This was my opportunity to really add “WOW” but with a rich sensual feel. The clients had purchased an existing residence that had an irregular shaped master bedroom and an outdated master bath and his and her undersized closets. After moving walls and lowering some floors (along with gutting the bathroom) it was time to start the fun. First, I recommended a bedroom floor that is recycled leather in a black high gloss crocodile pattern (surprisingly durable). I paired that with a sexy vermiculite wallpaper with reflective specs that add a subtle shimmer in the morning light. A king size tufted headboard in a soft velvet fabric contrasts the texture of the wall and floor and faces opposite the grey oversized Italian tiles framing a dramatic inset fireplace. The art above the bed was from the clients collection and heightens the sensual feel of the room. The entry doors were repurposed from mid 1800’s pocket doors sourced from a salvaged yard and stained a rustic black and still showing suspected bullet holes. They paired beautifully with vintage English chrome and leather door handles. The fireplace is flanked by iconic leather Barcelona chairs with a commissioned table of spalted maple and feminine stainless legs. The rug is a speckled hair on hide in an octagon pattern.


Who would not want to take a shower with beautiful art? The clients requested room for two, along with a steam shower option. I redesigned the floor space to proved a walk-in shower/steam room with an Italian mosaic wall and a crocodile granite floating bench. The floor to ceiling glass entry wall along with a trough drain and exterior rated art lights complete the contemporary look.


This space takes “WOW” up a notch. Starting with an elevated open space off the bedroom, I designed a secluded, sensuous, but functional boudoir. My client wanted to display her collection of vintage Chanel jewelry along side fashion books and personal photos. The cabinetry was custom designed with smoke glass panels that complement a leopard print wool carpet. The tufted sofa and chair were found on clearance. Wood shutters provide light during the day, while the crystal chandeliers provide sparkle after dark.