Auburn and Lake Martin site visits

Hey, it’s Doug…I actually started writing this post yesterday morning as the tornado sirens started going off here in Birmingham.  The power eventually went out and after a day of scary storms I never got back here to finish the post.  Luckily my neighborhood is okay (and so is our shop here in Mountain Brook) but other parts of Birmingham–and of course our neighbors in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere–were not so lucky.  We’re all sending lots of Tracery love out to our friends throughout the Southeast who were effected by yesterday’s weather.

Okay, so on with what I wanted to show you yesterday.  On Tuesday, Paige and I met up in Auburn to check in on a project of ours that’s nearing completion.  Some clients of ours who we’ve worked with previously contacted us a couple of months ago with an interesting challenge:  they were in the process of purchasing a large, almost-finished home in Auburn, Alabama and needed our help completing the project so that they could move in.  We started by addressing the home’s interior architectural issues, selecting new paint colors, changing out some tile in places, and selecting right around FIFTY light fixtures (this very large didn’t have any when our clients purchased it!).  Once we had the finishes and fixtures under control, we started to select new furnishings to complement pieces the family already owned.

The home is about two to three weeks from completion and is really starting to look great.  Here a few shots we took yesterday…

This beautiful limestone fireplace was already in the home...we had the walls repainted a custom color to match (they had been a minty green) and added an antique iron chandelier. A pair of chairs will eventually settle in front of the fireplace to create a cozy spot to hang out at one end of this kitchen space.

We thought it would be really fun to do a HOT PINK ceiling in the daughter's bathroom to contrast the existing black and white tile. We love how this turned out!

We showed you this crystal chandelier a couple of weeks ago after our buying trip to Atlanta. It's in place now in the Master Bedroom and looks great!

Many of the home's bathroom vanities were stained a pretty bad shade of "cherry" when our clients purchased this home. We are having all of them repainted in charcoal grey to fit into the home's new color scheme.

After we left Auburn, we headed to Lake Martin to attend a job site meeting a new construction project we are designing the interiors for.  The exterior of the home is really starting to come together, although the interior is a few months from completion.

A view of the home from the Motorcourt...the exterior siding is a custom blend of three different stains that we worked with the home's architect to develop

The lakeside facade of the home

The view of Lake Martin from the home's dock...ahhhhh!

Under Construction: Alys Beach

Happy Monday!  I meant to get this post up this morning but I was in jury duty (I was not selected)  and I just had a minute to sit down and catch up.  We wanted to show y’all a new project (well… new to you, we have been working on it for quite a while) .  It is a home for a family in Alys Beach.  It is currently under construction.  It is going to be a REALLY cool house.  We are working on drawings of all things interior, as well as paints, plaster, wood, tiles, stone, cabinets, lighting, plumbing, appliances, custom furniture… just to name a few.  AK and I made a trip(trip is a strong word for the 1 mile distance between this home and our studio) to the site on Friday and wanted to share a few photos.  It will be fun to see the home come together and share the process with you.  We are working with Jeff Dungan of Dungan Nequette Architects on this home.  It is a fun, collaborative process with this design with really fun clients…. and Alys Beach… what can I say.  We love designing at Alys Beach…. the white background and natural materials is a dream for any designer.  So take a look around…..

a great setting... is a great way to start!

This is the future kitchen and living room. That is the terrace beyond...

This is the future living room windows.

The beginning of the tower. How cool are the oval windows??

View from the top terrace. Sunset anyone?

So just imagine all white… We will post more pics soon!

Have a great week!