highly textured and artistic, but in a clear glass so as not to push the design over the top. The room is softened by the hand made live-edge table in a custom finish. The natural look and soft matte finish quiet the bling of the glamorous light fixture. The painting is from the Architectural Design Show in New York City.