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Lighting Trends Illuminating Home Decor

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Lighting fixtures are an integral part of home decor illuminating the room’s sense of style. With advancements in LED technology, today’s lighting designs are untethered by bulbs allowing for sculptural silhouettes, geometric shapes, and fluid forms. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is seeing a shift in the way people look at lighting. “Homeowners are willing to invest more money in light fixtures so that they serve as both art and a source of illumination. Lighting fixtures are now considered a form of sculpture in a space,” Jorge says. 

Matte black sculptural light fixture

One of the latest looks in lighting pairs matte black finishes with white LED illumination in sculptural forms says Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Some of the latest looks in lighting popular with his clients include a fusion of contemporary and rustic elements as well as mixed metal finishes. “Brushed gold and brass finishes are making a comeback especially in geometric and round shapes for modern homes. For more traditional-styled home interiors, I’m seeing a blend of contemporary linear forms with natural materials such as wood to blend both the modern and the rustic.”

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri says a fusion of rustic and contemporary design elements is in demand for lighting fixtures.

The Orlando Custom Home Builder says clients are also opting to install lighting fixtures in clusters or groups at varying heights.  “Buying two smaller light fixtures and grouping them together is an affordable alternative to buying one large fixture,” Jorge says.

The Ruffle Pendants by Phillips Collection

Ruffle pendant light fixtures by Phillips Collection are grouped together in a trio for effect, one of the latest looks in lighting configurations according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For more on the latest lighting looks, here’s our trend report and a few installation tips to illuminate your space. 

Matte Black Fixtures:

Midcentury modern style lighting fixture in a cluster of matte black and brushed brash pendants

Midcentury modern style lighting fixture in a cluster of matte black and brushed brash pendants, one of the latest lighting looks according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Black is a universally classic hue that transcends a variety of designs and styles. 

Midcentury Modern Styles:

Midcentury modern winery chandelier

The Sputnik Chandelier in this winery is an example of the space-age influenced Midcentury modern styles trending in home interiors according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. He designed and built the winery.

Many millennial homebuyers are showing a renewed interest in Midcentury Modern architecture for its original appeal— floorplans with open spaces and walls of glass with sweeping views.  Lighting fixtures that nod to midcentury sensibilities with retro silhouettes updated in warm finishes appeal to both millennial homebuyers and consumers with contemporary-styled interiors. 

Midcentury modern globe fixture

This space-age styled globe chandelier is an example of the popular midcentury looks trending in home lighting according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Midcentury modern style light fixture in the trending matte black finish with white LED illumination.

Midcentury modern style light fixture in the trending matte black finish with white LED illumination.

Mixed Metals and Materials:

Winery Chandelier in mixed materials

Mixed material chandelier in this winery is an example of trending lighting looks according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri who designed and built the winery.

Mixed metal fixtures in any combination of black, bronze, brass, chrome, copper, and gold are resonating with homeowners in clean silhouettes or amorphous shapes. The mixed metal trend in lighting is an extension of overall aesthetic influencing home interiors where fixtures and finishes are used in various metallic combinations instead of matchy-matchy hardware and fittings.

 Ruffle Chandelier from Phillips Collection

These Ruffle Chandeliers from Phillips Collection in mixed metal finishes are examples of one of the latest lighting trends according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Lighting fixtures that mix different materials are also popular looks especially in farmhouse modern styles where wood combines with metals in blacks, golds, and silvers.

Square Recessed Lighting:

Transitional Style Kitchen by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Square recessed lighting is a popular look in home interiors according to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri as seen in this kitchen he designed and built.

Recessed lighting is shaping up as square designs without trim so that the light sits flush against the ceiling or drywall.  Smaller aperture recessed lighting in square shapes is a popular choice because it requires smaller holes in the ceiling yet these lights give off illumination.

Now that you are up on the latest lighting trends, here are a few basic rules to hanging light fixtures you should know.

Lighting Fixture Hanging Tips:

Scale and proportion are essential to successful lighting design and configuration. The biggest mistake homeowners make when choosing and installing lighting is selecting fixtures that are too small or too large for a room. To help with your next lighting, we’ll take you room by room for installation tips and tricks to illuminate a space for style and function. 

 

Foyer hanging glass pendants

A cluster of hanging glass pendants is showcased in a window on the tower entry of this Modern custom home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. 

The Dining Room:

Modern living room by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

This modern styled lighting fixture of intersecting sabers hangs in proportion to the dining room in this custom home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For the dining room, add the length and width of the dining room together to get the minimum diameter of a chandelier. That is your starting point for the size of your light fixture. Next consider the size of the dining table.  Rule of thumb here is that the fixture should be one-third to one-half the length of the table and measuring out should start in the center of the table. Try to stay within the width of the table. If you lighting configuration involves a cluster of pendants or  light fixtures, spacing should also be one-third to one-half the length of the table. One should go in the center and then space equally to cover the desired length. Hang fixtures over the dining table at least 30 inches from the top to avoid hitting it.

Main Living Spaces:

Great room light fixtures in home designed and built by Orland Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

A pair of large transitional style chandeliers hangs in proportion to the high ceilings and volume of space in this great room by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Rules are more flexible for hanging lighting fixtures in main living spaces in a home. If you are using sconces, choose them in sizes at least 18 inches or taller and hang them about 72 to 78 inches off the floor to humanize the space of a two-story height room. In the hallways, place sconces approximately 8 to 10 feet apart in a zig-zag pattern (on both sides) for maximum appeal.  For bedrooms, the measurement is more about lumens output than the size of a fixture. Multiply the two wall lengths in a room to come up with the lumens needed in a fixture. For example, if the room is 12 feet by 12 feet, you’d need 2,400 lumens to light the room properly.

Entryways and Foyers:

Great room and foyer in this custom home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Great room and foyer in this custom home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

For entryways and foyers larger lighting fixtures often go well. To find the right-sized fixture consider that the distance from the floor to the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 7 feet. If you have a high ceiling, the dimensional rule of thumb is that this fixture should be longer than it is wider.  Use a 2-to-1 height-to-width ratio with a high ceiling. For single-story spaces, consider a large semi-flush lighting fixture that drops down but provides enough clearance with doors.

Bathrooms:

This bathroom by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is illuminated with two vanity light fixtures and a transitional style chandelier.

This bathroom by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is illuminated with two vanity light fixtures and a transitional style chandelier.

