BLANCO Design Council member and interior designer Andie Day recently completed her first high-end renovation project through her newly formed company Shift Legacy.
The company co-founded with her daughter Melissa Cummings, is a luxury concierge service that caters to professional men in need of special personal services including interior design, image consulting, personal assistant recruiting, event planning and much more.
According to Day, her long association with BLANCO was a motivating factor in staring her new company.
“In many ways, participating on BLANCO’s Design Council has also been a contributing factor in the start up,” stated Day. “Traveling to international design fair shows in Germany with BLANCO have greatly influenced my desire to enter this niche market which I have become an expert in.”
For her first renovation project under her new company, Day and her team designed the interiors of a luxurious condominium featuring high-end appliances and kitchen products including including BLANCO’s PRECIS™ SILGRANIT® Single Bowl sink in cafe brown which went nicely in the luxurious and stylish high tech kitchen.
Day compares the new condo project to that of an “fast paced Hollywood action film” featuring trademark dashing men, adrenaline rush excitement and rugged adventures that make for a box office hit.
The complete condo renovation from top to bottom came from Day’s inspirational designs set to suit the owner’s taste.
“We met with our new client briefly before he left the U.S. for an extended trip. He had purchased the apartment fully furnished and was ready to make serious changes to address his frequent entertaining and to update the dated furnishings/finishes. We altered the kitchen footprint by expanding the opening to the living areas and cutting back the entry wall. Finishes and furnishings, including decorative lighting and subtle textures, set the stage for entertaining a large crowd or special dinner for two,” states Day.
The designer says that BLANCO has been her go-to kitchen sink and faucet manufacturers for years because of BLANCO’s quality and service which offers peace of mind for both her firm and clients. “BLANCO is committed to research and development and delivers products that are on trend and in many cases becomes the trend,” states Day.
In this before and after room which is the main entertainment area, the renovated space melds the allure of the urban palette with a lounge-like vibe designed for entertaining family and friends.
Before the renovation (left), Day and her team modified a shared wall at living room/kitchen to include new peninsula with generous seating for three, a hip mini bar and loads of build-in media equipment storage.
Even though the renovation project at times posed logistical challenges, including fast track requirements, relocation of six plumbing fixtures with apartments above and below, limited service elevator access and demolition removal, Day managed to make amazing transformations to comply with the client’s frequent entertaining lifestyle using modern furnishings and finishes.