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Residential Nirvana

May 21, 2018 by
Photography by Tom Kessler

Dull. Dark. Overbearing. Heavy. These are not nice adjectives to describe a new home, but this is exactly how our clients felt about the new residence they had purchased.

Before

When the homeowners first stepped into our showroom at Interiors Joan & Associates, they explained their dissatisfaction wasn’t about the house itself; they just needed to realize the potential they knew existed within the home. That’s when they connected with Karie Boggs (Allied Member ASID), a professional interior designer with the firm.

After learning more about her clients, how they wished to live in the home, and how they envisioned it to look, Boggs and the homeowners embarked on a major transformation that completely changed both the aesthetics and the functionality of the home—and they never looked back.

What makes this project unique is that the entire transformation was completed with minimal construction. Cosmetic changes included fresh paint, lighting, and a total overhaul of the furnishings. The father of one of the homeowners is in the construction industry in Dubai; his ability to see potential in the home’s bones proved to be a valuable resource throughout the renovation process, and helped his daughter to see the home for what it could be.

We embarked on a renovation project to create an environment that would match the homeowners’ personality and lifestyle. They required space for entertaining, but also wanted the home to be warm and inviting when smaller groups of family are there. Boggs’ design solution was to transform the dark, dreary, and gray home into a light, fresh, and colorful space that would reflect the clients’ culture and taste.

After

Rooms that were once filled with out-of-scale traditional furnishings, muddy gray walls with white chair rail, and mismatched flooring now boast a brighter linen wall color, elements of architectural significance, and furnishings with bursts of color and interest. The great room features a natural stone wall with floating metal shelves and integrated lighting. This built-in design detail provides the space with texture, and all at once creates dimension in the room. Glitzy elements added sparkle to the space: a furrowed metal table lamp, nailhead detailing on the upholstery, and a cocktail table base fashioned out of chrome, while a color palette of raspberry, gold, and copper repeats itself in the cut velvet fabrics and the large-scale artwork.

Custom draperies create a backdrop for the bright, punchy fuchsia fabric used on the upholstered chairs in the dining room. A sparkling chandelier and abstract artwork complete the new, sophisticated space. A sectional sofa with a streamlined frame and nubby textural upholstery anchor the hearth room.

Colorful pillows in a trio of patterns breathe splashes of raspberry, citron, turquoise, and seal gray into the design. While the actual architecture of the media and fireplace wall were not changed, Boggs had the walls painted and a textural treatment applied inside the niches to create a clean yet interesting space for display. Exotic accessories of glass, metal, petrified wood, and silk florals enhance the visual appeal of the media wall.

Colorful artwork and upholstered dining chairs perfectly appoint the more intimate dinette space. Here, bright yellow, pink, cerulean, and a deep espresso wood finish on the furniture frames replace the once-dark and drab corner of the home. Perhaps one of the most interesting transformations took place in one of the upstairs spaces. What was once a mismatched bonus space for toys was thoughtfully redesigned to serve as a Hindu prayer room for the homeowners and family. Great care was taken to respectfully fulfill every requisite that our clients had regarding the size, finish, look, measurements, accouterments, and requirements of this spiritual space.

Another fantastic transformation was to conceal an inconvenient laundry chute (positioned in the hallway directly atop the steps on the second level of the home). The chute was randomly situated beside a bank of practically useless skinny shelves. Boggs’ clever design morphed the unsightly chute into a part of an artistic installation by disguising the door with a contemporary metal cover that conceals its functional purpose with a more aesthetically pleasing trio of art pieces. The skinny shelves were replaced with floating shelves with LED accent lighting, creating a perfect space for home accessory display.

By incorporating a variety of design elements—crystal chandeliers, mixed metals, antiqued mirrors, lots of finishes, and sumptuous fabrics—the home realized a fresh, colorful, and interesting new personality. The homeowners’ personal tastes, cultural influences, and religious requirements found a residential showcase that is uniquely their own.


Visit interiorsbyjoan.com for more information.

This article was printed in the May/June 2018 edition of OmahaHome.

Beautiful Business Interior Designs

January 1, 2017 by
Photography by Thomas Grady, Tom Kessler, and Mark Kresl

Great interior design can turn any workplace into a showcase. From large corporate offices to small mom-and-pop storefronts, whatever the tone that proprietors desire for their office space, professional interior designers can turn ideas into reality. The Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers recently announced the winners of their annual design contest, impactFULL.


Gold —
impactFULL Winner

Nancy Pesavento, ASID, and Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates

The goal in this new salon was to achieve a balance between the architecture and design. Clever space planning and the use of unique materials created a visually dramatic area.  Overscaled light fixtures, sophisticated tile designs, and a suspended bead metal curtain define the salon and add impact to the overall design.

