A graceful Mediterranean style home takes on a Mod/Boho vibe…and the kitchen is no exception! It started out with boutique Viking appliances in Matte Black with Rose Gold accents, setting the stage for the color black to be a major theme in this home, and in our kitchen/breakfast area. Black cabinets are brought to the lighter side with countertops and backsplash of Calcutta marble. The addition of natural rift cut oak cabinets adds natural warmth and contrast and compliments the warm terra cotta tones of the tile floor in the breakfast area.
With a nod to the texture and pattern of the eye-catching floor tile, we have added a lot more texture, with baskets, woven rattan dining chairs, pottery pieces, woven black metal pendant light, and a concrete tabletop—all enhancing the playful lightheartedness that the “Mod” element of the home’s design aesthetic suggests.
Led by Janet Brooks, ASID, the luxury interior design firm of Janet Brooks Design is known for unique, livable design in the most desirable locations. Style is always a first and foremost consideration but is carefully balanced with an awareness of practicality and purpose. And underlying all, there must be a respect for the architectural design foundation for each project.
As a native of the Chicago area, Janet’s Midwestern roots are the driving force for her Arizona-based design aesthetics. Inspiration comes from her love of everything in nature. An acute awareness that the most minimal designs are actually a perfect balance of many complex elements frames the direction of her work. She believes in interior design that gives a simple, fresh and comfortable first look. Only upon further examination does the eye land on those details that successfully combine many components to create one powerful effect.
Janet’s skills are a natural fit for our Arizona lifestyle, having come to Scottsdale after practicing high-end design in ski resorts in Colorado for 11 years. There, luxury mountain homes offer a similar lifestyle to the indoor-outdoor living we enjoy in the desert and are successful because they blend together a home that compliments its natural environment, design style that is unique and fresh and luxury finishes and furnishings that live well. In other words, they leave clients with the time to do what they love. Janet Brooks and her team of talented designers offer full-service interior design, including architectural interior detailing, unique designs fabricated by local craftsmen and artisans, furnishings and art curation.
“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” – Karl Lagerfeld
Photos by Paul Moore
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