Bluewater Home Builders, LLC is a residential construction company specializing in luxury custom homes and renovations in Westport, Connecticut. Principals Bob Sprouls and Darren Andreoli and their team have earned more than 30 Home Building Industry awards to date, and continue to exceed the expectations of both the home building community and their customers year after year. We are thrilled to shine our spotlight on Bluewater and share a few of our favorite interiors from their portfolio!
The Bluewater team created an open living and dining space in this Westport, CT home, ideal for enjoying its panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. The Camille Small Chandelier by Suzanne Kasler is a casual yet elegant touch over the glass dining table.
Bluewater selected the Patrick Large Pendants by Thomas O’Brien to light one of two islands in this spacious kitchen, which won the 2016 HOBI Award for Best Residential Remodeled Kitchen & Lower Level.
The expert craftsmanship of a Bluewater home is evident in the details. A bow window and fireplace lined with herringbone stone grace the living room of this Nantucket Shingle style home. A pair of Primitive Sconces by Clodagh add modern flair to the mantel.
When Emmy Rossum purchased her pre-war apartment in Midtown Manhattan, she knew it would need a lot of work. The actress enlisted ELLE DECOR and designer Antonino Buzzetta to transform her 800-square-foot “pied-à-teardown” into the home of her dreams.
The style Rossum sought to achieve was “chic, European, the look of a modern girl who has inherited her grandmother’s stuff. I wanted it to have a young energy, but with old-fashioned touches,” she told Buzzetta. The living room features an antique fireplace Rossum found while shopping with her mother at the Marché aux Puces in Paris.
The herringbone wood floors were among the only original elements to remain after the extensive renovation. In the new build, Buzzetta added architectural features and refreshed the built-in bookshelves to channel the history of the 1928 building.
Buzzetta created extra surface space in the compact kitchen by tearing down a wall and building a breakfast bar in its place. To brighten the ebonized cabinetry, he selected Caesarstone quartz countertops and pair of globe pendants inspired by vintage subway lights.
When choosing finishes, “Mixing metals is a much more relaxed approach,” Buzzetta said. He selected brass task lights and a timeless crystal chandelier with polished nickel accents in the bedroom. The soothing wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray.
A registered historic structure of the City of Laguna Beach, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa reopened to guests this Spring after an extensive redesign with Martyn Lawrence Bullard at the helm. The Spanish Colonial-style estate overlooking Victoria Beach has operated as a hotel (and at one time, an artist’s colony) since 1946, and serves today as the ultimate destination for design enthusiasts. Tour the all-new Casa Laguna and shop the lighting looks found throughout!
Bullard played to the Spanish architectural style of the property with Moravian Star light fixtures, whitewashed walls and dramatic cobalt and marigold tile in the lobby.
From the day Steven Kendrick founded Structures Building Company in 1999, his mission was clear: simplify the complex process of custom home building and remodeling for his clients. It wasn’t long before Structures developed a reputation for crafting some of the most beautiful and energy-efficient homes in the Charleston area. Our showroom has had the pleasure of working with Steven and his team to bring their clients’ visions to life, one light at a time. Get inspired by a few of our favorite homes by Structures Building Company and shop their hand-selected lighting looks! Photography by Holger Obenaus.
Architectural details can have a huge impact on a home’s design. Instead of keeping an architect on staff, Structures works closely with many of the top firms in the Charleston area. With their help, clients can choose the architect whose individual style and design philosophy most closely matches their own.
The design/build team works with local vendors and suppliers to source the highest quality materials and finishes for every budget. Clients enjoy this simplified approach to selecting fixtures, appliances, color palettes and much more.
“Our clients love seeing all of the beautiful and unique lighting options at the Circa showroom in Charleston! As a designer with a custom home builder who is focused on customer service, it is vital to have resources like Circa who share the same vision of excellence.” – Deborah Way, Design Manager
The Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse made its debut in New Orleans this spring. Transformed by 23 talented designers and artists, all originally from the South, the stunning Uptown District home celebrates the region’s cultural traditions while exploring the innovative ways they have been reimagined for 2016. Get inspired and shop this preview of the lighting looks selected for the showhouse! Photography by Brittany Ambridge.
