Transforming Spaces | Being Creative in Design

Peaceful and elegant with huge impact, this client’s space went from boring to spectacular. This loft project was literally a blank canvas with much to do to create a “turn-key”, “move‐in ready” product. This is what we did to transform the space…

Living room (right) and Dining Room (left)

The walls were green and taupe with a center island that was white painted sheetrock.
As we worked on the space, the first thing we did was change the paint color to Night Horizon – by Benjamin Moore in a flat finish.

Living Room (left) and Master Bedroom (right)

We wrapped the center island in aluminum that was fabricated from a local steel shop. I brought the
dimensions in to their shop and picked out the big sheets to cut.
The fabricator cut it immediately.



Once installed, the boring island took on a very high-end commercial kitchen look with great texture. I softened the look with 3 stools from Pier One that have cream rotatable seats and espresso stain on the legs.


Transitioning from cold and sterile to rich and comfortable, I used a double pedestal table by Hooker  that has a base painted to Lenox Cream
with a distressed look with a natural distressed top that extends easily to 137”and
can seat 10‐12 chairs comfortably. (See below)


The TV unit was custom installed pieces of lit glass, glass shelves, espresso floating drawers and cabinet system, mounted flat screen TV,
and stackable drawers on right (not shown). The unit was approximately 140”. The contractor also made the lighting to be turned off and on from the wall outlet
making it easier to dim, turn on or off. This unit was the most time consuming adventure – built right to the wall with exact precision.  (See below)

Installed conduit was used to hand cream sheer drapes from the copper ring hardware – still emphasizing texture used throughout this space.


The master bedroom boasts a glass wall/door system that shows off the cream on cream inspiration throughout the home. The bed was designed with a curved charcoal/espresso headboard,
wrapped with feather down pillows and comforters and a tightly enveloped mattress with a charcoal coverlet, creating a nice blend of masculine and feminine.
Coordinating larger end tables that were distressed in the same wooden tone were placed on either side of the bed.

Matching credenza dresser extends to 160″ on the opposite wall with a flat screen TV above (not shown).


The cream sofas are slightly over-stuffed with straight lines and a soft contemporary look with West Elm pillows in different textures of cream on cream gracing the sofa. The coffee table was a special cut sheet of glass from Room and Board with two-clay pebbled texture bases to rest on.The table rests on a large Pottery Barn jute textured rug. We took photos of local downtown commercial buildings, hotspots and had our prints enlarged to become stunning artwork mounted in black frames with crisp white matting.  (See both photos below)


As you can see, using different textures and materials – aluminum, granite, maple, paint colors, warm lighting, local artwork, cowhide, tables with rough hewn and steel, the formal dining room and living spaces combine rich and simple to achieve a highly sophisticated look.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. ddfss says:

    Cindy,,, from the floors to the ceiling and everything in between, you did an amazing job. This home is simply outstanding, kudo’s to you!!!

  2. showhomesgirl says:

    Thanks for your kind words! This project was so much fun to work on, I’m thrilled you like it!

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