EAT, LOVE, PLAY 53 photos

This client found Dona Rosene Interiors on Houzz to design their daughter's new condo (see Modern Uptown Living). Upon completion of that project, the clients needed assistance with getting their new hi-rise condo move-in ready as they were still living out-of-state. Initial design collaboration was accomplished long distance with occasional design meetings in Dallas to furnish the Living Area, Master Bedroom, Her Office & His Office/Guest Bedroom. Built-ins were designed by Dona Rosene Interiors & installed in the Living Area to conceal the TV & media storage as well as a Work Station in her office which includes a pop-up sewing station, gift wrapping & file storage.

Beyond the much needed face-lift, this Kitchen was redesigned to reflect the client’s love of style, family, food and entertaining. With many mechanical & angled plan constraints, the designers transformed this dated hi-rise condo kitchen to be efficient and functional, using custom, high-end finishes!
By creating a Breakfast/Beverage Bar the kitchen footprint expanded with storage for glassware, serving pieces, linens, wine and beverage refrigeration, as well as flanking pocket doors for a hidden coffee station with electrical plug strips. Uniquely customized decorative metal grills enhance the upper glass doors, repeating the metallic finishes of the decorative lighting over the table and island.
Each cabinet was specified to utilize every available inch of space and dovetail into the room’s flow. The bar by the sink was lowered, opening the view from the adjacent living area and enhancing entertaining. A spectacular Quartzite stone slab was selected for the island and the Breakfast/Beverage Bar counter tops. Perimeter counter tops were covered with Quartz resembling a natural stone. Custom, crushed-glass mosaic tile glistens with hints of the color-scheme on the walls. The lightly-glazed, wood cabinetry creates a seamless background by concealing the refrigeration, dishwasher & trash bins. The cook top and hood were relocated on the back wall, opening up the view over the island. The refrigerator was cleverly situated to remove the dated angled corner from the wall and ceiling, including the addition of a built-in Pantry to the left and behind the refrigerator. Pull-outs and cabinet drawer inserts were utilized per the client’s requests.

The Guest Bathroom & Powder Room also received Face-lifts. See Before Photos.

