“Let’s bring the outside in,” was the client’s starting point for the total transformation of a standard New Jersey home on a private wooded lot, into a highly customized contemporary showcase. In the living room, an abundance of natural light and a vaulted ceiling provided the perfect setting for a stunning chandelier from Wired (appropriately named “Mr. Bubbles”) made of hand blown glass globes complimented by the addition of walnut beams. Exotic animal skins and an angular white leather sofa are mixed with the client’s own vibrant artwork. A basic 80’s era hearth was converted into a double-sided, custom ribbon fireplace with a metal surround and an expanse of smooth gray natural stone.
For the dining room Shannon commissioned a Japanese artist to create the large backlit Jackson Pollock-inspired painting using an ancient ink-wash technique on washi paper. A custom dining room table with a walnut base, white ostrich nailhead chairs and a Holly Hunt rug are assembled gracefully under the reflective mica ceiling lit by the glow of an exquisite Boyd light fixture.
The master bathroom features a serene blend of textures with a backdrop of white Thassos tile in a custom-designed staggered pattern, cast stone vessel sinks and a walnut vanity. Grass suspended in a molded resin panel adds modern organic touch. With the flip of a switch, the shower and bath windows in the master bathroom can be rendered opaque for privacy.
To complete the transformation, a new deck and balcony as well as meticulous landscaping and striking two-story windows bring a dash of L.A. to this unique contemporary home.