Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design

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tuscan twist

Design Statement:
This was our first job as “real bathroom designers”. Jeff had been a tile installer for several years. Tanya was busy running a business of her own. Tanya, however, had a secret weapon. She had practically grown up at Michigan Design Center because of her Aunt Hannah (Hannah’s Interiors). Being dragged from event to event, without even knowing it, Tanya was experiencing life as an interior designer. Thank You Aunt Hannah.

Jeff would come home from tile jobs with questions from clients that only an interior designer could answer. Unflinchingly, Tanya could come up with metal finishes, wood tones, paint colors, cabinet hardware, etc.. Homeowners really appreciated the advice.

For those of you who remember Home Depot Expo Center, this was their gig. They went out of business. We we’re called in to save the day. Thank God we did. That one opportunity has inspired us to become the design firm we are today.

Also, fatefully, we met the incomparable Beth Singer Photographer on this project. She has photographed all our projects since and we know the value of a great architectural photo.

feng ciao

Awards and Publications:
Detroit Home Awards 2006
Tile Letter Awards 2006 (official magazine of the NTCA, National Tile Contractors Association)
Noble Company Catalog/ Tile Letter

Design Statement:
We loved this client. His name was Joe and he looked kinda like George Peppard. So we called him “Smokin’ Joe”. Joe liked slick. He was the bachelor’s bachelor. This was an expensive master bath including Samuel Heath plumbing. Imported Italian tile, heated floors, curbless shower, vaulted ceiling, etc.. This was a Master Suite addition so we don’t have any before photos.

The design is a combination of Italian Modern and Zen elements creating what we affectionately refer to as "Feng Ciao"

Product:
Tile:
Lea Ceramiche Midtown Deep Cameo 24x24, 6x24
Alyse Edwards Gigi’s Groovy Stix glass mosaic
Walker Zanger Roku Sharkskin 6x6

Cabinetry:
Custom designed and built by John Morgan

Plumbing:
Samuel Heath

Slab:
New Bedford Limestone 3” thick

traditional elegance

Awards and Publications:
Noble Company Catalog

Design Statement:
The 16"x24" and 8"x16" classic light honed travertine with hand chiseled edges acts as the base color of the space which provides a strong contrast for the custom mahogany stained cabinetry and medicine cabinets. Since purple is the client's favorite color, we accented the room with purple glass mosaic, liners, and towels while bringing the same color up onto the walls.

Product:
Tile:
Old Tuscany Classic Light Limestone with hand chiseled edges 8x16, 16x24
Sonoma Reserve Boswell, Imperial, Exeter Liners
Sonoma Tantrum Moondance Liners 1x8
Sonoma Mosuprema Blend (custom blend)

Cabinetry:
Pioneer Cabinetry (now out of business)

Plumbing:
Santec Monarch Series Pewter Finish

Lighting:
Kalco

downriver dandy

Design Statement
Our first two goals were to remove the step in front of the tub deck and privatize the toilet. We turned their existing Jacuzzi tub 90 degrees to take full advantage of the existing fireplace and placed the plumbing fixtures to the side, making the tub easily accessible without the step. The toilet was moved directly across the room and was replaced with an Aquadis dual flush water saving toilet. The privatizing half wall is topped by a Lumicor Paper Leaf Panel.

Without any linen storage in the hallway, it was important to have additional storage right inside the bathroom. The existing sink vanity was recycled. To it was added a new drawer base, seated vanity, uppers and three towers. All cabinetry was veneered with Tree Frog Walnut Crown. Lumicor panels in the uppers and towers continue the theme.

The tile in the room is more subdued to give the wood tones more emphasis. Tropical Grass porcelain tile with its fine vertical pin-striping, goes from floor to ceiling creating a wall paper effect. The large format Regal Taupe tile on the floor balances the biscuit colored Jacuzzi extending the visual floor space. The glossy Walker Zanger Roku Cashmere adds sparkle to the otherwise soft textural palette.

Dramatic, dimmable lighting allows them to set the mood. Large incandescent sconces frame the face at her seated vanity, halogen pucks show off the Lumicor panels, and 4” cans illuminate the tub deck. Curves in the sconces, sink, and bench seat soften the strong geometry of the tile and flat paneled cabinets.
Product
Wood:
Tree Frog Veneer Walnut Crown

Tile:
Olympia Regal Taupe 24x24
Olympia Tropical Grass 12x24
Walker Zanger Roku Cashmere 6x12

Plumbing:
Danze Parma Brushed Nickel
Aquadis Castle Toilet

Lighting:
Conico Frost White Mini Pendants
Conico Frost White 2 Light Wall Sconce
Besa Large Opal Wall Sconces

seaside retreat

Design Statement
When the dust settled from a marital power struggle, it was made clear that this was the wife’s Master Suite. We were handed a fistful of tiny shipwreck bottles and a watercolor of a Bermuda beach scene. These were our source of inspiration.

Immediately this collection suggested a color palette of aquas and sandalwoods. A curved wall covered with glass mosaic was used to suggest a wave of flowing water. The track light system suspended from the ceiling follows the same curve as the wall. The shower floor is a pillowed river rock.

After we priced the bathroom, the husband decided he had a say. I told him to sell one of the three Harley’s he had in his garage. Brazen, I know, but we got the job.

Product
Tile:
Casa Dolce Casa Flagstone Green 15x15, 7.5x15
Walker Zanger Cocktail Glass Mojito (discontinued)
Walker Zanger Roku Rain 6x6

Cabinetry:
Xstyles custom design

Plumbing:

Lighting:

Extras:
heated floor