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“The essence of interior design is always about the people and the understanding of their lifestyle and how they live. It is not always an easy job but Natalie goes out of her way to understand these very important elements. I have reached out to Natalie many times to help me create a home environment that works for my family and our lifestyle. She is extremely talented and on point every time! She worked tirelessly to create our story and home through fabrics, an architectural renovation with a successful blend of styles as we move into the next phase of our life.”
This client was a particular favorite of mine (among many favorites) and not only did we move from house to house three times, but from style to style! This last adventure was a north shore condo which was close to 30 years old and needed a total renovation and redesign – new kitchens & baths, flooring, railing, lighting – the works! Working closely with the contractor walls were removed to create more open public spaces and an additional master bedroom closet was added to enclose an already cavernous space. (What homeowner doesn’t love more closets!)
While the construction was moving along, the custom cabinetry I had designed for the kitchens, bathrooms & master bedroom was being fabricated. Shopping for furniture was fun because the homeowner who had previously lived with traditional furnishings in her large and beautiful former home, (and sold almost everything with it) now wanted a more contemporary look. Her magnificent former bedroom furniture, however, was something she loved too much to leave. So by adding a custom wall unit in the same wood tone with a fireplace element (halogram), an upholstered wall & an elegant off white shag carpet (Remember those? They are back and more gorgeous), we were able to blend the best of both worlds.
Family is what this new home is all about. When I first met them all, the 3 sons were young. Now 2 are married & they are all grown men who live nearby and love to visit. The large custom kitchen is their gathering place where everyone loves to cook – and eat! The bedrooms are often filled with family & guests. The waterfront back yard has a great view of the harbor and the dock allows them to moor their boat on L.I. for summer activities.
This 4,000 sq. ft. condo, may be smaller than their past home, but is designed to enjoy an active lifestyle and a new stage in this homeowners life.