 

Gold

Linsey Lisowyj, ASID
Interior Design Firm

This design achieved a unique lounge in which one can enjoy a glass of wine while mapping out the next adventure. Vibrant, comfortable, and detail-oriented, this design matches the experience travelers will have within and abroad. The material and finish palette included warm neutrals that created the foundation for the playground of vibrant colors.

Gold

Brianne Wilhelm, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors

The design of this new art studio achieved a versatile, bright, open space to accommodate long painting tables with 30-plus seated painters, ample lighting, a large wine and drinks bar, a washer/dryer for the painting aprons, and functional storage for their stock of canvases, paint, and cases of libations. The end result is a functional, warm, bright, and inviting space.

Silver

Marilyn Hansen, FASID
The Designers

Teal and gold were incorporated throughout the hotel. A dramatic focal point takes advantage of clerestory windows. Quartzite stone walls were used for a clean more modern approach. A redesign of the existing lobby included new lighting, reception desk, seating areas, wall coverings, countertops, and a new fireplace to complete the transformation.

All That Glitters

December 18, 2015 by

Interior design is an essential part of any home. Professional interior designers spend hours planning and creating stunning spaces. The NE/IA Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently announced the winners in their annual design contest.  Featured here are the best of the best.

Visit asid-neia.org to learn more

Gold

Design Impact Award Winner
Best in Show
Brianne Wilhelm
Allied Member ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

The main open living space features a long wet bar, a dining/game table and a large media space, with an additional seating area at the base of the stairs for reading and/or conversation away from the TV. The wet bar was designed to house the appliances the family required, with floating shelves over the centrally positioned sink. Easy to clean, family-friendly materials were selected for the flooring; a plush carpet for the living space, and a medium grey, textured tile for the kitchen and bathroom.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

This custom home was built for an active family of five. Red and orange were identified as two favorite colors of this family, which was fitting as those are both active hues. The palette also includes neutrals to offer a visual break from the intense colors the family wanted to incorporate into their design.

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Gold
Brianne Wilhelm
Allied Member ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by 
Amoura Productions

This condo is located in an historic Art Deco building downtown. Designer and client embarked on a journey to create a home that reflects the client’s personality and functions smoothly as she enjoys hosting friends, neighbors, and family.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

Vintage charm and a sunny color palette topped this homeowner’s wish list for their open-concept kitchen, eating, and great room. The illuminated airy kitchen has bright white preimeter cabinets, granite countertops with veining similar to marble, and handmade gray glazed ceramic subway tile backsplash.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

With a neutral color palette, the use of texture played a key role in the design solution. Throughout the design process, special attention was paid to the use and integration of unique finish selections, which offered visual interest.

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Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

Form and function must always be considered in design, especially for a busy couple with a growing family who also work from their home. Careful attention was paid to the integration of built-ins and storage, along with beautiful finishes, for a seamless work/life fit.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler

The designer, builder, and homeowner carefully considered all aspects and details of the home to create a classic, contemporary design. The client wanted the home to be timeless, not trendy, so the design elements could stay fresh and current for years to come. Specific finishes were selected to accommodate.

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Kris Patton, ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler

Select materials and thoughtful space planning allows this family to enjoy an area that is sophisticated enough for entertaining, yet functional enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday family life.

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Nancy Pesavento, ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler

The design of this home evolved from the desire of the clients to downsize to a smaller, more contemporary home. All materials for the project were thoughtfully selected with easy maintenance in mind. The clients’ intent is to age in this home, so elements such as an elevator and an open floor plan will stand the test of time.

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Silver
Becki Wiechman, ASID, LEED AP
Interior Design Group
Photography by Amoura Productions

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Silver
Lisa McCoid, ASID, Julie Odermatt, ASID and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler

Threads

January 16, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

The Fall High Point Furniture Market was a mecca for the most seasoned of style-spotters. We checked in with the professionals at Interiors Joan & Associates to learn more about the hottest textile trends—and the technologies behind the manufacture of the fabrics that add both texture and timeliness to your decor.

