Elements - Winter 2016

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elements WINTER 2016

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Warming Up to Coastal Colors Like so many people have discovered when migrating south from all points north, it takes a little time to warm up to coastal colors. At Page 2 Design, we frequently have clients that ask for dark furniture and heavy fabrics because the style is what they grew accustomed to elsewhere. We’re creatures of habit, no doubt. Sometimes it’s simply showing our clients how light and bright coastal colors can still be warm and inviting. And other times – like our recent bathroom renovation and custom furniture package in Grand Harbor – we create a happy balance between the opposing styles. Gigi Bair, Page 2 Design’s Director of Design said, “The client was great to work with. We danced awhile before gaining her trust. Once she realized how we could create balance between traditional dark furniture and cheerful coastal colors, she loved it.” (continued)


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New Zealand wool rugs, beautiful lighting, and French blues and whites create a crisp freshness. Balanced with traditional accents, it’s an ideal transitional space.



We began the new project in March and had all details installed by midJune, including the lighting, window treatments, and custom furniture. The furniture package featured soothing French blues with periwinkle undertones, creating a perfectly balanced palette. In order to leave a hint of a traditional style, we customized the case goods. For example, we painted the side tables a bright white and stained the large coffee table a rich mahogany. The living and dining areas transition seamlessly, so we maintained a stained tabletop and painted the base bright white. Plantation shutters with semi-sheer panels and fabric cornices completed the design story.

Every project presents its own set of challenges. For this particular residential renovation, it was the 20-year-old bathroom. Not only were we unable to increase the footprint, we were also dealing with an exterior wall that was shared by the neighboring unit. We did, however, discover dead space during the demolition phase that allowed us to build beautiful cabinets for additional storage. The discovery was a welcome surprise for our design team and the homeowner. Sleek and contemporary, the newly designed bathroom now features exquisite and understated design elements, including: • Porcelain Tesoro tile floors installed in a random pattern take on the appearance of real wood • Porcelain Bianco Carrara shower tiles look like real marble. The mosaic blue and gray ocean stones and rimless glass shower enclosure creates a soothing retreat.

The warm brown undertones and sleek lines of Altman’s fixtures and faucets were perfect for the contemporary space. Tesoro mosaic pebbled tiles on the shower floor and walls don’t require nickel joints like traditional porcelain tile.


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Floating white oak custom cabinets with LED lights were wire brushed and stained gray for a stunning finish. Additional space gained with the cabinet tower was welcomed storage and a result of hidden space discovered during the demolition phase. Duravit whirl tub has removable panels for easy access to the motor.

• Altman’s patented nickel fixtures have warm undertones and beautiful lines. • Slender Duravit whirl tub with opaline white glass tub deck and matching vanity glass tops look like milk glass. • Floating white oak custom-built cabinets are stained gray and showcase the beautiful wood grains. “My favorite element is the floating oak cabinets that we custom made. We wire brushed the wood in the staining process to open the grain and allow

the rich wood grains to show,” Page Franzel, owner of Page 2 Design said. “The porcelain tile we introduced for this renovation has proved extremely popular and durable.” This Grand Harbor project represents why so many of us love coastal interiors. It’s casual and effortlessly beautiful. The design is also a model for how small elements can make a big impact.



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2016 Color Forecast: A Serene Year Ahead As designers, we see the world in living color. It has the power to change our mood, create harmony, and influence our purchasing decisions. The psychology of color is so powerful, when we design interiors, it’s important that we get to know our client and their personality before the design process begins. Current color trends also come into play. For the first time in history, two hues are predicted to be the “it” colors in 2016. Rose Quartz (dusty pink) and Serenity (light blue) are the colors of choice, according to the PANTONE Color Institute. It’s a key indicator for what people want in their homes and in


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their life: peace and tranquility. Lucky for you, these colors also represent beautiful shades of our coastal environment – changing ocean blues and tropical florals. From all of us at Page 2 Design, here’s to a happy and colorful 2016!

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Out of the Blue We love it when details create breakthrough design moments. It’s when something in the room instantly captures your attention. From the dining chairs featuring gorgeous blue coral fabric and bold stripes to pebbled aquamarine lamps that are simply stunning, blue reigns supreme this year. Look for more out-ofthe-blue elements taking center stage in 2016.

Join our Community Page 2 Design is active on Houzz.com. Make a resolution to engage with us and other design enthusiasts this year. You’ll love the inspiring images, design tips, and interesting articles. Collect photos for your own portfolio, especially for that new project you’ve been contemplating. For a personal design consultation, contact Page Franzel at 772.492.9220.



Page 2 Design is proud to sponsor local non-profit organizations, including: • Cultural Council of Indian River County • Riverside Theatre • Humane Society of Indian River County • Vero Beach Museum of Arts • Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County

Winner of “Best of Show” and “Best Tall Tree” at Festival of Trees 2015, Riverside Theatre

Left to right: Angelika Arakelov, Melanie Casavant, Cynthia Pelaez, Page Franzel, and Allyson Bootes

For the second consecutive year, Page 2 Design won “Best of Show” at the Festival of Trees 2015 at Riverside Theatre. “Best Tall Tree” was an additional accolade this year. Our “Southern Hospitality” themed tree was tall, slim and flocked. Southern charms like china teacups, soft white cotton stems, longlasting magnolia blooms, and traditional plaid ribbon made a beautiful and warm Christmas presentation. Proceeds from the festival benefit the educational and outreach programs of Riverside Children’s Theatre. Page 2 Design sponsored Wine Women & Shoes at Bent Pine Golf Club to support the Humane Society of Vero Beach. A Corporate Sponsor and long-time supporter of the Humane Society, we’re dedicated to creating safe and durable interiors with our clients’ pets in mind.

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