Date: September 1, 2021 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek | Styling: Steph Smith |
In Sherwood, Sha Davari helps a longtime client perfect her new-construction kitchen and bath
Art of Design owner Sha Davari and her client, Nancy Miller, have a history together; the two initially met during their high school years, and the designer has now helped Nancy and her husband, Bob, with three homes. “When we decided to build, we knew we definitely wanted to use Sha. This is going to be our last home, and we wanted to get it right,” Nancy says. While Sha helped with the overall design, the kitchen and master bath were two spaces where her expertise proved invaluable. “I tend to like more tans and taupes, and Sha really went with that and made it work,” Nancy says. “She is so good at getting a vision of what you want and then making it happen.”
Since Nancy and Bob both enjoy cooking, a spacious kitchen with plenty of seating for their children and grandchildren was a priority. Comfortable barstools at the large island allow for this, while the adjoining dining space has chairs on castors that can easily roll into the chef’s area. The contrast of painted cabinetry and a wood island break up the space and signal defined zones within the open floor plan. Accent colors were taken from the chandelier over the island, a find from Art of Design. “We got the black and gold palette going from the light fixture, and I love the way those colors pulled everything together,” Sha says. Nancy had purchased the painting seen in the adjoining dining space years ago at The Showroom in Little Rock; this, along with the new sideboard and drapery fabric Sha selected, repeated the hues throughout the spaces.
“She wanted the home to be warm and inviting—and, most importantly, for it to have a cohesive flow,” Sha says. With this thought in mind, several materials were carried into the master bath, including the travertine tiles, cabinetry hardware, and the wood flooring, which flows throughout the home, unifying
all the spaces.
“I tend to like more tans and taupes, and Sha really went with that and made it work.” —Nancy Miller, homeowner
A Chic Trio
Rather than one large mirror, Sha opted for three across the master bath’s vanity. At five feet tall, the mirrors are an eye-catching feature that is accented with a pair of coordinating sconces. “These are such a good scale for the space and really give that wall a lot of visual interest,” Sha notes.
Drawn to natural materials, Nancy opted for a mix of travertine tiles in the shower to pair with the wood flooring.
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