From House to Home

The purchase of their first house signaled that the Hassans were no longer on the move, as they had been for many years. The Palencia house had plenty of bedrooms for their children and guests, and an open floor plan that suited their young family. It proved to be the perfect blank canvas.

Our goal was to create a family friendly home that united the Hassan’s contemporary aesthetic with their ancestral culture that includes Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. 

 

It’s all in the details

Like many spec homes, the house came with wood venetian blinds, and contractor quality lighting and fans.

We replaced the kitchen and bathroom cabinet knobs, all window treatments and ceiling fixtures. Small changes that make a difference. 

Reimagining the Great Room

A ventless gas fireplace with stacked stone façade, floating shelves, custom cabinetry and accent wall color created a focal point for the great room. The room is a comfortable inviting place for the family to be together with the dramatic 72” windmill fan, oversized distressed wood coffee table, soft watercolor rug, and shell end tables. 

The hand carved gray wood dining table and chairs and bamboo shades make for a casual but elegant dining area. The pattern of the globe pendant light reflects the chair backs design. Swivel counter stools with rush seats expand the entertainment area. 

 

The Prayer Room is an important sanctuary in the Hassan’s home. We covered the window with a solar shade for privacy and gold printed curtains to compliment the prayer sofa fabric. The chandelier got extra sparkle with the addition of crystal beads and prisms.

A satellite light fixture brings a modern touch to the study.

Their young son‘s bedroom evokes North Africa with vivid blue walls trimmed in golden yellow, Moroccan rug and star light, hand-carved book shelf and painted chest.

The Private Spaces

The calm of the master suite is enhanced by a dark wood ceiling fan, watery blue glass and soft textures. Bath details include Venetian glass lights, shell cabinet knobs and Middle Eastern inspired bath accessories.

Brilliant Pakistani colors were chosen for their daughter’s room, along with a capiz shell chandelier and sari curtains.

Upstairs, in the family room, we chose “Slap Happy” for the walls and an easy sectional for flopping on to watch movies, read, and play games. A walk-in closet was turned into a “secret” kid room for art projects and homework with a bamboo curtained doorway, bright melon walls, a built-in desk with kid-sized office chairs, pegboard wall, and large chalkboard. 

"Jody, you are amazing! We are so lucky to have found you. Thanks for making this experience so fun."  -Immi Hassan