Dining Area in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION DALLAS 2017 - FIRST PLACE- RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRY PARTNER COLLABORATION.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Dining Area in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION DALLAS 2017 - FIRST PLACE- RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRY PARTNER COLLABORATION.
Beyond the much needed face-lift, this kitchen was redesigned to reflect the client’s love of style, family, food and entertaining. With many mechanical constraints, the designers transformed this dated hi-rise condo kitchen to be efficient and functional, using custom, high-end finishes & details! The addition of the Breakfast/Beverage Bar expands the kitchen footprint adding storage, wine & beverage refrigeration, serving area and hidden coffee station. The design vision for the Breakfast/Beverage Bar was to blend with the new kitchen but have it’s own unique details that would define the dining area. With the custom glass doors it is as beautiful as it is functional! Custom finished to repeat the antique bronze finish on the decorative light fixtures, the glass doors create the appearance of a piece of furniture rather than a built-in cabinet. They provide another texture and create the illusion of space. Everyone notices the stunning “metal” mullions and mistake them for leaded glass! The display of client’s crystal stemware collection adds sparkle and a bit of upscale formality to the slightly rustic dining furniture. The custom glass door design blends in with the scale of the whole breakfast/beverage bar and pairs well with the whisper soft, gray glazed cabinet finish. The mat, metallic finish of the mullions is a pleasing contrast to the exquisite, polished Corteccia Quartzite used on the built-in countertop and island, as well as the sparkling, custom crushed glass wall tile that has a blend of the neutral shades used, including a hint of bronze.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Kitchen & Dining Area in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION 2017 -1ST PLACE - KITCHEN OVER $50,000.
Beyond the much needed face-lift, this kitchen was redesigned to reflect client’s love of style, family, food and entertaining. With many mechanical & angled plan constraints, designers transformed this dated hi-rise condo kitchen to efficient and functional, using custom, high-end finishes!
The Breakfast/Beverage Bar expands the kitchen footprint adding storage, wine & beverage refrigeration, & pocket doors for a concealed coffee station. With custom glass doors as a focal point, it is as beautiful as it is functional! Faux-finished to repeat the antique bronze finish on the decorative light fixtures, it creates the appearance of a piece of furniture rather than a built-in cabinet, as well as the illusion of space.
The bar was lowered, opening the view from the living area and allowing for easier entertainment and everyday use. The cooktop and hood were relocated on the back wall, opening the view over the island. The refrigerator was re-located, allowing the angled corner in the wall and ceiling to be removed and the dropped ceiling perimeter line was cleaned up to reduce visual clutter.
A spectacular Quartzite was selected for the island and Breakfast/Beverage Bar in sandy beach colors including a streak of rich blue, with the perimeter countertops in Quartz resembling natural stone. Crushed-glass mosaic tile glistens with hints of the color-scheme, inspired by the family's time spent at the Cape. Lightly-glazed, cabinetry creates a seamless background by concealing top of the line appliances, allowing the clients to enjoy cooking and entertaining.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Kitchen in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION 2017 -1ST PLACE - KITCHEN OVER $50,000.
Beyond the much needed face-lift, this kitchen was redesigned to reflect client’s love of style, family, food and entertaining. With many mechanical & angled plan constraints, designers transformed this dated hi-rise condo kitchen to efficient and functional, using custom, high-end finishes!
The Breakfast/Beverage Bar expands the kitchen footprint adding storage, wine & beverage refrigeration, & pocket doors for a concealed coffee station. With custom glass doors as a focal point, it is as beautiful as it is functional! Faux-finished to repeat the antique bronze finish on the decorative light fixtures, it creates the appearance of a piece of furniture rather than a built-in cabinet, as well as the illusion of space.
The bar was lowered, opening the view from the living area and allowing for easier entertainment and everyday use. The cooktop and hood were relocated on the back wall, opening the view over the island. The refrigerator was re-located, allowing the angled corner in the wall and ceiling to be removed and the dropped ceiling perimeter line was cleaned up to reduce visual clutter.
A spectacular Quartzite was selected for the island and Breakfast/Beverage Bar in sandy beach colors including a streak of rich blue, with the perimeter countertops in Quartz resembling natural stone. Crushed-glass mosaic tile glistens with hints of the color-scheme, inspired by the family's time spent at the Cape. Lightly-glazed, cabinetry creates a seamless background by concealing top of the line appliances, allowing the clients to enjoy cooking and entertaining.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Kitchen in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION 2017 -1ST PLACE - KITCHEN OVER $50,000.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Kitchen in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION 2017 -1ST PLACE - KITCHEN OVER $50,000.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Kitchen in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

ASID DESIGN OVATION 2017 -1ST PLACE - KITCHEN OVER $50,000.
Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Entry in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter

Living Room of Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Built-In Faux Finish Painting by HoldenArt Studio; Photography by Michael Hunter

Living Room of Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Built-In Faux Finish Painting by HoldenArt Studio; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter

Built-In TV Cabinet -Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Built-In Faux Finish Painting by HoldenArt Studio; Photography by Michael Hunter

Living Room in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter.

Powder Bath in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

From cavernous, dated “builder-basic” to “Luxurious Jewel Box” was the goal of the designer when the client requested this Powder Bath be “warmed up”! The empty-nest client’s newly purchased, hi-rise condo down-sizing called for upgrading finishes and maximizing efficiency of all usable space. By placing a customized vanity on the back wall and installing a pocket door, floor space was gained for built-in cabinets, with antique mirror insets, flanking each side of the entrance. The slightly metallic wallpaper set the tone for the metallic finishes used throughout- crusty antique silver with faux shagreen on the converted sink vanity, onyx tile & mocha wood floor pattern and an onyx vessel sink. The ceiling is custom painted to match the strie background of the wallpaper & reflects the tiny crystals from the elegant ceiling fixture. Rich, dark glazed trim, black iron sconces & stone counter top ground the space, creating perfection in organic elegance!

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter. Faux Finish Painting by HoldenArt Studio; Custom Antique Glass by Jeannie Sanders;.

