The outdoor grilling area presented a challenge, according to Taylor, when it came to making the most of the available space. “Originally it was in the back of the home,” says Taylor. “We just felt like it was blocking too much of the view, so we had to create the L-shape. Then the husband decided he wanted to have ventilation.” To accommodate this part of the design, Taylor and the team were able to rearrange the placement of certain elements as they went, meaning they could make sure the owners got the most out of the patio.
Along with a challenge, the project also presented an opportunity to try something new. “Being able to get the roll-down screens as wide as we were able to get them was something new.” Taylor says. “I didn’t realize we could get them that wide until we started figuring it out.”
The unique color scheme of subtle grays mixed with starkly contrasting deep wood shades came from the property owners conflicting desires for the space. “The husband wanted grays and the wife wanted warm [colors],” Taylor says. “We had to find a balance between a cold, contemporary house and a warm, cozy house.” Combining these elements and adding a sheen of reflectivity in glass fixtures and appliances, Taylor crafted a light space with a modern look without removing the feel of a comfortable living space.