A house - no matter how lovely it is - doesn't quite feel like home until you've put your own customized touches on it. Nicole and Preston have been watching their new-build take shape in Stevenson Ranch for several months, and they asked us to help them personalize a few spaces to facilitate the specific ways they wanted to live in them. An empty space next to the kitchen became a morning room, an extra bedroom became a home office, and an upstairs bonus area became the family's casual entertainment den. We love seeing these custom cabinets styled and put to use! The completed and decorated pictures below are courtesy of the clients, and we've included a slideshow of our construction and detail shots at the end. Enjoy this tour!
We started by custom designing these spaces for Nicole and Preston. Below are the 3D renderings we produced to show the family exactly what the finished pieces would look like after we'd built them. Scroll down to see how well they match up with the completed rooms!
A bonus area at the top of the stairs offered an opportunity to create an informal space for the family to relax together. This entertainment center provides a functional focal point with custom DVD storage and an impressive presence to cozy up the space. This is now their reading den and one of their favorite rooms in the house.
Home Office for Two
We love the way this office design encourages both productivity and togetherness. As Nicole states on her home blog, "Preston works in his home office a lot so I needed it to be a functional, inviting space for him. We had a custom desk built for us with all the office necessities like filing cabinets and lots of storage...". Now Preston and Nicole both have ample space for books and office necessities, and they can stay connected to each other while they work as well.
This space was clearly intended to be a breakfast nook, and with the addition of a custom hutch and bench seating with plenty of drawer storage, it's been transformed into Nicole's "favorite nook in the house." As someone who loves styling her home and blogging about it, it was important for her to have a place to display the pretty dishes and champagne flutes she's collected, and to have a comfortable room for the family to spend time together in. We are glad we had the opportunity to help with both.
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