I have been working on a renovation in the Nashville area for a while now. It has been a long 9 months, with a lot of BLIPS on the screen for the client, waking up in the middle of the night for me, but we are in the home stretch. We are almost done and I only have one word to say, it's SMASHING! This end product is so very beautiful, but what makes it extra beautiful is all the blood, sweat, and tears that really went with this job and the lessons learned.
Everyone should take note of the huge lesson that was before us during this job. The builder builds the material expectations, the designer and architect must also plan and execute the client's unseen expectations. I mean more specifically, the designer and architect should work very closely together to plan and execute a feeling, an aesthetic, a history, and a lot of other adjectives that a client may allude to. My job is not cut and dry, it's reading between the lines to listen for those unspoken and unseen objectives, and then go design, and buy products accordingly.
Here are some of the specifics from the photo below: The perimeter is white on white, with a 10' center island that is dark, distressed knotty alder. The island top is an exotic granite -colors of white, greens, pinks, grays with a lot of movement. Also what you don't see is a dropped down pastry counter of Alabama White Marble with the dark, knotty alder legs to look like it's a table. Over the pastry counter is a group of three, silver, mercury glass pendants hanging at different heights. Are you drooling yet? More to come!