Kitchen from Brft BarStandard Pacific Homes recently grand opened The Chelsea, a new model in the Peregrina neighborhood at WaterGrass. The Chelsea offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, as well as a fantastic second floor bonus room featured as a casual entertaining space.

Masterpiece Design Group of Winter Park, FL, was chosen as the model merchandisers of The Chelsea at Watergrass. Christy Scanlon, President of the design firm, leads a very active role when a new model is scheduled by a builder client. Part of her job is to pair the right Design Team Leader with that particular client in order to achieve a successful and saleable new model. We asked her a few questions about The Chelsea model.

What is the Designer’s decorating background?
The Design Team Leader of this particular project was Chris Popovich. Chris studied at Kent State University in the Industrial Design Program prior to attending Seminole Community College’s Interior Design Program in Sanford, FL. He started as an assistant designer 9 years ago and is now a Senior Designer with Masterpiece Design Group. In addition to outstanding models, Chris’ portfolio includes numerous private residential projects, resorts, clubhouses, and sales offices.

What is the design team’s favorite aspect of the Chelsea floorplan?
The Design Team reviewed the plan in detail during the programming sessions and were impressed by Standard Pacific’s introduction of this split plan at Crown’s Watergrass community. It features a generous master suite to one side with the secondary rooms on the opposite wing of the home. Other pluses are the spacious kitchen that opens to the heart of every home as well as the gathering room.

What is your favorite room in the Chelsea model?Guest Room
Chris’s answer to this question…..I love all of them!
But if he did have to choose, it would either be the master suite or the guest bedroom. The impact Chris created in the guest room with flat stock trim and bold accent color on the headboard wall really draws a person into the room – it’s that inviting. The master suite has a welcoming mix of furnishings and textures that give it an elegant yet comfortable place to retreat.

What was the basis of your inspiration for the interior design?
Over the years, Chris has proven to all of us at Masterpiece that he can be inspired by just about anything, something as simple as an unusual object or interesting artwork that evokes emotion. For this model he drew inspiration from the textures and colors found in nature ‐ the combination of greens, blues, and charcoal tones with warm cherry wood and espresso finishes. You can also find touches of nickel and warm metal tones that compliment the design.

Which accent pieces do you find most interesting?Master Bedroom
Chris’s style is usually detectable by the interesting and unique “special pieces” used in his designs especially those that can be functional and beautiful like the fabulous lamps in the great room. They have a beautiful sculptural quality with a pedestal base that combines the sleek look of shiny nickel with a warm gray silk lined drum shade. Another of Chris’s favorites are the bedside chests in the master suite, they have an inlayed scroll design with a two tone finish that compliments the dark finish on the king –sized bed and compliments the custom duvet with charcoal and cream scroll design from Robert Allen Fabrics.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview with Christy Scanlon, President, and Chris Popovich, Sr. Designer, MDG. If you have any future design needs, be sure to look into Masterpiece Design Group or call them at 407.740.5551.

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