Hang sconces in the bathroom 60 to 66 inches off the floor. Center the light fixtures off the faucets equidistance apart. For a double vanity, a four-light fixture is ideal for spacing, proportion and illumination.  

Kitchen:

This trio of globe pendant lights hangs in spatial proportion to the double-height kitchen island in this home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Builder.

This trio of globe pendant lights hangs in spatial proportion to the double-height kitchen island in this home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Builder.

Lighting over the kitchen island often involves hanging pendants. When choosing pendants, consider the ceiling height and the island size. Pendants now come in lengths up to 18 inches long. For a 12-foot ceiling, an 18-inch-tall pendant works well. The basic rule is to hang pendants no less than 36 inches from the countertop. Try to group pendants in odd numbers and if you hang them at varying lengths, the longest pendant should maintain that 36-inch gap with the island countertop. The remaining pendants hang at higher elevations. Wider islands require larger pendants for scale instead of the traditional 6-inch pendants. Space each pendant at the amount of its dimension. If a pendant is 12 inches wide, for example, you’ll want 12 inches between additional pendants. Start at the center of the island (length-wise) and measure out from there.

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New Decade, New Neutrals: 2020 Color Trends for the Home 

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2020 rings in a new decade with new neutrals for home interiors. Trending color palettes are aimed at creating a sense of calm, comfort, and connection with nature.

 

Over the last decade, grays and whites have dominated wall colors in the home. “Beige went out as a neutral in the early 2000s,” notes Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. 

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Great room in this custom home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri features white walls with gray accent walls. Photo credit: Cornerstone Custom Construction

“In many of the modern houses that I design and build, the clients either pick a gray or a white color palette and offset its trendiness with a dark, espresso color for the doors and trim along with wood floors to ground the living space, keeping it timeless,” Jorge says.

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In this modern-style home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, notice the gray accent wall surrounding the staircase. Photo credit: Cornerstone Custom Construction

Jorge recommends painting a few accent walls in gray rather than an all-gray color palette for the home.  “Accent walls can be updated easily in the future.” 

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Family room in this contemporary home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri features espresso painted wood trim, matching beams and wood accents. Photo credit: Cornerstone Custom Construction

Brown painted trim and doors are another affordable upgrade and alternative to a wood stained finish. “We can paint the doors and the trim with a dark espresso color that looks almost identical to the wood stained look of a dark walnut finish. When the client goes with painted beams, we can tie in the wood doors and trim to match back to the beams and wood accents,” Jorge notes. The same holds true for gray painted trim and doors. “The wood beams can be done in a gray color scheme and all the wood accents including the wood floors can match back.” 

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Dark, espresso painted wood trim and ceiling details counterbalance the white walls to add warmth to this modern-styled home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Photo credit: Cornerstone Custom Construction.

The Orlando custom builder notes that choosing the right white as a neutral can be challenging. “Whites are rarely pure; they tend to have shades of color to them. A white paint color could have a blue, pink, gray or yellow tint that comes out in certain lighting conditions.  I encourage homeowners to paint several samples of their chosen color throughout the house under different lighting scenarios,” Jorge says. He prefers using Pure White by Sherwin-Williams because it tends to have the least coloring in it. 

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Dark, espresso painted wood trim matches the kitchen cabinets and ceiling beams in this transitional-styled home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Photo credit: Cornerstone Custom Construction

Each year, major paint companies release their picks for Color of the Year. Choices vary widely for the 2020 Color of the Year so we’ve distilled the paint company picks down to a list of new neutrals for 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Blue Hues:

Dining Room painted in Sherwin Williams Naval SW 6244, 2020 Color of the Year

Dining Room painted in Sherwin Williams Naval SW 6244, 2020 Color of the Year. photo credit: Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams announced Naval SW 6244 as its 2020 Color of the Year. The paint company describes it as a rich navy hue with a deep, sapphire-like quality.

“The use of color in interior design is changing,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel. People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical and emotional well-being. Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”

Wadden notes that the last decade saw color evolve from beiges to cool grays and now back to warmer neutrals. “While greens and blues are always popular, how we’re using them in design is changing. In the coming decade, key combinations will include black, white and navy for a timeless look, or navy and jewel tones for a nod to Art Deco,” Wadden says.

Hallway painted with PPG Chinese Porcelain, 2020 Color of the Year.

Hallway painted with PPG paint brand’s Chinese Porcelain, 2020 Color of the Year. photo credit: PPG

PPG paint brand picks Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6)  a blend of cobalt and ink blue as an easy transition from yesterday’s neutrals to richer yet restful colors.   “PPG’s Chinese Porcelain delivers the energy and brightness of cobalt blue and incorporates the enveloping of a deep, muted navy tone. The need for simplicity and escapism from technology is in part, the reason that consumers are craving blues like Chinese Porcelain that bring us closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky – the horizon spot, creating serenity in any space,” explains Dee Schlotter, senior color manager, PPG paint brand

Earth Tones:

Walls painted in Behr paint's Cider Spice S210-5

Walls painted in Behr paint’s Cider Spice S210-5. photo credit: Behr Paint Company

Color experts and interior designers predict warm, earthy tones will be the neutral alternatives to the muted grays, ubiquitous since the economic downturn of 2008. Envision clay, copper, terra cotta, chocolate browns and soft yellows. Behr paints released its 2020 color forecast with 15 colors that embrace exploration and natural environments. The colors draw inspiration from natural elements such as sky, earth, water and plant life.

Natural Greens:

Family room painted in Behr paint's Back to Nature, 2020 Color of the Year.

Family room painted in Behr paint’s Back to Nature, 2020 Color of the Year. photo credit: Behr Paint

Driven by a desire to connect with nature and the outdoors, greens found foliage and plants are trending in 2020. Popular hues within this shade include green tea, malachite and verdant greens, colors of the forest. Behr paint picked the biophilic shade Back To Nature S340-4: a restorative, meadow-inspired green. Behr believes its 2020 Color of the Year can purify and promote a balanced space—bringing the outside, inside. “As we look ahead to a new decade, Back To Nature encourages us to reengage with the natural world, which we know can have a real, positive impact on our well-being,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr.  The paint company sees this slightly yellow-based green as a new neutral that adds peace and tranquility to any space.

