A great design team and art sophisticated clients placed us as the 2019 Care Award Winner for Custom Home Interiors.
Our client, a well-known Denver sculptor and her husband/ business partner contacted Marina, The Design Matchmaker, to be matched to a contemporary designer. Following an in-depth meeting, where Marina evaluated their needs, design aesthetic, timing and budget, she recommended Designer Premier Designer, Greg; who they immediately fell in love with and hired.
The Design Goal
The goal for the interior design was to maximize the amazing mountain views and the furnishings to allow for a comprehensive display of her sculptures while assuaging a “gallery” ambiance.
The Client’s Vision
Out clients liked “warm Contemporary Design” with a bit of Santa Fe influences. They used “clean, sexy, slick, and timeless” to describe their design style. Furthermore, they wanted people to think that two older adults cannot possibly live there because the space is so cool. Especially, they wanted it to be a place that people want to hang out in.
Greg and his team were able to play off of this concept by allowing openness while creating various vignettes to display the sculptures for hosted events at the home.
Hence, the architectural quality of the home allows the art and interior components to interface in a harmonious fashion. Thus, sightlines were an essential component of the overall design.
A glass floor was incorporated into the Foyer to allow light penetration to the lower level area, where a wine bar and serving area were created for entertaining. In this case, this permeation of light also helped to promote the circulation of guests during events and art openings.
One of the major goals was for the home to be ADA compliant, while carefully detailing the areas to be addressed with a rigorous approach as to this necessity. Most importantly, the goal was to enhance the design aspect aesthetically, rather than diminishing the design to simple functionality.
Likewise, the bathroom and in the kitchen, as shown in the images, incorporate much of our thought process through cantilevering much of the work surfaces to allow for wheelchair accessibility.
Greg’s design approach helped to create a more interesting configuration in these areas, by creating negative spaces in lieu of full banks of cabinets. Additionally, all showers were done curb-less with linear drains to facilitate ease in access.
Greg and his talented team were able to address some unusual ceiling angles with the track lighting in the studio. The tracks are suspended randomly; however, this was carefully calculated and placed to address views as well as a purposeful answer which worked with the ceiling pitches.
To summarize, an award-winning project takes a talented design team as well as clients that value professional input and who appreciate great design. Luckily, we had all of those components!
So proud to be the Denver, Colorado 2019 Care Award Winner for Custom Home