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CONTENTS

APRIL 2022 • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY

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SOMETHING TO GROW ON

Generational home paves the way for modern functionality

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Designer Tips...What’s Hot

Somewhere between “little girl” and “teenager” girls begin

to develop an increasing interest in their bedroom’s décor.

With strong opinions about fun and fashion, most exercise

a significant influence when it comes to decorating their

rooms.

When selecting the color scheme for the room, a good

rule of thumb is to begin with the rug and the fabrics for

the bedding and windows. Since there are infinite shades

of paint, but only a few ideal fabrics, don’t make the popular

mistake of selecting paint color first. Don’t be afraid to mix

patterns, colors, and textures.

Just as little kids love the cozy, cocooning effect of playhouses,

tents, and forts, preteen girls love the intimate

sleep areas created by tall headboards, mock canopies, and

screens.

When selecting furniture for the pre-teen’s room, think

versatile, quality, and non-trendy for this most expensive

component of the project. Keep in mind that fads are a fleeting

thing – achieve your thematic decorating through easily

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CONTENTS

APRIL 2022 • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY

FEATURES

REMODELING

CITY SLICK

Downtown condo gets a highend

makeover

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DEPARTMENTS

INSPIRED

IDEAS

Fresh ways to use floral

14

BEDDING

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

Navigating among the many

attributes of luxury linens

43

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ON THE

COVER

A warm kitchen

makeover adds modern

conveniences for a home

that has been passed from

generation to generation.

See more of this kitchen

starting on page 18.

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WELCOME LETTER

It’s all exactly ours

—Antigone Petroff

It’s been said that “real luxury is customization,” and the homeowners

featured in these pages understand that sentiment perfectly. For

them, the prized spaces in their homes are those that were specifically

designed to meet one of their wishes or needs.

In describing her kitchen remodel, Antigone Petroff calls attention,

not to the cabinets and countertops you see, but rather things you don’t

see. Like the 48”-wide drawer which was modified to accommodate

a handy gift-wrapping station. Or her husband Sam’s drawer, which

serves as a charging station and a catch-all for keys and electronics.

Then there’s the Moine family’s pool which was designed with a shallow

sundeck so their dog, Maverick, could safely join them in the water.

Nearby, a raised bed holds a palm tree as a nod to the years the family

lived in Southern California.

Finally, while thinking through the remodel of their recently purchased

condo, Carol and Robert Anderson wanted to create a sophisticated

space that works for their lives today, while taking special agingin-place

steps to create a haven they can live in comfortably as they age.

As I write this letter, my 92-year-old mother works on a jigsaw puzzle

in the dining room, not far from my home office. My version of luxury

would be to offer her a suite of her own, with a bedroom, bathroom

and mini kitchen that would give her the sense of independence, while

keeping her safely nearby.

What about you? I would love to hear of specialized home renovations

that are on your wish list. Who knows? It might just be a custom

touch that we want to feature in a future issue of Housetrends.

Thanks for reading.

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The warm wood of the new island countertop blends seamlessly with the new floor and existing beams.

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SOMETHING TO

grow on

Generational home paves the way

for modern functionality

BY SYDNE SANTO | PHOTOS BY DAWN M. SMITH

For some, home is defined by a place; for others, a person.

For homeowners Antigone and Sam Petroff, their

home is defined by both.

Antigone grew up in a 1922 Colonial Revival with her

parents and two siblings. After she and Sam were married,

the couple had the opportunity to purchase her

childhood home once her parents decided to downsize.

Over the course of the 30-plus years they’ve lived in

their home, the two have celebrated a number of milestones.

Now, the Petroffs are tackling their next adventure:

a total revamp of their classic kitchen to introduce

modern conveniences. ➻

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2

Respecting traditions

A full kitchen remodel wasn’t the original

plan. Thirty years ago, the couple

pulled up old, linoleum flooring and

found soft pine underneath which they

had refinished. Now, three decades

later, the pine could not be refinished

again and they needed to replace the

floors.

“The more we talked about what

to change, the bigger our ideas grew,”

shares Antigone. “By the time we were

done brainstorming, new floors meant

a whole new kitchen.”

