This client started with merely desiring a kitchen remodel, which he’d already started by ordering a stove and cabinetry. Stuck on how to get where he wanted, he asked his contractor for someone to remove the wallpaper. CJ was recommended and came with her portfolio in hand with many ideas to not only transform the kitchen walls but also how to connect the kitchen to the open living room and dining areas. The home was sorely stuck in a builder’s model home with a red, white and blue nautical scheme throughout.
Dining & Kitchen
A redwood cherry-looking dining table, and living room coffee tables and TV stands, were replaced with weathered wood that blended better with the bachelor’s new style of living. Lighting fixtures were replaced, walls transformed in Venetian Plaster diamond finish, custom drapes made, cornice boards for the kitchen and a fabricated adjacent dining room wall balance each other.
A large wall was transformed into a formunable piece of Modern Art using multiple colors layers of Venetian plaster that reflect and hide the mysteries of its creation by CJ. It makes an incredible statement and the owner’s most prized wall.
A brushed-pearl Ralph Lauren finish was used for this whimsical yet tranquil girl’s bedroom surrounded by lush tropical plants on each wall using a matte contrasting paint that expands the limits of the room. The padded marsh bird material brings the headboard up, along with custom curtains that go close to the ceiling adding height to the room. Faux planter baskets are hung under arched window-style mirrors to give the illusion of the outdoors being visible from the inside. CJ was able to keep the original bed cover, bedskirt and furniture by reinventing the room with just a few new unique touches. The illuminating DREAM sign found at HomeGoods was a must-have to shift the essence of the room from ordinary to fantasy.
This uncomfortable closed-in bathroom needed much help. The commode was boxed in with a faux arched soffit and a bathroom door that would hit the knees when occupied. CJ had a contractor install a pocket door, remove the decorative arch and remove the shower tile and floor that was leaking into the living room from a faulty drip pan installation. A waterfall illusion was created using glass tiles above the tub. The spa shower and commode area have a fresh modern appeal with tile that was also installed on the entire floor and up the sides of the tub. The client had new countertops made but instead of a thumbnail backsplash of the same material, CJ used the piece as a shelf ledge for additional toiletries and continued the shower tile to wrap the whole bath area.
On the lanai, CJ hand-painted mural of an Agapanthus Monet rendition to add color and inspiration from the surrounding tropical atmosphere without being cliche.