When Debbie + Chuck Penzone decided to move from the home they had shared for decades, they thought the search for their new home would take a long time. They ended up buying the first home they looked at! It's easy to see why- its warm, inviting, bright and located in the heart of German Village. Working alongside Crimson Design Group, they've made it their own. It was an honor to help them with several pieces in the home, including his and her closets and a stunning dining table. Step inside...
Debbie was inspired by the retail fixtures we built for Truluck Boutique in New Albany. "I love to see beautiful clothes all around me, and the particular space felt shop-able and cool," Debbie shared. We helped design the space to fit her needs and existing room. There is ample hanging storage, plenty of shelves to display shoes, bags and accessories and then a mix of drawers and a bench to sit on. Debbie chose steel, walnut and brass for the finishes. We personally love the brass hang bars- a simple and elevated look!
In addition to the custom closet fixtures we built a custom mirror for Debbie's dressing table and vanity area- a place to sit and add the finishing touches to her outfit.
HIS CLOSET"Chuck wanted his closet space to be very open and to be able to see all the pieces in order to style hats, cufflinks and suits," Debbie said. Chuck loves accessories and has an impressive collection of glasses and hats. He wanted a dressing table for the center of the room, we designed this live edge ash table top with a steel base and plenty of storage below. "The island in the center is also perfect for packing when we go on trips," Debbie shared. This is the closet of a well dressed man.
DINING ROOM TABLE
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place to gather. Debbie fell in love with the idea of a river table! This table is made of a two live edge walnut slabs and filled with a black resin to give the illusion of a river flowing through the table. They have hosted several dinners and are looking forward to the holidays. Their favorite moment around the table so far was when "Chuck’s daughter, Chelsea, recently moved back to Columbus and we hosted a welcome home dinner for her. It’s always special sharing moments together around the kitchen table with loved ones," Debbie said. We couldn't agree more. Life and memories happen at the table and we were thrilled to be able to build them this table for just that.
A SPECIAL NOTE
On May 4, 2019 we lost our team member and friend Joey Funtjar, to suicide. The closet fixtures in this home were the last project he worked on. Needless to say, this project has a special place in our hearts. Joey was an integral part of our team and we miss him every day.
Let's make conversations about mental health a priority. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a mission to raise awareness and support those coping with suicide loss. If you need to talk to someone, call 1-800-273-TALK. Ask for help.
There is a memorial fund set up in Joey's name to raise money and awareness. Donations can be made two ways.
1. You can send a check payable to "Joey Funtjar Memorial Fund" to Huntington Bank.
2. You can donate via paypal by sending your donation to ATributeToJoeyFutnjar@gmail.com
Thank you to Debbie and Chuck Penzone for their generous contribution.