Soft Pastels:

Dining room painted in Benjamin Moore's First Light, 2020 Color of the Year

Dining room painted in Benjamin Moore’s First Light, 2020 Color of the Year. photo credit: Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore chose a rosy pink named First Light 2102-70 as its Color of the Year to represent a new dawn of idealism, design and living. “First Light 2102-70 reflects a new definition of the home – a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life: community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism,” says  Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing and Development. First Light is one of ten hues in the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 palette that delivers modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement, a timeless way to lighten up. “Color is powerful but highly subjective, especially through the lens of different generations, relationships and moods. But from the saturated to bright and airy, all are easy to live with and easy to love–whether they stand alone, in a strong pair, or all cohabitate,” says Magno.

Home decor brand Essential Home sees Neo Mint as the top color for 2020 in home decor, describing it as a fresh tone of green with a cool, futuristic feel. 

Essential Home's 2020 Color of the Year is Neo Mint

Essential Home’s 2020 Color of the Year is Neo Mint. photo credit: Essential Home.

As the home becomes a place of peace and refuge that promotes wellness and self-care, expect to see the latest color trends such as regenerative greens and grounding earth tones color living spaces of all styles.  

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Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home with Transitional Interiors

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One of the latest architectural styles popular in Florida is Modern-Mediterranean also known as Mod-Mediterranean, a fusion of sleek, clean lines and geometric forms with Old World influences. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri recently designed and built this 5,700 square feet, two-story home in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida that melds Mediterranean forms and flourishes with eclectic design elements. The interior styling is transitional with a decidedly Mediterranean exterior.

Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The 5,700 square foot home resides on a lake in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida.

Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The 5,700 square foot home resides on a lake in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida.

The floorplan embraces the latest living spaces to accommodate today’s lifestyles with an open kitchen and great room, a master suite, 3 bedrooms, an office, a theater room, a flex room and a four-car garage.

The great room draws focus to an electric fireplace clad in gray stacked stone with a wood plank column that rises above it with an inset to display artwork. The ceilings soar to 22 feet in the great room. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room draws focus to an electric fireplace clad in gray stacked stone with a wood plank column that rises above it with an inset to display artwork. The ceilings soar to 22 feet in the great room and to 10 feet in the rest of the home. White limestone floors surface the main living spaces of the home. “The main living spaces have high ceilings that deliver openness and freedom throughout the home, adding a sense of space and depth,” says Orland Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the kitchen with 22 foot high ceilings anchored by two large chandeliers and wood beams. The balcony walkway connects the two wings of the house. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the kitchen with 22 foot high ceilings anchored by two large chandeliers and wood beams. The balcony walkway connects the two wings of the house. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The home’s transitional styling mixes modern and industrial elements throughout. “We incorporated design statements in the home that reflect the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle,” Jorge says.

Interior styling is transitional mixed with eclectic elements such as the Moroccan globe light fixtures paired with Mediterranean architectural elements such as the wood beams in the dining room.

Interior styling is transitional mixed with eclectic elements such as the Moroccan globe light fixtures paired with Mediterranean architectural elements such as the wood beams in the dining room.

The open kitchen is sleek with white cabinets and quartz counter tops grounded with wood elements including the ceiling beams and the porcelain wood plank floors.

The open kitchen is sleek with white cabinets and quartz countertops grounded with wood elements including the ceiling beams and the porcelain wood plank floors.

Key design elements in this open, gourmet kitchen give it a transitional style including the trio of traditional pendants over the quartz kitchen island white with gray veining. Wood beams paired with porcelain wood plank floors add Old World details that ground the space and counterbalance the white cabinets, counters and island and rough-hewn subway tile backsplash. Matte black cabinet hardware mixes with stainless steel finishes, one of the latest looks in interior design, pairing different metals in the same room.  The demand for matte black fixtures and hardware in kitchens and baths continues to grow. The homeowner chose matte black cabinet hardware for a crisp contrast black with the white cabinets,” Jorge says. 

The kitchen's barrel ceiling and wood beams infuse Mediterranean architectural elements paired with sleek gray stacked stone that frames the range.

The kitchen’s barrel ceiling and wood beams infuse Mediterranean architectural elements paired with sleek gray stacked stone that frames the range.

The exterior draws curb appeal from Jorge’s signature tower entry design clad in stone with a wrought-iron, custom-crafted, double-entry door.

Today’s floorplans call for flex space to accommodate the changing lifestyle needs of homeowners. In this home, we designed a flex room as a versatile space upstairs that can function as an extra bedroom, office, home gym or craft room. It is designed to be transformed for different uses, depending on the wants and needs of homeowners such as a home gym or office,” says Jorge.

Each of the home’s five full baths and the half bath makes a unique design statement with different floor tile, vanity designs and lighting fixtures.

This bathroom conveys a more rustic vibe with its industrial style lighting fixtures and distressed porcelain gray wood plank accent wall behind the vanities with porcelain octagon mosaic tile floors.

This bathroom conveys a more rustic vibe with its industrial style lighting fixtures and distressed porcelain gray wood plank accent wall behind the vanities with porcelain octagon mosaic tile floors.

In this pool bath, matte black plumbing fixtures pair with a white quartz vanity counter and a marine-themed mirror on an accent wall of porcelain rough-hewn gray wood plank tile, paired with a Morrocan patterned floor tile for an eclectic look. 

In this bathroom, the marble pebble shower floor pairs with an ornate marble and stone tile floor with an arabesque vanity mirror and a vessel sink, as another electic look.  

This eclectic styled bathroom mixes Moroccan themed patterns and shapes with industrial styled lighting and a sleek floating vanity

This eclectic styled bathroom mixes Moroccan themed patterns and shapes with industrial styled lighting and a sleek floating vanity

The home’s interior finishes, colors and features reflect some of the latest home trends including brushed brass cabinet hardware paired with stainless steel faucets in the laundry room.

The home has two electric fireplaces, one in the great room framed in a floor-to-ceiling stone and wood hearth and a second one in the master bedroom, framed in white stacked stone. The electric fireplaces is gaining popularity as focal feature that creates ambiance with ease of use.

 

The masterbedroom in this 5,700 square foot custom home resides on the first floor and overlooks the lake. It features a white stacked stone electric fireplace and engineered walnut wood plank floors.

The master bedroom in this 5,700 square foot custom home resides on the first floor and overlooks the lake. It features a white stacked stone electric fireplace and engineered walnut wood plank floors.

