Colorado Springs based Interior Stylist and Blogger, Shauna Beltramo recently completed the stunning build of her family’s custom dream home located in Colorado. Her new home, which she refers to as the “Forest Modern,” sits on 5 sprawling acres and features an open and airy feel. Shauna’s dream kitchen includes a BLANCO PRECIS™ Sink and a she installed a BLANCO IKON® farmhouse sink in the laundry room. We interviewed Shauna to learn more about her remodel journey below!
Q:What was your inspiration for the design?
A: For me, design is definitely a mood or feeling that I want the home to evoke. I believe one’s personality should be reflected in the style of their home. I love studying fashion design and actually gather some of my best design “visions” from a piece of wardrobe. My first step is to look in my own closet. What colors am I drawn to? Is there a lot of pattern or more simple and chic pieces? Most often I’m comfortable in black, white and gray. So there came the inspiration to the color palette throughout our new home. Pops of moody colors in cabinetry and feature walls were added to break up the monochromatic tones.
Q: What challenges did you face?
A: In building this home we faced many challenges. Every day was a new challenge. What matters most is that we learned how to problem solve and fight through until we got it right. Is it all perfect now? Absolutely not, but perfection is boring and way over rated. Don’t ya think?
Q: What would you consider your design style to be?
A: It depends on the space I’m designing! I love many different styles from traditionalism, to ultra modern, to scandinavian, to urban industrial, and even vintage. I love blending pieces of all those elements together throughout a home to add that personality!
Q: What is something unique about your design?
A: I like to incorporate the “unexpected” into my designs. A “conversation element” that causes guests to pause and ponder. As I designed our new home, The Forest Modern, I made sure to add that unexpected into the design. A good example is how I went with a deep green cabinetry in our laundry room against a whimsical patterned tile floor. Even going with a black sink when the latest craze is all about white farm sinks.
Q: What is your favorite part of your new home?
A: All of it! This home has been a true labor of love and at this point I can’t separate one space that I love the most. Every single room took careful design planning and are special in their own unique way.