When Leigh Jones' clients discovered a new love of purchasing contemporary art, she used their new hobby as the inspiration behind this home design. Get a closer look and learn more about the house from Jones below.
When this home was in the development stage, the homeowners became excited about the process after they discovered a budding hobby for purchasing contemporary art. I then was able to use the art as a tool to create an initial vision and keep growing the design plans from there.
Viewing the home from the outside for the first time was exciting because it is not overly fancy or large — I think that can be very interesting and inspiring as a designer. In terms of size, the home does not always have to be grand and extravagant to be beautiful and unique.
One of my favorite aspects of this project is that almost anyone can imagine themselves living in a home like this. The homeowners love to entertain and walk their guests throughout the house showcasing their collection of art and telling the story behind each piece. That is crucial as a designer, knowing that the client and their guests can see the true reflection of their unique tastes and personal interests in the home design.
The house is still constantly being tweaked — Upgrading furniture, lighting, landscaping, and more — so it truly is always a work in progress that goes through different stages. What is perhaps one of the most special parts about this project is that this client has been working with me for a long time, it was almost like we were all growing together during the process.
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