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Text by Jill Russell
  • WHO: Raymond McCall, pharmacist and pharmacy consultant
  • WHERE: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • DESIGNER: Naomi Carter

Red Hot_ Inspiration - Ideas Of Order Vol 2

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    THE PROJECT: Overhaul the garage with a custom installation focused on efficient storage. “I like to keep the garage as neat and clean as I keep my car,” McCall says.

    THE ONE WISH: Design details to match his new Porsche, a 2018 Carrera S 911 in carmine red. “I’ve driven Porsches for 10 years,” he says. “I like red and thought it’d be neat to have a garage decked out to match.”

    THE SOLUTION: First, Carter tackled storage with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Then she added strategically placed accent doors and drawers in Rojo, a high-gloss red, to pop against the unit’s neutral finish—and match the Porsche. “The red we carry, Rojo, ended up being perfect!” she says.

    THE RESULT: A clean, masculine garage space with plenty of storage and an unexpected pop of color as stunning as the sportscar inside. “When I came for the install, I was literally speechless,” says Carter. McCall agrees: “I smile every time I go into the garage. And my neighbors always comment on how cool it is.”

    BONUS: A row of can lights above the storage unit illuminates the space and maximizes the dramatic visual impact.

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