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The formal Dining Room overlooks both the vineyard and the lagoon-style pool,making it one of the best vistas from inside the home. At its center are a boldly modern dining table and peacock blue chairs, with charcoal gray walls and stark whitewoodwork as the backdrop. A textural Karastan rug ties in colors from the nearby Kitchen and Living Room. The space is anchored by Emser Tile faux wood laid in a herringbone pattern, its weathered oak tones reminiscent of the French oak barrels used to age Calibu wines. A unique asymmetrical chandelier from Lamps Plus sprawls across the ceiling, the satin brass branches extending out much like the grapevines in the surrounding vineyard.
The formal Dining Room overlooks both the vineyard and the lagoon-style pool, making it one of the best vistas from inside the home. At its center are a boldly modern dining table and white leather chairs from Hector Landgrave Furniture, with charcoal gray walls and stark white woodwork as the backdrop. The space is anchored by Emser Tile faux wood laid in a herringbone pattern, its weathered oak tones reminiscent of the French oak barrels used to age Calibu wines. The dining set rests on a luxurious Karastan rug, with an abstract pattern and stormy color palette that harmonize with the Living Room and Kitchen materials. A unique asymmetrical chandelier sprawls across the ceiling, the satin brass branches extending out much like the grapevines in the surrounding vineyard.
Social media has been an interesting way for me to connect on a personal level with both design and television fans who wouldn’t otherwise have direct access and insight into my own daily journey. And it’s been a wonderful way to explore brand growth by teaming with other brands. In the design world, I often feel like we’re all in this together; so if I can share a great new flooring product from Mohawk or a beautiful stone slab from Best Cheer Stone, then my followers get to discover something new and exciting. Likewise, those brands get to share ways I’m using their materials that may be a unique application or fresh perspective. I feel that combination of personal access with symbiotic brand sharing is a win for everyone – especially design fans and followers.
My aesthetic style is all about bold, clean drama, with a nod to the past, present, and future of design. That translates in different ways on different projects, but I’m hoping to capture the essence of that thought at Calibu Vineyard. I’m bringing in signature statement pieces that are the ultimate in bespoke design – like designer tile from Emser, luxurious rugs from Karastan, and couture furnishings from Hector Landgrave Furniture – and marrying those items with leading-edge technology, like smart appliances from Monogram and energy-efficient luxury lighting from Lamps Plus. Then I get to take that one step further with future-forward technology, like a photo-realistic 3D immersible visualization of the entire project, as created by Visualizer+. The balance of heirloom quality with state-of-the-art technology is an exciting balance for me, and one I’m relishing while creating Calibu Vineyard.
The SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard is under construction and the contractors have something cooking in this kitchen!
While you are seeing the beautiful virtual imagery above, contractors, installers, and service providers are turning the dated home into a magical vineyard estate.
TISE Tv had Jennifer interview the crews. Here's a peak at the home under construction and a sound-bite or two from the interviews with the crew working on the project as they share what is new, different, or challenging from the contractor's perspective!
TISE Tv talked to Michael Morrison, owner and general contractor with MT Morrison Builders. Michael's team is the installation group installing the beautiful Emser tile througout Calibu's first floor in the herringbone pattern. We asked Michael some questions about the tile installation and the dining room remodel.
What is the most challenging thing about herringbone tile installations?
"Keeping the pattern straight and true, especially in a large space. With a 20’ to 30’ + stretch across a room (or longer) like at Calibu, the visual line down the middle is really important to maintain and can be really difficult to hold - it can drift. A lot of people who do not lay this tile pattern a lot will snap a single line down the middle of the room and then start laying in different directions. However, you need to lay a herringbone with a line down the middle of the room and then snap a 45 degree angle line (the diameter angle of this tile), and then also snap the line edge of the tile a few feet away where the tile end lands. These three different focal points help to ensure the layout stays in patten and in line."
What is your favorite tool for tile installation projects like this?
"Lasers are super great and have a great place in the industry BUT honestly a laser on the ground can be kicked and nudged by someone, a foot, or a tool, etc. and if you do not notice it, it will screw up your whole tile layout. But, if you snap a good, old fashioned chalk line on the ground, then that line is marked permanently on the floor. For an old method, it is more reliable in my opinion especially for this type of project that needs to be very specific."