Luckily for the Petroffs, Vicki Waker,

of Cabinet Creations, was ready to bring

all their ideas to life. The Dayton-based

specialist sat down with the couple to

nail down exactly what they wanted,

which was a way to keep the integrity of

their kitchen but still update it to offer

the convenience they needed in their

day-to-day lives.

“One of our challenges early on was

figuring out how to make the best

use of the space,” Waker explains. “We

wanted to make sure every inch of the

kitchen worked for Antigone and Sam

and served a purpose.”

So, they set forth in outlining ways

for the Petroff family to best use their

kitchen space. Between the couple’s

three grown children and grandchildren,

the need for organized chaos was

a top priority. “We are lucky enough to

have a tight family group,” Antigone

says. “On Christmas and Easter we

gather 40 without blinking an eye.”

“When people come over, they gather

in the kitchen,” Antigone says with a

laugh. “And with that many bodies to

think about, it was important that we

have a layout that we can use no matter

how many people are inside.” With

plenty of counter space, seating, and

walkways, it’s clear that Antigone and

Sam can continue the open atmosphere

and family-focused traditions they have

come to love over the years. ➻

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1 An existing bar area, just off the kitchen

was updated. To the left of the kitchen

window, double doors open to a passthrough

cabinet that holds everyday china

and glassware. 2 A beverage cooler and

ice maker in the bar area come in handy

when the couple entertains. 3 Drawers

on the sink side of the island include custom

partitons to accommodate silverware,

foils and wraps, and large bowls and platters.

4 Matching the cabinetry, this buffet is

attached to the wall but was built to look

like a piece of freestanding furniture.

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Modern conveniences

The custom cabinetry installed throughout the kitchen allowed Antigone to give each

drawer a purpose. “I love every single drawer in this kitchen because it was planned with

so much thought. I’ve lived in this kitchen for over thirty years, so I know my routine

and I know what I need,” Antigone gushes. “Some of the best parts of our kitchen are the

things you don’t see.”

The things you don’t see: a custom gift-wrapping drawer. The 48-inch drawer was specially

made by fusing two drawers together in the buffet. It serves as a storage container

for her endless collection of gift wrap and ribbons. The storage next to the kitchen island

makes for the perfect in-house gift-wrapping station.

Sam has a hidden drawer of his own, this one dubbed the media drawer. “[Sam’s drawer]

is his catch-all drawer,” Antigone shares. “It has multiple outlets and USB ports included

so all of his things—phone, laptop, keys, and other electronics—have a place to live. It’s

so convenient for both of us.” ➻

1 2

1 This drawer was positioned to allow Sam to grab his keys and electronics

as he heads out the door. 2 Two drawers were merged into one to create

ample space for Antigone’s gift-wrapping station.

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“I love being

in my kitchen...”

–Antigone Petroff

New barstools, with a

lower profile, were added

around the island.

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1 Warm woods and soft whites add a timeless appeal, while splashes of color in the wallpaper and island add a pop of personality.

2 Antigone’s collection of Greek coffee pots is on display over the range. 3 Above the sink, pieces from the owner’s

pottery collection, including several McCoys, are switched to correlate with the season.

Natural touches

One of the best ways to keep the kitchen feeling familiar was to utilize what was already there.

“My parents put in the beams, so they’ve always been there,” says Antigone. “One of them is structural and

the other decorative, but they add a lot to the kitchen.” The worn flooring gave way to new wood flooring, which

matched the Iroko Wood island countertop and wooden beams on the ceiling almost perfectly.

With the wooden touches already in place, the next question was determining how to compliment them. The

answer: play up the natural, earthy colors. With a spacious sage green island and floral wallpaper, adding to the

view out the large kitchen window, the team has created a relaxing, inviting space.

But don’t let the idea of dark wood fool you; the bright white cabinets offer a unique juxtaposition to the kitchen

and provides a modern twist. “We wanted to create an atmosphere that felt new and welcomed people into the

kitchen, but also made sure the kitchen didn’t feel separate from the rest of the home,” Waker says. “The color

combinations were very intentional.”

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3

Carefully crafted collections

The rest of the kitchen is filled with

pottery and special collections that

speak to Antigone and Sam’s unique

tastes. From beautiful 20th century

McCoy pottery to mid-century modern

barware, there is no shortage of

eye-catching pieces to look at.

