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Gold Standard

October 15, 2016 by

The Nebraska/Iowa chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ mission is to communicate the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience as it relates to designed spaces. With that in mind, every year ASID hosts an event called “impactFULL” where ASID interior design members are given the opportunity to submit their best projects of the year.

A panel of judges carefully assesses each project and considers how effectively the interior designer accomplished the goals in categories such as aesthetics, functionality, space planning, and sustainability.

Interior designers are awarded gold, silver, or bronze designations in both residential and commercial categories.

— Courtney Otte, communications director of the Nebraska-Iowa chapter of ASID

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impactFULL Winner
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID | Artistico
Thomas Grady Photography

Bespoken finishes infuse rustic charm into the modern basement, forming the perfect union of domestic utility and alluring elegance. A presentation of sentimental objects stands in harmonious contrast with time-worn salvaged materials and the interplay of light and shadow.

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Gwen Ahrens, ASID | Interior Design Firm
Photography by Gwen Ahrens

A remodeled open main floor is now connected to the backyard through the kitchen and a convertible sun room. Adequate circulation space and custom finishes allow daily functions and entertaining to be performed with ease. Most importantly, a master bedroom addition gives the homeowners the ability to age in place.

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Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

Inspired by their travels to the Palm Springs area, a love of the artist Shag, and a desire to simply have a house that would make the homeowner happy when she walked inside, this major renovation achieved a clean, fresh, midcentury modern look and emulated the feeling that a Shag painting evokes—a Palm Springs ambience.

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Jenny Colson, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

A collection of warm tones was selected for the upholstery fabrics and carpet, while the wall color and accent colors trend toward cool and contemporary. A mixture of putty, stone, charcoal, thundercloud, seal gray, slate, and citron perfectly answers the challenge.

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Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch
Photography by Amoura Productions

This design reflects the homeowner’s clean, classic, taste with a contemporary twist. Soft, gray neutral tones were used to contrast with the dark, rich wood floors. Deeper color was strategically placed to accentuate architecture. Bright white cabinets and trim create a crisp contrast, and natural stone finishes add texture.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

This design brings in bursts of color through the furniture, artwork, accessories, and the use of textured wall coverings. The bright red sofas and lime green accents provide a major focal point. Contrasting darker gray trim and doors added a clean, crisp look; using taupe and gray for the main walls brings in warmth.

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Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID | Michele Hybner, Allied ASID | Falcone Hybner Design
Photography by Amoura Productions

This new construction home features edgy curb appeal. Some of the design features include rustic wood ceiling beams, original cable railing design, rift oak cabinetry, large scale concrete gray porcelain floor tile, and open shelving on a reclaimed Old Chicago style brick wall.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | Rachel Costello, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

The Street of Dreams design needed to appeal to a wide audience. The design features a mix of light and dark tones. Highlights include a large island with a waterfall edge, a linear fireplace surrounded by oversized tile, and a linear floor drain in the master shower. Great design gave continuity to the space.

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Kristine Patton, ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by  Tom Kessler Photography

The project mandated attention to detail, requiring a renovation that would incorporate modern amenities while still involving every architectural and design detail from yesteryear. A thoughtful use of appropriate hardware, leaded glass, and glazing keeps the historic look alive and allows the addition to blend seamlessly with the rest of the home.

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Beth Settles, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography courtesy of Virgin Islands Property and 
Yacht Magazine

The goal was to create a Balinese-styled high end vacation home. The design incorporates colors and fabrics that evoke a resort feel. An oceanic color palette, access to the pool and the ocean, and seamless outdoor eating and lounging areas create a tropical paradise.

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Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

This kitchen design achieves a modern clean look without becoming stark and cold. The white perimeter cabinets brighten the space while the dark gray island becomes the focal point in the center of the room. A glass tile backsplash, colorful art, accessories, and textures were added to keep the space fun and vibrant.

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Colby Washburn, ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

The design of this new construction home incorporated a multitude of stain and paint finishes, as well as combinations of textures, patterns, and colors to create an environment that would appear acquired and approachable. Intricate detailing in every space was incorporated to achieve a high-end custom home style.

Omaha Magazine also wishes to congratulate the following ASID winners:

Silver:

Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID | Artistico

Lisa McCoid, ASID | Julie Odermatt, ASID | Rachel Costello, Allied ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors

Marilyn S. Hansen, FASID | The Designers

Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch, Inc.

Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID | Michele Hybner, Allied ASID | Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.

Sallie Elliott, Allied ASID | Inspired Interiors

Deb Munro, ASID | Pam Stanek, ASID | Liz Lempka, Allied ASID | The Interior Design Firm

Joan Sorensen Ronan, ASID | Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID | Diane Gernstein, Allied ASID | Kristine Patton, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan and Associates

Bronze:

Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch, Inc.