The master bedroom features engineered walnut wood floors and opens to the outdoor living space with glass doors that provide a lake view.  The master bathroom draws focus to the sculptural freestanding tub set in a niche with a textural tiled feature wall. 

The master bathroom features porcelain tile floors that mimic the look of marble with a niche that frames a free standing tub.

The master bathroom features porcelain tile floors that mimic the look of marble with a niche that frames a freestanding tub.

One of the home’s unique features is the theater room upstairs with stage seating for nine people is painted in dark colors with a space mural on the ceiling. 

The Theater room upstairs showcases a space mural painted on the ceiling with espresso wood trim, dark gray walls and light gray carpet to create the perfect acoustic conditions and ambiance for watching movies on the large screen.

The Theater room upstairs showcases a space mural painted on the ceiling with espresso wood trim, dark gray walls and light gray carpet to create the perfect acoustic conditions and ambiance for watching movies on the large screen.

The 5,700 square foot home resides on a half acre lot at lake in Lake Forest, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. 

The view from the back of this 5,700 square foot home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The home resides on a half-acre lot with plenty of green spaces for privacy and opens to views of the lake.

The view from the back of this 5,700 square foot home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The home resides on a half-acre lot with plenty of green spaces for privacy and opens to views of the lake.

For more design ideas and inspiration go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

 

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Fireplace design, Kitchen Design

This Spanish Revival custom home built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri sits on 5 acres wrapping around Hinden Lake in St. Cloud, Florida. “Architectural elements that imbue the home with Spanish Revival style include its whitewashed stucco facade, terracotta barrel tile roof, a tower chimney, and the trio of arches leading to the handcrafted wrought iron front door.  Inside we added decorative elements including handpainted tiles and ornamental ironwork,” Jorge says.  The home spans 7,500 square feet total with 4,700 square feet of living space under air.

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

“We designed the home to connect to the organic nature of its surroundings and capture lake views from the main living spaces,” Jorge says.

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The single story custom residence has an open concept floorplan with three bedrooms plus a master suite and features the latest lifestyle amenities.

The great room opens to the outdoor living spaces with a 20-foot high ceiling and clerestory windows to draw in natural light from above in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the outdoor living spaces with a 20-foot high ceiling and clerestory windows to draw in natural light from above in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen is outfitted with Sub-Zero Wolf appliances and draws focus to a backsplash of hand-painted tiles in an open floor plan that connects both the living and dining rooms, all of which open up to the back patio.

The kitchen opens to the great room and features a brick and beam barrel ceiling with a contrasting ivory colored island and handpainted tile backsplash in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen opens to the great room and features a brick and beam barrel ceiling with a contrasting ivory colored island and handpainted tile backsplash in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

 

A custom range hood crafted of precast stone coordinates with handpainted tiles on the backsplash of the range niche in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

A custom range hood crafted of precast stone coordinates with handpainted tiles on the backsplash of the range niche in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen is crowned by an undulating brick barrel and beam ceiling that pulls together the warm sand tones of the travertine tile. 

The granite island counter and granite perimeter counters with gray and white veining contrast with walnut wood stained cabinetry and travertine floors and backsplashes to give this kitchen its Spanish Revival style in this custom home by Orlando custom homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The granite island counter and granite perimeter counters with gray and white veining contrast with walnut wood stained cabinetry and travertine floors and backsplashes to give this kitchen its Spanish Revival style in this custom home by Orlando custom homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Throughout the main living spaces of this one story custom residence, 20-foot ceilings give the home an open, airy feel. The mission style fireplace features inlaid brick accents that compliment the brick barrel ceilings throughout the home. A 20-foot wide sliding glass door opens to the great room to the expansive outdoor living area.

The 20-foot fireplace in the great room features an inlaid brick design that echoes the home's brick barrel ceilings throughout.

The 20-foot fireplace in the great room features an inlaid brick design that echoes the home’s brick barrel ceilings throughout.

 In the master bath, travertine stone clads the tub and shower seamlessly tying in with the flooring throughout the home.  

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home's flooring.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home’s flooring.

The master suite is trimmed with walnut stained wood moldings that echo the wood beams of the vaulted ceiling.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home's flooring.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home’s flooring.

Sliding barn doors attached to a beam with rustic hardware and opens to the laundry room.

White-painted sliding barn doors open to the laundry room conserving space in the hallway because they require no clearance to open up in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Spanish Revival architectural features include interior arches, a mix of tongue and groove and brick barrel ceilings and ornamental iron light fixtures.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Situated on 5 acres, the home wraps around a large outdoor space with a summer kitchen, pool, and spa.

Backyard view of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that wraps around a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

Backyard view of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that wraps around a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that opens to a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that opens to a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room seamlessly opens to the pool for alfresco enjoyment and entertaining.

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Florida Modern Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Fireplace design, Kitchen Design

This Florida Modern Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri Features Sweeping Lake Views and Sleek Architectural Features

 New modern classic architecture defines this 12,000 square foot custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

New modern classic architecture defines this 12,000 square foot custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

An inverted L shaped entrance, slim round tower and oversized windows give this 12,000-square-foot modern custom home stunning curb appeal. Situated on a peninsula on Lake Markham in the Seminole County community of Lake Markham Preserve, this Florida contemporary home is designed as two wings set at 45-degree angles embracing the lake views.

This Florida Modern custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri brings the outside in by featuring sliding glass walls erasing separation between indoor and outdoor living, embracing Florida’s climate and lifestyle year-round.

This Florida Modern custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri brings the outside in by featuring sliding glass walls erasing separation between indoor and outdoor living, embracing Florida’s climate and lifestyle year-round.

“The objective of the home’s floorplan was to have a clear view of the lake throughout the house. We achieved this with large glass sliders throughout the back of the home that run from the master suite to the other side of the home for a 270-degree view of the lake,” says Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. 

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open up the view to Lake Markham from the back of this 12,000 sq. ft home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open up the view to Lake Markham from the back of this 12,000 sq. ft home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Check out the home’s panoramic lake views in this flyover:

 

The home’s facade features ledgestone accents that appear on the interior as a unifying architectural element and a custom-crafted flat paneled gray iron front door. Modern garage doors made of stainless steel with shatterproof glass insets house five cars.

A signature Florida contemporary style element is the home’s black slate roof that appears flat but is actually slightly pitched to promote drainage. Other standout architectural features include mitered windows at the corners.