Powder Bath in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

From cavernous, dated “builder-basic” to “Luxurious Jewel Box” was the goal of the designer when the client requested this Powder Bath be “warmed up”! The empty-nest client’s newly purchased, hi-rise condo down-sizing called for upgrading finishes and maximizing efficiency of all usable space. By placing a customized vanity on the back wall and installing a pocket door, floor space was gained for built-in cabinets, with antique mirror insets, flanking each side of the entrance. The slightly metallic wallpaper set the tone for the metallic finishes used throughout- crusty antique silver with faux shagreen on the converted sink vanity, onyx tile & mocha wood floor pattern and an onyx vessel sink. The ceiling is custom painted to match the strie background of the wallpaper & reflects the tiny crystals from the elegant ceiling fixture. Rich, dark glazed trim, black iron sconces & stone counter top ground the space, creating perfection in organic elegance!

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter. Faux Finish Painting by HoldenArt Studio; Custom Antique Glass by Jeannie Sanders;.

Master Bedroom in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Master Bedroom in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Master Bedroom in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Master Bedroom in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Master Bedroom in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Window with Woven Shade Up

An organic element, the weathered gray, RC woven grass shade spanning the 15' balcony glass wall, softened by stationary side panels in a subtle metallic animal print linen, as well as a separate RC black-out shade, provide multiple levels of light control in this Master Bedroom. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors., Photography by Michael Hunter

Window with Woven Grass Shade down

An organic element, the weathered gray, RC woven grass shade spanning the 15' balcony glass wall, softened by stationary side panels in a subtle metallic animal print linen, as well as a separate RC black-out shade, provide multiple levels of light control in this Master Bedroom. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors., Photography by Michael Hunter

Masculine Home Office in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Photos by Michael Hunter. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors.

Home Office in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Client downsizing into an 80's hi-rise condo hired designer to convert the small sitting room between the master bedroom & bathroom to her Home Office. Although the client, a female executive, was retiring, her many obligations & interests required an efficient space for her active future.
Custom Built-ins were designed for desk/computer work area, storage, and display of family & career accomplishments, as well as a pop-up shelf for occasional use and storage of sewing machine. Space under the wall-mounted TV was utilized for gift wrapping supplies.
A cozy seating area with a plush lounge chair, custom cloverleaf ottoman and a graphic shag rug nestle in the corner by the sliding glass doors leading to the balcony shared by the Master Bedroom and provide a station for her needlework hobby or watching TV. The fabrics and color scheme chosen create the perfect balance of the client’s favorite coastal design vision and a touch of feminine vibe. A tack board was made and covered in fabric for the wall behind the desk area to post urgent notes and reminders. Stacked, linen trunks provide additional attractive storage for needlepoint supplies and “needle” legs on her side table add a touch of whimsy. The designer supervised all construction & installation of built-ins & furnishings while the client was still out of state.
Photos by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Kitchen Design & Custom Cabinetry by Helene's Luxury Kitchens; Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter

Window with RC Woven Grass Shade and RC Black-Out Shade Down

An organic element, the weathered gray, RC woven grass shade spanning the 15' balcony glass wall, softened by stationary side panels in a subtle metallic animal print linen, as well as a separate RC black-out shade, provide multiple levels of light control in this Master Bedroom. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors., Photography by Michael Hunter

Window with RC Window Shade down and RC Woven Grass Shade Up

An organic element, the weathered gray, RC woven grass shade spanning the 15' balcony glass wall, softened by stationary side panels in a subtle metallic animal print linen, as well as a separate RC black-out shade, provide multiple levels of light control in this Master Bedroom. Interior Design and Staging by Dona Rosene Interiors., Photography by Michael Hunter

Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

Interior Design by Dona Rosene; Photography by Michael Hunter

Balcony in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

"A HOME WITH A VIEW" OF Downtown Dallas. 18th floor Hi-rise Patio. Interior Design by Dona Rosene Interiors; Photography by Michael Hunter

18th Floor Balcony in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

"A HOME WITH A VIEW" OF Downtown Dallas. 18th floor Hi-rise Patio. Interior Design by Dona Rosene Interiors; Photography by Michael Hunter

Guest Bath in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

GUEST BATH- Interior Design by Dona Rosene Interiors; Faux Finish on Cabinets by HoldenArt Studio. Photography by Michael Hunter

Guest Bath in Luxe Transitional Hi-Rise Residence

GUEST BATH- Interior Design by Dona Rosene Interiors; Faux Finish on Cabinets by HoldenArt Studio. Photography by Michael Hunter