The owners of Ireko, Jim and Michael, pride themselves on helping repeat customers who decide to renovate their existing homes or start anew. Their latest project has them working with a previous client who, along with her partner, is a lifelong collector of art and antiques.
The setting is an idyllic twenty-four acre property above Highway 24 in Sonoma County. The couple purchased the Italian-style Villa and decided to tear it down and start over. However, they left one original wall and built around that wall.
“Eclectic” is the common term for mixing textures, time periods, styles, trends and colors. Jim and Michael used their vast design experience to ensure that the interior design was beautiful, not haphazard and chaotic. They married old and new, contemporary and antique and created a home that was architecturally modern with a backdrop of the couple’s art collection and valuable pieces. Jim and Michael helped the couple choose furniture pieces that incorporated both the contemporary feel of their home and their varied collections.
It is a simple home that incorporates European steel frame doors and windows with lots of glass corners to make more unusual play of natural lighting in all spaces of the home.
Color plays an important role in creating a warm and luxurious space. The couple chose twelve different shades from white to parchment tan. The goal was to have modulation from space to space. The seamless color pallette helped to focus the eye on specific furniture and highlight some of their favorite pieces from their collection.
To highlight many of the couple’s beautiful antiques, the design team at Ireko spent many hours mapping out a plan to illuminate many of their treasured pieces. Spotlighting 18th century pieces placed next to a streamlined upholstered sofa blended the two into a warm, relaxed setting.
The design team at Ireko invites you to stop by and discuss your upcoming renovations and design ideas. While this particular home remodel is still underway, please visit our portfolio of interior and exterior design projects completed in California.