Remodeling ideas merge home and work

Written by: Lauri Gross

How do you make a home feel like a home when it isn’t really a home?

That’s the challenge faced by interior designer Taylor Lavigna and her client, who needed the 1,800-square-foot space above his place of business in Cleveland to serve as a part-time residence. “He wanted clean lines but also wanted it to feel like a home,” Taylor said. “He wanted a transitional yet modern look.  He trusted me to put the design together.”  She added, “I have worked with him before and had a sense of what he liked.  He invited me to his main residence (also in the Cleveland area) so I got a feel for his taste.”

Resources: Kitchen: Designer: Taylor Lavigna; Contractor: Austin Calvetta, Calvetta Brothers; Cabinetry: Showplace; Flooring: Summit Floors Private Reserve (custom); Countertops: Blue Flower granite, Bella Stone; Backsplash: Puccini slate mosaic; Sink: Blanco granite composite, Edelman Plumbing; Dishwasher: Custom Showplace Panel; Refrigerator and oven: GE Monogram; Paint: Granite Peak, Sherwin-Williams; Lighting: Cleveland Lighting; Microwave: Sharp, Snow Brothers; Hood: Best from Edelman Plumbing; Living room: Furniture: Mitchell Gold, Chestnut Hill Home; Rug: Stanton, Calvetta Brothers

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