The young homeowners of this new build “California Craftsman” wanted a home that was inviting, thoughtful and comfortable. STYLE WISE started on this project with the couple at the very early stages when finishes, fixtures and paint still had to get selected. A neutral palette of materials was chosen so that warm accents (like cabinetry) and wow factors like the oversized artwork, custom pocket doors to the office and a handmade custom live-edge table could speak loudly and clearly. Craftsman touches throughout the cabinetry and woodwork in the home are perfect for this Menlo Park property. Tailored yet comfortable furnishings were added throughout the home that allow this young couple to freely entertain family and friends alike. Even their pup Dexter loves his new home!
Chic Parisian Flat
Glamour is the name of the game for this gorgeous flat in the 8th arrondissement in Paris.
For Victoria's first international project, she went all out with this client's favorite jewel tones, lush materials, and statement light fixtures. The wall between the kitchen and dining/living room was removed to create an American-inspired “open concept”, the trim was painted black to add contrast to the previously all-white walls, and the wood floors were re-stained to tone down the yellowed oak. Throughout the home, bold colors took center stage with a deep turquoise office/guest quarters and rich sapphire with silver enchant the master bedroom for a luxurious look. In the kitchen, the client had the great idea of adding a bench at the end of the new waterfall countertop, which led to the creation of a mini Parisian-inspired bistro vignette. In the main living space of the home, the only must-have was two custom velvet fuchsia sofas in the living room, then from there, fun prints in turquoises and purples were mixed in for a rich, layered atmosphere.
Amazingly, almost everything was sourced from the U.S. and shipped over to Paris. The Parisian project came to an end with a fun-filled trip to Paris where fabulous accessories to personalize the overall design were sourced and hand selected.
Standford Net Zero Energy
You can see more photos of the mechanics of the home and learn more about the energy-conserving technology by visiting this project on Bone Structure's website: https://bonestructure.ca/en/portfolio/project-15-580/ The materials selected included the stone, tile, wood floors, hardware, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, siding, paint, doors, and cabinetry. Check out this very special and style focused detail: horizontal grain, walnut, frameless interior doors - adding a very special quality to an otherwise ordinary object.
Los Altos Hills Haven
What do you get when you mix historic mediterranean architecture with beautiful Persian rugs and edgy furnishings? A remarkably glamorous and welcoming space to come home to. The light plaster walls and dark wood ceilings of the home were the perfect backdrop for us to achieve the task of designing around the client's collection of exquisite Persian rugs. Rich color and textured furnishings were added that really highlighted the beauty in each unique rug. The wall art that was chosen for this space was the final touch to create an intriguing and joyous experience throughout the home.
Almaden Hills Delight
The young homeowners of this Almaden Hills estate, along with their pup and beautiful new baby girl, were up for the challenge of designing their new space with a little help from a professional designer. What they ended up with was a beautiful and inviting home for their growing family. Mixing contemporary lines with elegant and comfortable furnishings was the basis for the design of this home. STYLE WISE helped them choose the finish materials like flooring, cabinetry, stone, tile, paint colors, plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures. Lots of great artwork and a few accessories were added to complete the look.
This colorful, bohemian home in San Jose pays homage to the resident's Indian heritage while still reflecting their modern lifestyle. These clients were very hands-on and were very involved in every part of the design plan. The most enjoyable part was sourcing one-of-a-kind items from artisans from around the world. Local artist JC Riccoboni drew the golden Tree of Life mural in the library, drawing inspiration from a book of contemporary Indian interior design borrowed from the client's library.
Believe it or not, this San Jose condo originally had lime green paint on the walls when our client purchased it. He was of course eager for us to create a more livable, beautiful space, but did not have strong preferences for what he wanted to see. So, a cultivated a sophisticated and contemporary design plan was created - perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
This design plan reflects this client's elegant, yet warm style sensibilities with rich textures and refined accents. A subtle and soothing color palette was chosen to enhance the connection between the rooms of the home.