Las Vegas, NV 2003
To give life and personality to a developer’s spec house, JGA developed the interior design with a palette of colorful fabrics and sculptural forms,. The house, in a luxury golf community, was intended as a weekend get-away for a young couple and their daughter. Materials throughout were chosen for durability as well as reinforcing a relaxed and comfortable aesthetic, acknowledging how modern families live today.
Architectural modifications were made to the existing house. Room uses were rethought; a formal dining room became a media room, a guest bedroom became a study. The living room’s awkward narrow layout was turned into an asset. A custom banquette anchors the space and unifies two seating areas, one at the fireplace and a second seating area focused on the view. Overwrought detailing was simplified. An ungainly soffit over the kitchen was reshaped into an elegant curve. The house now flows from one space to another, flooded with light and air.
Strong color was used to bring a light-hearted and fresh sensibility to the house. Bright yellows and oranges in the main living spaces are balanced by dark cabinetry and the midnight blue of the media room. The daughter’s bedroom continues the theme of bright color with a mix of yellows, pinks and red. A change of pace occurs in the master suite, where a more muted palette of dusty blues and earth tones prevails.