This home was bought as a short sale, site unseen. It was a great price, but it needed a complete gut job to accommodate a young family and their extended family when they came for vacation. The narrow floor plan created unique challenges, but we maximized its full potential. The result was a warm but modern design with plenty of storage and seating.
One of the biggest challenges was making sure everyone had a place to sit in the kitchen. The space between the kitchen and staircase was limiting, but with sleek modern chairs that tuck away, we were able to allow for traffic patterns and seat all of the children.
A clean design was a must, so we opted for a more modern look. We used Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” as the foundation, putting it on the walls and cabinets, and coordinating the countertops and backsplash. To make the home more welcoming, we used natural wood on the island and floating shelves. The wood was coordinated with the floor, creating a cohesive interior.
Lastly, an extra wide space near the kitchen and bathroom provided the ideal spot for additional shelving. We installed floor-to-ceiling cabinets that offer plenty of space for kitchen and vacation extras.
Tawna Allred is a nationally certified interior decorator and professional artist living in Star Valley, Wyoming (45 minutes south of Jackson Hole). Read More »