April 2014

C2 Interior Design Look Book

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Photography by Anne

Inspiration for home décor can come from so many places; from a painting, a single color, a hobby, even a place. Local interior design firms, with the purpose of stimulating ideas for your next home improvement project, present the following photos.


The Project: Dawson
The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This residence was part of the Palmetto Bluff Idea Homes, which were designed to reflect a specific coastal lifestyle. Natural color schemes were incorporated to create that livable, casual feel that exudes sophistication while not being too “stuffy.”


The Project: Guarisco
The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This home is located in a high-end, yet relaxed residential community and wildlife preserve. The family’s dream was to combine elegance with comfort for this stately vacation home. They wanted the interiors to exude a lifestyle that would reflect something that mimicked a “farm home”estate, or a casually elegant lifestyle. The designer accomplished this through the use of texture–raw linen, raffia, leather, reclaimed wood, rustic metals, sisal, & vintage carpets. The wide planked recycled wood floors are another material that achieved the look.


The Project: Villa Scuola
The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This residential suite is located within a high-end resort property that is situated among the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. The suite needed to provide an authentic Tuscan experience while combining modern design elements and luxurious comforts that American travelers (target client) were accustomed to having. Throughout the construction, the design team used traditional building methods and specified authentic materials found on the estate and throughout the region. Wood- beamed ceilings, exposed stonewalls, reclaimed wood flooring, terracotta tile, marble, travertine, Italian glass mosaics, and hand-plastered finishes were used throughout.


The Project: McKinney
The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This residence is located at One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This is a secondary home for the owners, who use the place as a skiing get away.


The Project: Martin The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This fabulous penthouse property is located directly on the Sea of Cortez and has amazing views of Medano Beach and El Arco. The interior palette goal was to bring in the blue of the ocean, sandy beiges, and corals seen during the glorious Cabo sunsets. The main goal was to provide a sense of place for the clients so that the interiors truly reflected the home’s region.


The Project: OSP The Firm: J Banks Design Group
This is the members’ gathering room at a skip town resort. The design team wanted the space to feel like a living room so that the guests felt comfortable to relax after they ski. The built in banquets that flank the fireplace provide additional intimate seating.


The Project: ZEGER, SEA PINES The Firm: KS McRorie Design
This patio was treated as an extension of the home’s living space and as much attention was given to the selections of furniture pieces and fabrics here as to the interiors. The space needed to coordinate seamlessly with the rest of the house as the homeowners love to entertain friends and family in the outdoor space which adjoins the pool. All the furniture, and even the fabrics, are specifically made for exterior use, eliminating worry over care and maintenance.


The Project: ZEGER, SEA PINES The Firm: KS McRorie Design
This room was created off the kitchen to provide the homeowners with a more intimate nook to enjoy coffee and the paper, or a more casual dinner. It functions perfectly for the couple on a daily basis and when the children and grandchildren visit the long banquette and drop leaf table comfortably accommodate everyone. The custom woven shades can be lowered if needed and still provide views of the water beyond and coordinate with the bright and cheerful patterns that enliven the small space.


The Project: Zeger, Sea Pines
The Firm: KS Mcrorie design
The clients wanted to incorporate the beautiful, vintage Murano glass chandelier and sconces that they had acquired on a trip to Venice early in their marriage. The transluscent, clear color and scale of the otherwise traditional pieces feel quite modern in this setting and are a glamorous accent to the more contemporary feel of the table and chairs.


The Project: Master Bathroom
The Firm: Classic Finish
Extremely open design with separate his & hers vanities. Hers includes a sitting area and custom shelving for bath towels.


The Project: A Petite Kitchen
The Firm: Classic Finish
Kitchen is small in size but still plenty spacious with an excellent cabinet design that allows this area to be used just like any other, having every necessity.



The Project: The Kitchen
The Firm: Classic Finish
Open layout and a beautiful rainforest green marble island top. Custom walnut cabinetry milled just for this house and opposite Subzero refrigerator and freezers with custom panels for a complete built-in design.

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