This Chandler home on Newport Street gets modernized with newly created spaces that allow a family of four to live comfortably and entertain in style.
In this everyday kitchen nook, a terrazzo dining tabletop is fabricated by Compound Concrete and its white oak legs fabricated by Pierce Designs. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
“Our clients were looking to modernize their home and create spaces that they could really live in as well as entertain their family and friends in,” says Kaitlyn Wolfe, owner and principal designer of Iconic Design + Build (iconicdesignbuild.com). “They wanted it to be something they could be proud to entertain in but also enjoy as a family with two young kids.” Phase one of this interior refresh included the living room and dining nook, where design elements gave the rooms a natural, contemporary style with nods to the art deco era.
“My clients’ vibrant personalities and adorable kids inspired me. Their daughter loves to dance and their son is very outgoing and creative. The parents are such hard workers so I really wanted to give them a space they could come home to and unwind,” says Wolfe. “They love to entertain and travel, so their lifestyle really inspired me the most.”
The focal point of the living room is an electric linear fireplace with a terrazzo tile surround and concrete hearth, fabricated by Compound Concrete. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
To brighten up the home, a fireplace was added to the living room and an incredible accent wall was created around it. “We incorporated a large-format, 36 inches by 36 inches, terrazzo tile for the fireplace that would really draw you into the space, while the rest of the space feels soothing and cozy,” says Wolfe. “The terrazzo tile for the fireplace was one of the first materials we selected because it was so eye-catching and colorful; we wanted everything else to complement that. We layered neutrals and textures while giving the space some unexpected punches of deep earth tones such as terra cotta, emerald and sky blue.”
In the living room, a custom-designed performance-grade sectional with a round coffee table perfectly suits this young family. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
In addition, this active family wanted entertainment and kids toys and crafts in the living room. “We chose a linear electric fireplace, allowing for a large television for entertaining,” she notes. On both sides of the fireplace, built-ins and shelving display unique accessories and sentimental pieces, plus provide storage for blankets and games. “Behind the sectional are two storage cabinets filled with coloring books, crayons and markers, making it easy for the kids to access and easy for the adults to hide,” she adds.
The white cone light fixture above the dining table is by Rejuvenation. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
“We called this project Timeless Terrazzo because one of the most iconic materials used was terrazzo,” says Wolfe. “The popularity and uses for terrazzo have really evolved over time. In this application, we felt that it brought an elevated yet playful feel to our clients’ home.”
A comfortable leather lounge chair sits atop a Loloi rug in the living room. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
Highly durable and soft corners on furnishings allowed the space to be kid-friendly. A custom sectional in a high-performance fabric brought a nice texture that could hide just about anything. “One of the standout pieces is the leather accent chair and cork side table that are low to the ground, allowing for good conversation or wrestling with the kids,” she notes.
Various art pieces from Wendover Art Group adorn the rooms. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
For the dining nook, a custom round dining table, fabricated by Compound Concrete, is surrounded by elegant yet highly durable black leather chairs. “The light fixture and burl sideboards give this space a more retro feel and bring so much visual interest,” says Wolfe. “The colors of the art play off of the colors in the terrazzo tile of the living room, creating cohesion within the spaces.”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
“Our clients absolutely love their new spaces and are grateful that they invested in a team that designed and created a space for them that truly feels like their own,” says Wolfe. “We’re excited to start the next phase of their home—the kitchen!”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN BROST
Cleo black cantilever dining chairs; living room Cluster vellum and Carmelo travertine side tables and White Fuel credenza, cb2.com
Dining room tabletop, living room concrete, compoundconcrete.com
Juniper Print Shop
Living room meditation artwork, juniperprintshop.com
Living room knot floor cushions, knots-studio.com
Dining room burl sideboards, livingspaces.com
Living room rug, loloirugs.com
Living room Cocci Series tile, olympiatile.com
Phoenix Woodworking Company
Living room millwork, phoenixwoodworking.com
Dining room Anello pendant, rejuvenation.com
Wendover Art Group
Dining room art pieces, wendoverart.com
Living room Perfectionist coffee table, whomhome.com