Visit asid-neia.org to learn more.

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ASID Project Awards 2015

March 3, 2016 by
Photography by Contributed by ASID photography by Thomas Grady, Tom Kessler, and Mark Kresl

Environments, spaces, rooms…doesn’t matter how you refer to them…the vibe of your business can have a profound impact on the bottom line. Professional designers are an integral partner when it comes to conceptualizing, coordinating, and executing a vision on how your brand will be perceived.

The ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Nebraska/Iowa Chapter Designers’ Project Awards 2015 showcase the very best in commercial property work.

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Design Impact Award Winner
Kris Patton, ASID, and Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID Interiors Joan and Associates
Legacy Eyecare
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

This showroom and patient area was designed to enhance the customer experience, giving clients an open, comfortable, yet very functional healthcare space. Custom-designed shelving was incorporated to highlight the various lines of high-end frames carried here. This new office space was designed not only to accommodate the patients’ needs, but also those of the optician’s growing business. Areas for enhanced technology use, marketing activity, and
staff comfort were all carefully considered
and executed.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID, and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Tuscany Apartments Clubhouse
Category: Hospitality
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

To give this clubhouse the feeling of an upscale hotel lobby, clean, crisp lines were integrated into the space with the use of a herringbone, wood-look tile on the floor that draws you into the main gathering and entertaining space. Those clean lines are continued throughout the space with the use of solid fabrics applied to the furniture along with patterned accent pieces that bring character into the space.

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Gold
Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

The ultimate goal for this pediatric dental office was to keep the atmosphere fun and welcoming for all kids while achieving the most efficient flow between the various stations. To define various elements throughout the office space, brightly hued accents of lime green, blue, and red were used.

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Ellen Turnage, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan and Associates
Strasburger Orthopaedics
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

A modern, energized, yet soothing environment was created to appeal to both the patients’ desire for an upscale, professional healthcare facility and their need for a calming atmosphere that would aid in the overall healing process. Increased and improved lighting schematics, a new lunchroom retreat, and performance materials that hold up to the necessary code requirements of a commercial environment all enhance the workplace for clients and professional staff members alike.

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Silver
Pam Stanek, ASID
The Interior Design Firm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Category: Corporate
Photography by Thomas Grady
idfomaha.com

The interior finishes of this church were updated to a timeless neutral palette to accommodate the different colors displayed during the services and celebrations throughout the year. The acoustics were enhanced for speech intelligibility and musical enjoyment.

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Silver
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico Interiors
TEAM Software
Category: Corporate
Photography by Mark Kresl
artisticodesign.net

This office was designed to allow functionality within an innovative space. Advanced technology such as a custom conference table with a pop-up data console, a state-of-the-art projection screen, and electronic Lutron shades are incorporated to enhance staff performance and flexibility. The end result is an atmosphere that promotes creative collaboration in a fun, fresh space for TEAM Software.

Winning at Wine

November 24, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

In a spacious home in West Omaha live a pair of wine lovers.

“I open a bottle while I am cooking, and then my husband comes home and we have a glass with dinner,” says the lady of the house. “He will often have two glasses with dinner. I love to cook and pair wine with food.”

Along with a love of fermented grapes, the couple have a love of travel, and that wanderlust has led to the purchase of a lot of wine.

“We have a trip in November to Santa Monica,” the homeowner says. “We’re in Napa or somewhere that we can buy wine at least twice a year.”

They also belong to nine wine clubs, which ship the couple’s favorite drink a couple of times a year. Thus the bottles began to stack up. The homeowners bought a wine fridge, then graduated to a rack that held 400 cabernets, pinots, and Burgundies. They kept accumulating.

“Then we built this,” the homeowner says, spreading her hands in a shy “voila” gesture.

“This” refers to a basement cellar, a temperature-controlled private room with glass doors leading to a dizzying array of dark glass vessels stacked neatly on top of one another. There are no whites inside…the grigios and chardonnays fill two wine fridges in the basement kitchen.

Cellars are becoming a popular home feature, according to Nancy Pesavento, ASID, of Interiors Joan and Associates. Pesavento says there were many factors to be decided in creating this space.

“When a client wants to do a wine cellar we need to understand the extent to which they want to go. Are they collectors, or do they just want an architectural feature in their home? We need to know how it is going to be used. We have seen extensive wine cellars like this that are temperature controlled, and we have seen built-in racks for displaying just a few bottles. Some people like cellars that you can entertain in.”

“We originally wanted it kind of dungeony-looking,” the homeowner says. “We wanted it to be dark and heavy, but then Kent and Nancy convinced us otherwise.”

“I actually designed a wine cellar to be in that corner where the bar is, and (the homeowners) say we’d like to have more of a cave feel, moving it away from the bar,” says Kent Therkelsen of KRT Construction. “In the end, it is maybe like more of what you see at a winery.”

