Thursday, June 24, 2010

STOKES Revisited...

A year or so ago, I had the pleasure of working with a friend who also became a client.  She entrusted her house to me, and together we turned it into a warm and inviting home.  Susan Stokes is an entity in and of herself.  She is a successful plumbing and mechanical contractor who long ago took a sledgehammer to the glass ceiling. 

Susan lives in a Florida ranch-style home on the water.  The main room is her everything, dining, living, entry.  It went from being a little chopped up with a few different floors to one open and coordinated living space.  Check out the before's and after's.

BEFORE - Dated white cabinetry, stem wall at the entrance chopping up the space, tall bar impeding the view and space, and oversized pantry cabinets.  Also some ceiling damage due to an a/c unit leak.

AFTER:  Bright, open, coordinated space.  New flooring, lighting, appliances, cabinetry.  Redesigned lower island with an incredible countertop of honed granite (used throughout).  It looks like petrified wood with a beautiful texture.  Bye, bye to the stem wall and we now have an inviting Great Room!

While we were at it, the guest bathroom was redone also.  All new everything.....tub, toilet, flooring, vanity, sink with lovely new custom shower curtain and cornice. 

In the custom bedcoverings and window treatments complemented by the new wall color set off her existing furniture perfectly!

That brings us to the present project.  The view from the back is beautiful.  Susan has a lovely yard with a pool and covered patio.  We have begun to add more landscaping and removed the screen making this space more of a lanai than your typical screened-in room.  It is a work in progress, stripped down to the bare bones.  A summer kitchen and beautiful furnishings await.  Keep checking back for more updates.

So for now......

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