Adding a Wow Factor

Adding needed WOW!

Our lead designer, Nicole, helped Laura & Marty add WOW factor to their new home.  She suggested a long list of wonderful additions that they were happy to implement:  great paint throughout their home, custom drapes and valances, the addition of a tile backsplash in their kitchen, ledger stone in the double story family room that would lead the eye up to an amazing coffered ceiling, a few new furniture additions, and art (some new and others perfectly placed items they already owned).

Check out the pictures below to see the complete transformation of their space!

The Double Story Family Room

This double story room didn’t have ‘personality’ yet.  It had builder’s grade everything and echoed.

Distinctive Interior Designs Super Hero Contractor Team was called in to build out the fireplace wall and install a grey/ blue based Ledger Stone.  The intent:  to add textural detail and draw the eye upward to another newly added element–a 5 segment, diamond set center, coffered ceiling.  Our painters’ efforts helped truly finish these pieces by painting the ceiling a deep slate blue and the walls grey.  Final touches were custom window treatments, a new chair, and the addition of the perfect art to pull it all togther!

Kitchen & Dinette Area

The kitchen and dinette area in this home is completely open to the double story family room.  It was, of course, important to have the elements in this area complement, but not try to compete with the newly added ledger stone and coffered ceiling.

The solution:  simpler fabrics for the window treatments that used the same colors, a smaller patterned textural blue/ grey fabric to reupholster the settee, and the addition of a grey ceramic subway tile backsplash.  We also had our trim and carpentry Super Hero create a finished look from the bare front of the island by adding trim framing to mimick the look of their cabinetry.

Take a look at the options they were considering for fabrics, tile, and stone.  What would you pick if it were your home?

The Dining and Entry Areas

This area is where all of Laura & Marty’s guest enter their home.  They wanted it to truly reflect their personality.  We added custom window treatments to help finish their already fully furnished dining room, but the double story entry way was lacking and needed something to create a statement.   Sometimes the best solution is right under your nose–or, in this case, under our feet (stored in their basement).

Laura had a unique collection of antique wood bread and baking bowls, driftwood, and framed art which she had collected over many years–they truly were things that she loved, however, she just didn’t know where to use them in their new house.  Instead of going shopping at retail stores for new stuff, or having a specialty painter create custom wall decor, we opted for what was already in hand.  These items had been used in multiple places in their prior home, but never as a cohesive collage.  With the help of Distinctive Interior Designs’ hanging service, Nicole helped them create a perfectly balanced combination of shapes, textures, and color.

The end result not only fills up the previously very empty entry wall, but, also, combines all the things Laura loves!