Last week I wrote a post that included some of the inspirational images for our client's modern Italian villa. Today I'd like to share with you the next step in our design process...
Once we've filled our heads with beautiful imagery, Steve and I spend some time talking about different details that we want to include in our client's home. Then Steve loses himself in the world of his drawings for a few days.
Here are a couple of Steve's first preliminary sketches. A roof made from authentic Italian tiles and a combination of wood and steel windows will add some rustic elements to the clean modern exterior.
To the right of the entry, the living and dining room are combined to create one larger space. This will provide our client with the option of creating a larger dining area for holidays and special occasions.
The counter and the sides of the kitchen island are covered with stone. Open shelves provide storage in front of steel windows. Because there are no upper cabinets, the kitchen has a wonderful view of the pool beyond the breakfast room.
Most of the pieces that I collect are really place holders until final decisions are made. Their purpose to create a look and feel for the project. A small piece of oil rubbed bronze represents a finish option for the door hardware....
I'd love to hear what you think of our client's modern Italian villa design so far. I look forward to sharing this design journey with you!
If you would like help creating the home of your dreams, email me about our design services. You can also purchase many items found here on Velvet and Linen as well as "to the trade" furnishings through Giannetti Home. Email Kelly about the details.
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