So often in our projects, we need to communicate the design vision through conceptual drawings. It’s always a thrill to see these CAD elevations come to life and we thought it would be fun to share. From a coastal project’s bunk room and bathroom vanities to a family room fireplace, we enjoyed reimagining these spaces and customizing for each client.
A Coastal Bunk Room
In this showstopper Bald Head Island retreat, a playful bunk room with plenty of seating to enjoy the exquisite oceanfront views was a must.
We initially drew up the plan to include recessed niches to give the walls additional character, under the bed storage, and a shared ladder for the top bunks. With two full size and two twin beds, we wanted the room to still feel fresh and airy, reminiscent of its coastal outside surroundings. Whether for late night reading or playing games, lighting was also added for each bunk – giving each bunk its own private feel. The soft blue color on the ceiling also keeps the serenity of the rest of the home alive and consistent within this fun sleeping and playing space.
We hope you enjoy the “before and after” of this project as much as we do…we’re dreaming of those ocean views!
Seaside Vanity Projects
In these two coastal bathrooms, space planning was essential.
In the first drawing and photo of the guest bathroom, a towel and quartz shelf were added to maximize storage space in tight quarters. For a more direct light source, we incorporated a library light fixture and placed above the mirror – taking advantage of the ceiling height.
In the second set of images, we decided to enhance the use of a tile our client loved and pull it down to cover the floor. To showcase and not take away from the beautiful tile, we matched the cabinetry and mirror frame, while adding sconces to anchor and streamline the space.
An Elegant Fireplace
In this Cary, NC residence, the fireplace is the icing on the cake of an open, airy family room.
We designed the fireplace to coordinate with the room’s soothing, neutral color palette. Painted in a fresh white to contrast slightly with the creamy white walls, the fireplace has a presence that is carefully kept soft to blend with the room’s furnishings. Incorporating more creamy hues with brighter whites was a challenge, however layering these neutrals created an eye-catching pairing. Crystal and brass sconces adorn the columns, further highlighting the elegant architectural details of the fireplace.
From CAD drawing to real life, we imagined this fireplace to pair seamlessly with the construction selections of the kitchen cabinetry and countertops, as the kitchen is in direct view. The clients envisioned a relaxing space with a “peaceful sanctuary” aesthetic, yet they also wanted one that felt refined. With the fireplace design, we wanted to do just that – create a setting where family felt at ease, as well as create an element that could stand alone as the room’s sophisticated centerpiece.