Put yourself in this OMI client’s shoes: you go from living in a spacious new Farmhouse in Atlanta to an outdated Mediterranean style home in Florida. It goes without saying the style of your new home is not your own.

The client had a real design dilemma and chose to contact Orange Moon Interiors to solve it. OMI’s portfolio and the ability to transform spaces into bright happy homes with an approachable demeanor sealed the deal. The result is a house that is not only beautiful but fits the family that lives there. Follow along to see how Lead Designer Kelly Kaiser brought the home down to Mediterranean earth.

The Inspiration

Moving. Relocating. Transferring. Uprooting. There are a lot of words to describe what seems to be on everybody’s wish list these days. How about Trading? New England’s favorite quarterback Tom Brady made the trade and joined the masses of people relocating to the Sunshine State. Not only did his new position make the headlines, so did his new home. His Florida home is what Kaiser was inspired by.

“Funny enough, Tom Brady’s home is part of what inspired me for this project. Our client asked what on earth she should do with this home. It did not speak to her taste at all.” says Kaiser. “It was too modern for her. And the existing interior didn’t make any sense in a Mediterranean home either. It was going to be a challenge to fix to be sure.” The home owner was at a loss. “I thought, we really need some texture here to make this home feel more comfortable.” says Kaiser. “The homeowner was feeling very home sick and needed some ‘comfort design’. Kind of like when you need comfort food.”

Kaiser pulled details from the architectural style and ran with certain design aspects such as texture and the light, neutral Mediterranean color palette.

You Can’t Fight The Architecture

Upon walking into the home, Kaiser had to follow one of her design rules. “We could not fight the architecture of the home. Design always follows the architecture.” Kaiser talks about the stone install. “We needed a clean and traditional look to hold to the integrity of the architecture. We installed real stone and mortared it heavily to soften the color. We painted all of the walls white and stayed with a light neutral for all fabrics, furniture and drapes. This pale color palette is very appropriate for warm climates.” says Kaiser.

Photos by Jimmy White Photography

Photos by DLD Mkt Studio

The Interior Design Details

How do you bring soul to a cold spec house? “Read the space. We brought in texture and aged patinas in neutrals, that way the texture isn’t overwhelming. This makes the home feel more comfortable. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring.” says Kaiser.

Photos by DLD Mkt Studio

The Kitchen

The kitchen mixes wrought iron with brushed stone. Countertops sparkle while antique copper utensils bring warmth to the oversized space. “The kitchen had been updated so I brought in stone, new hardware and antique copper to give it soul. The cutting boards are made from old French Cheese boards, that have a fantastic patina. We changed out the lighting from chrome to black to bring it back down to earth.” says Kaiser.

Photo By Jimmy White Photography

Photos by DLD Mkt Studio

The Living Space

Photo By Jimmy White Photography

   

Photos by DLD Mkt Studio

The Master Bath Suite

Brushed gold light fixtures and make the master bathroom feel more warm and inviting.

Photos by Jimmy White Photography

Photos by DLD Mkt Studio

If you would like to discuss your design/build project, home renovation, or to simply learn more about our services please contact us at kelly@orangemooninteriors.com or (941) 726-9962.