Ciel’s “Bower House” Details

Interior designer, Talli Roberts, is always up to something interesting.  She’s exclusively working with a builder on their modern addition to the neighborhood.  I sat down with her to see the warm, clean, sophisticated palette and layout she is putting together for the home.  Here are a few details.

Conceptually, Talli and the team are exploring a steel and glass front door similar to what is seen here to bring you into the dramatic space and frame the view beyond.  The stair railing immediately inside the door will be custom created of steel as well.  Oak wood flooring will be throughout the entire house on both levels similar to a mid-century home.

The signature kitchen will be simple, warm and sleek.  Talli is considering using a Walker Zanger backsplash of matte glass bricks.  The counter is out of Ceasarstone in “Raven”.  The cabinets will be in a warm, brown walnut and provide an earthiness to contrast the cool stainless appliances.

The guest bath will also feature walnut cabinets topped with a “Lagos Azul” counter in a honed finish.  The flooring will be made with 24″x24″ tile floor in a natural stone with a matte finish.  The shower will consist of horizontal gray tiles.

I asked Talli what she enjoyed about working on this project.   She talked about two things.  One, community was unique in that there will be different styles of  homes in this luxury mountain community.  She previously worked on the Garden Grove house which is more of a rustic timber frame home.  Second, she enjoys working with such a collaborative team.  The owner, the builder (Cottonwood Development) and the lighting designer have all been involved in the process.  She prefers to work this way and feels like it creates the best results for the project.

Talli originally graduated from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida.  After graduating she worked as an interior designer and project manager for a large interior design firm in southern Florida.  When she came to Asheville she first worked for an interior design firm and then Four Corners home interiors store.  Missing the construction she decided to venture out on her own and is now busy with multiple projects.  Next she will be getting certified as a LEED Green Associate.  Talli is recently published in WNC Home and Garden Magazine.

Text by Troy Winterrowd

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