Faux Sho-House – Entry Way

Back in October we posted a teaser for our Faux-Sho 2015. Here is our first room!entry- editedFaux-Sho is one of our favorite blog features we do every year as we love letting our imaginations run wild from just a single exterior photograph. The inspiration photo caught our eye because of the juxtaposition of old and new, light and dark, and curved simplicity against stark block geometry.  Each contrast highlights the other, creating a powerful and exciting form, which would not have achieved the same high visual impact on their own.

For the entryway, we wanted to establish the overall look and tone of the home, mirroring the contrasts. In doing so, we pulled a lot of soft, neutral colors such as greys, browns, tans, and metallics.  Textures abound and are key when using neutrals.  A molded arm chair, a trio of  woven baskets, a marble lamp, a metal bowl, and a concrete and metal table all combine to give the space depth.  Continuing the textures to the flooring, we laid a wide-plank, bleached hardwood and gave the walls a malachite-patterned wallpaper that is geometric, organic and invigorating. We anchored the space under a large, contemporary “branch” chandelier that is at home with the new architectural lines of the exterior but whimsical at the same time. The house is a converted church, after-all!

Faux Sho 2015 Pic

November Newsletter – Season of the Home

Can we go ahead and call November and December the season of the home? For what are the holidays without the gathering of family around a festive table, overnight guests tucked into stylish bedrooms, and the once-a-year desire to have a gift wrapping room? Apart from adding the traditional holiday decor, we love making the most of the season by reimagining our homes in a broader sense. Are we making the most of the furniture layout in the living room? What accessories do we love and want to highlight? What needs to be replaced? If you need any last minute accessories or tips let us know; our showroom is open and we are happy to help style your home! We hope everyone enjoys getting ready for the holidays and we like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! 



Did you see the BHD Werthan Lofts project featured on StyleBlueprint earlier this month? Click here to take a look!


Featured BHD Space: Built-in Bars

A common thread throughout many of our remodels is the addition of a bar. Whether added to a bonus room, dining room, or just a dedicated area in the kitchen, bars are the perfect marriage of function and style.

The bonus room in this Brentwood home was begging for a feature wall and this custom built-in bar was just the thing. Beyond offering a refined service area, the bar becomes a design focal point for the space. Open shelves become display and the tile backsplash and textured wallpaper add dimension.

Need we mention the perfect opportunity bars give for seasonal styling? Here bright pink flowers brightened the space during our spring photo shoot. Just imagine how the bar looks now, all decked out for fall and the holidays!

Home renovation often comes down to making the most of your space. In this instance, you can see how me made the most of a small expanse of wall bringing the kitchen and dining area by creating a wet bar. Notice how the bar cabinets differ from the kitchen cabinets in color and design yet the backsplash is the same? This is a trick we used to define the bar but keep the space cohesive. There is no doubt where the drinks will be served!


Featured Vendor: Scion

This exuberant collection of fabrics and wallcoverings from UK brand Scion is high on our list of products we are looking forward to bringing our clients. Here is just one look from the Levande collection- a perfect blend of organic shapes and geometric patterns with a unique color story. For many more looks and inspiration click here www.scion.uk.com.


Hot Topic: Landscape architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx

We love finding new designers that inspire us. This past month Elle Decor mentioned the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and we were intrigued. After a bit of digging, we found that beyond being one of the leading modernist landscape architects of his time, Marx (1909 -1994) would be known today as a sustainable designer. He used principles of biophilic design and ecology to guide his creations, installing site specific, low-impact projects. Marx understood how to use the built environment to help foster a relationship with nature, as biophilic design is about recognizing humanity’s place in nature and using the built environment to maintain, restore, and enhance our physiological and psychological connections to the natural world.


 

Faux Sho-House – Inspiration 2015

This year’s Faux Sho-House is underway! As we looked for architectural inspirations, the BHD team sought the juxtaposition of old meeting new, sleek and polished versus textural and humble, and the presence of a commanding space alongside a quiet and simple comfort… In Bagnato’s 1892 church conversion, we found them all.

Faux Sho 2015 Pic

Courtesy, Bagnato Architects of Austraila. Photo Credit: Axiom Photography.

 

Over the coming weeks, the BHD team will be dividing the now residence into various spaces, sharing how this architecture inspired our designs in this church-turned-residence! We will begin our “tour” with the entry, followed by the living room, kitchen, and master suite.

Stay tuned as we open the doors and share the designs for this unique and charming place!

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