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OCT 2013

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"Incorporating aging-in-place features is important because it's healthier for people to stay in their homes as long as possible." island, making sure to "I like a little pop of the locate it conveniently unexpected, whether it's a for easy maneuvering contemporary piece of art throughout the kitchor accessory, or a collecen. She equipped the tion," she says. "With this Brookhaven Heartclient, those doors and the wood Maple cabinets antique stove serve as the – which serve as the unexpected." island base and are u s e d t h r oug h out BRINGING IT the rest of the kitchALL TOGETHER en – with plenty of Wisniewski's goal with — Ann Wisniewski drawers as well as the homeowner's master waste and recycling bath was also to make the cans. The cabinets space more functional and are topped with honed Typhoon Crema bring everything into one place, since the Bordeaux granite. tub she used wasn't located in her original The island's custom green color, which bathroom. is topped with Espresso glaze, was 'stoAfter rearranging the upstairs, the relen' from the slate mosaic used in the sulting master bath brings it all together…a backsplash behind the cooktop. "My clitub, shower and private toilet area as well ent really loved slate and wanted to use it as a large vanity. somewhere," Wisniewski reports. "Because the space is narrow, we used In addition to the island, the entire frameless glass in the shower," Wisniewski cooktop area serves as a point of interest, says, "separating it with a half wall to keep including the faux stone hood. "It looks like the space as open as possible." the real thing," she says, "and it gave the Aegean travertine graces the foor and client the Old World look she desired." shower, while Delicatus Splendour granThis Old World feel needed to blend ite tops the vanity. Rohl faucets grace the with two elements the homeowner wanted shower, sink and tub. to keep: an antique stove, and antique doors Wisniewski included 'convenient' design that lead outside. "The stove was a centerelements in the master bath as well, such as piece for the kitchen," notes Wisniewski, a seat in the shower area and a handheld "and she didn't want to lose it." shower. The same held true for the doors. "They Elements of surprise in the space inwere original to the house," reports the clude a chandelier, which was moved from designer. "I had an artist repaint them, the dining room during the renovation. bringing in a texture and fnish that coorThe pale blue walls add to the tranquildinated with the kitchen." ity and tie in with her client's bedroom, Incorporating the unexpected into while a large mirror – rather than two her designs is important for Wisniewski. smaller versions – better refect the area and help make it look larger. "The bathroom is now a restful space that gives the client the opportunity to relax," Wisniewski says. Overall, this project was about creating a safe space, a home that would have a lot of function with all of the client's wishes included. "At the end of the day, I can walk out the front door, but my clients have to live in their spaces, and those spaces have to function for them," notes Wisniewski. "My goal is to create functional spaces for the way my clients live." The 12"x12" Aegean travertine tile in the shower is accented with Raf glass and smaller 2"x2" Noce travertine. Wisniewski's client always wanted a clawfoot tub, and this Victoria + Albert Cheshire Roll model works in the space formerly occupied by the toilet. It is accented with a Rohl tub fller in Tuscan Brass fnish. Renewal Awaken the spirit with the refreshing combination of hand hammered copper and the award-winning Halcyon. nativetrails.net October 2013 Circle No. 27 on Product Card ForResidentialPros.com | 37

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