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August 09, 2012 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-08-09

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Easy Modern from page 22


A chunk of Parsons table-style walnut, supported by a stainless pedestal and

A wall containing a built-in pantry serves as an airy divider between the

lined with white leather Sunpan bar stools, rests on a slab of Calacatta marble,
creating separate eating/lounging and working islands. "Clients are always as -
ing me, 'How can I have my kids in the kitchen with me but not get in my

tinues. A simple wide-edge, column-base dining table, as solid as a tree," says
Weinstein, was found at Leon & Lulu in Clawson. Along with studded leather

when I'm cooking?"' says Weinstein. So she created these two separate are
plus space for lounging on the window seat, so kids can hang out in the , 1_
without being underfoot. At the end of the kitchen is a wine bar with a s
ond sink. A flat-screen TV is built into the wall, and a chocolate-brown pantry

serves to store the kids homework, projects, invitations and other papers.

Above: Weinstein was charged with the task of creating two equally cozy and

usable family rooms, which are divided by the front entry. To the left, she coaxed

an intimate seating area around the black granite fireplace, which adds shimmer
to the metallic threads woven into the pair of chairs and an ottoman. A painted
wooden fireplace surround was added to bring a clean-lined finish to the room.

Right: To the right, the other side of the family room welcomes larger groups.

Weinstein integrated much of the family's existing furniture, including a pair of
leather sofas, and tied it together with fresh upholstery, pillows and additional
pieces. "Amy's majesty is in the details, the little things that really stand out and

make it comfortable," says Daniel Padilla. She knew how to direct us and brought
a flow to the entire home."

24 August 9 2012


kitchen and the dining room, where the chocolate brown-and-white theme con-

Sunpan chairs, it creates elegant space easily dressed up for grown-up dinners,
yet durable and worry-free enough to welcome the family for their daily meals.

Overhead, ribbons of aluminum are woven together to create an indestructible,
yet exquisite chandelier.

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