Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shower Away!

A Shower is easier to step into with out a door and you can use artistic glass as an enclosure combined with a tile wall to retain water and create privacy! My client wanted to remove existing tub and create a new shower space in it's place! I designed existing shower space of 30'x34' for a new storage cabinet and added counter space and shelves for towels.

The new shower has an added wall one foot below the ceiling to allow for light and ventilation from the shower window. Hansgrohe rain head and a hand held shower were plumbed at the opposite end of the existing. I used Walker Zanger glass tile and porcelain 12x24 tiles laid vertically to create the effect of flowing water along with one of my favorite Walker Zanger mosaics for the shower pan, infinity drain cover, added niches and the vanity back splashes! The custom cabinetry was hand glazed in a cool finish showing off the polished chrome hardware and faucet! The Counter tops are Quartz limestone looking Cambria Templeton style for a rounded out Zen effect of calmness for cleansing the mind, body and spirit....

A Master Bath Renovation in a Town Home by the Sea...

 It always begins with a drawing that I use as a tool for selecting, ordering and installing a project!
Vertically installed tiles for Walker Zanger stone and glass combo mosaic and shower 12x24 porcelain tile, The Last Layer glass 1x4 sheets and Poreclain planks for flooring! This custom cabinetry is hand glazed in smoke gray and complements the Cambria Templeton Countertops and tiles....! Style Bath Enclosures installed custom mirror for the vanity wall...
 Porcelain wood grain Plank Fooring
 Old shower is replaced with storage open glass shelves installed by Style Bath Enclosures and closed cabinetry combo
 Replaced the old tub with the new shower with low curb and door-less step in with glass guard by Style Bath Enclosures featuring special art glass edge details...Hansgrohe in polished chrome for rain head and hand held shower...a Cal Faucets Style Tile infinity drain is a favorite for all of my shower designs...
 Super Contemporary grab bars also can be used for towel bars in the shower area...
 Replaced the medicine cabinet by designing this custom featured counter cabinet for toothbrushes, mouthwash, facial products and soaps...Style Bath Enclosures acid etched glass hides the items...
 Details of the Art Edge Enclosure Glass....
I designed a make up area of 30" height counter top for a round vanity seat on the way...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Presentation Boards

California Casual -Living Room Furnishings feature custom  sofa and chair, drapery and coffee table...   

Uptown Elegance-Living Room features a well planned seating arrangement for entertaining guests... in a formal setting with upsacle fabrications.

 A Comforting Master bedroom
A Modern Century Kitchen w/table height counter top for dining causally...

Niche Cabinetry for a New Senior Living Master Bath features sconce lighting for the aging eye...

Monday, April 18, 2016

Designing a Tonal Palette for a small kitchen space

A tonal town home kitchen

I understand my client's preferences of style and color for their projects so that I can guide their choices for permanent installations!

My color board shows the researched materials selected including porcelain looking tile that looks like a natural limestone, Quartz countertops, hand painted satin nickel finish cabinetry that includes a integrated AV system with a full LCD screen installed for cooking show and game day viewing, a penisula with a corner sink, counter top spice pullouts, satin nickel hood, China with silverware countertop drawers and crushed glass ceramic mosaic back splashes!

Creating A TONAL Palette to specify new cabinetry, flooring, back splashes, countertops, lighting, appliances, and window treatments...enlarges the existing footprint visually of a small space!

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Prata Studio Interiors Retrospective...some renovations over the years...just a few snapshots collected along the way!

 In this Charm House Tour called "Tuscan Romance", I created this Farmhouse Conversion in  Laguna Beach for my client renovating both Exterior Facade and Interior footprint with my renovation skills including all new Palladian and segmented arch style Windows and Doors and created an open plan with a segmented arch for ventilation, better use of space case and for mechanical function, designed all case goods and cabinetry through out this home as well as selected surface materials, fixtures, lighting and furnishings for new kitchen lay out and bathrooms for my client incorporating his favorite color called stone ceramic blue in the walls...I used complementary orange to add balance and warmth!
In Laguna Beach another full home renovation based on the love of English Arts & Crafts Movement, I designed and opended up a new kitchen plan, bath rooms, entry, fireplace, master bed room and living spaces were created to combine the exterior renovation done a year earlier....



My Lake Forest renovation project inspired by Normandy castles of France which are a favorite vacation spot for this family features a fully renovated entire home including new kitchen, master bath rooms and other rooms with new stairwell and wall changes throughout including landscape design...


Inspired by Manhattan Skyline and the Art Deco period of Architecture in this Dana Point Condo Renovation Project I converted the shower into the dining space portion of the kitchen and added 27" to the new case goods and kitchen cabinetry for more storage and usable space. Placed the shower in the hall closet area...!


A French inspired Bistro was created based on travels by the client and myself! In a Costa Mesa Town home Renovation: Open plan was created by adding a supporting archway with an opening approved by the city of 4'-0" to allow more light and ventilation into the existing space. The kitchen wall was also opened up beyond the original pass thru window...where new counter height pass thru shows today!

 I met this client on a tour of Paris! Five years later she called me to renovate her town home in Anaheim Hills! Her favorite color is Champagne taupe! Her car matches the the kitchen I designed for her!
Featured here are my custom kitchen cabinetry featured silvery taupe and a new lay out for new peninsula! Featuring track lighting, gorgeous back splashes, counter tops and flooring in white with stainless steel accents! I actually helped demo this one!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Renovation:Creating a walk in shower from a tub/shower system...

Adding field tile in a warm tone mixed with mosaic stone and glass 1/2"x1/2" created interest as a shower pan surface and shower niches created in the new frame out! Nice Kohler fixtures including a shower head, hand held and grab bar... to update in a warm finish adds luster with a matching shower enclosure panel w/door by Style Bath Enclosure of Fountain Valley...adding a corner bench is great and a space saver to keep the footprint non evasive to the existing configuration!





Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MY "BORDEAUX BOURGEOISIE VIGNETTE DESIGN" FEATURED AT B&C SELECT SHOWROOM @ LAGUNA DESIGN CENTER  ASID-OC WINE AND DESIGN PROGRESSIVE SHOWROOM TOUR IN JUNE, 2014....
MY THEME SHOWN IN MY VIGNETTE IS BASED ON THE FALL OF THE FRENCH MONARCH!
I INSTALLED A FRENCH MADE BY THG 24 KARAT GOLD PLATED VANITY FAUCET AS MY 'PIECE DE RESISTANCE' ONTO A VANITY WALL HAND PAINTED WITH CHALKBOARD PAINT FOR THE DAMASK FABRIC DRAWING IN CHALK THAT MIMICS THE UPHOLSTERED PORTION OF THE WALL! 

HAND PAINTED CLOTH FLOORING SHOWS ENLARGED LETTERING AND WRITINGS FROM LE MONDE NEWSPAPERS...THE VANITY IS A CENTURY SHOWROOM CONSOLE CALLED LINLI...THE 1" BEVELED VANITY MIRROR WAS CUSTOM MADE BY STYLE BATH ENCLOSURES AND THE LIGHTING FIXTURE IS HAND MADE OF GUILDED PAPER AND STICKS EMANATING FROM A GOLD PAINTED STRYOFOAM ORB..."LET THEM EAT CAKE" IS FAMOUSLY REMEMBERED AS THE LAST WORDS SPOKEN BY MARIE ANTOINETTE...