4 Bold Decisions That Paid Off in The Home on the Bay Project
A few stand-out details from our latest project.
With every project comes a new opportunity to push our designs to a new level.
For our recent Home on the Bay Project, our team had the opportunity to make a few bold design decisions that elevated our client’s dream home. In collaboration with Sausalito Construction and Holscher Architecture, we got to bring each space to life from the ground up.
In this post, we’re excited to share more about a few details from our design team that stand out and add a little extra thought to this home.
No. 1: The moody office nook
When we did one of the last walkthroughs of this home, we felt like we needed a moment in this small upstairs hallway office nook to stand out and bring a little surprise in. After swatching multiple paint tones in the red family, we landed on this beautiful burgundy color. We love that the pigment brings this little nook to life that otherwise might feel lost in the space, and it’s a true case for taking risks in small areas of the home.
While we typically approach window coverings as an element to blend into the design and not draw the eye, sometimes a space calls for the opposite. We did this dark navy-blue check print on the roman shades in this dining nook, and we love how it brings character and charm to this new build.
No. 3: The black fireplace
Although we typically lean towards light fireplace materials or tones in open-concept spaces, we decided to go bold with a black fireplace in the great room. We had these amazing wood-beamed ceilings that drew the eye up as soon as you walked into the room. Still, we needed an element that grounded the space and drew the eye into the focal point of the fireplace. We were so excited when our clients were on board with this moody fireplace, and we love how much dimension it brings to the design.
No. 4: The kitchen cabinetry towers
When we were working on the kitchen layout in this home, we had two focal points: the range and hood moment and the sink moment by the windows. We wanted to make sure both felt special, and adding some height to frame out the sink area allowed it to speak for itself next to the size of the range. While we considered floating shelves, we decided to take it up a notch with a cabinetry tower that felt more like two furniture pieces flanking the sink. While the plans of this took some time to get right, we couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out and elevated the entire space.