A Unique (Point of) View
A Unique (Point of) View
Updating a space to better fit—and take advantage of—its surroundings
How do you create a newly original space after the original owners leave? You trust JAQUE.
- When a couple purchased a new home in Boca Raton, Florida, they knew exactly who to hire for a complete interior and exterior remodel. Why? Because she had already successfully designed three homes for them: JAQUE. Built in 1995 in an elite neighborhood in St. Andrews Country Club, the home only had one previous owner. Though it was well constructed, the new owners wanted JAQUE to breathe new life into it. To add complexity to the job, they also needed the work to be staged to allow them to live in the home during renovations. JAQUE knew the client well, and she knew exactly what to do.
- Because the home is located on the 17th hole of the Palmer Course, JAQUE’s top priority was figuring out how to better capture its amazing views—especially from the veranda and pool. Her overall concept for the home was a modern design with lots of light, natural colors and bold accents. A feature worth keeping were the home’s original white granite floors. JAQUE chose complementary elements to renew them and make them seamless with the new design, including using jewel-toned colors of orange, tangerine, teal, green, blue, lime and lemon to reinforce the resort-like atmosphere. One of the biggest jobs was reimagining the home’s 1,800-square-foot master suite. The new owners wanted a romantic getaway space, with separate seating areas for dressing and conversation, plus a dressing area with separate toilet rooms, vanity spaces, a steam shower, bar area and separate sleeping quarter. JAQUE put together a color palette that met the owners’ request that the space feel moody and warm, yet also bold.
- Finally, JAQUE transformed the home’s theatre into a working office and getaway space, complete with built-in seating and plenty of storage, plus a view of the adjoining living spaces and golf course. The exterior also required a complete facelift. JAQUE stained the clay roof tiles, incorporated new stone and iron work into the home’s architecture, installed all-new landscaping and changed the exterior color palette to complement the new interiors. The result is a perfect fusing of architecture, design and nature—a home that reflects its new owners’ personalities and gives them a whole new view on life.