Marbleized silk and gilded antique frames line the walls of the entry hall created by New Orleans-based designer Melissa Rufty.
Known for its Southern charm and unmatched hospitality, Charleston, South Carolina is home to some of the most distinguished restaurants and boutique hotels in the country. Take a tour and shop the lighting looks from some of our favorite spots to dine and unwind in the Holy City!
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Every guestroom in this circa 1804 boutique hotel features original architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings, period millwork details and classic piazzas. Interior design by Alana’s Ltd. Interior Design.
The circa 1798 Gadsden House is a grand Federal style mansion, serving today as one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings and special events. Restored and designed by Luxury Simplified Construction In partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation.
The stylish Spectator Hotel resides in the heart of Charleston’s enchanting French Quarter district. The architecture and decor celebrate the splendor of 1920s art deco and the Golden Age of Travel. Interior design by Jenny Keenan.
Award-winning chef Sean Brock values authenticity above all when it comes to the menu at Husk: “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.” Interior design by Michael Shewan of Michael David & Associates.
Uniting classic elegance with a natural and easy going Southern touch, The Restoration hotel translates its hometown’s vibrant local history and culture into a casual yet luxurious hospitality experience. Concept curation by Cory Ingram of Identity Atelier.
Marie Flanigan is an award winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s best. With her roots and education in commercial architecture, Marie’s strength is in the integration of interior and structure. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of texture, color, and light, creating environments in which people love to live. Our Houston showroom has had the utmost pleasure of working with Marie and her dedicated team for many years, and we are thrilled to shine our client spotlight on her this month!
“You can achieve a whole new level of depth and creativity when interiors and architecture are considered and carefully integrated.”
“Lighting, in my opinion, is the single most important element to any space. How you manipulate the natural light coming into the room or the way you incorporate task or accent light, you instantly have the ability to not only change the mood, but the functionality.”
Coastal Living is coming to the Hamptons! In anticipation of the 2016 Coastal Living Showhouse opening in Bridgehampton, NY this June, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite spaces from showhouses of years past. Get inspired by these breathtaking beach homes and plan your visit to tour the Hamptons Showhouse this summer!
kitchen: 2014 coronado showhouse in coronado, california / interior design: betsy burnham and max humphrey of burnham design
No matter what fills your shelves, the key to mastering the art of the #shelfie is great lighting. The right light fixtures will complement your shelf decor while illuminating your artful arrangement of books or treasures. Get inspired by our roundup of the prettiest #shelfies on Instagram and shop the pieces that make them shine!
Over the past decade, Ashley Goforth has become one of Houston’s most influential designers. Her key principles are simple: a neutral color palette, a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings and an emphasis on the relationship of textures and shapes. Our Houston showroom has had the pleasure of working with Ashley and her outstanding team for several years, and we are thrilled to share her work in our client spotlight this month!
CL: What do you look for when you choose lighting for a project?
AG: Whenever I start selecting lighting for a project, I take into account two things: the type of material needed to balance of the other textures in a space, and the scale. I like large scale lighting as it can really make statement!
CL: The Hargett Table Lamp is practically your signature! What do you love about this piece?
AG: I love the Hargett lamp! It is the perfect size, comes in a variety of finishes and is adjustable. It is just contemporary enough without being plain and soft enough to blend into any traditional interior. And the coolie shade doesn’t hurt – it gives it a stylish twist.
CL: Our Houston staff adores working with you! Have any pieces caught your eye in the showroom recently? Something you’d like to use in a future project?
AG:I really like the Robinson chandelier. It has such a pretty silhouette, and anything with touches of gold dresses up a space. I am also excited to start incorporating Kelly Wearstler designs into my projects. They are innovative and use interesting materials.