But one of their favorite collections

is one their families have helped

them curate over the years: Briki, or

Greek coffee pots. “This collection is

special to us because it grew straight

out of the kitchens of our parents and

grandparents,” Antigone explains.

“It’s a great way for us to celebrate

our European heritage and celebrate

our families.”

A home to grow in

A total kitchen overhaul is no simple

task and can become even more daunting

given the years and memories

Antigone and Sam have established in

their home. But, between their vision

and Waker’s keen eye, the result is one

the Petroffs can continue to enjoy for

years to come.

“I love being in my kitchen,” says

Antigone. “It’s full of memories—I can

see the family I grew up with and the

family Sam and I have together. It’s all

exactly ours.”

RESOURCES

Designer Vicki Waker, Cabinet Creations;

Contractor Countryside Builders;

Cabinetry Hampshire; Flooring

Custom milled white oak to match rest

of house; Countertops Perimeter in

Crystalize quartzite; Island in Iroko Wood

from Café Countertops; Countertop

fabricator Konkus Marble & Granite;

Backsplash Otter from Sonoma

Tilemakers; Sink Blanco; Faucets Delta;

Appliances Thermador dishwasher and

range; Sub-Zero refrigerator; Custom

Distributors, Inc.; Wallcovering Thibaut,

Luken Interiors; Lighting Darlana Lantern

over island; Pimlico Double Swing Arm

sconces; from Circa Lighting

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City Slick

A downtown condo gets a high-end makeover

BY SUSAN ZINGRAF | PHOTOS BY DALE CLARK

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With a love of city life and an eye on retirement, a couple relocating from New

York City transformed an Arena District condo into a modern retreat to suit their

metropolitan tastes and future needs.

This award-winning home design was inspired by the homeowner’s background

in landscape architecture and brought to life by Swiss Remodeling

and Meghan Conrad Carey of City Park Interiors. Their creative collaboration

endured a long-distance design and building process during the challenging time

of the pandemic, successfully achieving a sophisticated living space homeowners

Robert and Carol Anderson can comfortably enjoy for years to come. ➻

The floor-to-ceiling windows are the star of the space—day or night.

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Pays to listen

A key factor for the Andersons choosing Swiss Remodeling as their contractor

was owner Eran Suissa’s open, flexible approach and willingness to listen. Carol

explains, “Eran was inclusive of all of our ideas and feedback, he never tried

to manage us based on what he thought we should do, or what he thought we

couldn’t do.”

Eran explains his company’s philosophy with clients: “In the beginning of the

process when we go into the design phase, we just listen, we make no comments

or choices.” He adds, “Show me how you feel, how do you use this space, how do

you want to live your life, what is the focus of your home. That’s what we take in

consideration. And then we can start implementing.”

1 The same cabinetry used in the kitchen, crosses the floor to this two-sided mini-bar area

which includes a handy beverage cooler on the living room side. 2 A counter-height extension

of the island serves as additional prep space as well as storage for favorite cookbooks.

3 Wall space and lighted display cabinets over the banquette are reserved for photos and

mementos from the couple’s past and future travels.

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Award-winning work

This meeting of the minds produced

a design that not only won the hearts

of the Andersons, it also won Swiss

Remodeling a 2022 NARI Regional

CotY Award for Best Residential

Interior.

Attention to detail on the project

was paramount for the Andersons,

and Eran appreciated it, “Robert is

very detail-oriented, so every little

detail was in his drawing, it was

unbelievable. Everything from trim

height to special cabinets, everything

from ceiling to floor was in there, he

thought it all through.” Eran adds,

“We love these clients, they challenged

us and pushed us to the next

level.” ➻

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Into the woods

Given Robert’s experience with and the

couple’s appreciation for the outdoors, it’s

no surprise wood is a primary element

in the design, alongside an earthy color

palette. Wood is integrated throughout the

design in creative ways adding depth and

warmth to the modern backdrop of this

urban living space.

Wood-toned cabinetry abounds across

the kitchen and dining areas offering sleek

storage with organic presence and feel.

In the main living areas, a treated steel

wall masterfully frames the fireplace, adding

a rustic, earthy touch and creating a

comforting atmosphere with conversation

seating. A cozier den-like space sits on

the opposite side with modern, off-set

shelving bookending the television set on

a wood backdrop. These two living areas

are differentiated with a low bookcase that

discretely creates separate spaces without

interfering with the sweeping downtown

view.

