Luxurious fabrics and bold statements of black and white create a feeling of casual elegance in this modern, two-story Chesterland home. An executive at The Romo Group, the homeowner wanted the 6,000-square-foot house to reflect her personal style, but also be livable for her and her two teenage sons.
Dawn Cook, owner of Dawn Cook Design in Shaker Heights, reworked the space so it all felt pulled together and finished. The homeowner had created a great starting point in certain spaces with a lot of beautiful textural neutral fabrics from her company and pieces — specifically from Mexico — inspired by her international travels.
By using natural materials like raffia, leather, wood beading and caning, Cook achieved a sleek modern look. “My client loves things with a mix of California casual and New York chic,” Cook says. “She was definitely a partner in this process. We were able to use her ideas and take them to the next level.”
The renovation included the staircase, foyer, great room, conversation room, a guest suite and the boys’ two bedrooms and connecting bathroom.
The central staircase was totally redesigned including the wood, banisters and spindles to create a more modern look. The total staircase, rebuilt by Woodworks Designs, also featured handcrafted woodwork.