Making the most of a little nook in the hallway, floating shelves are hung to display favorite books and art. A planter of grass adds a life to the space, while a blue vase on the floor brings in a touch of color.
This custom project was built as the clients' "forever home." The uniquely designed entry system leads the visitor to four separate landings as the stairs wind around and turn from concrete to "floating steel" stairs towards the top. The concrete was formed to give it a unique detail, and there are two integrated planters along the way up as well. Inside, the home offers a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand fabricated custom perforated steel handrails.
Square concrete steps lead you into this quaint backyard space. A blue block planter features a water spill on one side while the floating wood bench adds better use of the limited square footage of the yard.
The contemporary deck designed by Jamie Durie of The Outdoor Room features moveable floating seating with planter boxes. The homeowners have endless options for creating the perfect outdoor entertaining spot.
Trim the floral foam with a knife to fit snugly inside the planter. If necessary, to keep it from floating up, wedge a few smaller pieces of foam into the sides or use some floral tape. Next add some water.
The rug in this tidy dining room is the absolute star of the space. The mud cloth pattern seen throughout this home is repeated on the small planter at the center of the table. On the wall, a set of floating shelves highlight a curated selection of decorative objects. The divided colors of the shelves mirror the bifurcated tones of the wall itself, for an even more eye-catching moment.
For Kerrick, this home is filled with memories. As a child, when it was a second home for him, and this entryway would be the first thing he’d see coming into the house and the last thing he’d encounter as he left. Now, with TaLaya’s help, the couple has brought new life to the small space. Light gray paint gives the entry an airy and relaxing feel, while a floating credenza adds storage as well as style. The entryway also serves as the starting point for the home’s love affair with African fabrics and patterns, a story told several times throughout the house. The drapes and rug are both designed in the Malian bogolanfini or mud cloth tradition, while the planter displays an ikat pattern similar to those seen in Indonesia or along the Ivory Coast.