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Los Gatos Townhouse

2019 Gold Award, ASID | Emerging Professional, Transitional Design |
Residential over 2,300 Sq.Ft.

The design, much like the client's leadership style, shows strength with just enough fluidity and ego.

The client, a newly divorced C-level executive purchased a 2,300 SF townhome with the intent of selling in five years. The original space was dark and dreary with no home improvements made by previous owners. The 4-bedroom footprint seemed crammed with inefficient closet space and small master bath. Some of the clients requests included an emphasis on his heritage, through original inherited art, Steinware, and crystal from his European descendants. At his request, a sitting area within a new master closet was also added in.

The aesthetic direction is led by classic elements rooted in history. Furniture and décor focus on the use of neutral colors, clean modern lines with a softness in the details. Artwork, depicting his Mom’s Polish hometown, is mounted atop a custom lift-up system with hidden recessed television. Kitchen upper cabinet doors with glass and accent lighting artfully and proudly display the client’s Steinware collection.

By enlarging the Master Bathroom with adjoining closet, an impressive wet area- including a soaking tub, is the focal point. The master closet, conveniently relocated adjacent to the master bedroom; in lieu of fourth bedroom, accommodates needs of client and future couple homebuyer. A visually pleasing storage solution includes a carved space for reading and TV viewing.

The living area is warmly blanketed in a masculine, custom, plaid leather-bound Stark carpet and complimented by Italian fabric drapery. Fabric selections have dimensionality and impact. Masculinity of black finishes supported by the high contrast of dark wood tones and white cabinetry and window shutters add strength to the design. The courageous and curvaceous light fixtures (upon entry and in dining room) add the perfect, gentle and giant touch befitting the client.

Like his leadership style, the design shows strength with just enough fluidity and ego. Design elements chosen are understated allowing them to work harmoniously while bringing out the best in each other.

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