Sometimes, ordinary just won’t do. Sometimes you need a custom-designed solution to make a space superior.
For example, for a client who loves modern and cozy — design aspects that don’t always go together — I custom-created the fireplace and surround above to contrast with the warm, knotty cedar wood wall construction, and personalized with art and pottery. The stool and rug are perfect for getting the fire started on a chilly night.
Small Spaces, Custom Solutions
One big challenge in a very small home of just 596 feet was not only the size, but some really odd angles! None of the corners of the house are actually 90 degrees, because it was originally designed around the shape of a crystal.
The entry area corner wall was a 110-degree angle, much to my surprise, so I eased the awkwardness by giving it a pleasing curve, and filled in the space behind it with a wood ledge for display. Underneath the entire length of the seating is an open base where the homeowner can store his hobby items and accessories, such as his keyboard, small guitar, and extra pillows and blankets. Form and function!
An ingenious solution for a tiny space is the dual purpose of this glass table: It’s adjustable! It transforms from coffee table to dining table height. I also designed the shape as a rectangle with rounded edges, so nobody gets jabbed moving around the table.
Bespoke Furniture, Classic Interiors
Here is what I like to call a gentleman’s modern classic living room. The homeowner loved his view of Alcatraz and the San Francisco bay out this window, so we needed a sophisticated solution for lounging in front of this bay window. A chaise lounge was the answer, so I designed this custom chaise lounge with arms on both sides— a bit cozier, especially when adding a fur rug, comfy pillows, and blanket. Now it’s the perfect place to read on a foggy (or sunny!) San Francisco day.
If you have a design challenge in need of the perfect custom solution, contact Kimball Starr for a consultation today!