Desperately in need of character, the homeowner wanted this “off-the-shelf” home to be fitted with personal surprises and enlivened with color. Not to disappoint, the television in the master suite is hidden on a motorized lift behind an original turtle photograph hand selected from a Hawaiian photographer. The white iridescent tiled fireplace is with rich peacock blue walls enhancing the seven foot high custom headboard. The formal dining room is now a library with a custom built-in incorporating a unique dog bed so all can enjoy the room together. In every corner of the house, personalized touches along with the use of rich finishes, pattern and texture in textiles induces relaxed warmth.