FIVE TIMES IN MARCH, 2006
Four of our projects were published in local and state magazines in their March, 2006 issues. Two were in Florida Design magazine and one each in Sarasota Magazine and House Trends magazine. The fifth was published in the NKBA’s Profiles Magazine, an industry trade periodical distributed nationally. Following are some pictures of the projects and some background information.
A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED LONGBOAT KEY CONDO
This project, by Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design, and featured in Florida Design Magazine, was the third Long Boat Key condo in which we created custom built-ins for this couple
from the Chicago area. In the Grand Salon, we provided a “vitrine” which the dictionary defines as “a case for displaying articles such as china, objects d’art or fine merchandise”. The unit features highly figured English Sycamore in a natural finish with ebonized mahogany trim. The four compartments, each having bowed aprons above and bowed doors below, easily accommodate the couple’s extensive art collection. In the Family Room, we provided a wall unit for the tv and audio equipment and the fireplace. Attached to this unit is a large wet bar with a working counter, a serving counter, sink, refrigerator, ice maker and wine cooler. All of the cabinetry is faced with sequenced White Ash Burl veneers and trimmed with Marbelized Olive Ash Burl. Once again, the clients’ beautiful artifacts compliment our cabinetry perfectly. While space limits us to showing just these two areas, we provided cabinetry in eight rooms including the master bath, master suite, powder room and a home office.
A RENOVATED LONG BOAT KEY CONDO
This project, by Interior Design Consultant Ellen Levine, and featured in Florida Design Magazine, was definitely one of the most interesting and unique projects we have ever had the pleasure of being involved in. The condo, which has a fabulous gulf front view, was built in the 70”s and was very ready for a remodeling. The designer chose to expose structural elements such as the concrete support columns and the concrete ceilings, all eventually polished and sealed, as well as the vents and ductwork. Bringing the outside in, Ellen used natural colors throughout. This provided an excellent setting for our Artcraft Kitchens line of cabinetry. Working with EuroTech’s Jim Judsen, Ellen chose the “Como” door style, a gloss laminate simulating a sand colored, Figured English Sycamore with stainless steel trim around the edges of the doors and drawers. This was contrasted with frosted glass upper cabinets in a wide aluminum border and stainless steel pulls throughout. We topped it all off with “Caesarstone” counter tops, a quartz surfacing product.
A RENOVATED HOME ON SIESTA KEY
Over 90% of our work is from referrals or repeat clients. About seven years ago, after being referred by a local contractor, we provided Phyliss and Ron McSwain with the cabinetry
for a remodeling project on Siesta Key. We must have done something right. When Phyliss and Ron decided to purchase and remodel another Siesta Key home with a view to die for, they called us again. Meeting with Jim Judsen at EuroTech’s showroom, it didn’t take Phyliss long to decide on the style she wanted for her new kitchen. EuroTech kitchen designers
must be able to design contemporary, traditional, transitional and any other style of kitchen. Jim was able to design a family-oriented, traditional kitchen using an inset door style cabinet with a painted, glazed and antiqued finish. To compliment the feel of the house, Jim used “palladian” style glass doors as accents to recessed panel doors with
applied moldings and “florentine” style trim. Fluted columns, facia molding and crown moldings round out the look. Accessories are abundant with roll-out shelves, pull-out waste and re-cycling bins, pull-out food storage columns, a lazy susan corner and appliance panels to hide the appliances (including the warming drawer). Juperana Bordeaux granite
countertops finish it all off beautifully. This project was featured in a seven- page article in House Trends Magazine.
A REMODELED KITCHEN IN GATOR CREEK
Included in Sarasota Magazine’s DELICIOUS KITCHENS article this March was a EuroTech kitchen designed by EuroTech designer Judy Adams Hunt. Sarasota Magazine writes, “In Gator Creek, a posh country community of largely equestrian estates, the recently renovated kitchen …….. is as sleek as a thoroughbred.”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Using Artcraft Kitchens cabinetry with a “driftwood” stain on Rift Cut White Oak, floating shelves and varied cabinet heights, Judy made sure this kitchen would be special. Working with interior designer, Holly Logan, who had the walls finished in Venetian Plaster, Judy created a sense of movement by varying the heights of the floating shelves, wall
cabinets and tall elements, stepping higher with each as one moves around the room. Holly and Judy added another dimension by surrounding the upper cabinets with a taupe painted wrap on the exposed sides and cabinet tops. Aluminum framed obscure glass doors along with stainless steel elongated pulls, island counter top and refrigerator face present a pleasant contrast to the matte finished driftwood finish. The balance of the kitchen is covered with Quartz Surfacing Cambria counter tops in soft crème finish.
ASIAN-INSPIRED SHOWROOM DISPLAY
This project, a bedroom display designed by EuroTech designer Tracey Scalzo, CKD, CBD, for the EuroTech Showroom, was published in the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s
Profiles Magazine as one of the 44 Best Designs for 2006. All 44 were entered in this year’s Design Competition and all have been selected as finalists. We won’t know exactly how we fared until the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show’s Board of Directors Gala takes place on April 20,2006.
Using a minimalist approach with organic materials, Tracey created this display of Asian-inspired and designed furniture. A curved wall is the background for the radiused dresser
which attaches to a tall storage unit. Staggered, floating shelves are “anchored” to the tall unit in a pattern that allows a hidden TV to rise out of the dresser unobstructed. The opposite wall houses a platform bed and storage headboard with night stands and asymmetrically shaped storage units with inset doors, some with a patterned, obscure glass. All of the furniture is finished in Wenge veneers with the grain running horizontally. There are no pulls or knobs, just finger notches cut into the faces of all the doors and drawers. All sits on a Bamboo floor in a caramelized finish.