Monday, June 15, 2015

Stops Along the Way:A Refreshing Scottsdale Remodel

One of the stops along the way as our family journeyed across the country,
was the home of my long time best friend, 
and (in my opinion), one of the most talented designers on the planet!
 Lisa Sanford co-owns Shutters Home Design and 
opened the doors of her beautiful home 
in Scottsdale to my family for a day and night of complete rest and renewal.
 She recently finished an extensive, loving remodel of the home
 she's lived in for 20 years 
and has turned it into a showpiece that is at once relaxing and refined.
 Enjoy these photos of her house tour.:)

Her unique style is evident in everything she touches.
Gorgeous tile planked floors set the stage for her scaled back and refined decor that is always following two rules--it must be a shade of white and have a luxurious texture and feel.   
Her keen eye for style and focus makes every room feel welcoming and cozy
 without feeling pretentious.  {hello Bella...}

Bedding is simple and clean with layers of silky 
Egyptian cotton and relaxed linen in a beautiful neutral palette.
Her master bath is a perfect blend of Carrera marble and shiny nickle fixtures. 
 Vanities are Restoration Hardware and extra tall mirrors are from Home Goods.
She pulled out a builder grade corner tub and replaced it 
with this gorgeous two-toned, free-standing soaker gem.  
Just the view of the chandelier takes you away to your own private spa setting.
Lisa combines classic lines with slightly contemporary sconces flanking each mirror,  adding visual balance to the scale and height of the master bathroom.
The standard shower enclosure was replaced with gorgeous free-standing glass and carrera tile.
The new shower fixture was an indulgence she does not regret.  The over-sized nickle finish rain shower head is easily 18 inches in diameter and also comes with a hand held spray component.  
The master bed has bright windows and an office desk
 that serves as both a retreat and a place for creativity.
Another view of the master:
The clean linen headboard is flanked by two round, 
willow side tables and mercury glass lamps.
Lisa's laundry room may not be big in size,  but it is big in style.
It is still a room that inspires one to admire how every area of the home 
can be both functional and beautiful.
Gorgeous boxwood topiaries in grey willow baskets anchor the end of a hallway.
Lisa recently scaled back all her decor to the very cleanest and simplest objects 
that add to the scale of her home in an understated elegant way.
Simple white towels hung on a wrought iron hanger create a beautiful and functional display.
The guest bedroom has a beautiful black striped ticking comforter cover and clean white accents.
The second bath features side by side surface-mount, square sinks,
 flanked by narrow but tall black mirrors.
 This is the only room in her home that does not have white furniture 
still wowing us with the same clean, fresh aesthetic. 
Look at those pendant lights!
Love the willow baskets!
Her sitting room displays an over-sized chicken wire frame that holds beautiful 
sentiments to a future bride {Lisa's lovely daughter}, from her recent bridal shower.
Antique scones balance each side of the sitting room entry.
Powder room.  Incredible dropcloth  padded walls 
and a raised pedestal sink from Restoration Hardware.
All of Lisa's bathrooms feature vintage looking bottles 
for liquid soap--her secret for keeping sinks and showers clean even when they are not in use.
Lisa's eclectic mix of vintage linen and burlap pillows--all with soft down inserts
 make her "formal" couch an inviting place to enjoy easy conversation.
Lisa's dining table--with simple back covers on her chairs and a lovely fern centerpiece.
Through the dining room window you are treated to a view of her backyard porch complete with outdoor dining table and cabana-style, drop cloth breezy drapes.
Every view leads your eye to a simple but striking vignette.
An over-sized Italian design, reproduction chandelier is from Canopy lighting.
A white urn arrangement of roses and hydrangeas 
still gorgeous from the bridal shower, courtesy of Savale flowers.
View of family room from the kitchen. 
A half wall was removed to combine the two spaces into one large area.
Amazing narrow wingback chairs that flank her chalk painted buffet.
An entryway piece which will become a kitchen island for a client once her home is built.
Beautiful chalk painted armoire in French grey.
How fortunate we were to have this as one of our stops along the way!  
Wouldn't you love to wake up to a cup of coffee in this gorgeous kitchen?
Well the best part is,  you can!
Lisa's amazing home is available thru Air BnB as a vacation rental. 
 If you would like to visit Scottsdale and stay in a wonderful home 
complete with pool and more, check out her listing here:

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