The modern, earthy feel flows seamlessly

into the master bedroom suite. The wood

wall behind the headboard blends with the

soft textures and colors of the furniture

and décor. Meghan explains, “There’s so

much glass and metal in the architecture

of the building itself, so the opportunity to

bring in warmth and soften those harder

surfaces was important especially in the

bedroom. The wood sets the tone in that

room. The two pendants over each nightstand

help bring the ceiling down and

warm it up, creating a more enveloping

space. The drapery and choice of fabrics

add softness and color to the room.

The spa-like master bath is a clean balance

of styles with the classic marble

design in the shower and tub area combined

with modern fixtures and the woodtoned

floating vanity and round mirrors.

“We wanted to make the master bath

modern yet timeless as well. The marble

design on the tile lends a classic elegant

feel applied in a more modern aesthetic,”

adds Meghan. ➻

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A warm wood feature wall serves as a headboard

with built-in side tables in the primary bedroom.

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In for the long run

The Andersons designed this condo

as their forever home and made

other decisions in anticipation of

aging in place. The second bedroom

is equipped with a private ensuite

to accommodate caretaker help they

may need down the road, and they

placed the laundry area in a location

easily accessible to others.

The relationship established

between the Andersons, Swiss

Remodeling and Meghan persevered

the pandemic challenges to work

through an intense design and building

process and realize a successful

outcome. Eran says, “I haven’t seen

anything else like this in the city, the

uniqueness of the design and textures

and colors, it’s a very unique project.”

About the team Robert and Carol

chose to build their forever home,

Carol concludes, “Looking back, wow

did we make the most awesome decision

ever.” ➻

1 A wide-open floor plan works beautifully

during those times when the couple

entertains. 2 A mini-bar area placed

between the dining area of the kitchen

and the living room acts as a bit of a room

divider. 3 A floating vanity with dual round

mirrors helps create a modern, minimalistic

feel in the couple’s bathroom. 4 In the

den area, a generously-sized TV provides

something to watch when the couple

takes a break from watching the view out

the window.

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RESOURCES

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City Park Interiors; Flooring Hearthwood Floors, America’s Floor Source; Window

treatments Silver Threads; Blinds Lutron; Fireplace Fortin Ironworks; Kitchen

countertops Cambria, Midwest Quartz; Kitchen backsplash Sonoma, Hamilton

Parker; Lighting, sink and faucets Ferguson; Dining table Created Hardwood;

Millwork installation WoodLuxe Interiors

Behind glass doors, marble tile covers the floors and walls of the shower/bath combo wet room.

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Sheets

Navigating among the many attributes of luxury linens

BY LEE RHODES

These last couple years have been doozies, to say the least. How many of us would

like to go to sleep and wake up to learn it’s all been a dream? (Sign me up!)

While that’s not going to happen, we can strive to go to sleep easily, sleep well and

have good dreams. And it helps to start with high-quality bedding. Or more precisely,

luxury linens. We’re going to break it all down—how to achieve a beautiful bed that’s

also a soothing place to sleep; how to choose the right material; and how to apply

some quick tips that will help along the way. ➻

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if you tend to get cold at night…

YOU WOULD DO WELL TO GO WITH SATEEN SHEETS

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1 Orange, pink, and grey yarns combine to create this elegant sateen jacquard duvet cover and shams. (Pienza collection

with Fiona sateen sheets, from Sferra) 2 These cotton sateen sheets have a gorgeous sheen and are available in a variety

of hand-mixed hues. (Bria from Bella Note Linens) 3 Watery brushstrokes of blooms on smooth sateen in shades of

taupe and grey intermingle with a soft purple hue. (Flores collection with Fiona sateen sheets, from Sferra)

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BALANCE AESTHETICS & COMFORT

We want our bedrooms to be our sanctuaries,

so start with the idea that your linens

can be the canvas on which you build

that sanctuary. As Michelle Klein, CEO

of Italian luxury lifestyle brand SFERRA,

puts it, “We firmly believe that [people]

should not have to choose between comfort

and aesthetics; these should go hand

in hand.” So how do you do it?