Topsy Turvy
by Architex
“Made from recycled polyester, this eco-friendly fabric boasts a patented Crypton finish that makes this textile all but impervious to stains, odors, and mildew. With great durability and light-fastness, this fun fabric would be a good choice for heavy-use applications like pet beds and kids’
booster seats.”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

Odalisque
by Pollack
“Famed furniture and boat designer Matthias Pliessnig also dabbles on occasion in textile art. This dimensional fabric in a silk/acrylic blend melds woodland themes with graceful nautical curves in evoking a soothingly organic motif.”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

 

Diety
by Pollack
“A true labor of love, this silk/cotton/poly blend uses a global village approach in its creation. Handcrafted in India, the pattern is first blocked in one village before being handed off to craftswomen in another who do the accent stitching. Artisans in yet a third village apply the mirrored inlays.”
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID

 

Breathe Velvet Wild Flower
by Black Edition
“This work of art was created by Jessica Zoob. The acclaimed British impressionist has been featured in countless home and design magazines, and one of her most recent commissions is for a palace in Dubai. Here her dappled paint strokes form a variegated composition that is at once subtle and dramatic.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

Pallas Faux Fur
by Zinc
“Subtle markings and beautiful, natural coloring create a luxuriously tactile experience in this faux fur. Try this fabric on throw pillows to give a room just the right punch of drama.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

 

Incognitus Gilded
by Concertex
“This metalized vinyl wonder may not be bulletproof, but it’s the next closest thing when it comes to homes with young children. Crayons? No prob. Ballpoint ink? A breeze. Those dreaded Sharpies? Thought you had us on that one, didn’t you? Just wipe with a dry cloth!”
Karie Boggs, Allied ASID

 

Hop
by Dedar Milano
“This 100% cotton fabric is best used on vertical surfaces. Try this or any of the complementary hues in this line for the oval back of a chair or other accent piece. Be sure to team it with a solid seat fabric that anchors the tone so as to deliver visual impact in small but powerful doses.”
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID

 

Kashmir Leaf
by Colefax and Fowler
“Evoking an updated tree of life, this beautifully embroidered linen/cotton/viscose blend features a bold vine motif that is reminiscent of paisley. This textile is particularly suitable for decorative applications, including draperies.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

 

 

Knight
by Zinc
“Glass beads—virtually zillions of them—are embedded in this metallic weave fabric. The play of light and shadow creates a dazzlingly sensual treat in a texture that is still somehow remarkably soft to the touch. This one is great for headboards, cornice boards, or oversized pillows.”
Beth Settles, Allied ASID

Beebe+Runyan Beauty

November 22, 2013 by
Photography by Tom Kessler

The best in penthouse living requires the skillful acquisition of only those belongings that fit and work well within the limited parameters of one’s unit…or the selection of a designer who can magically make a space as beautiful as it is functional.

Lisa Cooper, Allied Member ASID and professional interior designer with Interiors Joan and Associates, was the point person for this stunning renovation. Starting with a Downtown Omaha space that had a strong architectural shell, majestic scale, and soothing symmetry, she transformed it into an executive-style penthouse that capitalizes on the historic and authentic features of the Beebe+Runyan Building.

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Cooper’s vision for this unique home was to give the architectural elements, furnishings, and artwork the space to breathe, thereby    highlighting the openness of the space and encouraging the appreciation of an overall theme, rather than merely a collection of individual parts and pieces.

Innovative design concepts were thoughtfully integrated into the design, with the intention of creating a luxurious, executive-style space for business entertaining or family gatherings. The goal and end result was a signature look that would translate well into a space that also functioned well for 
everyday life.

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Interiors Joan and Associates and the project’s contractor, Corey Spader of Site Construction Inc., worked meticulously to achieve the homeowner’s vision of creating an open space. Walls are kept to a minimum without losing the functionality of what walls do in defining a certain “roomness,” all while juxtaposing modern amenities against the historic elements of the building itself.

The 3,000 square-foot penthouse features polished concrete floors, original wood beams extending from the floor to the 13-foot ceilings, walnut wood floors, original brick, and custom shutters.

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The professional kitchen area was designed with custom-made walnut cabinets featuring exotic wenge veneer accents as a backdrop to showcase such amenities as an espresso maker, oversized refrigerator, Miele appliances, professional range, and titanium granite countertops that were imported from Italy. The large island and barstool seating area provides a perfect arrangement for entertaining and cocktail events. A custom-made wenge dining table with a travertine stone inset top sits below an overhead light fixture featuring rustic steel and Orleans glass, setting the perfectly elegant perch for diners to enjoy a panoramic view of the Missouri Riverfront far below.

The modern, linear fireplace serves as a focal point for the space. Crafted of polished concrete cladding and surround with quartzite tiles laid individually by hand, the fireplace cleverly disguises a mechanical shaft while providing an ambient glow for both the dining and seating area.

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The office area was resourcefully designed to do double duty as a guest room. Architectural Lighting Resources coordinated the penthouse’s lighting schematics, and the under-lit walnut flooring in the den is one example of their impeccable expertise. The space also features a pullout custom-made Murphy bed and built-in cabinetry, allowing additional room for storage of both clothes and office supplies. An adjacent bathroom boasts a hand-poured concrete ramped sink and floor-to-ceiling glass tile.