A round tower with metal roof softens the geometry of this Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

A round tower with metal roof softens the geometry of this Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The color palette of gray tones extends to the interior with large 36″ by 18″ white porcelain floor tile with gray striations and walls painted in a soft white gray. 

The great room opens to the kitchen and draws focus to a floor-to-ceiling wall of ledgestone that frames a fireplace and TV screen in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The great room opens to the kitchen and draws focus to a floor-to-ceiling wall of ledgestone that frames a fireplace and TV screen in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The home has two custom-designed staircases on each wing with black, wrought iron linear railings and quartz steps edge-lit with LEDs.

The black wrought iron staircase is crafted to coordinate with the black wrought iron flat panel double entry front door in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The black wrought iron staircase is crafted to coordinate with the black wrought iron flat panel double entry front door in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

In the large, open kitchen, an 18-foot wood grain laminate feature wall seamlessly integrates appliances in a T-formation.  Two kitchen islands are crafted in the contrasting countertop material, one with a wraparound white and gray quartz countertop that matches the backsplash. The second kitchen island has a white quartz surface.  

Contemporary kitchen well-appointed with two islands with quartz countertops in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Contemporary kitchen well-appointed with two islands with quartz countertops in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The kitchen backsplash crafted of white quartz with gray veining echoes the wraparound countertop of the island facing the great room in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The kitchen backsplash crafted of white quartz with gray veining echoes the wraparound countertop of the island facing the great room in this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Wood grain cabinetry and a ledgestone fireplace and TV wall add organic elements to soften the sleek lines of this Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Wood grain cabinetry and a ledgestone fireplace and TV wall add organic elements to soften the sleek lines of this Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

A 16-foot-long stone fireplace runs horizontally from wall-to-wall with a geometric design element crafted of white Venetian plaster that frames the electric firebox. Embedded LEDs light the fireplace feature wall from above.

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering striking views of the pool, water features and landscaping from the moment upon entering this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Floor-to- ceiling glass walls offering striking views of the pool, water features and landscaping from the moment upon entering this Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

In the living room, a 16-foot-long ledgestone stone fireplace runs horizontally from wall-to-wall with a geometric frame of white Venetian plaster around the electric firebox. The fireplace wall is lit with LEDs from above.

In the living room, a 16-foot-long ledgestone stone fireplace runs horizontally from wall-to-wall with a geometric frame of white Venetian plaster around the electric firebox. The fireplace wall is lit with LEDs from above.

 The interior styling of the home is modern but warm with a mix of wood elements and natural stone as seen in the bathrooms.

 One of the six bathrooms in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

One of the six bathrooms in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Powder Bath with blue glass vessel sink that glows from LED lighting and sits atop a white and gray quartz floating vanity framed by a floor-to-ceiling ledgestone wall

Powder Bath with blue glass vessel sink that glows from LED lighting and sits atop a white and gray quartz floating vanity framed by a floor-to-ceiling ledgestone wall

 One of the six bathrooms in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

One of the six bathrooms in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

In the master bath, porcelain floor tile in a slate gray clads a feature wall fronting the freestanding tub and dual entry shower. Floating vanities and a dropped ceiling framed with wood contribute to the master bath’s minimalist, zen-like ambiance.

The master suite has a gray wood plank flooring that sweeps up to create a feature wall.

The master suite in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The master suite in this 12,000 sq. ft. Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The linear pool and spa overlooking Lake Markham sit on a peninsula for sweeping views.

The linear pool and spa overlooking Lake Markham sit on a peninsula for sweeping views.

For more design ideas, check out Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri’s youtube channel.

 

 

 

 

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Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

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Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

This Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is a regional interpretation of popular modernist styles but with warmth and texture that counterbalance rectilinear lines and sleek elements. Unlike typical modernist styles with flat roof lines, Jorge created his version of Florida Modern architecture with subtle roof pitches that appear flat from the facade yet promote better drainage.

Roofline of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Roofline of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

“Florida’s humid climate sees a lot of rainfall and frequent hurricanes, so we considered those climate factors in our design of this 5,000-square-foot home. Flat roof lines in Florida tend to create structural problems because of rainwater water pooling on the surface,” explains Jorge.

Inverted L Entry Tower defines the curb appeal of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Inverted L Entry Tower defines the curb appeal of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Large windows and sliding glass walls fill the home with natural sunlight enhancing its modern style. “There is a delicate balance we strike in the design of large windows without too much glass that will overheat the home and negatively impact its energy efficiency,” says Jorge.

An inverted L entry tower clad in split-face white travertine anchors the rectilinear planes. “We didn’t want a very plain, very cold house so we added a lot of textures with wood, stone, glass and steel.”

Two-story family room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Two-story family room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

In the family room, the focal point is a fireplace that soars 22 feet framed with a tower of espresso wood panels and steel bands and a floating mantle crafted of white quartz.  Sleek wood beams throughout the home add warmth and character.

Modern style wine room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Modern style wine room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Next to the great room, the winery has double glass doors that offer a transparent view to the travertine split face wine wall and starburst light fixture with a wine tasting bar, cold storage area, and espresso wood floors.

Modern style kitchen in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Modern style kitchen in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The great room opens to the kitchen, filled with natural light from sliding glass doors. The double kitchen island serves as a prep area and a breakfast table that accommodates six people, crafted of modern white lacquer cabinets with quartzite tops. Espresso wood grain cabinetry with white quartz lines the perimeter of the kitchen.

View of the double-height kitchen island for food prep and eat in table in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

View of the double-height kitchen island for food prep and eat in table in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue and framed by a silver glass tile backsplash adds a pop of color that coordinates with the blue accents in the adjoining family room.

This custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue adds a pop of color that coordinates with the color palette of the adjoining family room in this Florida Modern home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

This custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue adds a pop of color that coordinates with the color palette of the adjoining family room in this Florida Modern home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Marble floors ground sleek design elements including a trio of chrome globe pendant lights and stainless steel appliances.

Dining room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Dining room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The dining room sits to the right of the foyer and opens to the family room crowned by a modern barrel ceiling framed in espresso wood featuring a chrome lightsaber LED light fixture. The travertine split-face stone feature wall acts as a unifying architectural element.

Master bedroom with a floating ceiling canopy over the bed and hanging light pendants in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Master bedroom with a floating ceiling canopy over the bed and hanging light pendants in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bedroom features an ethanol-burning fireplace, one of three in the home, and a dropped ceiling with espresso wood trim that acts as a canopy over the bed with two hanging light pendants used in lieu of nightstand lamps which is one of the latest looks in lighting.