Invest in luxury bedding. It’ll look good

and feel good. This may mean exploring

different luxury linen retailers to find

the right one for you, but Klein offers

this tidbit: “To me, what constitutes

luxury is quality and craftsmanship.”

Craftsmanship equates to the artistry

and the precision of the work that goes

into producing the linens. And quality

materials include things like linen, silk,

Egyptian cotton, satin, bamboo or other

organic materials, as well as lustrous

sateen and percale weave fabrics.

Find a retailer with a range of colors

and textures to choose from so that

you cannot only enhance your bedroom’s

décor but also create a personal haven.

“Textural geometric patterns continue to

stand out as being important in design,”

explains Klein. While textured linen bed

sheets offer a luxurious feel, any kind of

texture can provide a more pleasant (and

sensory) sleep experience.

Choose calming colors. Soothe your

soul with cool hues such as blues and

nature-inspired greens, as well as soft

neutrals. You can never go wrong with

a soft white. Lighter colors make spaces

feel more open and airy, and fortunately,

this spring’s color trends are on track to

visually open up our bedrooms. “Blush

tones accented with greys and neutrals

round out our palette for spring,” says

Klein.


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CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIAL

Struggling to narrow down which type of material

to purchase? Given that there’s a seemingly endless

array of options, this is understandable. Start by

asking yourself some questions.

How do you sleep? If you tend to get warm at

night, a crisp percale would likely make you the

most comfortable. Silk too has an airy feel, and

linen traps very little heat and is thus quite breathable.

Cooler sleepers would do well to go with

sateen sheets, though the ever-versatile linen can

also be cozy for those who tend to get a chill at

night.

What season is it? In warmer months, smooth

percales are sought after, but “If you are looking to

have a warmer sleep for the cooler fall and winter

months, sateens work well,” says Klein, “and layering

the bed with a nice blanket and/or coverlet is

always a nice touch, both in terms of comfort and

aesthetics.”

Do you care about thread count? You probably

shouldn’t. What matters more is the quality of

the thread itself and the length of the bedding’s

fibers. Extra-long fibers equate to finer linens and

as such will be labeled as “long-staple.” At the very

least, don’t rely on thread count alone. Weave is

another important factor, and percale and sateen

are among the most popular weaves, given their

softness.

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1 These sheets are made of cotton which is grown in

the Nile river valley, and woven by master craftsmen

in Italy. (Giza from Sferra) 2 This smooth Italian-woven

percale features a sateen applique band to create a

modern look. (Orlo from Sferra) 3 A pique border and

velvet ribbon accent adorn sateen sheets. (Celerie

Kemble Calypso Peacock by Eastern Accents) 4 A lace

inset adds a romantic touch to sateen sheets. (DeMedici

Juliet Lace Ivory/Ivory by Eastern Accents)

RESOURCES

Best Furniture Gallery

Hoffman & Albers Interiors

Studio J

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if you tend to

get warm at

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A CRISP PERCALE

WOULD LIKELY MAKE

YOU THE MOST

COMFORTABLE.

TAKE NOTE OF THESE BUYING TIPS

Touch and feel, if possible. You’re crawling between

the sheets every night and spending (hopefully!) at

least 8 hours there, so make sure the material feels

great on your skin. If you’re shopping online, see if

there’s an option to go to the store to see and feel

the product before you buy it.

Go big. Today’s mattresses have more depth than

those in the past (and many have feather tops), so

consider going up a size when it comes to blankets,

duvets or comforters. If you have a queen bed, for

example, you might want to get a bit more coverage

with the king-size version of these items.

Think sustainable. Many of today’s consumers

are keen on eco-friendly fabrics, and if this is you,

there are a number of brands that offer organic and

even recycled linens that can help promote sustainability

and sound sleep.

For truly wonderful sleep that will make you

never want to get out of bed, the first step is to

explore luxury linens. So what are you waiting for?

Deep sleep awaits.

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Drawn to

Blue

Waters

Backyard oasis designed for

three seasons of fun

BY KAREN BRADNER | PHOTOS BY CORRIE SCHAFFELD

The team designed around the bald cypress, near the deep end of the pool, and were

careful to not disturb the tree or its root system during excavation.

