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Friday, November 30, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year!




Last week we had the pleasure of decorating the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Child Life Services Department for the Holidays.

This annual tradition is something we all look forward to each year.  The staff, volunteers and children alike are always excited to see us rolling our giant cart of Christmas goodies in!


A working train has now been added to this fun and whimsical tree to the delight of all the tiny visitors to the center.  



A big thank you to Children's Hospital and the Child Life Coordinator, Jessica Clayton, for allowing us to spread holiday cheer once again!




Friday, November 9, 2018

St Jude Dream Home Giveaway - Final Weekend!



This is it!  It's the final weekend for the St. Jude Dream Home San Antonio open house tour.  A winner will be chosen and announced November 15th on FOX29/WOAI4 at 10:00pm.  Tickets are selling fast so be sure to support St. Jude and help fight childhood cancer by reserving your ticket at dreamhome.org.


Check out this video tour by News 4 SA Living, where you can view the home as well as some of the key features.  You might even spot our very own Nicole highlighting design elements as well as some of the displayed fine art courtesy of Christa Brothers, owner of Brothers Art Marfa. 


The dream home is located in the exclusive Cresta Bella development off IH10 and the Dominon exit.  7107 Bella Bluff, San Antonio, TX  78256

Open House Tours - Final Weekend Saturday Nov 10th 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday Nov 11th Noon-5:00pm


                             
                                       



Friday, September 7, 2018

St. Jude Dream House Giveaway - San Antonio



The St. Jude Dream Home is almost complete!

We visited recently to check out the progress and participate in the contributors Floor Signing Event.  We have enjoyed donating our time and skills to this project benefiting the children of St. Jude and can't wait to share the completed home.

Tickets to enter the drawing are now available and the home will be open for viewing Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 6th through November 11th. Winners will be announced November 15th, 2018. Additional information can be found on the St. Jude San Antonio Dream Home Giveaway website.

https://www.stjude.org/give/dream-home/san-antonio.html





The architectural details and the soaring ceilings give this home character and dimension.  These beautiful wood beams in the Great Room are a sight to see.



Great Room


Here's a sneak peek at some of the beautiful things we have been working on for the Master Bedroom and Bathroom.
Faux Finish on Bed wall in Master Bedroom



Tile and Fixtures for the Master Bathroom



Stay tuned for our final update and the big reveal!






Monday, January 22, 2018

Details, Details - Alteza Residences

Isn't this view amazing!  We couldn't resist taking it in from our clients' downtown condo at the Alteza Residences.

When you walk in you are immediately drawn to the floor to ceiling view and it's not until you've taken it in and turn around that you really notice the Entry and Hallway from which you entered.


Our client was looking to add some pizzaz to an other wise bland area of the home. So we decided to give plain walls some interest by adding picture frame molding and included the front door in the fun with detailed trim in an intersecting line pattern.

Concept and Inspitation
Elevations of picture frame molding for Entry Hallway
Elevations of picture frame molding for Master Bedroom Hallway 
This is what our Entryway and Master Bedroom Hall looked like before we got started.

And here we are in process.  The trim carpenter has already placed all of the molding and painting has started.  Doesn't it look better already?























The final product!

We had the front door painted the same dark finish as the original trim color.

The walls got a coat of crisp, white paint and these beautiful gold sculptural sconces were installed.



Beautiful new custom runner rugs were added to compliment the more modern tone.


A new chandelier that looks like a piece of art in its own right illuminates the study.


Now let's just admire that view one more time.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Tapatio Springs Remodel



This beautiful Master Bathroom remodel started as a dark and dated, traditional bathroom with a huge built-in tub area.  



The layout was moved around to incorporate the addition of a free standing tub while keeping the double sinks and making space for a larger shower.  



The result is a contemporary, light and airy Master Bath with vein-cut vintage travertine tiles throughout, Taj Mahal Quartzite countertops and a large walk-in shower with a beautiful view.  






The centerpiece of this room is the freestanding tub with split face travertine wall and floating shelves. 




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Large and in charge


What do you do when a client has an extra large Living Room and wants to entertain?  You customize an extra large cocktail table complete with stunning marble top. 



We started with this gorgeous slab of Calcutta Bluette Marble and this custom sized metal base with a metallic antique pewter finish.





Several weeks later the team from Delta Granite and Marble came in to do their final measure.  Their outstanding craftsmanship with cutting this stone down to size and mitering skills created the 2" extra thick edges.  

It took four of their guys to get this 450lb top placed. 



...and it is perfection wouldn't you say?





This piece is definitely the crown jewel of this space!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hollywood Park Kitchen Remodel



Sometimes you find a great home in a great neighborhood but it comes with a less than perfect kitchen.  In this case it was worth embarking on a remodel for our clients to achieve the kitchen of their dreams. 
BEFORE photo of the main kitchen area 





These before photos show how small and closed off this
kitchen was with a large wall between the kitchen and living room and a small eat in breakfast area.
BEFORE photo of breakfast area





In redesigning this kitchen, we doubled the size of the kitchen by removing the wall between the kitchen and living room and incorporating the breakfast room into part of the new kitchen design.  The new layout creates a much more open floor plan, and a spacious kitchen with triple the counter space and more than double the storage.  Having a new large island creates ample prep space for daily cooking and eating breakfast while also serving as a gathering place while entertaining guests. 




These after photos showcase beautiful new full height cabinetry, a large island with contrasting paint color and the extra long 4" x 16" subway tiles that reach all the way to the ceilings on the two main walls.






The island countertop is stainless steel, a durable and easy to care for surface that adds character to the farmhouse industrial styling of this kitchen.
 



The perimeter countertop is leathered granite for a practical surface with a unique texture.  




The homeowners are avid cooks and often entertain.  They are now planning on teaching cooking classes from their new custom Kitchen.