Monday, April 4, 2011

A Stroll Down Memory Lane...

A longtime client (and friend!)  needed some pictures from his home that we remodeled and added on to in the early 90's. Many of our clients allow us to photograph our work upon completion. In this particular case I knew we had a pretty good archive of photographs, but I wasn't sure if we had what he needed.

Going back through the archive sent me down memory lane! I enjoyed the trip and thought you might too! Here are some of the shots from the 1991 Theta Showcase Home. Twenty-one different designers (one for every room!) did an incredible job of turning this 1929 Hal Thompson home into a wonderland.

Heavily themed for a little boy, this bedroom is every kid's dream! Notice the painted floor made to look like cowhide and the barbed wire painted on the floor as a room border!

One of the designers came up with the idea of Venetian plastering these walls, slicking them to a high finish, and then waxing them with ordinary car wax. Stunning!

Just an ordinary Guest Room... The acrylic red is painted over grasscloth for additional texture.

This was part of the old original house. We added the Master Bath back behind it over an non-covered porch making a wonderful Loggia beneath. All looked out over the pool. The old walls were plaster so there was a lot of new plaster added for authenticity in the areas that were not original.

The Wife's Office right off the Kitchen provided a quaint respite from the screaming kids!

A very stylized Maid's Quarters - I guarantee the client would not have done the space this way if had not been a Showhouse! We had a wonderful time working with all of the Designers. It's been twenty years now, but it sure was fun stumbling through our picture archive!

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