When I was initially contacted by the homeowners, it was for paint color selection, space planning and placement of artwork and accessories. We began by lightening up the Main Level because natural light was an issue. The Living Room is where the couple spends most of their time in the winter so we needed to make sure this space functioned well for them. They had previously purchased a conversation sofa and chairs and an ottoman. We moved the television which opened up the fireplace for flanking the chairs and ottoman. Conversation sofas are interesting, but you have to have the right spot because they do not work well floating in a space. We nestled theirs in the L-shaped corner. The homeowners did purchase an upholstered ottoman and rug through us to help finish off the space. Abby and I loved working with their art collection – most from local artisans.
The large Foyer was another place to display more local art pieces as well as some family heirlooms.
A family member made the cabinets in the Dining Room so we needed to make them work with the space. The solution was a round table with a leaf for additional seating. We went with a darker finish on the pedestal table to contrast with the family pieces. The muted rug we found is the perfect size for the table and the room.
More space planning and lightening up was needed in this large Sunroom. I love the antique table and chairs in front of the window to enjoy coffee and the view.
For the second phase, we moved down to the Basement. We kept the friendly sloth – what better way to invite folks on down?
Again we lightened up the walls and created different sections in the large open area. We were able to display some wonderful antiques and art pieces in this Landing. The antique dresser is the perfect for the sloped ceiling and a great source for storage.
We repositioned the loveseat along the longest wall and created a built-in effect with the homeowner’s bookcases.
The homeowners are avid readers so we organized their book collection and mixed in found objects like an old radio and typewriter to keep the shelving interesting.
The homeowners told me that they rarely used their Basement prior to the redesign, and now it is one of their favorite spots in the home. That’s definitely what we like to hear! Enjoy!