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For an active family of four, the decision to leave their idyllic Southern

California home—situated just a few minutes away from the beach—to

move back to the Midwest, was not an easy one. The lure of the Pacific

Ocean, palm-tree-lined streets, and weather which beckoned them outdoors,

were all perks that were tough to ignore. But ultimately, the desire

to be closer to family was the tipping point for Kelly and Joff Moine. ➻

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Joff is originally from the Columbus area, and Kelly grew up in Norwalk, Ohio. With much of their

extended family living in Ohio, including cousins to their daughters Madison and Taylor, the couple

made the decision to relocate from Santa Barbara to the Mason area in the summer of 2020. Their

choice was made despite the fact they were uprooting themselves from a community they loved.

“We made such good friends out there,” says Kelly. “It was really hard to leave our friends, the

beautiful year-round weather, and the nearby ocean.”

Another strong factor in favor of the move, Joff adds, was the idea that Taylor and Madison would

attend high school in Greater Cincinnati. “We have really great schools in this area,” he says. “You

don’t really appreciate them until you move elsewhere.”

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1 Maverick guards the s’more supplies as

(clockwise from left) Joff, Kelly, Taylor and

Madison enjoy an evening by the firepit.

2 The pool measures 20-feet by 40-feet

with a 12-foot square sundeck.

Moving on

Even though they were leaving the draw of the western

coastline behind, the Moine’s knew they still wanted outdoor

living to be a big part of this next chapter of their

lives.

So, when they were shown an expansive home with contemporary

vibes and a spacious back yard that bordered

Mason’s Heritage Club, they got excited about living on

the club’s golf course. Joff is an avid golfer and Kelly is

currently learning her way around the links. ➻

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Back to the water

Even before they moved into the home, the couple began plans to transform

their back yard into the oasis the family desired. They contacted Chris

Raines, owner of Garden Path Landscaping, the firm who designed a pool

for Joff’s business partner. As luck would have it, Raines and his crew were

the landscapers for the home’s previous owners and they knew the layout

of the property. Starting with phone conversations, the Moine’s communicated

their wishes, and Raines got busy with the design.

Going for a streamlined, modern look, Raines planned for an L-shaped

pool and a paver pool deck that leads to a stone seat wall, which doubles as

a retaining wall that was needed due to the tapered slope of the lot.

“Chris took control of everything,” Kelly says. “He designed the entire

area, and even came up with a design and colors for the pool’s liner.”

“The things we are able to do today with pool liners are incredible,” Raines

says. “We can customize the color, the pattern, and do just about anything

we want.”

Raines goes on to explain that choosing a vinyl liner is often a costdriven

decision, often resulting in a savings of about 50 percent compared

to gunite. But with the high-quality durable liners available today, he says,

“It’s kind of an even swap. Both require a similar amount of maintenance.”

Should a family invite a dog into the pool, as this family did with their

dog Maverick, nails aren’t a problem as long as the dog can easily walk out

of the pool, rather than scratch its way up the side walls.

So with that in mind, in the shallow end of the pool, a sundeck with water

just a few inches deep, was created to accommodate Maverick. “We didn’t

know if he could swim,” Kelly says. “It turns out he’s a great swimmer.”

“Sundecks are hot right now,” says Chris. “We rarely build a pool without

one. ➻ ”

Maverick strikes a pose near the firepit and palm tree planter.

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A tropical touch

Plans called for a raised bed planter which holds something included

specifically to remind the family of their previous home—a

palm tree. With dramatic uplighting, the tree contributes to the

space’s tropical, resort style. It won’t survive harsh Cincinnati

winters, but Joff feels strongly enough about its charm, that he

says he’s happy to purchase a new one each spring.

1 A retaining wall doubles as seating—with

plenty of room for a crowd.

2 Shortly after the pool was completed,

the couple added this cabana for a bit of

relief from the sun. 3 The firepit, along

with the heated water in the pool, helps

extend the usage of this backyard oasis

well into the fall. 4 From the house, past

the pool, palm tree and firepit, there’s a

view of the 9th hole of Heritage Club.

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Launching with a luau

Construction began in early 2021 and wrapped up mid-

July. One week later the family christened the pool with a

luau party for 75 friends—accompanied by musicians on

steel drums and an acoustic guitar.

The family plans to keep the heated pool open each

year from early spring until the beginning of November.

