Friday, December 20, 2013

A Haven for Entertaining

The holidays are in full swing now, and work on the project we've been  following for the past few months is still going strong as the final details are being wrapped up.  While that's happening, let's take a break and look at a project we followed a few months ago, which is now complete and being used on a daily basis!

This was an outdoor courtyard project, that had become overgrown, unruly, and mostly unusable.  For a memory refresher, let's look at the before shots again.

The new design specified centralizing the rustic fountain as a focal point, using old-world pavers to create a wall-to-wall courtyard, and replacing the tiki-umbrella structure with a roomy pergola.  These changes  gave the homeowners plenty of space for outdoor furniture and entertaining.  Let's take a look at the completed project.

And, for the piece-de-resistance, here is what the space looks like lit up for nighttime entertaining!

The clients love to begin each day with a cup of coffee, and end each day with a cocktail or glass of wine in their new space.  And that is just what we like to hear!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Back Inside...Well, Almost!

Checking back in on the most recent project we've been following, a lot of progress has been made on the interior.  Painting is underway, and appliances have been installed.  (The homeowner was actually cooking when we stopped in just before Thanksgiving!)  But before we get ahead of ourselves, here are some more shots of the progress.
This is an exterior view of the new kitchen window.  On the interior side, there is a long built-in counter with tons of storage below.

The fireplace in the new family room.

This built-in cupboard in the breakfast room was painted a new color.  We love it!

These French doors in the new family room will open onto the covered stone porch.
I can't wait to see this beautiful fixture hanging over the kitchen island!

This wonderful cabinet at the side of the refrigerator takes advantage of an often neglected space in a kitchen.  Lots of great storage here!
The next time we see this project will be wrapping it up.  It's been another rewarding journey for us, and a fun job with great clients...who are now friends!  Just the way we like it.