View of the contemporary fireplace crafted of split-face travertine and powered by ethanol fuel in the master bedroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

View of the contemporary fireplace crafted of split-face travertine and powered by ethanol fuel in the master bedroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bathroom exudes a spa-like feel with a freestanding rectangular tub with a chrome waterfall faucet surrounded by Mexican river rock in gray tones.

The master bathroom showcases a rectangular freestanding tub framed by river rock in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bathroom showcases a rectangular freestanding tub framed by river rock in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The double entry shower with rain head fixtures features porcelain wood tile and pebble stone floors. Modern floating cabinetry and vanities are crafted in espresso wood with sleek, recessed hardware. Surface mounted rectangular sinks and the mirrors framed by pebble stone walls draw inspiration from luxury baths in boutique hotels.

The double entry shower with a porcelain wood tile wall and pebble rock floor sits behind the freestanding tub in the master bathroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The double entry shower with a porcelain wood tile wall and pebble rock floor sits behind the freestanding tub in the master bathroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs, a glass panel bridge that connects both wings of the home and overlooks the family room.

A glass panel staircase framed with chrome supports and wood railings with marble stairs in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass panel staircase framed with chrome supports and wood railings with marble stairs in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The right-wing upstairs features two bedrooms and the left wing comprises a bedroom and a media room.

A glass panel bridge overlooking the family room connects both upstairs wings of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass panel bridge overlooking the family room connects both upstairs wings of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs media room sits on the left wing of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs media room sits on the left wing of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The home is powered by smart-home technology controlled by Alexa voice command that operates thermostats, the refrigerator, lights, the video doorbells, alarm system and audio-visual technology including a Sonos speaker system.

The master bedroom has sliding glass panel doors that open to the Outdoor living room with a fire table and ethanol burning fireplace in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bedroom has sliding glass panel doors that open to the Outdoor living room with a fire table and ethanol burning fireplace in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Designed for indoor-outdoor living, sliding glass doors connect the family room and the kitchen to the outdoor entertaining spaces including a living room with firepit and an outdoor kitchen with bar top and table.

The outdoor kitchen, designed for entertaining, opens to the kitchen through sliding glass doors in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The outdoor kitchen, designed for entertaining, opens to the kitchen through sliding glass doors in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with seating area and fire table overlooks the resort-style pool and spa in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with seating area and fire table overlooks the resort-style pool and spa in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with the outdoor sitting area and fire pit overlook the geometric pool and spa, embellished with glass mosaic tiles. For more design ideas from Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, subscribe to his YouTube channel TradeSecrets by Jorge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decoding Your Kitchen Style

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design, Uncategorized

Today’s kitchen is both the focal point and social hub in updated and new homes. No longer walled off from view, the kitchen is open and inviting where cooking is communal and entertaining often gravitates around the island and dining spaces. Style is more important than ever with the kitchen front and center in the home; however, the aesthetic choices and layouts can be overwhelming. To help you decode your kitchen design, Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri offers the following style guide and tips for creating a kitchen that is functional, inviting and in sync with your home’s interior decor and architecture.

Florida-Modern Kitchens:

This Florida-Modern style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes marble stone floors with quartzite double height kitchen island and white quartz counters on the perimeter. Espresso wood cabinets bring warmth while stainless steel globe fixtures bring a modern edge. White ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

This Florida-Modern style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes marble stone floors with a quartzite double height kitchen island and white quartz counters on the perimeter. Espresso wood cabinets bring warmth while stainless steel globe fixtures bring a modern edge. For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri often designs kitchens in a style he calls “Florida-Modern” that embraces and balances the sleek, clean lines and modern materials with warmer, natural materials and elements.  Natural stone floors and a mix of natural stone and engineered surfaces bring texture and a contemporary edge to the look. Lighting fixtures can either emphasize the modern look or counterbalance with more traditional designs. “I like to add reflectivity to the Florida-Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and chrome fixtures and chrome-framed glass fronted upper cabinets mixed with natural wood cabinets. Gray and white color palettes provide an ideal foundation to create this look because it feels fresh, airy, open and current,” says Ulibarri.

In this Florida-Modern kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, white ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

In this Florida-Modern kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, white ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

“A lot of my clients want a less fussy, sleeker, easier look, to match their lifestyle,” says Ulibarri.

Transitional-Styled Kitchens:

Transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes warm espresso wood and natural stone with quartz countertops and stainless steel. Rustic touches such as the beams are counterbalanced with glass mosaics and modern lighting fixtures. www.imyourbuilder.com

Transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes warm espresso wood and natural stone with quartz countertops and stainless steel. Rustic touches such as the beams are counterbalanced with glass mosaics and modern lighting fixtures. www.imyourbuilder.com

There’s a lot of design buzz about transitional-styled kitchens. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s  interpretation of this hybrid style is the Modern-Mediterranean kitchen. Envision sleek cabinetry, single-color, solid-surface countertops, geometric hardware, a glass mosaic back splash, sculptural range hood and lighting fixtures and stainless-steel appliances for an industrial luxe vibe strategically set in a rustic palette of travertine stone floors, ceiling beams and travertine split-face stone on accent walls.

Glass mosaic backsplash and stainless steel range hood bring modern elements into the design while ceiling beams and travertine floors counterbalance with rustic elements in this kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass mosaic backsplash and a stainless steel range hood bring modern elements into the design while ceiling beams and travertine floors counterbalance with rustic elements in this kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

In Florida, our unique take on the transitional kitchen honors our attachment to the traditional, timeless appeal of Mediterranean architecture and our desire for something modern and edgy.

This transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri is a lighter, airy interpretation with whitewashed brick accents, white and gray granite kitchen island top and white quartz perimeter counters counterbalanced with a rustic light fixture barrel travertine tile ceiling and breams. www.imyourbuilder.com

This transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri is a lighter, airy interpretation with whitewashed brick accents, a white and gray granite kitchen island top and white quartz perimeter counters counterbalanced with a rustic light fixture and barrel travertine tile ceiling and beams. www.imyourbuilder.com

Mediterranean architecture endures in Florida as a style perfectly in sync with its surroundings and history. But exterior curb appeal doesn’t have to dictate interior decor.