And all four members have no doubt it will be well used

during those months.

Joff and I love to entertain,” Kelly says. “The more the

merrier!”

On dive-in movie nights, family and friends float on

rafts in the pool while movies play on a projection screen

placed nearby.

Following in her parents’ social footsteps, shortly after

the pool was completed, 16-year-old Taylor hosted her

entire field hockey team for a poolside party. Both daughters

are active in school athletics. Madison, 14, runs cross

country and track and plays on the volleyball and basketball

teams. Taylor is on the field hockey and track teams.

Even when it’s just the four of them, the family takes

great pleasure in their backyard oasis.

“It’s nice to be able to walk out the back door, swim,

tan or just hang out—in any weather,” Taylor says. And

her sister adds, “We do a lot of our schoolwork out here.”

Plus, both the girls want to stick around for the evening’s

entertainment: Dad doing cannonballs.

Joff, who in previous years has been known to paddleboard

in the Pacific, with the occasional shark nearby,

closes out the night with a series of high-splashing cannonballs

off the diving board.

Even though they’re using a different type of board

these days, this adventurous family has found a way to

gather with friends and family and create all kinds of

splashes in their own backyard.

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Garden Path Landscaping

Pool construction Westside Pools

Pavers Oberfields in Storm,

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Stone for planters Stonecraft from

Reading Rock

Lighting LED by Sollos

Firepit chairs Watson’s

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(and privacy!)

BY LEE RHODES

Bands of fabric in varying opacities transition past each other providing total light and privacy control in Allure Blinds from Lafayette.

When you think of window blinds and shades, you don’t necessarily think of beauty.

So, you might be surprised to learn that blinds can, in fact, function beautifully and

be beautiful. They cannot only create privacy and filter sunlight, but they can breathe

new (aesthetic) life into a room. Who knew?

We spoke with two expert window blind professionals who gave us the details on

creative blind solutions, what’s trending for 2022, and how technology and automation

play a role. ➻

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FORM AND FUNCTION

Aerolux Blinds and Shades is a

family-run window covering

manufacturer in the Dayton area.

They offer a wide variety of window

treatments, including their

best-selling combo blind-shade

known as Shadow Glide, which

gives new meaning to the marriage

of beauty and functionality.

Innovative yet surprisingly simple,

Shadow Glide sits snugly and

completely flush with the window

and differs from a traditional slatted

blind, being comprised of two

panels of alternating mesh and

translucent fabric. Manually, or

with a motorized feature, operated

remotely or with an app,

homeowners can manipulate the

amount of light passing through

the fabric to allow a preferred

amount of sunlight to fill the

space.

“The bright, clean, minimalistic

look of these blinds completely

transforms the look and feel of a

home,” says Sushmita Jain, owner

of Aerolux. “They can be adjusted

to allow all the light in or block it

out—or any interval in between.”

Slats Blind & Shutter Experts

in Cincinnati has a similar transitional

shade known as Allure that

is made of bands of opaque fabric.

The look of transitional shades is

not only clean, but they require

virtually no maintenance, since

dust doesn’t fall or settle on vertical

surfaces. Slats co-owner Rudy

Forte, who started working at his

father’s drapery business as a kid,

likes them so much that he has

them throughout his own home

and his vacation home. ➻

1 This versatile window covering can allow maximum sunlight to shine through or

act as a translucent blind. 2 Tucked above the headrail is a rechargeable tubular

motorized system that allows for remote operation. Both photos: Shadow Glide

Blind from Aerolux.

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2

3

4

3 Cellular shades create a layer of insulation which helps keep your home warmer

in the winter and cooler in the summer. 4 Motorized blinds can link to smart home

devices and raised and lowered with your voice or phone. Both photos: Parasol

Cellular Shades from Lafayette.

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OUTDOOR OPTIONS

Lest you think blinds are relegated to indoors, consider Aerolux’s outdoor

weather solution, the Monsoon Blind. As the name suggests, this solution,

which grew out of a need in the resort areas of the Maldives was designed to

take on Mother Nature.

“The challenge was to create something non-permanent that can be lowered

when inclement weather comes, but goes completely away when you don’t need

it, to give you an unobstructed view of your beautiful landscape,” says Jain. “It’s

made of clear PVC and pleats up like a Roman shade. It can completely close

an area to block rain, wind and, in these parts, snow, allowing homeowners to

extend the use of their outdoor space.”

