Winston-Salem Design Team Takes Home Platinum Award

Posted on | December 16, 2013 | No Comments

Once again, North Carolina Design is fortunate to hear from one of our favorites – Winston-Salem interior designer, June DeLugas, of June DeLugas Interiors. She shares with us her insights on a home that received top honors during the recent 2013 Fall Parade of Homes sponsored by The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. A long time participant, June was also a co-chair for the event this year.

Images Courtesy of June DeLugas Interiors ©

It is always exciting being involved in The Fall Parade of Homes – this year as both a participant and a co-chair. I very much enjoy participating in an event that showcases the talent of our local builders, designers, artisans, and trades. Builder Don Hamrick, of Custom Homes by Hamrick and I have collaborated on projects for the past seven years. The challenge concluded with the second-annual presentation of the Platinum award. We were indeed honored by this award; the home received 499 points out of a possible 500.

This home is located in Buena Vista, a Winston-Salem neighborhood that boasts the spirit of traditional Southern architecture. New construction is rare in Buena Vista, so the homeowners wanted to juxtapose the old with the new, beginning with the exterior of the home. The facade of the house was adapted from a June 2012 Southern Living idea house with a long, inviting front porch.

The interior of the home is decidedly nontraditional and reflects the homeowners’ tastes for clean lines and an open floor plan, well-suited for their day-to-day living as well as entertaining family and friends. I best describe this home as “classic meets contemporary”.

In keeping with the homeowners’ personal philosophy that “separate bathrooms are the key to a successful marriage,” there are two master baths, each having a distinctive feel and design. Here, in particular, we embraced the visions of both homeowners – design diplomacy at its best.

Other venues, especially the open great room, reflect both the homeowners’ wishes, combined with the help of my design team. The dining island is intended for weekday dining and was fabricated from a 36mm piece of textured glass supported by locally salvaged I-beams.

The adjoining great room incorporates design features which were reinforced by the fall furniture market in High Point. The market trends confirmed that blues and oranges endure, and a hint of the Orient is never a bad idea. The inspiration for this room is a pair of cobalt blue antique vase lamps, and the room is anchored by the blues in a large piece of art, both of which are incorporated into the architectural plans.

In addition to the American flag, the homeowners are known to also proudly fly the flag of their alma mater, The University of Virginia, from their front porch. In the world of happy accidents, exceeding all manner of planning, the UVA logo sports the timeless combination of blue and orange that is seen within the home. They trust that the Tar Heel and Demon Deacon fans in the neighborhood will certainly understand.

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