From dreary and dated to calm and sophisticated, designers restored the neoclassical plaster work in the living room to reveal a luxurious, yet comfortable space. They removed the old fireplace that was dark and too heavy for the space and replaced it with a monolithic slab of real marble and a fully functioning fireplace that is light and inviting. The room’s lower ceiling lends the space an intimate feel that is enhanced by the absence of a television, putting the emphasis in this space on face-to-face family time.
This master bathroom used to be dark and claustrophobic, so with the renovation, designers added plenty of light to the space with canned lighting and a modern light fixture. The modern tub gives the homeowner plenty of space to soak after a long day, while the double vanity gives the space plenty of storage.
The owner wanted a place where his family could enjoy meals together, so designers added a custom banquette to give the kitchen an eat-in space, while the fun upholstery makes the space lively and casual. Although the main function of the banquette is to provide seating for the family, it serves the dual purpose of hiding the radiator in the home and was built to be easily taken apart and moved in case repairs need to be made.
Located in the stunning Intracoastal Waterway of Fort Lauderdale, this spacious 5,874-square-foot residence boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The space capitalizes on the home’s 24-foot ceilings in the common areas and the views from the wraparound balconies to create a feeling of openness and tranquility. Neutral tones with dark accents create a contrast and a rich look. The soft touch in the drapery creates a more inviting display, while the deep tones of the floor add warmth to the room.
This library space was once a sea of wall-to-wall green with gold accents and cluttered bookshelves. Now, the space is elegant and calming. The home's original molding and wainscoting has been restored and highlighted in this sleek, new design, and the bookcases have been cleaned up and stocked with myriad books. The luscious, overstuffed furniture gives the family a great place to relax and read, but this space has also been equipped with some tech savvy gadgets, such as a projector with a retractable screen, so that the family can watch their favorite soccer matches in style.
Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.
A soft gray color palette is punctuated with dark accents to create a soothing yet striking master bedroom. A shag area rug grounds the space, adding softness to the space, while an upholstered headboard makes a dramatic statement.
In Miami, Fla., this ultra-luxurious living room features a very modern design. A monochromatic white color palette is paired with streamlined furniture and clean marble tiled floors. The low, sleek furnishings allow for stunning views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
This sleek kitchen island gives the homeowner and his family plenty of space to create and enjoy their food. The size of the island not only gives the family space to enjoy each other and their culinary creations, it also adds plenty of space to conceal the high tech devices the family needs.
The living room marries classic and contemporary design — a place where the homeowners could enjoy entertaining their friends, family and business associates. Taking full advantage of the restored building’s wood paneled walls and architectural details, the homeowners’ own favorite pieces are combined with custom built-ins, a traditional chandelier and special order furnishings in luxurious whites.
Once a very traditional and dated dining room, this space is now a modern masterpiece. To lighten up the dark room, designers added ambient lighting, and to modernize the space, they brought in an elegant dining table and chairs that were upholstered in luxurious Missoni fabric. Modern art and an beautiful rug were also added to the space to modernize it.
The living room marries classic and contemporary design — a place where the homeowners could enjoy entertaining their friends, family and business associates. A monochromatic color scheme accented with soft blues and copper achieves the desired contemporary style, while the traditional element comes from taking full advantage of the restored building’s wood paneled walls and architectural details.
Since the homeowner's main focus in the design of his home was spending time with his family, designers created an open plan kitchen with plenty of space to prepare, cook and enjoy meals together. State of the art appliances and tech features have been cleverly hidden behind cabinet doors and in the kitchen island to maintain the design's seamless and polished appearance.
The neutral color palette in this space gives this living room a bright, inviting feel, while darker tones on the sofas and the curtains help to make the space feel intimate, and with the absence of a television, this space is the perfect place for the family to gather for some face time.
An all-white living room allows the art and dramatic chandelier to become real focal points of the space. Mirrors are placed along one wall to reflect the stunning ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.