Ready to shed their starter furniture, the young professional couple living in this contemporary home in Dilworth called on Tamara Heather to help update their home’s look. Rich area rugs, custom built furnishings, and clean-lined window treatments were brought into the spaces along with a refined color palette, creating a sophisticated modern aesthetic that perfectly fits the couple’s style.
Teen Suite in Weddington
**Featured in Charlotte Home & Garden magazine** This second-level bonus room space was converted into a cozy bedroom suite for the client’s teenage son. Built-ins and window seat add architectural detail and functional storage to the room, and a custom-designed wood headboard with drop-down panels allows the queen size bed to nest perfectly into the window dormer. The suite includes a full bath, which was built out of a former closet. The color palette of slate blue-grey and aqua with orange accents keeps the look boy-friendly yet sophisticated. Photography by Stephen Wilfong
Nautical Nursery in Cotswold
This tiny room, formerly a home office, was transformed into a bright and cheerful nautical-themed nursery. The installation of bead board wainscoting and plantation shutters adds crisp architectural detail, while red accents including a weathered whale plaque lend a pop of color. A seaglass-hued paint color on the ceiling softens the overall effect.
Charlotte 1st Ward Residence
This traditional-meets-industrial style kitchen renovation was designed for an active family with three young children. Updates included removing an awkwardly-placed peninsula, and replacing it with a nine foot long island that houses the sink and dishwasher and provides a generous worksurface for food prep. New quartz countertops and mosiac tile backsplash update the look and feel of the space, along with the addition of barstool seating and stainless steel pendant lights. A custom stainless steel kitchen cart with butcher block top was also designed and commisioned for this project. The adjacent warm and inviting home study was designed to provide … View This Article Charlotte 1st Ward Residence
Dilworth Family Room
Designed for a busy family with two young children, this family room easily transitions from playtime to cocktail hour. Tamara furnished the space with stylish yet durable pieces in a palette of natural colors and materials to reflect the homeowners’ warm contemporary style. Photography by Diane Hughes
Providence Plantation Residence
These homeowners hired Tamara to to assist with an update to their 1980’s era home, targeting the kitchen, dining room and powder room. The kitchen underwent a complete overhaul, with custom designed cabinetry, new lighting, flooring and tilework. The room was opened up by removing a wall to the adjacent family room. A new butler’s pantry and laundry room were added and act as a pass-through to the dining room, which was also updated with new wood flooring and paint. The powder room received a custom-designed vanity and new tile backsplash.
Tamara’s own residence has been a canvas for her creativity and personal style. The family’s historic bungalow has undergone two renovations, with the addition of a new kitchen, powder room, and master suite. The living and dining room spaces were opened up with a half-height wall, craftsman style columns, and a double-sided fireplace. The fireplace was designed by Tamara brick-by-brick, and includes hand-made tile insets. Photography by Liza Cox Photos