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Project Profile- College age Son's Room/Overflow Guest Suite

The home was an Italian inspired home designed by Architect Jim LaRue, and built by Sereno Homes. This upper floor bedroom and bath suite belonged to the owners son who was now away at college. This meant the space needed to function as a young mans bedroom, as well as an overflow guest suite.

The carpet, the basic paint color, and some other parameters had been determined. A contemporary feel, cooler colors, simple lines, and JAB fabric, a favorite were given as guides.

My plan was to create a tailored functional space, an homage to clean lines, and pure form, beautiful natural materials, and Italian simplicity; to create a masculine space, without overwhelming an overnight guest.

A custom bed, nightstand, and accent chair were selected from Michael Colca’s Medina Collection. Hand crafted from woods including pecan, and cherry and fabricated at his Driftwood Studio, Michael’s work exhibited the warmth and honesty of material I was looking for. An antique pine gentlemen’s chest, and a 1920’s French Leather club chair from Jean Marc Frey Antiques, still in it’s original leather and fabric upholstery, were then chosen as my concept fell into place.

Custom "Medina"bed, nightstand, and chair from Michael Colca, Framed art, and Champleve' lamp fromAustin Galleries. Bamboo, steel and granite table by McGuire, Rug by Tufenkian. A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired torchiere floods the corner with ambient light.

I discovered a burnished metallic tile border from Walker Zanger, and a fabulous blue porcelain tile for the bath. I chose tone on tone fabrics from Kravet for the bedding to allow the bed to blend into the wall and carpet, giving the illusion of a larger room. A contemporary JAB print fabric was selected as an accent for pillows, and dark khaki and blue Duralee fabrics were selected for the dramatic cuffed window curtains, on wood poles.


Metallic bronze liner tiles surround blue porcelain 8" tiles for the countertops. The same tile in 12" was used on the floor, installed on the diagonal for depth. The cabinets were stained in a medium oak. Jab fabric drapery panels with angled bottoms and fringe dress up the shower/tub enclosure. Matching cording is wound around wooden cabinet knobs above the tub for added interest. The upper panels in the coffered and beamed ceiling in the bedroom were faux painted to simulate the blue tile.

A bamboo, steel and granite console table works as a writing surface, when needed and a vintage typewriter adds interest. The result, a masculine sophisticated suite that easily doubles as a guest room.

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