by American Leather
A Warm and Modern Escape in Downtown Las Vegas
WITH LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO FURNISH ONE OF THEIR LATEST MODEL HOMES, CUSTOM HOME BUILDER BLUE HERON TURNED TO CANTONI TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE URBAN ESCAPE.
Modern design meets iconic midcentury architecture in the four custom homes built in the Midtown Modern neighborhood by luxury design/build firm, Blue Heron. Tucked away in a secluded cul-de-sac, just minutes from the vibrant Las Vegas Strip, Midtown Modern is a private gated neighborhood offering state-of-the-art luxury living with convenient access to downtown Las Vegas and the Arts District. Featuring Blue Heron’s signature style, the Midtown Modern estates seamlessly integrate indoor outdoor living with cutting-edge sustainable designs and connected floorplans to create the ultimate urban escape.
Having partnered with Cantoni to successfully furnish a model home at The Bluffs community, Blue Heron knew they wanted to work with Cantoni again to furnish The Griffith model home at Midtown Modern. Their only challenge? They had less than two weeks to do it.
Utilizing Cantoni’s wide selection of readily available furnishings and accessories, Blue Heron’s interior design team was able to find everything they needed to create thoughtful and functional spaces that would appeal even to the most discerning buyers. “The home is really organic with rich woods, polished concrete floors and soaring ceilings, so the goal was to soften the space and provide layers of warmth and comfort while defining the living spaces in such a way that the grandness of the space didn’t overwhelm but instead felt inviting,” shares Kathy May, director of interior design at Blue Heron, adding that Cantoni really stepped up to the plate to ensure product availability.
From the ultra-comfortable, modular Versa Grand sectional and the versatile extendable dining table, the Griffith exudes warmth and functional elegance. “I particularly love the modern vintage sculptures underneath the staircase,” says Kathy. “It was a challenging area to design (especially within such a tight timeline) and the sculptures mixed with live plants really make that area stand out. Each sculpture is one-of-a-kind and feels like it was meant for the space.”
Speaking of tight timeline, Cantoni also didn’t disappoint on delivery and installation. “Cantoni was amazing throughout the entire process,” says Kathy. “They went above and beyond to transfer items from their different stores and warehouse locations to ensure everything would be delivered and installed in the tight timeline. As always, Cantoni’s professional delivery team went the extra mile during the installation by hanging art, moving and assembling furniture and clearing packaging materials until the place was pristine.”
The combination of Cantoni’s unmatched resources and Blue Heron’s distinctive designs are what made this project yet another successful and unified experience. “Blue Heron is one of the most innovative home builders in the U.S.,” says Luca Mazzolani, vice president of sales at Cantoni. “Their unique vision that the design of a space’s interiors should be as equally impressive as its exterior to create a balanced and cohesive home is what sets them apart. We have had the honor and pleasure of working with Blue Heron for the past five years and within that time, we have always found the perfect way to collaborate and create extraordinary spaces.”
The Blue Heron team couldn’t be happier with the end result. “Cantoni is a dream partner,” says Kathy. “Besides the fact that they carry hundreds of the most prestigious furnishing lines, they always go above and beyond to work with us for anything we need. We are a very fast paced company and live by the motto, ‘That’s impossible. How quickly would you like me to have it done?’ and Cantoni exudes this same philosophy—no matter the challenge, they always rise.”