Today I’m excited to share a project that we’ve worked on for a few years. It’s been a ride, and we had the most patient clients while we worked through snag after snag.
The original home succumbed to a fire. Everyone got out safely, which is of course the greatest blessing. And then COVID hit, which complicated and delayed everything further.
I was brought in to make it look completely different than before as they rebuilt.
The homeowners wanted a cool combination of rustic and feminine details, and then told me to use my creativity. That doesn’t happen on every project for an interior designer, and I was so, so grateful for the trust and it was so much fun!
It’s not every day that I get asked to do color, but we embraced it in this space! We used a combination of blue walls and green cabinetry with oak inlays in the bookshelves. A hidden printer is located in the lower cabinets to the right of the office chair so the desktop stays tidy.
The other side of the office is a fun reading space.
The Great Room
My client is a world-class pianist, so this time around she requested that the piano move from the office to the great room, and I love it. We used a combination of green, blush, and blue throughout the house. Every room has some black to ground the space.
The rug we loved went out-of-stock in the size we needed while the home was being built , so we bought a smaller one and layered it on a larger, neutral rug. When you love something, you make it work!
The oval sofa is upholstered in Sunbrella fabric for easy cleaning and so the color won’t fade in the sun.
This has been my favorite kitchen to design. I love when a drawing becomes reality.
We used a combination of painted white and reclaimed corral board for the cabinets.
The beam over the cooktop was found by my client and is from a century-old barn in Ohio.
The island countertop is quartzite, and it really ties the gray/gold combination together.
Here’s the island on the other side:
The Powder Bathroom
We really had some fun with the rustic feminine in this room! We used a blush vinyl wallpaper from Schumacher (so it is wipeable), and paired it with the same reclaimed corral board for the vanity. The faucet is gorgeous, and I selected sconces that mimic the floral motif of the wallpaper. Again, touches of black in the mirror and cabinet hardware finish the space.
Last but not least, I’ll be sharing the mudroom. We got creative with the large checkerboard floor, and we used the corral board again for the lockers. I designed them to be a little lower so we could use large baskets as catchalls for the off-season items.
I hope you enjoyed viewing this project and can see the love and care put into the details. It’s an incredible honor to design your homes.
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