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First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Soft Contemporary Stylings

I’m thrilled to share a new project we’ve just completed, a West Plano luxury house with soft contemporary stylings and a sleek look. What started as blah became beautiful when we collaborated with the homeowners to bring their vision to life with complete interior design services.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

A sweeping staircase with custom wrought iron railings in the grand entryway. The refinished hardwood floors begin here and carry through almost all of the first floor.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The entryway has mother-of-pearl toe-kicks on the staircase.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Matte black custom double front doors from Iron Envy make a big statement.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

This grand double-height foyer is elegant and dramatic with an incredible chrome and crystal chandelier from Lights Fantastic.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The walkway overlooks the entryway and living room.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The living room is anchored by a modern floor-to-ceiling fireplace and windows.

Research is the backbone of any successful project, so before any dust flew in this huge Plano renovation, we took detailed photos and measurements, and asked our clients create Houzz ideabooks so we could see visual representations of their inspirations. This, coupled with lots of in-depth conversations, gave us the information we needed so we could begin conceptualizing the look and feel of the interior. My team and I got to work!

When we were hired for this Plano interior design work, the rooms of the house were partitioned and somewhat closed off, typical of its build date in the 1980s. With the homeowners, we created a plan to open it up, gutting the first floor to create better flow, enlarged rooms, and raised ceilings.

We opened up the kitchen to the living room, creating a soft contemporary-transitional look. That slab of granite on the kitchen 14-foot island is exceptionally beautiful with deep veining in variegated colors and called “Fusion.” We took advantage of the tall ceilings with white double-height Shaker-style cabinets and a oversized custom vent hood; their clean lines worked well with the look, as do the three chrome chandeliers over the island. We chose SubZero-Wolf professional-grade appliances because function must work in tandem with form for a kitchen to be useful. Three chrome chandeliers over the island add overhead lighting and a geometric accent.

When we called out a structural engineer to inspect our work, as is required by the city, he said we needed to put in a 30-foot steel beam to support the wall between the kitchen and living room and the dining room. We ended up leaving it exposed and painted it a silver color. As you can see in the photos below, it fits right in!

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Opening up the floorplan on the first floor created easy flow and long lines of sight.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

A 30-foot steel beam made it possible to have this open floorplan.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Three chrome chandeliers from Lights Fantastic add a geometric element and contrast with the undulating lines of the granite below, which reflects their light beautifully.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

A kitchen backsplash from from BC Flooring Studio creates an elegant backdrop.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The homeowners love this incredible single slab of exotic granite for the kitchen island from Aria Stone Gallery.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

If you look at the ceiling, you can see the 30-foot steel beam we put in so we could really open up the kitchen to the living room without pillars obstructing the flow.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

New floor-to-ceiling windows allow for maximum enjoyment of the views.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Another incredible fixture from Lights Fantastic creates a statement piece, rivaled only by that view from the oversized windows.

This nearby first-floor family room is anchored by a contemporary gas log fireplace clad in large-format cream-colored tile and flanked by custom built-ins in with wallpapered back walls. The room has LED lights and a contemporary floating mantel. With a lower ceiling than the other living room, this is a cozier and more intimate space, perfect for a night in with the family. The other room would function perfectly — and impressively — as an entertaining space.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Soft Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Soft Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Now onto the master bathroom, which is my favorite part of the whole West Plano interior design project! We gutted what was there and took space from another room to create a dressing area. On the floor, large-format porcelain tile with blue glass trim tile. I love the custom look!

The jetted tub is clad in “iceberg blue” quartzite with blue veining and there is white marble tile on the walls. That chrome chandelier over the jetted tub is the kind of high-end detail we included throughout the project, designed to delight. In the walk-in shower, I used gray oversized subway tile and glass trim and floor tile and a body jet system makes it a luxurious experience.

We took some space from a nearby room to create an oversized walk-in closet. The combination of hanging space, cabinets, and drawers will provide a lot of function for years to come.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Marble tile on the walls reflects light in a soft way and creates a relaxing atmosphere.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The quartzite-clad jetted tub has blue veining.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Glass tile and contemporary fixtures accent the jetted tub.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The chrome chandelier is from Lights Fantastic and adds the perfect amount of overhead illumination to the master bathroom.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Next to the jetted tub, the master walk-in shower invites you to spend all day here with custom tile treatment and body spray.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

A custom closet is a thing of beauty and this will give the homeowners years of happiness and organization.

The marble walls reflect light so beautifully — very soft.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Blue glass tile accents large-format marble floor tile in the master bathroom.

The first-floor utility room is all about convenience made beautiful with accent tile that wraps all around the walls and extends from counter to ceiling. Two washers, two dryers, and ample hanging space mean laundry will never be an unattractive chore.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Two washers and two dryers in the laundry room are an appreciated luxury.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The first-floor utility room has accent tile that wraps all the way around and a built-in ironing rack.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The shower in the upstairs daughter’s bedroom.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

The downstairs guest bath with an emerald slab granite countertops.

First Look: A West Plano Luxury House with Contemporary Stylings | Plano Interior Designer | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Stacked stone in upstairs bathroom was chosen by the teenage son.

We took this Plano luxury home from dated to delightful and I’m thrilled with the results! What do you think about it? Leave us a comment here or over on Facebook or Twitter!

 

We’ve got years of experience creating inspired, gorgeous interiors — contact Barbara today at 214-641-7897 or via the website contact form. We offer DFW interior design services in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Southlake, Keller, and many more parts of North Texas — please see the list of the areas we serve.

 

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