This new construction home in Houston’s posh and popular Tanglewood community makes bold ultra-modern statements from the curb throughout every room in the home. An eclectic mix of natural, shiny, and unexpected finishes create an undeniable warmth and enjoyment of the spaces.
The ask: an uber-contemporary kitchen to fit with the very modern architecture and interior design of the house. Throughout the kitchen and then entire home, the client wanted functional spaces with ample storage, but keen to lean toward unconventional design.
The inspiration for the kitchen, office storage and display, bedroom fireplace and display shelves, and the art niches was drawn from the home’s overall color palette of whites, greys, and dark wood tones.
The kitchen design incorporated a wide variety cabinetry with Smoked Oak wire brushed finish combined with Polymatte Dark Grey, and stainless steel for accents in the stove hood, toe kick, and channel.
The integrated Miele refrigerator and collection of Miele appliances were installed on a wall created as a separate element. The appliances change the finish and depth, creating interesting contrast to the other cabinetry.
The Miele cooktop takes center stage on the wall with a simple stainless steel hood surrounded by an expansive Silestone backsplash stretching to the clerestory window. The cooktop with ample counter space on either side is flanked by darkly finished towers of cabinetry, conveniently positioned for easy access to small appliances, serving ware, and a coffee bar. The towers feature fold-up doors for added convenience and the unexpected modern touch.
Our clients’ needed an island with a lot of function for this family home, but it also had to make a bold and unique statement. We incorporated a beautiful stone L-shaped table off to one side of the island giving our clients the storage needed for an entertaining kitchen and seating at a different height from other dining options in the home. But more importantly, the original design created a distinct layout they loved.
In the office, we designed the high-interest, ultra-modern display shelving to flank the fireplace. With just a touch of closed storage in drawers, the shelving above the drawers offers an interesting dynamic design using both open-ended and closed-end shelves.
These Schmalenbach units were finished in Décor grey-brown smooth melamine accented with Décor Oak dark drawer fronts.
The dining room is all about the art and stunning rough-hewn table so a simple, but elegant floating credenza by Schmalenbach was designed.
The client wanted an attractive, unexpected finish for the floating credenza, so we used the Metallic Kubanit Acrylux. This finish is not only reflective, but it has a metallic tone similar car paint, now that is unusual for a dining room.
In the cozy media-focused living room off the outdoor lounge we paneled the media wall with eggersmann’s Smoked Oak wire brushed and surrounded by Caeserstone Concrete quartz.
On either side of the sleek fireplace we designed niches for display and storage in our Real Light Concrete finish to match the quartz stone.
In the master bedroom we envisioned a dramatic dark wood paneling around the fireplace in eggersmann’s Fineline Wengue.
For storage and artful display, we added display niches in Light Concrete for contrast. The original design was just the unexpected touch our clients set their sights on.
The inspiration for the art niches was the client’s desire to accentuate art pieces with a finished surrounding and integrated lighting. At the client’s request (and we loved the idea), the same wood finish from the kitchen was used to build out the niches.
The niches make a bold statement as they can be appreciated as far away as the first floor entrance to the home.
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