Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Altadore I {Office / Mud Room / Stairs}

Even though we are on vacation we are still working like crazy. The Hubs has been back home all this week checking on the jobs and making sure all is still on track, I have been in the Missouri heat with two boys working my tail off on Watermark I (holy crazy goodness coming with that home). To try and keep the faint heartbeat on this blog going during our summer vacation here are some more images from Altadore I.


Loved this room, it was just plane sexy. The amazing Arteriors light in brass, the mill-work detail on the wall that our finishers knocked out of the park, and then the colors of the room. I still remember when I first saw it coming together after our trip to Maui, it made being back in sub-zero temps alright...until I went back outside at least.

{Mud Room}

With this home being in the inner-city it was restricted with the width, the main entrance from the back was off to one side and incorporated 4 oversize lockers, a seating bench in the middle, broom closet, command center and of course, some fab style with Hicks pendants and a chevron floor.

{Foyer / Railing}

I had to fight for this railing, it had to be custom designed which = $...but so worth it in the end. The railing was constructed out of powder coated iron post, quartersawn oak handrails, and frame-less glass panels. The stairs were closed stringer with open hardwood risers and they really helped to open up the rest of the home from the front entrance.
 images by LifeSeven & property of Veranda Estate Homes

On a personal note, we are still at the cabin and having an amazing time. The weather has been great, hot, humid, and sunny!!!! The hubs has already been back home once and is already planing his next trip home before then end of our time here. Work is still going crazy, I am pretty much wrapped up with the millwork drawings for Watermark I, both Hillhurst homes are in full design phases...a lot of fun things coming up!! Here are a few Instagram pics from our time at the cabin so far...

I'll be sharing more of Altadore I next week with you, the kitchen, great room, & butlers pantry. Until them enjoy the dog days of summer all!!! Mel xo

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Altadore I: Upper Level

We are finally starting to get into a routine around here at the cabin so I am able to find the time to share some more images with you of Altadore I. Have I mentioned how much I loved this home? I never met the owners, which is a first for me, I usually work closely with clients throughout the whole process, but this being a spec home I was doing it all on my own. I hope they love the details and little touches I put in throughout the home, it truly was a labor of love for me.

{master bath}
The master bath has vaulted 13' tall ceilings...it was amazing. For the vanities I designed a furniture style vanity constructed out of vertical grain 1/4 sawn oak. It is topped off with Caesarstone, Kohler faucets in Vibrant Brushed Bronze, and stunning Visual Comfort lights...it was a calming and inviting oasis.

{laundry room}
The washer & dryer are stacked across from this cabinetry with a sink located to the right of it. To maximize space I incorporated a handing bar, upper cabinets for soap storage, and large hamper bins below. 

{main bath}
This home is on the smaller side and storage is limited so I incorporated large towers on each side of the vanity. If I could have I would have done a fun wallpaper in this bath but considering it was a spec home and I already pushed the envelope for Calgary with this home I had to hold back...but hint hint new owners, a great graphic wallpaper would be awesomeballs in here!!

{powder room}
The powder room is actually off the main level of the home, it has 13' ceilings so it needed something great. It is the bath your guest use and it should have a WOW factor & be intimate. I had the finishers use 4" tall strips of alder from floor to ceiling on two of the 4 walls. The vanity is floating off the floor with the same detail wrapping it so it flows into the wall. It turned out amazing and always had a great reaction from everyone that saw it in person. 
 all images by LifeSeven & property of Veranda Estate Homes

Next week, the main level...and let me tell you, it is fabulous! Saving the best for last you could say. OK, I am off to hit the lake with my boys, it is all about family time while we are down here...that and staying cool in this heat! Mel xo
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