One of the projects we’ve been working is the interior design for a custom Mediterranean style new construction. We just finished designing the kitchen and we’re now working on the outside kitchen, loggia and pool water line. Now, I know I always talk about something being “one of my all time favorites” but I have to add another item to the list- hand painted tiles. Oh how I love the charm and elegance of a hand-painted tile. Nothing brings to life a backsplash or outdoor area like a hand-painted tile. I adore that each piece has it’s own character, color and imperfections, like little pieces of artwork. The slight nuances and differences in each piece adds to it’s charm and appeal.
This is the one we used in the Mediterranean Kitchen. I cannot wait until they come in! We had a luscious granite slab of cool greens and blues. The island was painted this pretty pale green and accented by dark green glazing. To contrast, we found this lovely hand painted tile with a pale yellow background, with cream and olive green highlights.
Here are a few options we’re playing with for the outdoor kitchen. We’re always attempting to blend modern and classic elements to give our homeowner a timeless look, and we’ve added some glass to the waterline to give it a modern touch. Which palette do you prefer? I’m so torn, I could easily live with both.
Here are a few others that I just fell in love with and will have to find a home for in our next new construction.
In the project below, we had a very pretty vestibule before the master bedroom entry just yearning for details. The flooring into this room were wood floors, and we thought this would be the perfect place for a gorgeous hand-painted tile!
Custom Residence by Amitha Verma Interior Design
These days we’re working on another project for a new Houston interior design client, and I’m really enjoying playing with shape and design on this one! Our presentation to the client was just a couple of days ago, and I was really happy to see that they loved our vision for their space.
The palette this time is inspired by shades of green and blue, very elegant and with a kind of sophisticated grandeur. The custom sofa (7) is being made in a beautiful soft grey-green linen fabric, and I’ve picked a charming Lee Jofa print for accessory pillows. No loud colors and way-out prints for this client – the idea is understated glamor, all the way…
The classic Louis XVI bergere chair (3) is one of my favorite frames; I love the carving, and the grace of its curvy but upright shape. This is a piece we can customize, so we will customize the finish on the frame to a rich green painted finish. It will look so rich with this large scale floral print and bring out the colors in this lovely fabric.
For the tables, we’re working with a mix of traditional rectangle (4) and round (6) shapes so that the room is not all hard edges. Given the soft curves of both the sofa and the bergere, I think the gently concave legs of the side table complement them perfectly.
We included a classic gourd lamp for the side table- I just love the shapes in this lamp (5) but you can see my love for gold coming through on this project too! I just adore the regal look of this beautiful chandelier (2) and the look is echoed in the accessories too (1). Like I always say, you can’t beat gold for adding a touch of luxury!
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