This 1950’s Windermere rambler was evocative of Frank Lloyd Wright, with a symbiotic relationship between indoors and outdoors. The plan was to enhance the integration of the natural world into all aspects of the design, through the windows, the doors, the lighting, and landscaped elements.  A Koi pond was installed off the front entry and the master.  The large floor-to-ceiling windows remained the home’s focal point, allowing in natural light and transporting inhabitants to the leafy, green oasis beyond.

To improve the flow between the outdated kitchen and the family’s outdoor living area, we started by installing an oversized slider that was custom made to fit the space. Cascading cabinet heights were incorporated to follow a sloping ceiling, and additional lighting balanced the skylight feature, adding a special glow at night. Multiple layers of lighting were worked into finishes throughout the home.  Cooking and entertaining is a highlight in this home, so the kitchen interior design included easy-to-clean and maintenance-free surfaces, enabling the cook to enjoy time with family and friends.  The end result was a home updated for contemporary living that maintained the charm and character of its classic design.

“The best most thorough designer we have ever used! Diana listened to our needs and our price range and found us exactly what worked for us and worked for our house. Helped with our kitchen, paint colors, carpets and lamps for various rooms in our home. Completely happy!” 

Mike and Gayla

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