All about the details.

When we first met with this Ridgefield-based client, they requested something simple yet more difficult-to-attain than it sounds: a home that looked formal but felt casual. So how did we blend seemingly opposite design styles?

"It’s all in the details here... embroidered fabrics, woven trims, textured leather wrapped mirrors, hand carved wood side tables," says Jennifer Coleman. She utilized intricate elements such as textured grass cloth wallpapers and eye-catching lighting to add interest throughout the home, including a unique hand-carved and beaded chandelier, which is truly a show-stopper in the living room.

We were so happy with the way this home turned out and even more delighted that The Home Monthly featured the project on their homepage and in a full-length article

 

Living Room

Dining Room

Entryway 

Photos by Bryan Haeffele

Small Space, Big Design

At JKC Designs we understand that in NYC, every inch counts. Therefore, when we were tasked with this kitchen renovation and home redesign in the heart of New York's chic Upper East Side neighborhood, we knew we needed to exercise all of our space-saving techniques and incorporate plenty of stylish details to give our client a comfortable yet sophisticated living solution.  We opened up ceilings to create storage space above the refrigerator, and selected furniture which doubles as storage in all rooms. We also knew our glamorous client loves to entertain friends and family so we introduced host-friendly features such as a custom wine bar to elevate her entertainer game. 

 

Living Room

Kitchen

Master Bedroom

Photos by Karen Morneau

A blank canvas for luxury.

Our clients came to us with a blank canvas for this dining room, simply requesting a space where they could entertain their large family for holidays that would be appropriate for all ages, down to the babies in the bunch.

We therefore decided to go with a theme of 'durable elegance.'  We incorporated luxurious pieces, such as silver embroidered trims and gold metal inlaid buffet and lamps, all the while making sure every fabric and material fell into the endurance/performance category to withstand any spill and dinner party “oops.”

The use of rich navy fabrics complements the bright shine of the crystal beading, while the abstract artwork give this traditional and classic dining room a youthfulness that reflect the homeowners young family.

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Dining Table

Full Dining Room

Photos by Karen Morneau

Rustic elegance finds a home in this Connecticut escape

 When this young family relocated to the town of Ridgefield, they tasked JKC Designs with the job of overseeing and designing a full-home renovation.  Taking into consideration the client's classic but playful aesthetic, we refreshed the space with cheerful bright walls, white painted wood floors and fun tile in the master bathroom.

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Living room

Kitchen

Bathroom shower

Hallway 

Bathroom vanity

Bathroom tiles

Photos by Christopher Little

Chic design for a sophisticated uptown home

    When we were contacted by the owners of this stunning Manhattan apartment, we knew we had to create an elegant space that did the prestigious location justice. With simple modernity in mind, we created a custom look in a brand new construction, with details including an accent focal wallpapered entrance, custom curved cabinet in the kitchen for maximized storage, and gorgeous modern light fixtures throughout.

Foyer

Bedroom

Living Room

Kitchen

A luxury spa retreat - at home.

Few things are more relaxing than a luxurious spa vacation, which is why our Ridgefield clients wanted to create this type of zen atmosphere in their outdated master bathroom. By putting focus on features that are all about winding down, such as a standalone soaking tub and a calming color palette, we were able to create the feeling of being on a weekend spa retreat, even without a personal masseuse present.

Double Vanity

Soaking Tub and Shower

Photos by Bryan Haeffele

Light and bright.

When this Ridgefield client requested that more brightness and light be infused into their kitchen, the first thing we thought about was bringing in more overhead lighting and knocking down a few walls to add natural light and create a larger space.  We removed a wall between the dining area and kitchen, widened the opening to accommodate a new large center island and built-in pantry, and added a few fun island pendant lights.

Then, we used the open space above the cabinets to add design details with decorative cabinet doors and additional storage, even adding a hidden microwave behind the garage style cabinet door.  Next, we added a fresh coat of white paint on the existing cabinets and a coat of classic navy blue on the island for a pop of color, and created a magnetic message center on the side of the refrigerator to give the space some personality.

Kitchen Island

Full Kitchen

Photos by Karen Morneau

A classic home with modern touches.

This young family knew exactly what they were looking for when we first met: a formal living room that was more about family and less about being formal. As a family that loves to entertain, they needed a space that felt inviting to their guests and comfortable for daily life. We achieved this by integrating pops of pattern for an inviting fun vibe, and ample seating options for when guests come through.

