SPACE FOR CELEBRATION
Ilissa is a loving stay-at-home mom and philanthropist, who lives to take care of her friends and family. She adores spending time with her husband and children, or throwing extravagant parties in the comfort of her own home; she is the piece of the puzzle that brings everyone together under one roof and she needed a space to celebrate that.
Ilissa and her husband moved into their dream home, surrounded by a stunning natural setting. But having different aesthetics they had yet to find the right design balance. Luckily, M&H live to find balance and cohesion for clients just like them. The vision was to create a home that was elegant yet fresh, modern yet glazed with a rustic patina.
STRENGTH & CALM
M&H created a home office for Ilissa’s husband that represents his professional success and also gives him a serene space for working or relaxing. A single slab of stunning stone for the fireplace became the centerpiece to balance strength and calmness— playfully juxtaposed with his bright-colored business ventures.
FRESH & MODERN
The kitchen is where husband and wife’s aesthetics meet: a traditional overall feel, with an airy and modern quality in the details. While she cooks elaborate meals, the sitting space is a soft place for her family to hang out. A subtle patina adds to the warmth and hospitality, while the clean lines it keep it fresh and modern.
ELEVATE THE ROUTINE
Instead of changing the routine, why not elevate it? Ilissa and her kids love gathering around the TV while they eat so M&H created a family banquette in the living room, where they can eat together while they watch TV—without taking away from the elegant space.