Step inside a tranquil haven in The Summit Club designed by Las Vegas-based interior designer Taylor Borsari.
Outdoor furniture by Michael Taylor Designs, teamed with a custom limestone coffee table, anchors the enchanting patio. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
Soaring ceilings, soft tones and doors that give way to the great outdoors make the primary suite feel warm and inviting. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
While Las Vegas may be known for the vibrant neon lights that illuminate the Strip from sunup to sundown, the discerning resident who calls this exquisite estate in The Summit Club home wanted something a bit more toned down for day-to-day life. To make her serene vision a reality, the homeowner tapped Las Vegas-based interior designer Taylor Borsari of Taylor Borsari Inc. (taylorborsari.com) to create an oasis awash in neutral tones, complete with accents of Indian and Moroccan pieces to reflect her world travels. “This is a contemporary bungalow with sweeping golf course, mountain and city views. These views open up as soon as you walk through the front door. It’s a very special residence that embraces you and instantly draws you in,” says Borsari, who began the project in 2018. “While the envelope was clean and skewed more modern, our directive from the client was to help create a textured, soft, more traditionally rooted home. This is a livable, inviting and elegant three-bedroom residence with a massive wraparound patio with almost as much outdoor living as indoor. The quiet interiors complement the views and flow beautifully to the outdoor spaces.”
Interior designer Taylor Borsari in the home’s entryway. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
Completed in summer 2020, Borsari embraced the open-air layout of the home to create outdoor spaces that invite dwellers to bask in the desert locale. “We really tried to bring texture and a balance of contrasts into our selections throughout the project. The Michael Taylor Designs concrete outdoor furniture really helps ground the outdoor living area and has a strong but quiet connection to the exterior palette,” says the designer. “The massive custom limestone coffee table also adds substance and subtle texture to that space.” An alfresco fireplace, teamed with a flat-screen television, makes the outdoor living room an ideal place to entertain or relax at the day’s end.
The Moroccan touches continue in the kitchen, where found bar stools draw the eye. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
Built by Discovery Builders Nevada (discoverylandco.com) with architecture by H&S International (handsinternational.com) and landscaping by LAGE Design (lagedesigninc.com), the well-appointed home’s sleek lines provided Borsari with a clean canvas. “Our client prefers soft, layered interiors, a neutral palette, subtle pattern and warm, inviting, livable spaces. She also leans more traditional than modern, so as we were developing the foundation elements, we approached all rooms with this directive in mind,” shares the designer. “Wherever possible, we worked to add more traditional details and elements that would still work in the contemporary envelope of the architecture. As we started to develop the furniture and finishing layers, we took a good look at elements of her previous homes, what she loved most about them, and embraced those things that still resonated with her over the years. This took shape in many ways from revisiting favorite upholstery shapes to incorporating sentimental lighting fixtures that have stayed with her from home to home. We always strive to create a personal reflection of our clients in each finished project.”
A canopy bed adds whimsical charm to a guest bedroom PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
The result is a seamless transition from room to room, with a calming tone throughout that’s elevated with found pieces. Notes Borsari, “Besides the incredible siting on the lot and the views, a few standout pieces are the curated selection of antique carpets throughout; the 12-foot custom concrete dining table, large enough to seat her entire family at holidays—it took a team of six men to install it!—the vintage Moroccan mirrors in the primary suite and bath area; and the custom Tabarka Studio tile throughout that really adds character in the kitchen, powder and primary bathroom.” Further curated touches are found in the living room and entryway to the home. “The super-comfortable Kreiss sectional in the living room acts as an anchor for the main living space, while the handcarved coffee table adds a base layer of interest and the massive found stone planter helps ground the corner of the fireplace,” says Borsari. “The antique farmhouse console table in the entry is a perfect example of the kind of balance we played with throughout the home. It provides an understated grounding element for the more ornate entry mirror and collection of artisan pottery. It is this balance of contrasts between elegant, textural and casual that really help define the overall feel and look throughout the property.”
Moroccan-style baskets are both functional and fashionable accents in the primary bathroom as they hold towels and offer storage PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
Personal touches from the homeowner’s travels were also an important design element. “Our client is well traveled and appreciates a range of different influences in interior design. We were particularly drawn to the patterns and warmth of Indian and Moroccan influences and how they translate and relate to the contemporary envelope of the home,” she shares. “We wanted to play with this idea in a tonal way and layered spaces with textural wallpaper, handblocked linen fabrics, walls of patterned tile and antique carpets.” A collaborative design process further helped both Borsari and her client to achieve a look that all parties were happy with. “This client knows what she likes and trusted the process… and I think it shows,” says Borsari of the two-year experience. “I am thrilled we were able to create a space where some of the pieces she has collected over the years blend beautifully with new modern selections. This all worked synergistically with the architecture to help create a fresh, personal and thoughtfully designed home.”
At the heart of Borsari’s interior design is a passion for delivering a space that her clients can live in for years to come. “Our clients and their vision are at the core of our practice as we are designing their homes, not mine. While there are some common threads across our body of work—texture, pattern, layers and artisan elements—these elements play out differently in each home,” she shares. “We approach every project really trying to understand our clients’ hopes, wants and preferences. We then work to instill everything we gather from those meetings into selections that reflect our clients and are an appropriate fit for the project.”
Pendant lights illuminate the outdoor dining area, where the sprawling table offers room for up to 10 guests. PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET PHOTOGRAPHY
At this project’s completion, it was clear that sometimes less is more. “I love that we were able to do so much working with a very limited color palette,” says Borsari of the finished residence. “While I love color and pattern, this project was a fun challenge to work with those elements, but in a very restrained fashion. This project is an example of the true power of shape, texture and pattern.” Paradise found, indeed.