Form, Function, Fun

Every season is a great season for showing off your beautiful home. Family and friends will gather in your beautiful kitchen, eat at that spectacular dining room table that you bought, specifically for this spot.

Formulating what you want that floating kitchen to look like from all angles, is a key element to form and function. Take for instance that beautiful waterfall granite countertop on the full functioning island. A beautifully designed piece that can be taken up a notch by adding open shelving where crystal decanter and high ball glasses can add a stunning accent.

The dining room table is sometimes too big, or sometimes too small. A tip from restaurants you can take is design a smaller table for when it is just the two of you…then add additional tables units that expand the dining space to accommodate guests.
There are also contemporary options like those found in Danish designs where the table goes from a 7-foot version, then with the click of the remote, leaves extend it out to 8 and 10-feet. There are prime examples of these in design magazines.
Look at enticing elements that can complement that gorgeous view out your windows. Walnut and stainless steel, glass and rose gold stainless, marble and glass…the creativity levels are endless.

I have a customer that I am working with currently, who contacted me to look into changing the color in her home. One thing led to another, and before you knew it we were talking open concept between her kitchen and the vast living room area. We will take out the wall cabinets on the kitchen side, open the wall, add a new hanging range hood and perhaps some floating glass shelves suspended by thin steel wires.

The painters are there as I write this article, the house is already looking bigger with the white on white wall paint choices. We will use subtle gray-whites to accent depth changes in her ceiling area.

She inherited a fantastic round table in the dining space, which can easily accommodate twelve friends and guests. To add a spark of color, which she loves, we will do contemporary chairs in different bright tones.
She and her husband bought their home because they fell in love with the city views. She even took a panoramic shot of the city lights from her patio. We will add a real zing to the new white walls by putting it on a huge canvas and hanging it where everyone can see it.

Change is in the air. Capture it with love, food and friends. You will find lots of colorful accessories just around the corner, at any of your favorite shops. Indulge yourself, we only live once. Grab at your vision for your space and jump in. So, let’s grab the change of season with colorful accessories offered in our local stores, and let’s get living!

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