One four year old girl loves her baby brother! Mom loves plaids and a vintage vibe so Creative Touch Interiors is going to put together a sophisticated nursery for this handsome little man. A new set of dark furniture can be tough to compliment with plaids – it’s important that the nursery look like it’s suited to a child and not old and stuffy like a man’s study. The solution is in the plaid: use primary colors. Neutral walls allow the furniture and linens to take center stage. A vibrant red coverlet sets off the plaid pillows. Mom’s penchant for vintage has inspired a quest for the perfect accent; after speaking with a local artist we’ve picked out two vintage transportation posters that we are going to apply to the walls in paint. The colors on the artwork will be customized to match the palette of the room.
It’s important to keep big sister involved, too! Upon ripening to the young age of four she’s finally decided on her favorite colors – pink and lavender. Her nursery was originally blue and already has luxurious draperies so Peggy and her team will be utilizing their local artist to design a focal point in the inset archway that frames the bed; a stunning cherry blossom-like tree with pink and lavender flowers. The artist will also accent the iron headboard with pinks and lavenders to pull all of the colors together. The existing upscale bedding will be incorporated and new accent pillows will bring in the new colors. Since big sis is growing up so fast we are also adding a built-in desk for projects and homework! The project she is most excited about, though, is helping to take care of her new baby brother!
Once our project is complete we will post photos of these gorgeous rooms!
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What would you put in a 13,000 square foot house? Two Tanglewood homeowners decided that they wanted to dedicate the entirety of their third floor to a fitness room, spa, and JUICE BAR. The contemporary home is an entirely new build, start to finish. This floor in particular is inspired by Santorini, the gorgeous island in Greece. If you’ve never been, you should schedule your trip IMMEDIATELY (it’s fabulous!).
The spa bathroom itself is one of 7 bathrooms in the house, but the feel of this bathroom is cool and contemporary. A striking Siberia Blend glass mosaic tile by Oceanside was laid vertically for a modern look and set off with a modern vessel sink. The sink rests on a custom, 8cm crystallized glass countertop by Alkusari Stone. If you are not familiar with industry standards you should know that 8cm is really thick for a countertop as you can see in the photograph to the right! The mirror was originally designed to be framed with espresso wood, but the glass tile was so sexy that we had to incorporate the LED backlights to enhance the glamour.
Attached to the spa-bathroom is a fitness room, the colors in the carpet are Santorini inspired as well. The fitness room is attached to the juice bar, outfitted with a mini-fridge perfect for water, electrolytes, juice, or perhaps some wine from Santorini to enjoy out on the sundeck, also attached to the fitness room.
More from this house will be revealed soon! Stay tuned for the reveal of the rest of this gorgeous new home.
Older homes pose a host of challenges, none more exciting than an odd-shaped room. Sometimes this room can be an old storage space that was finished or perhaps it gained its’ shape from enlarging an adjacent room during remodeling. Like that strange relative you don’t know where to seat at the party, it’s sometimes hard to find a way to incorporate this odd room into the rest of the home.
A homeowner approached us with an L-shaped room recently; the room had such a tiny door opening – only 28 inches! It had become a repository for any old furniture that could fit and had been overrun with children’s toys making it difficult for adults to even enter the room.
This odd, L-shaped room needed to function as a home office and a child’s playroom. This multi-functional space required measurements of all office equipment so that an autocad drawing could be created. Assessing the room I could tell, like that wierd relative, that it had redeeming qualities and all it needed was a quick makeover so it could fit in!
The walls were painted a creamy yellow and a custom-built desk was commissioned to house the computer, shredder, files, and office supplies. (Thank you David Gunn and Gunn Construction!) The TV was then secured to the wall above a custom low-level cabinet which hide electrical components safely while open shelving stores fabric-lined baskets for toys and puzzles. Bright green bookcases also help to store children’s books and games. A pair of custom armless slipper chairs in a small-scale fit through the door, but are large enough so that an adult can sit in them without feeling like they are visiting their child’s elementary school classroom. The fabric is a classic – time-tested, 100% durable cotton in an adorable polka-dot pattern and accented with bright geometric pillows. (We added casters to the legs to allow for ease of mobility!)
Neutral walls with towering ceilings are grounded with color from the contemporary Tibetan rug and artwork along with punches of accent colors on pillows. The room is visually divided into both a sitting area and entertainment area; balance for the room is achieved by the weight of the piano which is both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional in the space. Upstairs, the Arts Institute students were creating a room specifically designed for a child with ADHD which emphasized music as a calming feature. A shadow of notes from the balcony railing spilled out into the living room creating a beautiful melody for the eyes and bringing the space. Extraneous furniture and rugs that Peggy had borrowed were brought into the master sitting area and created a palette progression into that area of the home, truly pulling the entirety of the space together.
The towering heights of downtown Houston is daunting to someone who hasn’t visited this fourth largest city in the nation, but to lifelong resident Peggy Hull, the bright lights of Houston were beckoning. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Houston Magazine, Commerce Towers, and Houston Downtown Alliance teamed up to make one of those skyscrapers shine from the inside out; and Peggy and her designers began their mission.
Walking into the cavernous 4,000 square foot, 2 story corner unit in Commerce Towers, on sale for $1.9 million, Peggy was thrilled. A blank canvas is not what she usually gets to work with and the modern lines and floor to ceiling windows lent a clean edge to the space.
The space of the apartment had been divided among several designers: Elizabeth Koval (master bedroom and bathroom), The Art Institute of Houston (child’s bedroom), San Jacinto College (entryway and stairwell), and Blake Woods and Laura Manchee (dining room), and Peggy Hull’s Creative Touch Interiors (kitchen and living room). The Creative Touch team took photos and measurements of their space…