Getting the opportunity to work in Hawaii for one of my favorite California clients was a real treat. My childhood spent in the New Zealand & the Cook Islands had me going snorkeling at every free moment.
My clients purchased a town home at Hualailai Villas a couple of years ago fully furnished (the Four Seasons private residences). Unfortunately the furnishings inherited with the home did not reflect anything of my clients experiences in Hawaii - which is focussed heavily around being in, on or under the ocean waters.
For this stage of the refurbishment out went the dull greens & muted reds, and in came vibrant aquatic blues, texture and a lot more fun. Much better suited to their passion for diving and their easy going lifestyle with two children.
For this install most of the original furniture remains in the living room, with the major changes happening downstairs in the master bedroom, den & children's room. Color & texture has been added to the master bedroom with the use of a Phillip Jeffries grasscloth and a great new four poster bed from EF+LM (replete with palm fronds). Inspired by the turtles you see regularly basking on the beaches in Kona, the Tortoise Lamp by Arteriors was the perfect fit for the master bedroom.
The swivel chairs by Kravet in the den off the master suite rotate 360 so that everyone gets to enjoy the sunset. Another grass cloth 'Sequoia' by Phillip Jeffries was added to fresh up and life to the walls in the den.
The children's bedroom which looks into a lush private garden reflected the view with a grass cloth by Lee Jofa, and also works for any grown up guests that also might stay at the home by not being particularly juvenile in theme.
The kitchen was transformed by the removal of fairly unappealing brownish/yellowish granite counters and replaced with new recycled glass counters by Icestone and a glass backsplash - 'Palms' by Island Stone.New cushion covers also replaced the outdoor furniture on the lanai.
Thank you to the great work by Tom at Aloha Wallcoverings, painting work by John Watterson, Kona Trans delivery team & Regis Electrical.