Duoma Atelier Renovation Project Creates Sophisticated Yet Functional Home

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Norma and Gaston Galella are the yin and yang of Duoma Atelier. The multidisciplinary interior design and construction studio provides innovative and high-quality solutions for their clients' diverse lifestyles.

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The Rodriguez-Cheney renovation project is a great example of the amazing work done by Duoma Atelier on a regular and consistent basis.

For this renovation, Norma was inspired by the clients' inclination for hosting as well as their modern aesthetic taste. The clients' desire was for her to create a sophisticated and functional home that would feel modern and inviting. They wanted their home to meet at the intersection between moody and airy. The result presented itself as a muted palette with delicate touches of black, green and blue accents, warm metals, woods and rich textures.

The Duoma Atelier team created a floor-to-ceiling slatted wood wall at the entrance which serves as an open “mud room” on the foyer side, dividing it from the new living room. As soon as guests enter the space, they can appreciate their hosts' art collection on the gallery wall, which was designed with track-lighting and custom placards.

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While the home living spaces have beautiful high vaulted ceilings, it was originally divided by the existing kitchen, located directly at the center of the space, blocking all the wonderful natural light. By relocating it to one side and creating an open-style concept, the new kitchen became the heart of the home, drawing all eyes to its simplicity and elegance. Norma played with proportions and materials in order to create a one-of-a kind kitchen with ample room for entertaining.

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The powder room, truly a hidden gem of this project, became one of the clients' favorite spaces. Norma combined dark materials and patterns to create a moody and boutique look.

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Finally, the Master Bathroom was design to be a Zen-contemporary retreat with a soft palette, free standing bathtub, floating vanity, and LED-mirror. The wood floors coming into the room and changing to modern hexagon gray tiles brings a touch of playfulness and interest.

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