The existing kitchen of a client had an open soffit above the cabinets stuffed with potted plants. They wanted to increase their cabinet storage within the existing space and this involved installing new cabinets to the ceiling.
Our solution to keep the plants, which was high on their list of priorities, was to install an open trough around the skylight. We lined it with copper and ran drip irrigation so the plants would need little attention on a daily basis.
The open skylights provided the sun and fresh air and we installed perimeter, dimmable fluorescent lighting behind the plants. The cool temperature of the fluorescent bulbs didn’t affect the plants yet was a wonderful light source in the evening when none of the other lights of the kitchen were needed.
Designer Beth Laughlin worked with Domicile to create a very elegant Guest Bath that manages to put a smile on everyone’s face who sees it. A solid limestone counter top and limestone floor frame the quarter sawn oak vanity, white under mounted sink and polished nickel fittings. The highlight of the bath, however, is the marble “Effervescence Polished Mosaic” bubble walls of the shower. The clear glass, frameless shower stall disappears to expose the quiet riot of cut solid marble bubbles. The palette is so restrained that people take a double take on the pattern – a smile almost always ensues. It is truly a stunning installation.