A touch of Paris was the inspiration for the design of our client's 1957 pool bungalow. Being a single female executive she was excited to have us to incorporate the right amount of femininity. Pink is on trend right now and we thought this was the perfect project to use soft hues and pair it with shades of gray and teal.
It was important to the client to preserve some of the history of the home. We loved the idea of doing this while coordinating it with modern, clean-line furniture and decor pieces.
The main living area needed to serve multiple purposes, from seating for entertaining and relaxing while watching TV alone. Selecting a curved sofa helped maximized seating while lending itself to the client's goal of creating a feminine space. The hardwood floors were refinished to bring back their original charm. The artwork and oversized French mirror were a nod to the Paris inspiration. While the large windows add great natural light to the room, they also created the design challenge for TV placement. To solve this, we chose a modern easel meant to hold a TV. Hints of brass and marble finish the room with a glitzy flare.
We encountered a second design challenge directly off the living room: a long, narrow room that served no real purpose. To create a more open floor-plan we removed a kitchen wall and incorporated a bar area for entertaining. We furnished the space with a refinished vintage art deco buffet converted to a bar. Room styling included vintage glasses and decanters as well as a touch of coastal art for the home's nearness to the beach. We accented the kitchen and bar area with stone countertops that held the perfect amount of pinks and grays in the veining.
Our client was committed to preserving the original pink tile in the home's bathroom. We achieved a more updated feel by pairing it with a beautiful, bold, floral-print wallpaper, a glamorous mirror, and modern brass sconces. This proves that demolition isn't always necessary for an outdated bathroom.
The homeowner now loves entertaining in her updated space