furnishings, fabrics and accessories are just some of the many facets
of design. But to get to the true bones of a home, one must start
with its architecture. From striking stairways to custom-designed
cabinetry, these homes show just what it takes to mix interior design
and construction to create the home of one’s dreams.
From boutique hotel to a lodge-like ranch, interior designer Cindy
Alander and architect Thomas M. Kruempelstaedter shaped a 6,743-square-foot
residence in Sarasota, Fla. The pair took from the home’s natural
environment to create a subdued decor of neutral tones and organic
materials. Craftsman-style architecture permeates the home with stone
walls, soaring ceilings and rustic wood detailing.