Welcome to the August 2013 of the CK Valenti Designs Newsletter!
In this issue: A stylish home office project, top design trends, copper art
Stylish Home Office
This month’s featured project is a home office built-in with style and a ton of storage! The floor to ceiling cabinetry features a large desk surface with LED under-lighting, hidden and open shelving, file drawers, and a handy cork board wall surface. The built-in was constructed with Purebond Plywood.
Below is a Q&A with the homeowners:
Q: What were your main goals for your home office remodel?
A: Our primary goals were to (1) gain storage space, (2) open up the flow of the room, and (3) create better organization.
Q: What was the design process like? How did you choose your cabinet and countertop finishes?
A: The design process was iterative. We started with an inspiration photo from Houzz.com. We discussed the elements of the photo we liked, including the contrast between the light cabinets and the dark countertop. Chris created paint and stain samples to give us a better representation of our options and to look at the samples in the actual room.
Q: Your built-in was constructed from hardwoods, Purebond Plywood, and low-VOC paint. Why did you choose these eco-friendly options?
A: We knew when we started the project we wanted the construction to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. From a personal values perspective, it was important to us that should parts of our home eventually end up in a landfill, we didn’t want to be responsible for pollution. Chris provided us with options for the materials that met our requirements.
Q: What is your favorite feature of your new home office built-in?
A: It’s hard to pick just one! First, I love the aesthetics of the piece. I like being in the room more now – it looks good and is less cluttered. I also love the rich color of the countertop, and I really enjoy the corner desk.
Q: Would you recommend CK Valenti Designs based on your experience with this project?
A: Absolutely! We won’t do any home improvement projects without CK Valenti Designs.
COPPER & STEEL ARTWORK
Copper 5-panel Wall Hanging
We created this commissioned copper art for a Gilbert family’s kitchen & dining area. –>
For Sale Online!
We continue to have a small collection of copper and steel artwork for sale in the Etsy marketplace. Stop by and browse our store! (You know it’s really never too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts!)
Top Design Trends
According to a 2013 report by home builder Pulte Homes, the top design trends this year are “organic, natural colors, simple prints, rustic finishes and open spaces”. Are you gravitating towards these concepts this year? We’re seeing these trends in the requests from our clients, and clearly the home office featured in this newsletter is a great example. Other trends cited by Pulte are masculine tones in cool shades, adding pops of color with accessories, and outdoor living spaces.