While hotels and restaurants are snapping it up, the motorized Monsoon

Blind, is just as viable for home use, allowing homeowners to protect their

outdoor living spaces from the elements and enjoy them long after the change

of seasons.

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1 These transparent, outdoor blinds can withstand heavy wind and rain while giving

you clear visibility of any landscape. Monsoon Blinds from Aerolux. 2 These

shutters, made of sustainable wood, have no visible tilt rod, but use a built-in gear

system for precise light control. Normandy Shutters by Norman. 3 Roman or Roller

shades can be custom designed from a collection of over 2,300 fabrics in the Interior

Masterpieces collection from Lafayette. 4 Roller shades are available in a variety

of shapes, patterns and styles. The opacity can be customized from 1% to 10% in

Genesis Shades from Lafayette.

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3 4

STILL-POPULAR STANDARDS

We’d be remiss not to mention the mainstays of the blind world, and the following remain quite popular: sun-deflecting,

energy-saving screen shades; sleek roller shades; Roman shades with waterfall pleats; and elegant, enduring plantation

shutters, all customizable. Regarding the latter, “The louvres can range from two inches to up to four and half inches, for

a beachy look,” says Forte. “They also have them with hidden tilt rods [or no tilt rods] so there’s no vertical sight line and

you don’t have to dust around the rod.”

This feature is just one of many modern conveniences in the blind world. It wasn’t so long ago that people who wanted

motorized blinds had to have them installed as their home was being built, with wires running up to the windows. Today,

rechargeable battery-operated motors allow homeowners to easily control their blinds, making installation a cinch and

cords non-existent, and smart technology means you can adjust your blinds from a mobile device app or your voice. “You

can be in Tahiti and can make it look like you’re home,” explains Forte. ➻

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2

ADAPTIVE SOLUTIONS

Also, in keeping with the times are

the pandemic’s effects on the industry—yet

some of these effects are,

thankfully, positive. First, people are

finding opportunities to invest in

their homes, including in window

treatments, whether incorporating

new, creative solutions, or finally getting

around to fixing that one pesky

broken blind. Not only that, but businesses

have changed the way they do

business.

“We’re measuring virtually and

designing virtually,” explains Jain.

“Over Facetime, Zoom, or by phone,

I meet my client and can tour their

home to get an appreciation for their

color palette and preferred style, and

even take measurements. Customers

love this option during the pandemic.”

Finally, if you’re considering making

a change to your home’s blinds

or shades and you want to make your

dollars stretch, she recommends that

you beautify the main living areas

first (versus areas such as garages,

laundry rooms and even kids’ bedrooms,

where they often don’t even

open their blinds). In any case, enjoy

the aesthetic appeal—and amazing

functionality—of what today’s blinds

have to offer.

1 Design Studio Roman Shades are paired with side-panel drapers in Tree of Life

pattern 1 Perfect for patios and sunrooms, Designer Screen Shades maintain outdoor

views while providing UV protection.

Both photos this page from Hunter Douglas

RESOURCES

Slats Blind & Shutter Experts

aeroluxblindsandshades.com

hunterdouglas.com

lafvb.com

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Buckeye Pools ...........................................................11

Cabinet Creations Design Gallery, Inc. ......................16

Cedar Hill Furniture ..................................................39

Cincinnati Stoneworks...............................................65

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Buckreus ..........17

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Duncan-Hart ....67

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Heritage .............6

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Patel ...................7

Custom Distributors, Inc ...........................................26

Dayton Society of Interior Designers .........................39

Decorating Den - Julie Cochran ..................................9

Franklin Art Glass Studios, Inc. ...................................28

Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling .......................2

Hanson Audio and Video ..........................................58

HotSpring Spa of Dayton ..........................................68

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Irongate Inc., Realtors ...............................................40

Pathway Tables ..........................................................58

Perfect Paver Co .......................................................49

Premiere Lighting Gallery ..........................................15

Requarth Co. Lumber, Millwork & Kitchens .................4

Siebenthaler Co. .......................................................13

Snyder Brick & Block .................................................40

The Site Group .........................................................42

The Spicy Olive ........................................................28

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