 

Living room

Photos by Bryan Haeffele

Pops of color create a cheery and bright family atmosphere

 This client had a clear goal in mind from the start: to create a warm and welcoming space for their young growing family. We started with a neutral paint pallet and used fabrics and carpets with splashes of colors and textures throughout to add warmth without sacrificing elegance. The result is a bright yet clean and modern interior... a perfect space for a young family.

 Family Room

Family Room

Living Room

A California cool that inspires dreamin'

This client had a simple yet often hard-to-achieve vision for their San Diego home: vacation living on a full-time basis. They wanted the home to reflect the California coastal lifestyle, but also be inviting and comfortable for guests, as they have a love for entertaining and frequently host family for extended periods of time. To put it simply, they wanted the home to "feel like a resort."

JKC Designs designed and oversaw a complete renovation of this home, which included everything from determining flooring, paint, doors, knobs, and bathroom tiles, to carefully selecting window treatments, art, furniture & accessories.

 

Entryway 

Kitchen

Living room

Kitchen island

Sitting area

Den

Guest bedroom

 

Master suite

 

Child's bathroom and bedroom

Kid- friendly furniture for a headache-free home

Our client came to us with a request for a formal living room which could also play the role of the hub for the holidays, but with a caveat: it had to also be “useable”, meaning, durable enough for young kids to enjoy the space. We subbed out traditional silks and wools with kid-friendly, stain-resistant fabrics, and voila! - a beautiful and functional living space with zero spill concerns when the kids join the party.

Photos by Bryan Haeffele

A trendy downtown loft gets a signature look.

This project all started with the client's request to design a little girls loft bed along with a magical space for her to play dress up. We ended up completely transforming the room with a built-in costume closet, outfitted with functioning draperies and stage lights.  Then we shifted our focus to the rest of the loft. Hermes scarves were transformed into throw pillows, and we customized a rose colored mirror with metallic painted brick from Coleman's custom etch design for the powder room. The final product was a unique, modern, and totally livable downtown loft, and was featured on the prestigious Tribeca Loft Tour and also HGTV Designer Tour.

Bedroom

Bathroom vanity

Living room 

Living room

Child's bedroom

Photos by Stephan Radke

Theta Goes Blue and Gold

As a native Californian, Jennifer knows UCLA Bruins love their blue and gold, so she made sure to use these as the basis for her color palette in this stunning Theta house, which was the perfect canvas of classic southern California architecture.

The resulting interiors are classic and elegant with modern details, including a beautiful crystal cube entry chandelier, as well as luxurious fabrics, all of which are high performance & stain resistant to withhold their beauty with use by 250 plus college women.  Studying is an important part of college life, especially for these women, so we wanted to create a really inspiring space that reflected their school colors and spirit.

Front Entrance

Living Room

Living Room

Study Room

Sisterhood by the Sea

When tasked with designing a beautiful yet functional space for the 100-woman San Diego chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, we were immediately inspired by the house's surroundings: the San Diego beaches, which boast all shades of blue, turquoise,  and sand.

We conducted a complete renovation, including new grey washed wood floors, and added several functional seating areas for the sisters to study and relax together, as well as a dining hall which accommodates all 100 sisters for traditional evening meals.

Main Living Area

Living Room

Living Room

Traditional Can Be Chic, Too

A historical brown stone building sets the tone for the interior of this Ivy League University. The house was rich in tradition, and therefore it was important to the college women that we preserved these traditional themes when creating the new updated space.

The Thetas wanted to keep the Red Room, which earned its name with the old red painted walls, without keeping the red walls themselves. As a solution, we decided to draw upon classic Burberry plaid, which we integrated to infuse red into the room in a more subtle way.  Additionally, since Kappa Alpha Theta colors are black and gold, we used these two colors as the inspiration for the main living space as a nod to their historical symbolism.

The Red Room

The Red Room

The Red Room

 Main Living Space

Main Living Space

Staging & Preparing Homes for Market Listings

At JKC Designs, we understand that preparing your home for sale can be an overwhelming task. Therefore, we do everything we can to make it as seamless a process as possible for our clients, including arranging furniture to showcase the floor plan and maximize space in the home, and providing paint selections that will help your home appeal to potential buyers.  We even offer post-move consultations to help you arrange furniture in your new home so your new space feels just as it should.

Home entrance

Dining and living rooms

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Ridgefield, CT - Home redesign and master bath renovation