Creating this unit was all about showcasing the stunning vistas of the Lake Michigan waterfront, surrounding parks, and beautiful views of the downtown metropolitan Milwaukee area. The goal was to bring this unit to life and into the now with modern updates with stylish flair suited for entertaining and relaxing.
Everything was handpicked from the wall finishes, and light fixtures to the furniture, bedding, and art pieces
The end result and redesign of this space speaks volumes about who lives here, how they wanted to feel, who they wanted to entertain and to make this a place where visitors felt at home. Andrea’s unique design style always considered these important aspects when making a house a home. Everything was handpicked from the wall finishes, and light fixtures to the furniture, bedding, and art pieces. The homeowner wanted a monochromatic color scheme and Andrea was able to make some color statements really pop within this design element with some punches of deep orange in the pillow selections which connect to the existing floor coloring and with the russet orange chairs at the end of the formal dining table.
Walking into this space creates a beautifully rich and warm experience
Andrea gave this kitchen a much needed facelift by taking the existing cabinetry and giving it a paint job. She enlisted one of Milwaukee's finest artisan painters to spray the paint color on to the doors and frames. After the spray the whole surface was hand glazed with a brush. The brushed on technique was a tinted wax which when dragged onto a surface of the newly painted cabinets, created a soft stria. The finish was used on all wood work in the unit which included all baseboards and interior doors. This finish is furniture quality not typically seen in homes.
The original kitchen floors were the cherry wood that is throughout the unit. Andrea replaced the just the kitchen floors with a modern porcelain charcoal linear brick laid tile. All of the kitchen lighting was repositioned using a drywall expert to remove the existing lighting and insert new pendants.
Next to the kitchen Andrea brought in a bar space using a dining buffet for entertaining guests. This bar space was well planned out to give the owner and guests a view of the city and surrounding lakefront. The owner wanted to keep the existing flooring so darker copper tones were brought in to make sense of the space. Walking into this space creates a beautifully rich and warm experience.
Hand-done wall finishes by an artisan out of Los Angeles, CA made this unit an art experience
Andrea and the homeowner discussed textures that appealed to the Wisconsin native. Birch wood incorporates the play of greys on a beautiful day up in the Northwoods where fond memories of childhood make this rather simple modern highrise come to charm creating a rustic modern feel. Another wall in the foyer hall needed some drama to draw you into the sleeping spaces of this home. A luster finish in deep charcoal clouds the walls with a mica sparkle.