It’s very exciting to be considered a Rock Star in my profession. The recognition stems from true dedication to doing what I love and have built a brand around. My passion for all things design means more than fame or success, it’s being able to change lives through the process of design.
When the clients of the Canal Contemporary project reached out to the design team, they had a lot of ideas in mind for their 1960’s river front property (that they grew up in!!). Furthest from their minds was a complete tear down and remodel. That is just what we did! Down to the slab, the project was a complete overhaul!
Facade of the house we completely transformed!
What began as a one story, modest 3 bedroom, grew to this vaulted ceiling beauty! Taking 2 years to get from conception to completion ensured that every inch of the home was built with great pride and intent. Environmentally green products were used where ever possible and the latest technologies in construction were applied to ensure all codes and regulations were met, or in most cases exceeded.
The clients relied on the design team to create an interior that reflected their laid back lifestyle but would exude a sense of elegance and style. The design evolved to become a “coastal industrial” take off by using a mixture dark metals combined with white washed wood finishes. The aqua-blue color palette creates an open-airy feeling which makes the perfect setting for casual entertaining.
From first entry, beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the home with tile accents in the wet areas. One favorite design element is the marble herringbone floor installed in the master bathroom. Every room in the house has a view to the river, making for prime real estate when you see all of the plush seating. The design team also specified light-weight dual roller shades on the windows for maximum daylight and dolphin spotting.
To the client, the kitchen was the most important element because they like to cook. To create their dream kitchen, a lot of thought was put into every element. Quartz and a taupe stone backsplash make the perfect backdrop for any chef, while a well-organized cabinet system is enough for anyone to get excited about making family dinner!
Beautiful kitchen with plenty of room for circulation! Rich countertop adds a sophisticated addition to the space!
Some of the beautifully custom-designed elements in the home include the barn door, master bath vanity, stair railings and guest loft bar. Working with the builder, the design team and the client were able to create pieces that will begin and grow with the home.
Custom design barn door generating a rustic feeling.
Master bathroom vanity creating contrast with the focal while adding a unique touch to the space
A bathroom is a special place in a house, where we renew ourselves and get ready for our routines. It is wonderful to start the day happy and full of energy after a fresh shower. Likewise, there is nothing quite like coming home from a long day and relax after a hot shower! Therefore, we were committed to dedicate this space to inner peace, serenity and positivity. Beauty lies in details; thus, to achieve a bathroom that evokes nature, we carefully pick stunning natural stone titles to create a focal point for the shower! We simply had to highlight our selection of clean and warming tones of ceramic tiles for the master bathroom.
We used a mixture of neutral tiles to create a natural feeling and the illumination highlights the stone and title! Dark Floor tiles contrast with the natural stone and resembling real nature!
Customized stair railing articulating interior spaces and providing a warming atmosphere
About Amber Clore
Amber is the owner of A.Clore Interiors, a Florida NCIDQ licensed interior designer (#ID6200) and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She currently serves as the ASID Florida North President in 2017-18 and is also a member of the ASID Legislative Council. Because her transformations are visually striking, functional, and timeless, Amber’s success has been showcased on several design shows and renowned media outlets like HGTV, Houzz.com, Bloomingdales, and you may recognize her from Fox35 Good Day Orlando where she shows viewers all the design trends, tips and tricks. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Central Florida and the design world.