La Jolla 9
La Jolla, CA
Michael Borrelli, CKD, CID Angie Dela Cruz, CKD, CBD
The owners of this Tuscan home wished to contemporize the interiors to reflect their modern lifestyle. Therefore, for the cabinetry, we chose an espresso-stained cherry and a figured Australian walnut veneer as the exterior finishes, as the cherry lends a traditional flavor to the cabinetry, while the elegant figured veneer anchors the design in the contemporary modus.
A great room just west of the kitchen contains a formal dining area, entertainment center, and a bar. The dining table has a 1″ thick glass top and a custom silver-leafed table base that reflects the shape of the chandeliers hanging above. The cabinetry for the TV wall was constructed with sequenced-matched figured Australian walnut veneer and includes a blind-cut door to the right of the fireplace that conceals a walk-in home theater equipment room. The bar features a mirrored display cabinet above a hammered silver sink. Custom silver-plated ribbon pulls by Giorgio Borrelli accent the cabinet doors.
The powder room contains a back-lit ash white crystal countertop over a Ceylon teak cabinet and a custom floating mirror flanked by crystal sconces.
The master bedroom and family room have built-in home offices as well as dressing wardrobes.
The master bath includes furniture-grade cabinetry, as for the rest of the home, which is accented by our custom mirrors and chrome-plated pulls by Giorgio Borrelli.
The kitchen was designed for a family of six, and the large island can seat everyone. A Sub-Zero refrigerator and oven along with a 150-bottle wine captain comprise the core of the appliances. The cabinetry is a furniture-grade combination of solid cherry and Australian walnut veneer consistent with the level of sophistication the clients desired.