With over 300,000 people moving to Florida every year, we are seeing an increase in new construction. A one of a kind custom home was complete mid 2018 and we had the privilege of furnishing the custom home overlooking a lake in the Turkey Lake area.
It was unique because it had a lagoon style pool and infinity design where it appeared pool meets lake. The designer challenge was to include the outdoors in the space planning and defining the furnishings within the open floor plan. The transitional design included top treatments, stationary draperies, and every room centered around the gorgeous view. The family of four will enjoy this home for years to come.
Starting with the family room, we decided to use a swivel chair that would double facing the lake view, tv, and cross conversation. I suggested a pattern so that it added a little punch since it would be viewed from the side angle mostly. I love to feature American made furnishings as much as possible therefore this chair is made by Lexington Furniture Home Brands. All wood and able to hold the weight of a person and a half. The fabric is medium use and being a designer we always do our best to suggest fabrics that will meet the requirements of the homeowners. The sofa too is American made by Basset. All wood poly fill sofa feels solid. Three individual cushions allows each individual their own cushion thus maximizing the space to seat seven people. I love to tie in all the pieces with an area rug large enough to touch the feet of all the main upholstery thus grounding the room. I suggested we use fabric and leather combo so the room feels more inviting and the only leather is two recliners that a so supple and push back with no handle. The most unique designer piece in the family room is the onyx coffee table by Bernhardt. This coffee table is so unique and heavy that it took three people to lift it out of the company van into the home.
Windows Treatments are the finishing touch of the rooms. Because we did not want to impede on the view we used two short rods making the draperies stationary. There are weights on the corners of the draperies that help keep the weight down. The rods had a little shimmer due to mitered cut finials. We had three eat in areas within the family room view, outside, nook, and bar. This home was made for entertaining! The nook featured a unique board mount flat valance with a fun pattern. We kept that room nice and open again to be able to enjoy the view from all angles. The unique curved back nook seating is made by Uttermost one of our designer favorite brands.
Take a peek at the results, one of my favorite rooms of the year!