Some of the spaces, including the master bedroom and kitchen, required complete reworking. In the master bedroom, Vantosh added new ceiling and wall moldings to emphasise the room's height and add architectural interest. The pink-painted master bathroom which almost convinced the homeowner not to buy the house in the first place was reworked into a classically elegant space, with flowing floor-to-ceiling drapes, four vanities and a centrepiece bathtub.
Throughout the home, Vantosh has applied a design philosophy that allows the numerous pieces of art glass and modern art to take pride of place.
"The client's collection was the basis for the overall color selection. For example, the formal living room is white for several reasons: to promote serenity, to showcase the interior architecture, and to draw attention to the outdoor environment."
In this room, soft, comfortable and low-slung sofas were chosen drawing attention to the high ceilings, rather than trying to obscure the room's volume. Other accents that add impact include a large, carved wood fireplace surround and an antique-finish, gold-framed mirror which, drawn aside, reveals a television.
In contrast to the living room, the dining room's graphite-colored walls provide a moodier backdrop. However, color and light are injected through the vibrant blue upholstery of the chairs, arranged with a semi-circular white sofa, around a modern dining table.