The appliance wall in this transitional style kitchen by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases sleek stainless steel appliances accented with glass fronted and chrome framed upper cabinets for a modern edge. www.imyourbuilder.com

The appliance wall in this transitional style kitchen by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases sleek stainless steel appliances accented with glass fronted and chrome framed upper cabinets for a modern edge. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri says most of his clients prefer some variation of Mediterranean architecture, but their interior preferences often merge Old World and 21st century styles. “I have clients who want a home that looks from the outside like it has endured for generations. Yet on the inside. the style is sleek and modern-a look commonly  defined as contemporary”

A transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri that skews traditional with ornate cabinetry, travertine floors and wood beams. The white cabinets and stainless appliances temper the traditional elements. www.imyourbuilder.com

A transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri that skews traditional with ornate cabinetry, travertine floors and wood beams. The white cabinets and stainless appliances temper the traditional elements. www.imyourbuilder.com

Traditional-Styled Kitchens:

This traditional style kitchen pulls from Tuscan influences such as the copper rangehood framed by stone and kitchen island base cabinetry that mimics furniture with wood carvings and embellishments. www.imyourbuilder.com

This traditional style kitchen pulls from Tuscan influences such as the copper rangehood framed by stone and kitchen island base cabinetry that mimics furniture with wood carvings and embellishments. www.imyourbuilder.com

The traditional-styled kitchen with a nod to Tuscan influences, remains a perennial favorite look among Florida homeowners. “Many of my clients prefer a Tuscan-styled kitchen for its timeless appeal that feels like the home has been there for generations but with modem amenities,” says Jorge.

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri draws the eye to the copper range hood framed in stone. www.imyourbuilder.com

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri draws the eye to the copper range hood framed in stone. www.imyourbuilder.com

Rustic elements figure prominently in traditional kitchens with wrought iron light fixtures, travertine floors, stained cabinetry, corbels, mosaics, ornate detailing, beams and barrel tile ceilings.

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases an undulating barrel and beam ceiling crafted of travertine tiles and wood beams. The wrought iron double door pantry is another focal point. www.imyourbuilder.com

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases an undulating barrel and beam ceiling crafted of travertine tiles and wood beams. The wrought iron double door pantry is another focal point. www.imyourbuilder.com

“The look is warm and inviting, typically with a sun-kissed or earthy color palette of reds, oranges, browns and beiges.”

For more design ideas and inspiration give Jorge Ulibarri a call at 407-733-5500 to discuss your custom home and subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets 

 

 

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Kitchen and Bath Trends To Inspire Your New Home

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design, Uncategorized

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri Shares the Latest Looks in the Kitchen & Bath for 2017

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in an Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in a Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

If you are thinking of building a new home or undertaking a kitchen or bath remodel, Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri wants to share the latest trend report from The National Kitchen & Bath Association for inspiration and an honest look at what is in and what’s out in kitchen and bath style. Here are the major takeaways:

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in an Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in a Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Contemporary and Transitional-styled bathrooms and kitchens outrank Traditional design preferences as people opt for clean lines, sleek and simple over fussy details and embellishments.

Gray and white Transitional-styled kitchen with Zodiaq surfaces in London Sky and Corian Surfaces in Deep Mink

Gray and white Transitional-styled kitchen with Zodiaq surfaces in London Sky and Corian Surfaces in Deep Mink

Whites and grays continue to be the most popular color palettes in the kitchen and bathroom; however, blue with violet and purple undertones are gaining traction. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Greenery is inspiring cooler greens in home interiors with gray and yellow undertones or blue-green shades.

BlueStar oven and range hood in Pantone's 2017 Pantone Color of Year, Greenery

BlueStar oven and range hood in Pantone’s 2017 Pantone Color of Year, Greenery

 

Mid-Century Modern styled green kitchen with Corian countertops

Mid-Century Modern styled green kitchen with Corian countertops

In the kitchen, frameless cabinetry continues its forward march into the latest looks, in high gloss and matte finishes. White and gray painted cabinets continue to dominate kitchen color schemes and are joined by blue and black toned cabinets. High gloss finishes in cabinetry take it to the next level of sheen with new chrome-plated metallic finishes joining the mix of lacquer surfaces.

Poggenpohl chrome plated lacquers in 14 shades that draw inspiration from metallic paints in the automotive industry.

Poggenpohl chrome plated lacquers in 14 shades that draw inspiration from metallic paints in the automotive industry.

Black stainless steel is a popular look in kitchen appliances paired with matte black finishes and  quartz outranks granite as the surface of choice.  Microwave drawers replace stand alone units and induction cooktops and convection ovens are must-haves on the list for an updated kitchen.

Black stainless steel collection of appliances recently launched by Frigidaire Gallery, debuted at KBIS 2017

Black stainless steel collection of appliances recently launched by Frigidaire Gallery, debuted at KBIS 2017

In the bathroom, floating vanities and open shelving continue to be popular storage features while undermount bathroom sinks and trough sinks are replacing vessel sinks and pedestal sinks.

NKBA award-winning bathroom designed by Andrea Lupo features the popular floating vanity and under cabinet lighting.

NKBA award-winning bathroom designed by Andrea Lupo features the popular floating vanity and under cabinet lighting.

Hardware is all about mixing and matching to create your own personal style statement mixing metals and styles. Plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures also mix it up with different metallics in combinations of chrome and brushed gold, brass and nickel etc.

Atlas Hardware's Tableau Collection mixes and matches metal finishes in different shapes and sizes for custom hardware configuration

Atlas Hardware’s Tableau Collection mixes and matches metal finishes in different shapes and sizes for custom hardware configuration

For an added dose of bling, some designers are using metallic grout with metallic tiles.

Armstrong Flooring's new Vivero Collection with Diamond 10 Technology pictured here in Antiquity that mimics vintage wood

Armstrong Flooring’s new Vivero Collection with Diamond 10 Technology pictured here in Antiquity that mimics vintage wood

In the bathroom, ceramic tile flooring remains the number one choice in looks that mimic wood and stone.  For more design ideas and inspiration, subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets.

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Mission-Modern Orlando Custom Home

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Kitchen Design

Tour this Mission-Modern Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

A custom home that is both timeless yet stylistically relevant requires a balance between enduring architecture and the latest home interior looks. One of the latest custom homes by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is a fusion of Spanish-Mission and Contemporary architectural elements to create a unique Florida style known as Mission-Mod. 

