I can’t believe summer is already coming to a close! We have been quite busy here at Srote & Co Architects | Planners | Interiors! We have so many exciting new projects in various phases of design. While planning, drawings, sample ordering, pricing, etc. are all important steps in the home building/renovation process, nothing is more exciting than seeing the final product! Seeing your vision and plans come to fruition is a magical feeling!
Here’s a peek at a few projects we have completed this year.
This custom home architecture was planned and built based on a modern prairie style home design concept. I love the exterior of this home with its strong horizontal lines complimented by natural stone and stucco. Inside, the floor plan is open and the decor is cool and contemporary!
The essence of cool. This modern farmhouse design is clean and classic, yet modern and fun! Check out the floating staircase, beautiful planked fireplace and vaulted ceiling.
SUNSET HILLS OUTDOOR ADDITION
I’m sure this custom home addition design is getting lots of use this summer! It includes an extended garage with a large grotto located directly beneath it. Equipped with a bar, dining and lounge area, bathroom and changing room, this grotto has everything you need for a summer gathering.
TWIN FAWN CUSTOM
This custom design spec home is currently FOR SALE! It is situated on a 1 acre level lot and offers over 5,000 sq ft of living space. It was completed with neutral finishes with textural interest to create a relaxing interior and serve as the perfect backdrop for future home owners.
We have quite a bit more in the works so stay tuned for another update in the future! Or check out our architecture and interior design portfolio.
Have you been craving a way to infuse summer into your home year-round? Adding in some key beachy elements can keep your home feeling bright and cheery even throughout the cold winter months. We were recently contacted by Douglas Elliman, global real estate firm, to get our take on Florida style. Here are our tips on how to infuse a touch of Florida in your home!
Lighten up the Walls and Floors
White and light walls make a space feel fresh and crisp. Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White, Chantilly Lace and Simply White are some of our go-to paints to consider. Adding a plank treatment to the walls is a great way to add interest and texture while maintaining a neutral base. Flooring and large furniture pieces are also best when lighter in color.
Add Natural Elements
Ground your space with a sisal rug. This natural textile will provide warmth, texture and durability to your space. Other elements such as a driftwood sculpture, rattan chair, or natural wood dresser will remind you of the beach and provide the layered look you’re after.
Infuse Color and Bold Accents
Have fun with sea-inspired artwork and decor. Blue is an obvious reference to the sea and sky and can be found in most Florida inspired rooms. Displaying a collection of sea glass, a fun piece of art that pops, or a pillow with an organic pattern will all help to enhance your space with color. Lighting is another great way to have fun with the theme, whether it be a coral shaped chandelier or capiz shell fixture, it will certainly make a statement. We love this print featured above for the color and reference to water!
Exercise your Green Thumb
Plants are so important to design. Not only do they bring a touch of nature indoors, but they also better the air quality of your home. Adding plants to every room will infuse so much color and softness into your home. In last week’s post we professed our love for tropical plants, so we suggest trying a potted banana leaf plant or a simple palm leaf in a colorful vase.