Search This Blog

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.  

    


Monday, January 23, 2017

2016 Year in Review


2016 was an exciting and busy year.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Here are some of the year's highlights as we embark on a hopeful, happy 2017. 


NEW LAKE HOME DESIGN

This is a Lake Home we designed from the ground up with our wonderful client.  We love taking care of all the construction finish details for our clients and builders and completing the home with fine furnishings and custom window coverings.  We are here to take care of all the details from start to finish and this home was a joy to design.  
  

 


 


 


 

SMALL BATH REMODELS

You may remember the Guest Bath below from our "Going for the Gold" post. Well it is now complete with the addition of a beautiful gold metal framed mirror.  We've chosen to keep the accessorizing to a  minimum since this bathroom's fixtures really are the jewelry.



Another fun Guest Bathroom remodel that we finished this year was for a client who wanted to add a few rustic touches to her newly updated and modern space.  Small additions like the functional wire baskets, the driftwood starburst mirror and this reclaimed wood wall treatment all work together to marry the two different styles.   












The same client also updated the Bonus Room where this Guest Bath is located.  We chose sleek new cabinetry, white marble counter tops and modern shelves paired with this contemporary glass mosaic tile. 

KID SPACES THAT ROCK
We had a great time this year doing projects that are centered around children and their spaces. This is our fav.




















Talk about a fun room! This playroom has so many pops of color and interesting details from the brightly printed wallpaper on the ceiling to the confetti rug and even the carved details on the furnishings. Keep an eye out for updates from this project as there is more fun to come.

BRANCHING OUT
We are willing to try something new and this unique ground level tree house gave us a new fun challenge.  Built around a large old Oak tree this incredible house was made for hours of imagination and entertainment for minds young and old alike.    





GIVING BACK
We have so many highlights when it comes to our projects but we want to specifically focus on some of the programs that hold a special place in our heart as we donate our time, funds and expertise to each year.  




These photos were taken at the Thanksgiving Luncheon put on each year by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association.  This Thanksgiving lunch is for the many service members in the San Antonio area, all which are unable to make it home to spend holidays with family.



   


We donated food and Nicole and Yadi both assisted in serving our soldiers.  It's always a great time giving back to our military community.  







We also decorated our annual Christmas tree at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Child Life Services Department.  This is one of the highlights of our holiday and to see the children's faces when they see all of the brightly colored and fun ornaments is really a delight.

A new organization that we had the pleasure of working with this year and would like to continue to help in whatever way we can is The Center for Refugee Services.  A generous client of ours donated her old bedroom furniture and we delivered it and set it up in the homes of these very grateful families. 



Many of these families come here with nothing but some hope for a better life and rely on the generosity of the community.  We had the pleasure of meeting two of these families and were just so touched by their stories.  

If you would like to assist or have items that you would like to donate, please contact us or The Center for Refugee Services directly.  All donations are tax deductible.


SANTA'S LITTLE ELVES
 It was a Happy Holiday and will be an even Happier New Year!  Here are the pics of the Christmas install for one of our favorite clients.

Beautiful garlands, tablescape and of course a gorgeous 10ft fully decked out Christmas tree.




 We hope that 2016 was good to you and look forward to designing more beautiful spaces for our clients in 2017. 

Cheers!  Happy New Year