Desperately in need of character, the homeowner wanted this “off-the-shelf” home to be fitted with personal surprises and enlivened with color. Starting with the living room, the entire wall was custom built in a rich walnut finish to accommodate the television and a dry bar for entertaining. Equally special is the treatment of the television in the master suite. It is hidden on a motorized lift behind an original turtle photograph commissioned from a Hawaiian photographer. The white iridescent, fish scale-textured tile fireplace is surrounded by rich peacock blue walls enhancing the seven-foot high custom headboard covered in a luxurious jacquard chenille fabric. 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. The lanai carries the warmth and feel from the inside to the outside living space. In every corner of the house, personalized touches along with the use of rich finishes, patterns and textiles induces a relaxed warmth.