This open concept home features Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Extra marble in a beautiful bookmatch, centered around a mid-century modern aesthetic with natural elements that add warmth to the overall space. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and island with a mitered, waterfall edge for an elegant yet dramatic look.
The delicate veins in this Calacatta Extra align for a dramatic artwork presentation that is the center of attention in this open plan dining and living space. The versatility of Calacatta marbles make for one-of-a-kind patterning that is exclusive to each block of stone. This home was designed by SHM Architects and beautifully fabricated by Il Granito.
The remnant portions of the fireplace make for a unique continuation of the design, creating a space that effortlessly flows from one area to the next. The juxtaposition of the rustic elements mixed with the refined, classic look of marble beautifully marry in this artistic and visually inspiring space.
Passionate and personal, Lucinda Loya, of Lucinda Loya Interiors has built a name for herself as one of the nation’s premiere interior designers. Lucinda’s enthusiastic and sensible approach to design, along with her keen eye for detail, has led to much success in the world of interiors. Lucinda is a master at incorporating her client’s passions with her invigorating artistic spirit. Read below to see what Lucinda and her team have been up to and what she sees in the coming seasons for 2017.
“My philosophy is make it your own, and it will be timeless.”
Q. What are some of the top trends that you are most excited about for kitchen and bathroom design in 2017 and what is on the way out?
A. Heavy kitchen design is not just on the way out, it’s gone. These days, we are more interested in simplifying our lifestyle with interiors as a way of balancing our hectic lives. To achieve this, keep things light, bright, timeless, and classic by using clean lines. In a traditional home, you could take this approach by using a wild marble installation, preferably bookmatched or a large, bold patterned tile to make a statement. Stay away from browns. I always choose a large scaled tile selection over the typical 12×12, and slabs of natural stone is always preferred. Take a chance by going extra large on floor tile, and it will appear to be cut from slabs!
Q. How do you think new technology will have an effect on new designs in 2017?
A. Technology in general is broadening horizons and informing the general public and experts, alike. Now that the vast majority of people have access to social media, information has the ability to travel quickly and spread further than ever through design related social platforms. We are happy to know that the average consumer is being educated on interior design, whether they are interested or not.
“When two colors are combined in a clever way, the overall design is more interesting and original.”
Q. What type of color palette do you see for the future?
A. I believe that right now and for a long time – whether in fashion or interiors – anything goes! That said, I don’t like to think there is a color trend we are headed toward and I would like to see it stay that way. With fewer limitations we gain creative ability. My philosophy is make it your own, and it will be timeless.
In all of our projects, CONTRAST is key, and not all have color. For high contrast, black and white is the obvious choice, always being my go-to. When a project does call for color we use it in many different ways. I especially like to pair the un-expected. Mixing citrus and cranberry would be a great example. When two colors are combined in a clever way, the overall design is more interesting and original. The space becomes personalized, therefore, no trend to recognize.
“In all of our projects, CONTRAST is key, and not all have color.”
Q. What are some of the unique design directions we will be seeing in your future 2017 projects as they are completed?
A. One might guess that we lean toward a modern aesthetic, but we work in the entire spectrum of interior design. We have just been given the opportunity to work on three beautiful ranch style homes, and all three will look separate from one another. Whether our clients are looking for a Traditional, Mediterranean, Eclectic, even say a Western flare, our design principles of clean lines and authentic character are evident. We take comfort in knowing our projects remain TIMELESS!