Nature motifs continue in the master bedroom, where leaves appear on the curtains and rug. Their presence creates a palpable connection between the first and second floors, but with a different effect. Here, it helps evoke the feeling of a charming bungalow and escape far from the city. The room is one of the designer's favorites. "There is a great mix of color and pattern while still feeling light and serene," says Naomi. "The tailored aesthetics transport you into a feeling of calm and relaxation right away."
The square shape of this bathroom's black steel boundary wall is picked up by the small white mosaic tiles that line the shower. A more organic note is brought in via houseplants and cedar floor planking.
Kay and Hooff chose a blonde color scheme for the living room. "Texture is the key ingredient in all schemes," says Kay, "But even more so when the color palette is limited: linen, suede, sisal, leather, along with hammered iron and warm wood tones, contribute to this airy look."
The kitchen is large enough to hold this antique French cabinet, which Kay says is ideal for storing and displaying favorite serving items. "A large piece like this makes it easier to access these items, rather than storing them in a cabinet or shelf."
A Large Kitchen Addition With Stainless Steel Kitchen Island
The transition to the spacious kitchen is seamless, as this space too is flooded with light and dominated by neutrals. "Designing this kitchen with my friend and client was one of the most fun times ever!" Kay enthuses, and this is evident by the extreme attention to detail. For example, Kay points out how the prep area can be accessed by all four sides. "So while one is stirring the pot, another can clean and chop on the stainless steel island, while another can be washing dishes or rolling out pastry for baking."
"Our clients wanted to have a little wall between them and the gardens, so the steel windows were installed as low as possible," Kay explains. She also points out the many textures used throughout the kitchen, such as hand-plastered walls, a wood plank ceiling, honed calacatta borghini marble counters, a stainless steel work island, antique mirror backsplash in the bar area, tabby lamps with linen shades, and reclaimed French oak floors.
At first glance this bronze sculpture looks like an antique, but it's really a bust of the owner’s oldest daughter. Another modern-day giveaway is the green ribbon, which can be changed thanks to a hidden hole.
The kitchen is also large enough to accommodate a dedicated wet bar. "We wanted to include a lot of storage in this area to accommodate the owners glassware collection," says Kay. To best show it off, they chose glass cabinets and an antique mirror backsplash. "[This] adds some sparkle and light to this area of the kitchen."
Juat as Kay and Hooff wanted natural light to be the focus inside, they wanted the outside greenery to be the focus in the screened-in porch area. "To soften the hard elements, we used three similar shades of white," Kay says. Iron doors connect the porch to the dining room, explaining its abundant source of light.