Today, we are excited to share a portfolio of images featuring the NCState Chancellor’s House! This project was an amazing undertaking, and Design Lines was proud to be part of it.
The photos are on our website: Chancellor’s House Portfolio. Enjoy!
Photos by Dustin Peck Photography
Details are everything at this spacious home in Apex. Situated on a private wooded lot on the shores of a lake, this spacious retreat reflects our client’s bold sense of style.
My favorite detail is the family room fireplace. It features a modern curved surround covered in glass tile.
The Master Bath is generously-proportioned and bathed in light. A sculptural tub sits under a huge picture window next to a shower with glass tile accents.
A spiral staircase leads to the home’s most unique feature: a room at rooftop level with a panoramic view of the surrounding treetops.
At ground level, there is a fully-equipped glass studio for the home’s creative inhabitants.
Even the bathrooms and mudroom receive a special touch with custom cabinetry.
Did you see our post about the recent updates to our office? We’ve already re-done the conference room, ladies’ room, and entry. Now, we have some big plans for our employee lounge!
Our square table already got a makeover thanks to the guys at Muddcreek Custom Cabinets in Willow Springs. Now, we’re finalizing a design for a sleek new kitchen. We want to incorporate both stained and painted finishes in the design — because a two finish kitchen looks so fresh!
In our design, we incorporated the dual finish look by surrounding painted cabinet towers with a thick stained wood frame. We also incorporated some special features that are popular with our clients – including pocketing doors to hide small appliances, glass–front cabinets, and deep storage drawers with dividers. Here’s a concept sketch:
As a place where we conduct lots of meetings, the kitchen needs to be able to hide our appliances, food, and other mess! But it also has to be functional and easy to use. Integrated appliances with paneled fronts keep things looking clean & professional.
We’ll update you as the work continues!
image 1: pinterest
image 2: Design Lines
Ashley went on an installation yesterday and wanted to share with you the pieces she installed. In the first picture the little gold accented table is nestled perfectly adjacent to the nail-head velvet chair.
We did an antique cream finish on the exterior of this Celo Bar from Hickory Chair and a weathered gray finish on the inside of the cabinet. This is a great piece for serving cocktails and hosting a party. But wonderful to close up and use for storage day to day. A very functional piece!
Finally, we put a new chandelier in the master bedroom to add some excitement and light; a wonderful way to add the WOW factor for little money. The light is from Currey and Company.
What are some of the elemenets in your house that create the WOW factor for you?!
Design Challenge: Creating a functional office for a military couple in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Before the room was bare and the walls were painted in a boring builder beige.
Ashley and Brittany took on this challenge to create a peaceful place to work in a palette of pale blues, chocolates, and grays. Polished nickel accents on the lamp, fan, and nail head trim along with a mirrored top gourd table infuses this space with a modern twist.
Ashley and our client’s favorite part of the room, are these oh so comfortable chairs from Lillian August, while Brittany’s favorite piece of the room is this large format artwork from Soicher Marin.
Keep in mind that our design solutions are not bound by the Triangle. We enjoyed designing livable solutions for this couple from Fayetteville and we only hope they get to spend plenty of time in this home office before their next tour abroad.
Often times, client projects will take us outside the Wake County lines. Judy and Ashley are working on a second home on Bald Head, Island, which is the “confluence of the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.” The only way to this island is by ferry. Currently, the project is still in the construction phase; however, by the end of summer we should be installing the furniture throughout the house. Shades of blues and turquoises give the family a true coastal retreat. We can’t wait to show you pictures of the house and our documentation of the installations. We will keep you posted!!
Old Baldy Lighthouse
While the majority of our work is done right here in North Carolina, we have completed projects far north as New Hampshire and as far south as Key Largo. This picture above is of the current project we are working on up in New Hampshire.
Oh and if we have any followers from New Hampshire, I would love to know! email us. We need some great recommendations in the area.