CALM

DESIGN PROJECT | A CUSTOM CAPE DUTCH HOME

We just started working on a new custom residential home that is being built in sunny St. Petersburg, in the Snell Isle neighborhood. We absolutely love the start of a new project, meeting with clients, learning their styles, about their families, hobbies including everything that goes into a happy home. I joke often, but it really is a lot like dating - going back and forth, understanding likes and dislikes. Here is the vision we have created for this breezy upscale property.

A DREAMY FAMILY HOME INSPIRED BY CAPE DUTCH ARCHITECTURE

Vision board created by Lisa Gilmore Design for Custom Cape Dutch Style Home

 

BRITISH WEST INDIES MEETS DUTCH CAPE VIBE: POLISHED AND ELEGANT WITH MIXES OF NATURAL, APPROACHABLE AND DURABLE ELEMENTS.

 
  • Monochromatic tone all over incorporating the use of contrast to make it fresh and modern. 

  • Wow factors throughout: uses of interesting tile, lighting, architectural details, all shaking hands with supporting characters to create a beautiful and cohesive design.

  • High end resort feel: lush greenery, indoor & outdoor drapery, lovely & durable textiles and unique furnishings. Everyone comes to your house for a great time and they can leave their worries at the door, as if they were stepping into a Slim Aarons photograph  “I'm concentrated on photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places”- Slim Aarons

  • Fashion influences: posh and tailored with an approachable feel, not trying too hard, luxury style that comes at an ease and makes heads turn. 

  • Modern art mixed in with modern and traditional furniture: a curated vibe, nothing will feel matchy, as if you picked up a side table on a trip to South Africa, a painting in France and a light fixture in New York. 

Rendering of Cape Dutch custom home by ClearPH

The home was designed and is being built by our friends at Peregrine Construction. We are so excited to break ground January 2019, follow along with the progress in our social media. #lisagilmore #capedutchmodern

THROWBACK THURSDAY:: MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION

Back in 2012, we had fun with this master bathroom/sunroom renovation. This lovely house is located in the Lake Magdalene area in North Tampa. The client had a beautiful lakefront home that is so calming and tranquil. There master bathroom suite, well that was a different story.

So, Lisa Gilmore Design was contracted to tackle the job. So, tackle the job, we did! The bathroom has an unusual "z" shape if you will, it felt laid out very weird. Two vanities, but at opposite sides of the "z", a tub/shower combo on one side of the space, then a walk in shower on the other. It is connected to the master bedroom of course and a very large sunroom as well. The whole space just didn't showcase the clients calming personalities.

Here are some before images:

So we got to work, space planning, meetings with general contractors, specifying materials and finishes. Re-upholstering furniture and closing in the screened room and making it an actual closed in sunroom to enjoy year round.

Here is he finished space:

We switched things around, put the vanities next to each other and since we had a walk in shower, we lost the closed in tub/shower combo and did a free standing beauty. Updated lighting, paint and of course a dash of wallpaper. This master bathroom really came together!

The sunroom is just as lovely:

This project was a really great one, we love walking down design memory lane remembering all of the details!

Happy Thursday!