The cavernous expanse became lighter by incorporating grey stone throughout—from the fireplace to the walls and all the way around the room. Wood enclaves broke up the wall to create a warmer feeling while highlighting a non-standard-sized shuffleboard table sitting between them.

“I was trying to highlight the stone, and when I had the original drawings it looked like it was too much, so I said ‘how about some display cabinets?’” Therkelsen says.

The wood isn’t exactly cherry…or oak…

“It was a custom stain that they created for us,” the homeowner says proudly. “I wanted a hint of red, but not too much. I wanted a hint of brown, but not too much.”

The actual wood is birch, stained reddish-brownish.

The hard edges of the rocks were broken up with geometry in the form of arches lit with a series of two-inch lights.

“Most lower levels are boxes,” says Pesavento. “I think bringing in a soft element like the arch gives it an architectural element and breaks up the boxiness of it. She has a very traditional interior. By stoning those arches, it gave her the traditional elements she wanted.”

The homeowner realized the usefulness of a basement kitchen last year after restoring her main floor cooking area.

“I realized I don’t really need a stovetop, I just need an oven, a fridge, and a microwave,” the homeowner says. “And a dishwasher.”

This basement is designed for entertaining, with four high stools at the kitchen counter where people can converse while one creates culinary delights, and a comfortable seating area with a television for others.

The basement also features such furniture as a couch upholstered in a buff-shaded leather and throw pillows with eggplant-colored (some might say shiraz-hued) accents.  An overstuffed chair and a half also features this purple-red tint.

“It’s my favorite color,” the homeowner says. “I really wanted to incorporate it.”

Also bringing in a touch of claret “color” without being claret-colored is the table and stools created from wine barrel staves.

“The thing is that every wine cellar is different, I’ve never built two the same,” says Therkelsen. “They’re a one-of-a-kind thing that is really defined by size limitation, space limitation, the kind of wine people want to store. There’s a uniqueness to it.”

Visit interiorsbyjoan.com and krtconstruction.com to learn more.

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From the Ground Up

August 7, 2015 by
Photography by Tom Kesler

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Home.

“You know what I like.”  The expression repeatedly danced off the tongue of our client throughout the months of planning and preparing that went into building her family’s new home in west Omaha.  Good thing…a tried-and-true, trusting relationship between client and designer is critical to the success of any design project. After helping this couple with a few previous homes, designer Nancy Pesavento, ASID, owner of Interiors Joan and Associates, did indeed know just what they liked.

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Working with Advanced Design & Construction (ADC), Pesavento guided her clients as they navigated the transition from a woodsy, earth toned, deeply traditional home to a new, more contemporary residence.  Crisp and clean, the new home perfectly answers the client’s request for a sleek, upscale design; a home that allows them to function day in and day out; and provides comfortable, convenient living spaces.

The home’s entry is defined by an exquisite chandelier, resembling a modern flurry of iron, whirled together, setting the tone for the home’s whole design concept. A linear iron rail and custom front doors complete the space.  The focal wall in the great room, featuring a horizontal fireplace encased in natural travertine stone and flanked by natural walnut shelving, anchors the entire main living space. Perfectly accessorized, the shelves embody the home’s “less is more” attractiveness. One’s hands can’t help but to gravitate to the sumptuous fabrics that upholster the sofas, chairs, and pillows in the great room. Soft velvets, leathers, and natural textures in shades of pumice, white, charcoal gray, cerulean blue, and citron compose the home’s sophisticated color palette.

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An open floor plan exposes the kitchen and dining space to the main living area in the home; and the selection of natural walnut wood with horizontal grain detailing and glass display niches creates elegant cabinetry meant to be an artistic display case. The design left no detail unattended…two colors of quartz visually separate the preparation and dining spaces of the kitchen island while allowing the surface to remain on one plane. A chrome plate under the countertop, linear hardware, sparkling pendant lights, and an architectural backsplash reinforce the home’s sleek appearance. Glass paneled pocket doors slide open to reveal a large room adjacent to the kitchen and dining area. This flex space, outfitted to function as an office, a space with extra seating, and as an entertainment hub with a bar, has proven to be invaluable to the homeowner.

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Notable details like a sizable pantry disguised as part of the kitchen’s cabinetry, granite and quartz countertops that push the proverbial envelope with their thickness and shape, an elevator that will allow the homeowners to continue to enjoy both levels of the home as they age, and a myriad of materials and finishes all tie together exquisitely to give the home a cohesive, organic look.

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New construction allows a design team to plan an entire home to perfectly fit and accommodate a client’s lifestyle. Not working around existing structures or components that don’t gel with new objectives makes for easier construction and evolution. When this client left an old home and metamorphosed it into a new contemporary residence, the transition was seamless…guided by a trusted friend and professional.

 

 

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