Newly-retired Atlanta transplants were seeking their ultimate dream space back in the city of their youth to be close to family. The project involved the merging of two condominiums worth of furnishings, rugs and accessories. Emphasis was placed on re-working any items that would translate well in their new residence and maintain homage to favored Georgia and Indiana artwork. Discovering us by chance via the internet, the connection between the interior design team and clients was truly fortuitous as our firm was the original interior designer of their unique condominium.
The new homeowner’s requests included improved natural light controls via sheer window treatments, re-use of automated window roller shades and lighting control systems in conjunction with new revamped A/V equipment. The clients also requested a rethought of existing plumbing controls in the master bathtub in which a tub filler was originally located in the ceiling. The design team took note of these and many other design challenges, seeing the many exciting opportunities for improvement.
After meeting with the clients and assessing their design goals, they revealed their lean towards transitional modernity of clean-lines with high function. They desired comfort with class, which was achieved through addition of a custom sectional covered in a deluxe textile with accented lumbar cushion pillows selected in colors that complemented their existing geometric area rug and patterned side chairs. A local custom hand-woven throw and accent pillows add cozy style.
The original Kitchen was still beautiful featuring custom walnut floating cabinetry under lit from below with rich granite countertops, but lacked texture, contrast and color. The Kitchen received shimmering iridescent glass mosaic tile for a feature backsplash wall and built-in trash roll outs. A former art niche wall was turned into a breakfast bar, with the addition of a new matched granite slab and tailored, custom bar stools. All public space track lighting was removed and organic hand-blown Italian glass fixtures, new glass pendants, a dining room chandelier, and art lights now deliver a much improved interior illumination.
The existing Guest Suite was able to accommodate the new owner’s former master bedroom with the addition of a new desk and task chair. Another Office received the former Great Room sectional and new corresponding finishes. The Dining Room, the hub of this open-concept residence, received a perfect diameter, round extension table, well-suited for casual meals and larger entertaining events and serves as the central “heart” to the entire condominium.
At any angle and in any light, this merging of former furnishings for reuse and blend of newly designed pieces was a resounding success. The clients can reside in their former home city, among luxurious design, with a highly functioning home. With the push of a button, the lights can dim, the shades will draw, the music may dispense its joyous cacophony. A revised lifestyle for these retirees means nothing short of beautiful design, the ultimate in comfort and meticulous function!