Project: St. Pete

We are just beginning a new project on beautiful Snell Isle.  A family of four recently purchased this two story, five bedroom home and they plan to embark on a major update.  Previous owners left behind a mix of styles and features that take away from the contemporary, open feel of the house. Also, it is important to this family, who just moved to the area, to settle in and make their new place feel like home.  Follow along as we begin!

Here are a few before pics:

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In the family room, we will be redesigning the fireplace and pulling in the wood tone from the living/dining room flooring.  Although the travertine floor and fireplace are nice, warmth and architectural interest is lacking.   We will add color and tie all of the areas together through wood detailing, fabrics, and accessories that reflect the family’s personality.

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The powder bath, pictured above, is generously sized.  The clients want to replace the existing cabinet with a sleeker sink, add wallpaper, replace the mirror, lighting and plumbing fixtures. This bathroom is adjacent to the front entry of the house, near the living area so it needs to provide the WOW! factor.  Here’s a peek at the wallpaper.


Cole & Son, Geometric Circus

It is a bold and colorful contemporary geometric from Cole & Son.  The impetus for our color scheme starts here. Our clients want a modern, fun – yet functional – space with a neutral background and bold pops of jewel toned colors.

After a morning at our local designer showroom, Interiors Trading, we pulled these fabrics.  They are bright, with neutral backgrounds and natural patterns.


Inspiration for other areas of the house:


Bertoia Counter Stools with bright seat pad.


Vibeke Fonnesburg Schmidt Chandelier




Caesarston Nougat,

The transformation begins!  Our great crew, led by Steve Pres, started this week.

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Changes are underway!  We’ve staged this project so that work on the entire house will never be taking place at one time — our clients can live comfortably in their home (as long as the kids stay off the scaffolding).  As we progress we will share the ins and outs of the project, so check back for action and “After” photos!

What do you think?  Ready to join us on this colorful adventure?

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