Last Look: Circle Design Studio

1. Our client for this space was a bachelor with a 6 year old son. He is also a doctor who works long hours and is a world traveler. We wanted to create a calming retreat for a master bedroom that was modern and masculine, yet still warm and inviting. As interior designer, architect and contractor of this project, we were able to realize our vision and his in this space which combines modern and warm elements.

2. The headboard and bed were designed with a local Roanoke furniture company called TXTUR. I did all the initial 3D schematic drawings and they did the engineering and submitted the final shop drawings for my approval, says Theresa. It was really fun to be able to tour the factory to see the making of the bed and headboard at various key points in production, like the day all the plywood was routed for the sconce and bed openings. the switch. The artwork added the right graphic touch the room needed.

3. I believe the best interior spaces come from the perfect balance of opposites. Warm rustic textures stand out against smooth, smooth surfaces. Adding natural elements such as the wooden soffit helps warm and soften the space. Multiple layers of lighting (set ceiling, can lights, sconces and chandelier are all on dimmers so the client can create the perfect mood). The textures of the woven leather bench and side tables help add interest and depth.

Theresa and John Dorlini are the interior designer/architect, husband and wife team behind Circle Design Studio, based in Roanoke, VA. The couple created a multidisciplinary company, thinking about all aspects of a project.

Joseph E. Golightly