From the Ground Up: Master Suite

From the Ground Up: Master Suite

It’s starting to take shape….!

We are about 2 weeks further along than the last post. At this point we have windows installed and with plywood added, the rooms are starting to have better definition in the photos.



This photo is of the now Guest Bedroom on the first floor which was previously the Master Bedroom Suite. After you see the new Master Suite…major upgrade!

Here we are looking at the new Master Bedroom. This was a no brainer on the placement of the bed…two picturesque windows framing out the landscaping full of overgrown trees were perfect to flank an oversized, custom, tufted headboard.

Opposite of the tub wall is the shower.  The outline on the floor shows where our curb will be with a glass enclosure.  A bench will be on the left wall and, as you can see, plumbing has already been installed for the valves and rain shower head. 

Here is a sneak peak at the marble slabs, tile for the shower and floor tile on the right!

Here we are back into the Den and looking at what was the brick fireplace in the last post. I think we were having a conversation about the custom sliding doors that will divide the Den and Screened Porch area. Perfect for entertaining on a cool summer night.


I’ll wrap up with some images of the exterior progress! Notice the copper flashing already being installed!

Enlarging the windows on the front of the house in the existing Rec Room allows the day light to flood into the space. 

Look up and you’ll see the framing for the tray ceiling which we are going to add a large crown molding to with cove lighting! 





Directly across from the windows and what is soon to be at the end of the bed will be a beautiful custom armoire housing their 52” flat screen with a plethora of drawers.  Along the angled wall we decided to add a lounge seating area.  The door way on the far left leads you through the closets to the Master Bath.


Once again, if you can imagine the “L” shape beyond the first set of studs is the Master Closet…that is only HER Master Closet.  Designing this out from top to bottom was a treat!  


Here is a peak around the corner and into the closet…

Here is the view from the Master Bedroom looking into the Bath…Just imagine two custom doors with a circle relief opening to an ultra modern tub directly below the window with Calcatta Gold marble slab walls from Italy surrounding it, rich walnut custom cabinetry, chrome fixtures, marble floor tiles that reflect the light like confetti, and a custom cowhide rug in the center of it all.

Ahhh….talk about a place to take a relaxing bath at the end of a long day.

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Renaissance Tile and Bath Atlanta loves Wood!!!

Renaissance Tile and Bath Atlanta recently launched the Jamie Beckwith Collection in their beautiful showroom.  What an amazing turn out of Atlanta’s finest interior designers and architects.  Fun was had by all.  Thank you to David O’Neil and Crew! 

What a beautiful Showroom!!!

David O’neill and Jamie Beckwith

They even offered 3 custom drinks named after our patterns, Sextant, Kaleidoscope, and Hive.  Of course, I tested them all and could not pick a favorite.  Delicious and so creative!!!

Yummy Food!!!

Thank you Renaissance for a lovely detailed evening!!! 

From the Ground Up: Second Floor Framing

I wasn’t able to post last week, so I am eager to catch you up on our “From the Ground Up” series by showing you the beginning stages of the 2nd floor of the home. 
As you top either of the two staircases in the home, you will be brought into the landing area above which is the Loft.  We will eventually have beautiful French doors fill the large opening which will open on to an upper deck overlooking the back yard.  As you can see, our electrical boxes and wiring are already being pulled.  Take notice throughout the images for electrical locations that will soon power our many custom lighting features for the home!

Directly off of the loft you will walk into the office where the homeowner works daily.  Wait until you see the glass desk that goes in this space…absolutely beautiful and I want one for myself.  Here we will have two more French doors opening out onto the deck.
Here is the deck, looking over to the Man Cave with Garage below. We had a custom railing made for the deck surround that turned out great.  Keep using your imagination! 

This little hallway in the child’s room created the perfect wall for display of his amazing Lego creations. These things are not only impressive, but seriously cool.

Also at the top of the stairs and opposite of the Loft is the Son’s bedroom suite.  Here we are looking at his entry door from the Loft and into the bedroom area.  If you notice on the left side of the image there is a small angled space that we decided to turn into a “Big Boy Cave” instead of using for more storage…which this house has plenty of. 
Another shot of the boy’s bedroom/ staircase going down to the
first floor. I can’t wait for the railings!  (Don’t mind the electrical
wiring being used as a clothes line…these photos were taken at
the end of July and it was miserably hot.)
Here is a little nook between the “Big Boy Cave” and the Bathroom.  Perfect little spot for cozying up with a book.   
This little hallway in the child’s room created the perfect wall for display of his amazing Lego creations.  These things are not only impressive, but seriously cool.     
Here is the bathroom in the childs room which is going to be the envy of all the other kids in the neighborhood.  We will have a green tile that mimics the look of wood grain, two “river rock” pendants that look like floating orbs and  a floating vanity that is lit from below. 
This was one serious piece of equipment…drill on a stick… that had Ashleigh, our Junior Designer, and I cracking up so much that I had to share it.   

The 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom still isn’t completed with furnishings, but we will get there.

Another shot of the 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom.   

This is a shot of the intended Craft Room that ended up housing their son’s collection of lego’s which he can use to build his master pieces for display in his bedroom…Yes, the lego’s required their own room.

Next post, we should have doors and windows in all spaces and it will be a bit more cleaned up. Construction is fun, but I live for the finishing touches, so stick with us throughout the process. We will reveal some of the vendor’s we used and describe some of our processes through the customization of a home.

Candice Tells All About Jigsaw Puzzles!!!

Candice Olson, Canadian interior designer and host of HGTV’s Candice Tells All, is one of media’s most recognized personalities. We are excited that Candice has again used one of our products for her television show.  Our product, Enigma was used for an interesting and whimsical wall covering on episode #310 Family Focused Basement.  She incorporated Jigsaw on the sides of a stone fireplace, bringing the warmth of wood together with the cool stone.  Lovely design!  Thank you Candice!!!

Here are some of the images from the shopping guide.  Check your local listings for the next airing of the show on HGTV!!!

http://www.wnetwork.com/Shows/Candice-Tells-All/ShoppingGuides.aspx#Season-2-Shopping-Guides


Glitzing with Metallics

What better way to elegantly glam up a room than with the classic silver and gold concept. With it’s sparkle and shine, the glittery effect creates a very luxurious surrounding. These images have truly inspired me and hopefully attracts you as well!

Using metallics on a wall, and the way it reflects the light and intensifies the room is just simply eye-catching.

Tory Burch Store in Philadelphia
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Image from Home & Interiors
Designed by Martin P. Mitchell.
Image from Architectural Digest

Using it on furniture and in lighting is a perfect element to expose the lustrous feel.

Image from The Decorista

Image from The Decorista
Designed by Jackie Astie. Image from Elle Decor
Designed by Amoroso Design

Designed by Courtney Giles of Courtney Giles Interiors

Metallic accessories really gives the room just the right amount of embellishment without the feeling of it being over the top.
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