Shaly and Leonel moved to Las Vegas ten years ago to open their own insurance agency but were never quite convinced they’d be there forever. Two kids, three business offices, and multiple rentals later, they’re finally ready to admit they’re sticking around and are eager to put down roots. After years of living in boring, beige apartments, the Miami natives were ready to find their dream home—something unique that reflects their personalities, and with a lot of green space for their young children (and to remind them of the lush landscapes of Florida). Additionally, they wanted a single story with open site lines, as well as a dedicated office area since the couple often works from home. Finding a house within their budget was a challenge, but we found a place that, after a lot of demolition work, fit the bill perfectly.
PBS14E18 Shaly Leonel
Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!
|wdt_ID||Room||Product Type||STYLE||Product||Company||Product Code/Sku|
|1||Kitchen||Flooring||Coastal Couture / White Cap Oak||Coastal Couture / White Cap Oak||Mohawk Flooring||8661-144217|
|3||Kitchen||Faucet||Trinsic Single Pull Down, Champagne Bronze||Trinsic Single Pull Down, Champagne Bronze||Delta Faucet||9159T-CZ-DST|
|4||Kitchen||Pot Filler||Contemporary Wall Mount, Champagne Bronze||Contemporary Wall Mount, Champagne Bronze||Delta Faucet||1165LF-CZ|
|5||Kitchen||Backsplash||Essential Ceramic, Cloud||Essential Ceramic, Cloud||AKDO||CR2091-0208G0|
|6||Kitchen||Sink||Ikon Apron Front, White||Ikon Apron Front, White||Blanco||401734|
|7||Kitchen||Cabinet Knob||Cinder Knob, Satin Brass||Cinder Knob, Satin Brass||Emtek||86446US4|
|8||Kitchen||Cabinet Pull||Trinity Pull, Satin Brass||Trinity Pull, Satin Brass||Emtek||86438US4|
|9||Kitchen||Sconces||Towner Wall/Bath Sconce, Satin Bronze||Towner Wall/Bath Sconce, Satin Bronze||Generation Lighting||4141301-848|
|10||Kitchen||Hood Vent Shiplap||Woodhaven, Painted White||Woodhaven, Painted White||Armstrong Ceilings||1148|
|11||Kitchen||Glassware||4-pc Crystal Cooler Glass Set||4-pc Crystal Cooler Glass Set||Scott Living||74827755|
|12||Entry||Light||Viaggo Flush Mount||Viaggo Flush Mount||Tech Lighting||700FMVGOOR-LED930|
|13||Entry||Hardware||Lausanne Entryset, Satin Brass||Lausanne Entryset, Satin Brass||Emtek||4819US4|
|14||Entry||Interior Doors||Two Panel Shaker||Two Panel Shaker||Trimlite||8402|
|15||Dining Room||Drapery||Glisten, Platinum||Glisten, Platinum||Smith & Noble||18759|
|16||Dining Room||Chandelier||Joan 5, Light Chandelier / Black||Joan 5, Light Chandelier / Black||Generation Lighting||EC1015MBK|
|17||Dining Room||Windows and Doors||N/A||N/A||Crystal Window & Door Systems||N/A|
|18||Office||Wallpaper||Connell, Navy||Connell, Navy||Thibaut||TWW327|
|19||Office||Barn Door||Hall Barn Door, 3 Lite,||Hall Barn Door, 3 Lite||Renin||N/A|
|20||Office||Office Chair||Modern Upholstered Office Chair, Brown||Modern Upholstered Office Chair, Brown||Scott Living||801539|
|21||Office||Accessories||Forest Stream Basket||Forest Stream Basket||Scott Living||59402513|
|22||Office||Throw||Ultra Soft Chevron Plush Throw||Ultra Soft Chevron Plush Throw||Scott Living||43049462|
|23||Living Room||Drapery||Glisten, Platinum||Glisten, Platinum||Smith & Noble||18759|
|24||Living Room||Area Rug||Cirque, Light Gray / Incense||Cirque, Light Gray / Incense||Jaipur Living||CIQ27|
|25||Living Room||Fireplace||H Series||H Series||Montigo||H38DF|
|26||Living Room||Fireplace Surround Tile||Wide, Carbon||Wide, Carbon||AKDO||PO2130-2448M0|
|27||Living Room||Shiplap||Woodhaven, Painted White||Woodhaven, Painted White||Armstrong Ceilings||1148|
|28||Living Room||TV Mount||XT D&O Motor Mount||XT D&O Motor Mount||Dynamic Mounting||N/A|
|29||Living Room||Sectional||Charlotte Transitional||Charlotte Transitional||Scott Living||551221|
|30||Living Room||Server||Mango Chevron Inlay, Natural /Matte Black||Mango Chevron Inlay, Natural /Matte Black||Scott Living||107565|
|31||Yard||Swing Set||Skyfort II||Skyfort II||Backyard Discovery||6113com|
|32||Yard||Playhouse||Spring Cottage Playhouse||Spring Cottage Playhouse||Backyard Discovery||1801349com|
Before & After
The original kitchen was smack-dab in the center of the home. Its awful placement blocked sunlight and sight lines. We moved it to one side of the house, and our original plans included a large island that contained both seating and all the normal island functions, like a sink and cabinets. Our plans changed though when Shaly and Leonel stopped by in the middle of construction with an idea: instead of one large island, they wanted to do two, smaller islands. “Sisters islands,” explained Shaly. We were definitely not into the idea at first—we thought it would look like aisles at the supermarket—but by the time we finished, we were smitten. Just look at ’em! Perfection!
A DINING ROOM TABLE THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY GET USED
During the aforementioned island discussion, Shaly and Leonel explained to us that while a dining room table was necessary, they didn’t expect to use it—they claimed they’d never eat there, just at the island. But when the couple set eyes on this dining set, they both started walking back their earlier statements. The cane chairs with black finish stand out against the neutral rug, and the table offers stellar backyard views so Mom and Dad can enjoy their morning coffee or a lingering dinner and still keep an eye on the kids as they play outside.
JUST ‘FOOFY’ ENOUGH
Shaly taught us a new word during this episode: ‘foofy,’ which she explains is “A Miami-Cuban word for super fancy.” Our goal was to make their new home a little foofy without overdoing it, and this fireplace feature wall does just that. We knocked out the old, outdated fireplace rock and replaced it with this more modern and elevated look. The surrounding custom built-ins offer plenty of storage, while black shiplap above the charcoal tile mantle keeps things elegant.