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Watch as Studio M’s president and principal designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, shares her highlights at High Point Market! Enjoy a fun and fast-paced High Point tour with Studio M founder and Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe to find out what makes this jet-setting Style Spotter return to High Point each Market season.
“We were looking to open [the home] up more to the wilderness and add a more modern, updated vibe,” homeowner Joel Cantor says. “We wanted something a little different than the typical log cabin look.”
After passing though a double-height ground-floor entry, an open stairway leads to the living and dining areas on the second floor to maximize views. In crafting the combined living-dining areas, interior designer Michelle Jennings Wiebe (who worked with the Cantors on several previous projects) found inspiration in the picturesque landscape. “They wanted a contemporary mountain look, warm but rustic. My intent was to take the colors from the outside and bring them in, but in a soft way.”
In the living room, that idea translated into a travertine fireplace matched with a pair of chairs upholstered in dove-toned tweed. Twin sofas give off subtle blue tones reminiscent of the clear blue Colorado sky, with a touch of orange, inspired by autumn hues, picked up in the accent pillows. Michelle Wiebe and architect Eric Cummings collaborated on the materials palette, rooted in wood with metal accents, starting with the home’s ash hardwood flooring, originally devised for Audi automobiles. “This is a family with four boys, so it needed to withstand high traffic and be durable,” Wiebe says. Darker woods such as walnut and oak with an espresso stain provide accents on the kitchen cabinets and dining room table. A variety of metals, including the steel-framed stairway and copper accents in the kitchen contribute to the home’s unusual aesthetic. “It adds warmth and a little bit of shimmer,” says Wiebe about the copper sink and backsplash tiles. “And it brings in the tones found in the mountain views.” In the end, “the team really worked their magic,” says Joel Cantor contentedly. “We wake up in this wonderful setting and see the peaks, and it’s just ethereal.”
Read the full editorial, written by Brian Libby, inside this month’s issue of Luxe Interiors + Design: Colorado.Share your thoughts on Studio M’s Telluride, CO hillside residential project on Twitter!
Studio M’s owner and Principal Designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, sits down with Rue Magazine for a firsthand look into the life of one of today’s top interior design talents. Get personal with Studio M’s own style icon, as written by Crystal Palecek!
“Tampa based designer, Michelle Wiebe of Studio M is a veteran when it comes to high style, social media savvy, and staying at the pulse of the interiors industry. Known for her unparalleled knack for luxury design and running a design firm with purpose and intention, we’ve long been admirers of hers at Rue. In the fourth installment of our High Point Market “Style Spotters” interview series, we sat down with Michelle to find out what fuels her fire, snag her business advice, and get inspired:”
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT HIGH POINT MARKET IS:
Its gentle southern hospitality. Only in the South will you find showrooms that are always so lavish with great lunches, parties, etc. And the people of the High Point area are extremely kind and gracious. The October market is my favorite, as it is beautiful with the leaves changing color.
MY MUST-SEE SHOWROOMS AT MARKET ARE:
Over the past several markets, my favorite showrooms have been Bernhardt, Century, and Vanguard. Each of these companies seems to be setting the latest trends, while showcasing their products in gorgeous settings.
AS A STYLE SPOTTER, I’M MOST LIKELY TO “SPOT”:
An amazing new piece from Emporium Home. I always love to go see what new creations have come from the mind of Ashely Childers!
AS A DESIGNER, WHAT I ADMIRE MOST IN A ROOM IS:
A certain style or object that shows the personality of its owner. Perhaps it’s an heirloom area rug, or an original piece of artwork purchased while traveling overseas, or maybe even it’s the colors (whimsical and vibrant…or soft and serene) I always like to “see” the owner in a room.
MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT:
I’ve had a few lately. One quote that I love (and I don’t know the source of) is this: “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” It’s very applicable in the design business, especially since I specialize in luxury new construction. I have become much more intentional about building our business dream, setting personal “big hairy audacious goals,” and even getting serious about our next new home (we hope to buy or build within the year!)
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I dive into prayer and snuggle with our Australian labradoodle, Tagg.
THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN TAMPA IS:
New York City and London for design inspiration. For family, I love to go to the Pacific Northwest (I’m related to most of the state of Washington!) or the mountains of North Carolina.
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
Travel always gives me a different perspective, and I always return with many creative ideas for our business, for design projects, and for living life fuller. When I’m home, I love to cardio box or walk on the beach to stimulate my creativity and to solve tough problems.
Seeing your God given dreams become reality while glorifying Him!
Read Michelle’s original interview in its entirety over at Rue Mag!
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This coastal chic home is located on Davis Island and incorporates classically coastal interiors with transitional finishes and furniture selections for a calmingly cool one-of-a-kind home. We’ve been asked a ton of questions about this new construction luxury residential project and decided that we just had to share them with you on the blog!
“What are the exterior and trim colors? They totally remind me of Key West!”
All of our paint colors used for this project were from Benjamin Moore. The exterior paint color is AC-19: Homestead Green and the trim color is PM-1: Super White. For a brighter/snowier white trim, try CC-20: Decorators White!
“Can you please tell me who makes the wallcoverings used for the walls and ceiling?”
Both wallcoverings are part of the Glam Grass collection by Phillip Jeffries. The walls are Maldive Blue and the ceiling is Moroccan Sand. We definitely recommend using both of these grasscloth wallcoverings together to create a luxuriously relaxed vibe, especially for a master bedroom.
“I’m considering this look for my own bathroom. Is the design just painted or is it a paper?”
The wallpaper used was Romo’s Pinkerton wallcovering in Alpine from their Samsara collection. Please note that we installed the paper horizontally, so you’ll have to apply it sideways. We’re so glad you’re loving the look!
“Would you mind sharing the paint color that was used in this room? It’s lovely!”
The paint color is OC-11: Clay Beige by Benjamin Moore, a perfect color for adding your own pops of color with window treatments, throw pillows and decorative accessories!
“Love this beautiful light fixture! Could you please tell me more about it?”
The chandelier is from Oly Studio and is called the Serena Chandelier XL. Each polished Capiz shell piece was added by hand with the help of the entire Studio M team and it’s one of our all-time favorites!
“What are the island and overhang dimensions in this kitchen? It’s perfect!”
This kitchen island is custom and was made to be exactly 10 feet wide with an overhang of 27 inches deep, which is great for entertaining friends and family while cooking at the same time.
“Where did you find the framed shell pictures? Can you buy them separately?”
These framed shell prints are from Trowbridge Gallery and were designed by Meridith Martens out of North Carolina, which you can view here. Feel free to give us a call and order them directly through us!
“This artwork is stunning! Care to share where the piece is from?”
We commissioned this piece by local artist Alberto Murillo. In fact, the homeowners love it so much that they had more commissioned for the rest of their homes and offices around the country! You can check out the rest of his work here.
Have a question for the Studio M design team or want to see more finished projects?
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