Veneer Designs


Ellendale Student Housing

I just wrapped up a large (the largest in Veneer's history to date) housing complex with SC Student Housing. We did 10 units in 2 and 3 bedroom configurations. We applied 3 unique color schemes throughout but kept the design consistently modern. The super great part about working with the guys at SC Student Housing is that they enjoy trying new ideas, using new materials, and pushing the envelope while sticking to their budgets. It would be easy for them to pick one beige color scheme and buy every component as builder special off the shelf. Instead, we worked together to make a truly unique luxury living complex for the students at USC. Here are some photos to give you a sense of the complex. 

The kitchens are two toned cabinetry made of thermofoil. For such a large scale, the thermofoil was the cost effective way to go and the wood finish was surprisingly life like. The fun part was doing white glossy uppers with weathered teak or American walnut.

The bathrooms make a big design statement with the floating vanities, vessel sinks, graphic wood grain porcelain tile, and saturated colored walls and counter tops. Of course, my favorite white subway tiles in the shower help keep the high end look on budget.

 All photography by  Amy Bartlam

All photography by Amy Bartlam

Engineered hardwood floors, white walls, and dark colored walls reflect the look of all the bedrooms. This one was unique with its ceiling lines. Overall, these elements came together to create a certain branded look that hopefully all the students will associate with an SC Student Housing building. I'm working with SC Student Housing to create a cohesive portfolio so with time all their buildings are different, but share an overall design aesthetic. Seriously, how many owners do you know who would allow their designer to specify pale pink kitchens with mismatched cabinets, blue or lime green counter tops, black doors, and high graphic wood grain tile. Love these guys and looking forward to more unique applications on future student housing units.

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