A home remodel in Chandler creates a family’s forever home.
With neutral colors at play, the fireplace accent wall creates a pleasing contrast.
“The priority of this redesign was to update the space, reflect the client’s personal style and create proper function for the family’s busy schedule,” says lead designer Alisha Taylor. These clients wanted a home that better reflected them. Before the redesign, the home was a Tuscan villa outdated and worn out from years of wear and tear. “The dark Tuscan style didn’t match who they were,” she explains. “They are busy, forward thinking, fun, happy and family focused. A fresh, lighter palette with a balance of modern touches while rooted in classic design was a better match.”
This remodel focused on elevating and rethinking the overall function of the home, while keeping the layout of the home as is. “Because our client was acting as his own contractor, we made sure the design details were all thought through in advance to have a clear design direction,” Taylor says. “It was important for the design to accommodate a functional layout, while still achieving a luxury and custom oasis.” The home got an entirely new refresh—new cabinetry, flooring, paint, fixtures and lighting—and in each room, Taylor took a detailed approach to make sure they were maximizing the look and function, all while working around existing structural elements.
Sleek metal sconces and frames create a focal point in the dining room.
“The inspiration for the design was just getting to know our clients,” says Taylor. “They were great at communicating with us who they were as people and as a family, and it was clear that they needed a fresh and bright color palette with bold pops of contrast artistically planned throughout.” The homeowners loved the colors blue and green, so cool blue tones were used throughout the main living areas and then green tones were pulled in the primary suite, all while having a light and bright feeling cohesively throughout with unconventional lighting to bring in some fun and youthfulness to the design.
“As designers, the fireplace wall in the family room was a challenge, and in the end it turned into one of the best design elements featured in the home,” notes Taylor. “It was a long blank wall and didn’t even have a fireplace when we started. We needed to break up the space and define the function of the dining and family room within the open concept. We added shiplap, wall sconces and sleek metal frames to create a dining area focal point and then added a fireplace utilizing an electrical firebox for ease in the construction process and put tile from floor to ceiling to create the contrast and drama the space needed.”
Pops of color including cool blue tones in the kitchen were used in the bright, new design.
The beautifully designed home reflects the new homeowners’ lifestyle so much so that after placing the last piece of furniture in their new home, the client immediately requested that Taylor start designing their backyard casita and outdoor living space. “We are currently in the process of a Part Two and we are so thrilled to see the final result of their home where their children will grow and many memories will be had.”
Alisha Taylor Interiors, alishataylor.com
Fireplace penny round tile, arizonatile.com
Copper State Flooring
Flooring throughout, copperstatefloors.com
Craftsman Court Ceramics
Family room fireplace brick tile wall, primary bathroom shower and flooring tile, craftsmancourt.com
Kitchen and bathroom quartz countertops, msisurfaces.com
Kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, azsawmill.com
Kitchen backsplash tile, tilebar.com
Photography by: PHOTOS BY NICK SORENSEN, THIS IS NICK