Inspired by Japanese architecture, this pergola has a more organic feel. The large timber look alludes to Japanese style pergolas, and we used black satin finish paint to give it an upscale look. With wire mesh at the top and wisteria plants at each post, walking under this pergola during mid- to late- spring is reminiscent of fragrant cherry blossoms and romantic florals.
The path winding underneath is crushed purple trap rock. This adds a subtle pop of color at the bottom to balance the wisteria blooms at the top, and the crushed rock gives a softer walking path underfoot. The curves and dips in the path have stones to emulate a bit of the yin and yang symbol, tying the theme together top to bottom.
Main Floor Remodel
This main floor started as a dated 70’s style home with a lot of small rooms, and not great for entertaining and family gatherings. We took down several walls, replacing structural walls with support beams and posts to give the kitchen and living room an open concept feel, and we converted the old dining room into a new master bedroom on the main floor.
We laid quartz counter tops and built custom cabinetry in the kitchen, replaced all the interior doors of the house to fit the new look, and replaced a window with a set of new French-style doors. We laid durable wood-textured vinyl flooring throughout the house, giving this family home an upgrade to last.
Shed & Waterwheel Getaway
We transformed this empty outdoor space into a unique 1800’s influenced aesthetic getaway for the homeowners. The main tie-in between the pieces was the beautiful rugged Missouri Red Cedar we sourced from a Missouri sawmill. The bark still on some of the roofing pieces, we clad the shed with the custom cut cedar and built a herringbone patterned deck for easy relaxing. We built the custom doors to the shed on-site to fit.
The waterwheel was a very inspiring part of the project to work on. Taking a week on site to build, we custom engineered the structure out of plastic decking with additional structural support so it has a greater longevity than standard wood waterwheels. We also built the frame to support it, as well as a 60 foot landscaped creek to run underneath it.
Double Vanity Bathroom
Before, this main floor bathroom had a bulkhead above that shortened the shower/tub combo, 70’s style wallpaper, and one sink. We created separate areas for extra makeup stations and family use with a double sink vanity. Custom fit dark stained cabinets with nickel-finished accessories created a luxury feel, offset with a patterned white marbled quartz counter.
After removing the bulkhead above the shower, we were able to raise the shower head enough that a taller person could comfortably shower with ease. In keeping with the luxury feel, we patterned neutral colored ceramic tiles and a glass and ceramic accent, and added a built-in shelf for convenience. We tiled the floor with the same marbled ceramic tiles to match the counter and unify the theme.