Design - Build services
Directions In Design has the ability to design your project and act as the general contractor to complete the project. This team approach produces efficiencies that save expense and time. By overlapping the design phase and production phase communication is greatly enhanced, reducing down time and risks to the project owner.
Watch as Directions In Design design build expert Ryan Ganz walks us through a recent renovation project at a St. Louis area home:
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Award Winning Design - Build Project
The Schlesinger House
The client was thrilled to find a home with a large spacious dining room, but it had no character or personality. The plain 9’ ceiling was addressed first by adding coffers, heavy moldings and raised panel columns in each corner. The ceiling was finished in a hand padded charcoal paint. Elegant deep toned printed grass cloth with gold mosaic design was framed in raised moldings on the walls. Satin gold wall sconces highlight all the details. The dining table top is a medium walnut and legs are accented with gold banding. A contemporary fabric with shades of green, taupe and beige is used on the host and hostess chairs with the sides decorated in a Greek key design of antique silver nail heads. The side chairs are chenille in a taupe and beige textural design with the same Greek key repeated on the sides. A hand blown glass bowl in greens and gold serves as the dining table center piece. The buffet is finished in a gold/silver patina with carved concave reeding forming the bowed front. Above the buffet is a colorful painting by artist, Hessam Abrishami. Exquisite hand blown glass is displayed in the china cabinet, which matches the dining table finish and is trimmed in silver/gold patina. Contrasting a rich hardwood floor, the muted damask patterned wool and silk area rug adds a cozy touch to the dining room.
This soft, relaxing and romantic Master Suite features a color scheme of whites and crèmes in many elegant soft textures. The walls are painted crème with white painted raised panel wainscot and crown molding. The upscale contemporary sleigh bed has a dark wood frame outlining the soft crème chenille tufted fabric. The coverlet is the same fabric as the Roman shades and draperies, which has an embroidered metallic thread design on a crème background. The chandelier hanging from the coffered ceiling features elegant crystals hanging from the ivory drum shade and adds sparkle to the room. One night stand is a silver/gold patina finish and other is in a crème textured fabric accented with gold nail heads. Twisted clear glass lamps complement the nightstands. The loveseat in front of the window is a white geometric cut velvet and the chaise to the left of the bed is in a textured crème/white fabric with gold threads. All seating and the bed are in a perfect position for reading or watching TV, which is above the dresser opposite the bed. The client feels this room gives her the rest she needs after a very busy and stressful day.
Elegant, comfy Great Room in soothing spa colors of mineral green, taupe and cream. The Fireplace/TV wall is flanked with built in Bookcases and is painted a fresh white and interesting Architectural features. The Bookcases feature the client’s beautiful collection of hand blown glass. The large sectional has a down filled plump seat and back cushions covered in a mineral green Chenille fabric. The end table has a polished stainless steel stylized base with a deep toned wood top. The gentle curved glass Lamp compliments the elegant white orchid, the client favorite. The Cocktail Table was custom designed with Granite top in shades of taupe and cream and is edged in the same dark wood. Four cube Ottomans on the casters are covered in a mineral green faux leather and tucked under the 2 sides for extra seating or a place to prop your feet while watching TV. The Area Rug is a custom designed wool in colors of mineral green, taupe and cream. The drapery is a textured cream sheer and covers the 2 story windows when light and heat become an issue.