"The sofa is a deep blue shade, which references the water beyond the window," says the architect. "There is a lot of water imagery in the artwork as well."
Small, acrylic cubes provide side tables that can be moved easily. The textured surfaces refract light, and because they are small, the cubes make the room look less cluttered than a coffee table, says Cutler.
"I also introduced built-in furniture to every room, which provides storage and shelving, in addition to other practical uses. The suspended cabinetry that runs beneath the main windows, for example, also provides bench seating. And the cabinetry that is a focal point in the living room forms a fire surround."
Because the owner likes to entertain, there is an all-white bar in the living room. Mirrors wrap around the walls beside the bar, so the view can be enjoyed by guests, no matter which way they are facing.
"After much searching, we found a beautiful Knoll fabric for the bar stools," Cutler says. "But this island is not just a bar it is also the prime spot for the owner to have late dinners with friends, and work on her laptop in the evening."
Cutler says he also changed the color of the window frames, which were white.