The great room area and its media components serve as a perfect gathering space for relaxing or business presentations. Ever mindful of the desire to balance convenience and functionality, located close by is a wet bar serving area featuring a nickel-hammered sink and cantilevered solid surface.

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The master bedroom features a masculine, rift red oak bed, handcrafted by local artisans, and a bird’s-eye view of CenturyLink Center and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Walnut sliding doors allow the space to be open as needed and private only when required.

A spa tub, honed basalt sinks, shellstone countertops, and floor-to-ceiling tile with ample linen storage make the master bathroom a serene retreat. In developing the master bath design, transoms were used to pierce the space with natural light. It also features a large walk-in closet with custom-made shelving and racks with a conveniently located, stackable washer and dryer.

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Finishing touches and thoughtful details give the penthouse’s industrial, masculine edge a touch of refinement. Highly polished barstools are upholstered in warm graphite. A camel-wrapped sectional with shearling black sheep pillows and a one-of-a-kind cocktail table from Mexico are just a few of the notable pieces in the project’s design.

The finished product is an upscale condo unit that is truly beautiful yet eminently livable. Once a raw empty space, this penthouse has become a spectacular living area with intricate detailing in design, deluxe furnishings, and intelligent functional 
concepts.

Transformations is a regular feature of  Omaha Home that spotlights a recent project by a local ASID interior designer. The copy and photos are provided by the designer. Homeowners’ names may be withheld for privacy.

NE/IA Chapter of ASID Project Awards 2013

November 2, 2013 by

Environments, spaces, rooms…It doesn’t matter how you refer to them, interior designers are an integral part of the very best examples. Professional designers conceptualize, coordinate, and execute their visions to create projects that are stunning, exciting, and functional. The NE/IA Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) recently submitted design projects to be judged by the ASID Florida South Chapter. These amazing projects are a sampling of the award-winning work produced in the past year by designers of the NE/IA Chapter of ASID.

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Family, friends, and food are at the core of this progressive home of a young family that enjoys modern art and entertaining.

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Photo by Joseph Vavak

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Mid-Century Modern provided inspiration. Ample built-in storage  allows the owners to easily maintain a clean and uncluttered home.

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Photo by Lisa Louise Photography

Residential under 2,500 sg. ft.
Marian Holden, ASID
Erin Svoboda, ASID
Designer’s Touch
2085 N. 120th St., Omaha
402-932-5040

The goal of this project was to turn this unfinished basement into a space for entertaining, fitness and children’s activities.  The color palette remained neutral and sophisticated with rich shades of gray accompanied by cream trim, dark alder doors, and a variety of textures. All of the client’s wish list was achieved in this project, and they were elated with the outcome.

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Photo by Jeffrey Bebee

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Michele Hybner, Allied ASID
Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St., Omaha
402-502-7309

Falcone Homes
402-861-0180

Spaces of this home evoke a comfortable and approachable feeling while still looking stylish, sophisticated, and classically modern.

05-203-C-M-3

Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Nancy Pesavento, ASID
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

Love of French architecture and a sophisticated European look is the core inspiration of this home, reflecting the clients’ appreciation for the balance of refined elements with accents of a rustic nature.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Diane Luxford, ASID
D-Lux Interiors
402-496-3233

This outdoor area becomes very cozy and semiprivate with the ability to close off the space with outdoor draperies and motorized screen shades. All furniture and fabrics are rated for outdoor use. Heaters tucked under the eaves and a gas fireplace warm the space on cool fall nights.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 2,500 sq. ft.
Lisa B. McCoid, AIA, ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

The objective of this project was to create a functioning man-cave for watching football games and entertaining.  A glass transom creates a light and airy feeling in two spaces. No man-cave would be complete without a bar, so cabinetry was added to match the TV projection canopy.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residence over 4,000 sq. ft.
Beth Settles, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

The design concept for this project stemmed from the 
client’s desire to transform their home with traditional elements into a more modern 
transitional design.

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Photo by Long-Shots Video Creations

Residential Singular Space
Victoria Pierce, ASID
Paul Daniels Interiors
4333 S 70th St., Lincoln
402-474-5015

Aesthetically pleasing in a timeless and sophisticated style. Sufficient storage and display from custom- designed furniture of clean lines and smooth surfaces, a combination of color, textures, and patterns provide a rich and elegant feeling to a room that is now functional 
and beautiful.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Julie Odermatt, ASID
Kayla McClure, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

Designed to make the ranch home appealing to all ages. The juxtaposition of the creamy white and rich chocolate cabinetry inspired the use of neutral warm colors with pops of bright white.  The layout of the space creates a room that could be used for entertaining and also day-to-day living.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 4,000 sq. ft.
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico
402-650-6526

Contemporary spaces that are warm and inviting. Custom-made items were used to achieve a unique style.