As a respected thought leader and founder of Possibilities for Design, an award-winning national interior design firm, Doris Pearlman is in the business of bringing dream homes to life. Connecting with the hearts of today’s homebuyers, her model homes are the hallmark of custom design and trendsetting style.
Doris recently finished merchandising a stunning home with luxury homebuilder, and Progress Lighting partner, Toll Brothers. The Summit Estates community, nestled in the heart of Westchester County, attracts sophisticated New Yorkers looking to retreat from city life. The design of the Harding model epitomizes luxury, and Doris used Progress Lighting fixtures as her finishing touch.
Now, we’re taking you behind the scenes to see how Possibilities transforms models into homes and rooms into memory points!
INITIAL IMPACT. Creating an instant love affair with a home is crucial. As the first room seen from the entry, the dining room is the gracious hostess of the house. For luxury buyers, the dining room is an essential space, used often for entertaining and hosting dinner parties. The overall vision for the room is “luxe neutrality” with grey and crème chairs, coordinating drapery, and the added flair of contemporary gold accents and wall hangings. But it’s the dual, bronze Sway Chandeliers, highlighted by the perimeter-lit coffer, that crown the room for the ultimate first impression.
THE HEART OF THE HOME. This “Chef’s Kitchen” is gourmet ready, with a waterfall island, Wolf appliances, and sleek white cabinets. A subtle touch of industrial lighting is an unexpected, exciting addition. The grouping of three Industrial Pendants above the island, and their coordinating Swing Pendants over the kitchen table marry the two spaces to create a true heart of the home.
STAYCATION. Lighting really steals the show in this romantic room. An impressive coffered ceiling adds dimension, volume and architectural interest, while the Glimmer Pendants serve as the jewelry of the space. Three fixtures are staggered over the bed, emphasizing the high ceilings and creating luxurious drama. The oversized tufted headboard, split-finished nightstands, painted trim accents, and layered bedding are key elements in the overall vision.
PUTTING THE OWNER BACK IN THE OWNER’S BATH. This space extends the “staycation” appeal with an artfully contrasted black and beige tile design, and free-standing tub, with the striking Glimmer Pendant repeated from the bedroom. This continuity creates the ultimate memory point and adds sparkle to this spa-like retreat.
A STUDY IN STYLE. When you have an entire built-in wall boasting a 72” TV, a bay window, and a modern geometric glass desk, you need pendants that command attention. And the Markor Pendants achieve just that. Working from home just took on a whole new meaning.
WINE TIME. Completing the home tour, it’s crucial to leave visitors with a lasting impression. The wine room – generally a traditional space – is given a new contemporary edge and brought to life by the Vestique Collection chandeliers. Drawing your eye upward, the fixture compliments the architecture of the space and calls attention to the hand-crafted wood ceiling. This model home truly leaves buyers asking for the earliest move-in date!
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