Canal Contemporary

When the clients of the Canal Contemporary project reached out to the design team, they had a lot of ideas in mind for their 1960s river front property (that they grew up in!!). Furthest from their minds was a complete tear down and remodel. That is just what we did! Down to the slab, the project was a complete over haul!

Facade of the house we completely transformed!

What began as a one story, modest 3 bedroom, grew to this vaulted ceiling beauty! Taking 2 years to get from conception to completion ensured that every inch of the home was built with great pride and intent. Environmentally green products were used where ever possible and the latest technologies in construction were applied to ensure all codes and regulations were met, or in most cases exceeded.

The clients relied on the design team to create an interior that reflected their laid back lifestyle but would exude a sense of elegance and style. The design evolved to become a “coastal industrial” take off by using a mixture dark metals combined with white washed wood finishes. The aqua-blue color palette creates an open-airy feeling which makes the perfect setting for casual entertaining.

From first entry, beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the home with tile accents in the wet areas. One favorite design element is the marble herringbone floor installed in the master bathroom. Every room in the house has a view to the river, making for prime real estate when you see all of the plush seating. The design team also specified light-weight dual roller shades on the windows for maximum daylight and dolphin spotting.

To the client, the kitchen was the most important element because they like to cook. To create their dream kitchen, a lot of thought was put into every element. Cambria quartz and a taupe stone backsplash make the perfect backdrop for any chef, while a well organized cabinet system is enough for anyone to get excited about making family dinner!

Beautiful kitchen with plenty of room for circulation! Rich countertop adds a sophisticated addition to the space!

Some of the beautifully custom-designed elements in the home include the barn door, master bath vanity, stair railings and guest loft bar. Working with the builder, the design team and the client were able to create pieces that will begin and grow with the home.

Custom Design Barn Door generating a rustic feeling.

Master Bathroom Vanity creating contrast with the focal while adding a unique touch to the space!

A bathroom is a special place in a house, where we renew ourselves and get ready for our routines. It is wonderful to start the day happy and full of energy after a fresh shower. Likewise, there is nothing quite like coming home from a long day and relax after a hot shower! Therefore, we were committed to dedicate this space to inner peace, serenity and positivity. Beauty lies in details; thus, to achieve a bathroom that evokes nature and positiveness, we carefully pick stunning natural stone tiles to create a focal point for the shower! We simply had to highlight our selection of clean and warming tones of ceramic tiles for the master bathroom.

We used a mixture of neutral tiles to create a natural feeling and the illumination highlights the stone and tiles! Dark Floor tiles contrast with the natural stone and resembling real nature!

Customized Stair Railling articulating interior spaces and providing a warming atmosphere!

 

 

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The Organized Teacher

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We know you’ve all experienced that one teacher that misplaced one of your assignments or eve lost it due to lack of organization. Well, we say no more! Teachers need a little bit of help sometimes too, and if we help them, they’ll be able to help their students! Many people tend to be disorganized, and it happens to the best of us, sadly. Sometimes we’re just not the best at keeping up with everything and making sure everything is neat and tidy, because who has the time for that?! Well today, we’re here to help with a few organizational tips for teachers instead of the students! These tips will help keep the classroom organized and help our teachers relieve a little bit of stress!

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Now, these tips are mainly going to be aimed for elementary level teachers, because that’s where the skills are taught first. Once the kids learn organization from their teachers at that age, they’ll be able to be all neat and tidy all on their own when they’re older. To help teachers stay organized, we are going to put some accountability onto the students. This way, everyone is learning and helping each other out. This can be done by making sure each student has color-coded, labeled folders for each subject and category. Then, every time there is a paper to be put away, the teacher can tell them exactly which folder to put it in. That way, the next time the teacher asks for that paper, and the student says’ “I can’t find mine,” the teacher will be able to say that she told everyone to put it in the green social studies folder. This will help the students learn organization while helping out the teacher as well.

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Next, we can help organize your attendance and homework routine for those early mornings. If the students have color-coded folders like suggested, they should have one that is specifically for homework. They can put their homework in it at the end of the day and take it home, then bring it in the next day in the same folder. If you have a large cubby space that has enough room for each student, then this tip will be perfect for taking attendance and checking who’s done their homework. Every morning when the students come, make sure they know to drop off their homework folder into their designated cubby, with their completed homework sheets on top of the folder. This way after everyone has arrived, you can just look over to the cubby area and see who is here and who did their homework. This will help the students to actually do their homework on time, because they know you’ll see it first thing in the morning. We’re probably upsetting a lot of 8 year olds that dread doing homework, but this time it’s all about the teachers!

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