Hand carved details…
When we started working on the details of this space we knew we wanted a little alcove for the Sideboard to rest instead of against the wall.
We wanted a special feature above the opening… when we found this fragment at Round Top it was a definite YES!
Aric added hand carved detail around the fragment to make it feel more enclosed. Then he painted the piece to blend in with the wall and feel like an original feature.
Formal Dining Furnishings
Since the Breakfast room (View previous post) already had a beautiful carved wood table we wanted to change it up and use this concrete dining table from Elegant Earth - it really helped anchor the space. We went with a lush velvet for the chairs to soften the hard table and create a more formal feel.
Also.. We carry this table if you’re interested you can always call the store or email us for more details!
We picked this beautiful chandelier for over the concrete dining table… with matching sconces to bring in the alcove.
Formal Dining Room Fabrics Overview…
Inspiration for Formal Dining Room
Entering the Master Suite…
We added custom hand painted doors to break up the hall and Master Suite… making it feel like an escape from the rest of the house.
The Master Suite is an absolute divine relaxation space… The bed, Sitting Area and Master Bath are all part of this beautiful space.
Master Bedroom & Sitting Area
We wanted to split up this space since it is so large…
Master Bedroom Furniture
We have chosen a beautiful cream velvet for the headboard and we want to do a bed skirt out of the same fabric if it will work, sure it will. Then the tone on tone cream very small print would be for the coverlet and a couple of pillows…The blue gray and cream fabric like we are using in the Master bath would be a roll pillow in front of the other pillows…a roll or bolster pillow, not flat like this one. We bought a long grungy gold carved wood bench to go at the foot of the bed at Round top. Want to put the soft gray/blue velvet on that bench…don’t know how well that is showing up in the picture but it is to die for…over $300 a yard but this is the place to use it because we won’t need much.
To the left of the bed will be an accent chair…Just something to fill the space…want to use the cream velvet with the dot on that chair.
Master Bedroom Sitting Area Furniture
In the sitting area…the Embroidered linen fabric would be for the window treatments…It is gorgeous and not nearly as expensive as it looks. I was pleasantly surprised $110 a yard…but we do need a lot of it…The sofa to be covered in the cut velvet tone on tone kind of square pattern…
Fabric Overview …
A choice for the two club chairs in this area…either the tone on tone textured print in the first image. Talena and I both really like this one…Or the cut chenille damask…which could also be pretty. We will figure out pillows later.
So to the far right is for windows…from bottom to top is bench fabric then headboard and bedskirt and just to the left is coverlet and shams…the very top center would be club chair…the dot to the left would be accent chair…and the damask with blue right below is accent pillow as well as bathroom and closet window treatments…the damask is sitting on the coverlet fabric.
A fabulous Theodore Alexander sofa and pair of chairs fill the window sitting area - surrounded by soft linen drapes..
soaking in… the Master Bathroom
Who wouldn’t enjoy this bathroom??? It gets such amazing sun in the afternoons…. I can just imagine soaking in the tub with a glass of wine… That’s what we wanted for this bathroom - to feel warm and not stark white, somewhere where our client could truly relax. We used limestone in the center field which created some warmth and used white marble around the perimeter. We didn’t want it to look like a “Typical” Bathroom.
There are so many directions you can go with just a simple tile selection.
Layout of Master Bathroom
Our client wanted a separate Vanity space for His and Her. As soon as you enter in you look right at the tub and the beautiful set of windows.
in the details…
We found this beautiful fragment at Round Top and had it mounted over the shower and added a fabulous shower curtain. The draperies all over the space soften all the stone and brass features.
What inspired us…
When we started researching for this bathroom we were drawn towards the tub being a focal point… entering in and seeing nothing but gorgeous window treatments and a tub you could just get into!
A quick shot of the polished White Marble for the shower… how beautiful did it turn out? … Also just for anyone who is thinking of Marble in the shower here’s a quick “Get to know your Stone”cleaning guide
OK…Here are all the issues going on with powder rooms and an idea I have to solve everything and be really awesome as well.
In the kitchen powder room a deck mount faucet is not going to work with the carved sink with crosses so we will have to order another wall mount faucet and have nothing to do with the deck mount one we have…Brian approved that and said he would sell it on ebay. LOL.
In the main powder room we have the issue of the height of the plumbing coming out of the wall…It was set at a standard built -in cabinet height of 36”. Having a very hard time finding a chest that will accommodate where we have the plumbing set and the additional height of the marble sink that will sit on top…it does not recess into the cabinet as the plumber assumed.
OK…that can be changed…but it means cutting holes in the sheetrock and patching and re-doing the wall. Leaving a whole lot of blank space on the other side. This happened because of an off set that was on the original plan and eliminated for some reason in the framing stage.
I am proposing that we use the wall mount faucet that we have for this bathroom in the kitchen powder room…and use the deck mount faucet that was ordered for the kitchen bath with a chest in the main powder now…Certainly saves $1000-$1500 or so on ordering another faucet. The plumbing will have to be changed but that’s no big deal other than dealing with the wall…rather than just patching and re plastering, I would like to upholster that wall with a pretty fabric…I think that would be awesome on that really big wall…Also proposing a little bigger chest to take up more space on the wall…and then we would sit a pretty little french chair to the left of the chest to take up some of the space and just add to the pretty…I have a chair in my powder bath and its cool…Below is the look of an upholstered wall with a mirror on it…fabulous!
This was a piece we had in our showroom… We had the finished changed to this softer more neutral tone and added the stone top and sink.
We found the sink at Round Top … It has that old feel that we needed!
What Inspired us…
Another fabulous space by Dan Carithers… we loved the idea of using fabric on the wall as a focal point.
There’s so many details and behind the scenes of this residence… What’s been your favorite part?
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Interior Design - Mona Thompson and Talena Ray of Providence Design
Architecture - Adam Little of Frusterio Design Group
Construction - Jim Simpson of Simpson Construction Company
Iron railing through out the house - Red Mountain Ironworks
Landscape Design - Bob Elam of Environmental Design
Wall Color Throughout the Home is "Alabaster" by Sherwin Williams with custom glaze
Decorative paint throughout home - Phinality Designs
Rugs - Martinous Oriental Rug Co.
Cabinetry - Cantley & Company
MasterBedroom Bed - Tara shaw
Bedside Chests - Bliss Studio
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