The Tower Entry of Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Tower Entry of Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Villa Sirena is  a 4,600 square foot home  located in Heathrow Country Club, a gated community just north of downtown Orlando that sits on a private cul-de-sac. Interior design was done by Decorator Karen LeBlanc.

First floor main living spaces of Villa Sirena open up to the resort-style outdoor pool bringing in a lot of natural light. This Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

First floor main living spaces of Villa Sirena open up to the resort-style outdoor pool bringing in a lot of natural light. This Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Distinguishing architectural features include arched windows with pre cast stone surrounds, gable roofs, a round tower entrance, red clay tile roof and white washed stucco and the tower entrance, a signature feature in many of Jorge Ulibarri’s custom homes. Upon entering through the two-story foyer tower, the view extends through the home out to the resort-style pool and outdoor living spaces, infusing natural light throughout the main floor. 

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The kitchen blends rustic and contemporary design elements including the travertine-tiled barrel ceilings with sleek beams. Painted white brick accents including the range reference the Spanish-Mission style contrasted with modern tile that has metal inserts on the backsplash.  Flat panel espresso wood cabinets mix with and a creamy white kitchen island base. 

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a media room, an office, and a grand room.  The home’s open floor plan combines the great room, kitchen and dining room into an expansive living and entertaining space. The house does not have a breakfast nook instead a double island serves as the casual dining area to accommodate six people. There is a formal dining room and a great room replaces the formal living room. A three-car garage is in the back of the home so as not to distract from curb appeal.

The great room opens to the kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The great room opens to the kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

“We’ve eliminated most of the formal areas and we’ve enlarged all of the functional areas,” says Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, acknowledging the latest living space trends call for less formal spaces and more casual, multipurpose rooms. 

The only formal living space is the dining room in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The only formal living space is the dining room in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The family room’s interior decor creates a zen-like ambiance in a color palette of blues, whites and grays with white leather couches, pops indigo blue throw pillows and doses of texture with faux fur pillows and the shag run.

The family room or great room in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The family room or great room in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Texture, gray, white and blue color pallette and concrete, glass and metallics interplay to give the space a contemporary vibe that is serene and warm. Decor by Karen LeBlanc in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Texture, gray, white and blue color palette and concrete, glass and metallics interplay to give the space a contemporary vibe that is serene and warm. Decor by Karen LeBlanc in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

“The prevailing tastes in new homes are changing to more modern, contemporary styles, although I still have many clients who prefer more of a traditional house with rustic finishes.  This house sits right in the middle of the two styles with both modern finishes and rustic finishes. It’s more of a Florida contemporary home. You don’t have that extreme contemporary look with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and  flat roofs typically associated with West Coast contemporary architectural styles. Our Florida version is more friendly with the type of hot and humid climate endemic to this region,” explains Ulibarri.

Wine cellar in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Wine cellar in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For the wine cellar Ulibarri designed a display wall of white Carrera marble trimmed in espresso wood to showcase modern wine bottle holders . The white brick feature wall that fronts the wine tasting bar and a rustic chandelier with the Edison bulbs gives the space a patina. 

The master bathroom exudes the natural warmth of wood with tile that mimics woodgrain and with natural wood ceilings and transitional styled cabinets and white quartz countertops tops. All of the plumbing fixtures are modern, streamlined geometric shapes.

Master Bathroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri mixes wood-looking tile with natural wood ceilings, white quartz counters and espresso wood cabinets for a warm contemporary look.

Master Bathroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri mixes wood-looking tile with natural wood ceilings, white quartz counters and espresso wood cabinets for a warm contemporary look.

Master bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Master bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Office in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Office in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Piano room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Piano room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Boy's bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Boy’s bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Second floor media room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Second floor media room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

The home has three main outdoor living spaces—the outdoor kitchen, the outdoor dining room and the outdoor living room, all wrapping around this beautiful resort style pool.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The rain curtain water feature creates an oasis, spa-like experience ambiance enhancing the whole resort experience outside.  The pool’s sundeck in shallow water hosts two ledge loungers, sculptural blue contoured chaises for sunbathing or relaxing.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For more ideas and information on Orlando Custom Homes by Jorge Ulibarri, contact him at 407-733-5500 or email: cornerstonecustom@cfl.rr.com

 

 

 

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Florida Contemporary Custom Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder

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 Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri Introduces his latest project, a Florida Contemporary Estate in Markham Woods Enclave

Florida Contemporary Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Florida Contemporary Estate by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in Lake Mary, Florida

Casa Del Sol is 4,900 square feet a Florida Contemporary home with natural materials used as architectural and interior design elements to create a warm, organic ambiance of wood, natural stone and glass counterbalanced with metal elements. Dramatic spaces include a wood and glass staircase that fronts a floor-to-ceiling wall of white ledgestone.

Entrance to Markham Woods Enclave, a gated community on Markham Woods Road in Lake Mary, Florida where Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is building a Florida Contemporary Estate.

Entrance to Markham Woods Enclave, a gated community on Markham Woods Road in Lake Mary, Florida where Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is building a Florida Contemporary Estate.

Located on 1+ acre site in the gated community of Markham Woods Estate on Markham Woods Road in Lake Mary, Florida, this exclusive community has only five estate homes and one lot remaining.

The one-plus acre lot in Markham Woods Enclave where Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is building a Florida Contemporary Estate.

The one-plus acre lot in Markham Woods Enclave where Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is building a Florida Contemporary Estate.

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the main living spaces with soaring two-story high ceilings anchored by sleek wood beams and sculptural lighting fixtures. The home’s fireplaces are crafted of white ledgestone that provides textural contrast with glossy marble floors. The gourmet kitchen will have white quartz countertops with white acrylic cabinetry mixed with espresso wood cabinets and a natural stone kitchen island with a base of white acrylic.

First floor architectural floorplan for Florida Contemporary Home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

First floor architectural floor plan for Florida Contemporary Home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

The two-story custom home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a powder bath and a four-car garage. The resort-style outdoor living space wraps around a sleek, rectilinear shaped pool with various planes of rectangles and squares and multiple water features.

Second floor architectural floorplan for Florida Contemporary Home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Second floor architectural floor plan for Florida Contemporary Home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

The home gets its architectural curb appeal draws from its slate roof and white stucco exterior accented with white ledgestone. For more information, contact Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at 407-733-5500

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