Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tahoe Notebook…Sneak Peek


This project has been a joy for many reasons.  My client has great style.  We are friends. I helped her with her former home and we agreed on nearly everything.  When she said they were moving to Tahoe could I help…I thought for about 10 seconds…of course! It has been a long distance job, we have had to be mindful of budget, and both of us made many trips back and forth. It has been a pleasure working together.  She knows what she likes and has no trouble making decisions. We never lost sight of our original ideas but  built on them.  There was an incredible team involved.  David Spear of Mountain Concepts designed the home. You can see more of his work here http://www.mountainconcepts.com/

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J&S Custom and their great crew turned it into a reality. We still have a lot of finishing touches to do but it looks fabulous. I think my favorite room is the kitchen.  It is Tahoe but this is their year round home.  Barbie didn’t want her house to be filled with bears and plaid.  We wanted a little bit of the old world tyrolean emphasis to be apparent with some modern industrial touches.  Check out the cabinet design…Barbie and I had many back and forths but the cabinet maker got it!!! Don’t you love the cabinetry?
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Barbie would come down  we would brainstorm, and back to Tahoe she would go to deal with the Carpenters and Workers.  I would pick out furniture and lighting and send it to her.  Almost always we agreed. I was crazy about these Jeffrey Allen Marks for Palecek pendants.  Barbie was a little afraid they might look too beachy but we are thrilled with the outcome.
My husband built a home here for one of Barbie’s friends utilizing old beams.  Barbie loved this idea so Jay her contractor sourced all the beams from New England.
We still have finishing touches for the great room, pillows, curtain panels etc.  We love the “Papa Bear” chairs from Noir.We had them recovered by our favorite upholsterer Fred from Ace Upholstery in white cowhide.
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Barbie liked the monogrammed pillows that Trish from Cottage by Design made for my master bedroom so we had her do something similar in their beautiful Master Suite. Yvonne from Soft Accents did the bedskirt and curtain Panels.  This room will have a couple of chairs, curtain panels etc. but it is looking gorgeous!
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I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! More to come later.  All of the beautiful photos were taken by Matt Walco Photography for Martis Camp.

32 comments:

  1. You are right, those kitchen cabinets are terrific!!! My brother has friends who own in Martis Camp. He loves going there!

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  2. Cindy, great job and I look forward to seeing more soon! That bedroom looks so gorgeous. All of the fabrics used are so luxurious yet comfortable!

    xoxo
    Karena
    French Artist Frederique Chemin

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  3. Excellent choice on the kitchen lighting! They caught my eye right away. After all the work, the time, and the phone calls, it's the small things that caught my eye. What a wonderful home.
    Sharon
    The House of Hampton

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    1. Thank you Sharon! We appreciate it!!

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    2. Such thoughtful comments Sharon...so appreciate it...

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  4. Oh, my this is stunning!! Looking forward to more.

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  5. Those Palechek pendants are PERFECT there. And the cabinets--WOW. Can you show us the Papa Bear chairs up close? Love the old beams. Can't wait to see more. Your client is so lucky to have your vision and it great she was there to carry it out.

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  6. Wow, what a gorgeous home! Love the kitchen, living room (wonderful fireplace) and bedroom, though I personally prefer a lower ceiling in the bedroom for coziness. I think I would pull the curtains closed on the bed each night for a cocoon effect. Thanks for sharing this beautiful home. Hope we get to see more of it!
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia

      Thank you! We still have rugs, chairs, and curtain panels to come for the bedroom! They will cozy it up!!

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  7. Oh my word! So so beautiful in every corner. I love all that natural wood, and the beams are just gorgeous. And what a kitchen. So lovely, ladies!!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! The beams are fabulous aren't they?!!

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  8. This home is magnificent!!! i love the kitchen most! that island is amazing!!!! you are a fabulous designer Cindy, i'll just wait for this home in one of the magazines soon!

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  9. Amazing Cindy, I could so move in, can I, pretty please ?
    Love the kitchen, the cabinets, the formal room and that romantic bedroom of beauty in all its calm. I can wait for the complete home tour, and the landscape.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Dore you could add some lovely touches there I know it!!

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  10. Cindy,
    How beautiful! I love the kitchen. The cabinetry and the finish selection is fabulous. What a great job you and your friend have done, I can't wait to see more. I'm a little surprised, it doesn't look like there's much snow, were the pictures taken recently? Drought?
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Karen there is no snow...I mean nada! So sad! We need rain!! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  11. A Beautiful house for TAHOE!I think I'm the only one on the planet who doesNOT like TAHOE!I find it a sad place.....
    The kitchen is very BEAUTIFUL.............GOOD JOB and I hope they are HAPPY in the MOUNTAINS!!!

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    1. Thank you my dear!! That was quite a beautiful tablescape you prepared...simply gorgeous!!

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  12. Oh! WOW! WOW! WOW! Deliciously amazing, Cindy!

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    1. Peggy thank you so much! I so appreciate your comments!!

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  13. Beautiful! The kitchen is amazing....the house is amazing! Wow!

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  14. Wow! What a house! I love the way you're keeping it so simple and elegant, and those wicker pendants are brilliant. Looks rustic, not beachy, and is a great counterpoint to the heavier materials in the kitchen. Look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thank you my friend...I so appreciate your comments always! You have such great taste!!

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  15. Wow. It looks incredible. Love the beams and kitchen cabinets. You did a beautiful job!

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  16. Cindy...love....the kitchen cabinets, the beams, the furniture from Noir...and the dresser from C.F.C...one of my favorites...are the sofas slipped from B.S.C? You did a fabulous job!

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  17. What a stunning result. I really love the kitchen. The greyish tinge on the wood work and the criss cross detailing are all gorgeous. Good job! x Sharon

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  18. Oh my goodness, Cindy!! What an incredibly beautiful home, you and Barbie both have to be so thrilled with the outcome!! That kitchen is to die for ~ amazing work!

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  19. What a stunning showplace, Cindy! I have enjoyed watching each step of the process and it's exciting to see the end results. You both have incredible taste. Having spent 20 years at our family cottage at Lake Tahoe, I know a little something about the vibe. You have outdone yourself! Bravo!
    xx, Heather

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