Stellar clients, Jacqui and Aaron asked me to help create an eclectic new home for them while I was with F4 Designs (www.f4designs.com). We finished this wonderful space earlier this year. Here are some work-in-progress images. We’ll take some staged photos shortly. We took an existing home in central Phoenix, and stripped it down to the studs. Then we built out from there, adding a new laundry, pantry, and dining room, and oversized master bath, which opened the space up and created an ideal home for this high-tech couple.
Some of the key elements we used to make this older house a dream home include stained concrete floors (thanks Adobe Coatings) in Sepia, Ikea cabinets, concrete countertops (thanks Paradise Concrete), and the use of white subway tiles throughout which creates a fresh, clean and inviting feel. Jacqui found these amazing Mason Jar pendants at Pottery Barn.
In the master bath, Carlson Tile (Arne, Jim and crew–thanks guys!), brought our vision for the monumental walk in shower and backsplash to life! The white 3 x 6 subway tiles are from Floor and Decor. While the “Aaron approved” decorative tile is from Sierra Tile. To this I added pebbles to the shower floor and the shower seat. Jaqui says it’s like being at a spa every time she takes a shower…nice! Jacqui chose amazing oil rubbed bronze lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout the home.
In the couple’s hall bath, we wanted to shake things up a bit without departing too far from the overall aesthetic. I chose these amazing deco tiles with the help of my friend Margaret at Dal Tile. I set Sierra Red and Gray in a checker board pattern on both the vanity backsplash and the shower surround. These two colors, when coordinated with the concrete countertops create a real “WOW!” in this normally mundane and utilitarian room. Again, we used ORB fixtures and lighting, and Kohler under counter mounted sinks and a Kohler cast iron bath tub.
Not surprisingly, Jacqui and Aaron’s home is comfortable and welcoming. A brick wall was left exposed in the great room, and we used Jacqui’s paint colors: Sandcastle, Worn Denim, Summer Hue, Porpoise, Watercress, Safe Harbor, and Frosty Fog to add a hint of color without over powering the space.
This home is a real charmer and the project was so much fun because of these amazing clients who embraced the entire project from start to finish!
Stay tuned for some finish shots!