When our clients first drove by this home they fell in love with it. They would check on the house every once in a while to see if it had gone up for sale and they anxiously waited. A few months later their wish came true, the house was put on the market and they were quick to snatch it up! Now that they had their dream home, they needed to make it their own. They made a few purchases and realized putting their vision into a reality and combining both of their styles together was harder than they thought. They called for a consultation and knew we were the right firm to help with their project.
Starting with the entryway, we worked our way through the downstairs of the home. With the grand scale of the glass and iron front doors and high ceilings in the foyer, we knew the space needed to be special. To set this area apart and make it a unique place of its own, we put rich warm wallpaper on the large walls to highlight the natural stone floor and wood railings on the staircase while the pattern of the paper continued the Tuscan style seen in the homes exterior elements. In the high upper windows we added faux iron inserts for texture and interest, and art and accessories finished off the space.
The grand foyer leads you into the living room across from the front door but also has a large opening into the formal dining room. As all of these spaces are tied together it was important that they be complimentary of each other but also distinctive. Using the rich warm color palate we added beautiful drapery treatments to frame the window with the amazing view of their backyard oasis. The sofa was kept neutral but we added pops of color and texture into the decorative pillows. We reupholstered the lounge chairs to coordinate and added a large area rug to pull the room together and add a pop of the blue seen in the backyard pool. New side tables, lamps, a chandelier and other accessories were added to the space to make it comfortable and inviting. Originally this area was blocked off from the office in the next room with cold, boring shutters. We took these down and added faux iron inserts to carry on the Tuscan style and also make it feel more open.
In the formal dining room we added to the clients existing furniture with small details and accessories. A new formal window treatment dressed up the space and added that rich color from the other areas in the home. Adding wall sconces brought a beautiful ambiance while new artwork and a custom table runner finished this area with sophistication.
The kitchen and family room already had furniture but didn’t quite feel right. Adding a banding on the existing draperies helped to bring in more color while adding a custom detail. Pillows were added to the sofa for a pop of color as well as some new artwork. The kitchen island had an odd shape and wasn’t thought out very well with the lighting. Adding a new light fixture over the nook table and pendant lighting over the island really made this functional and complete. The nook chairs were re-upholstered and brought back to life and coordinating counter stools were placed at the large scale island.
The powder room was builder grade and felt plain and boring to our client. We knew that this was an important area for the client as well as the overall look of the home. It is important to think about this space because although it is small most people, visitors or otherwise, in the house will spend time here. It is a great place to make a big impact. In this powder room we changed out the vanity for one that had the feel of a piece of furniture. Above it we added a shaped framed mirror with a decorative frame. Bold wallpaper made an elegant statement and a new light fixture gave the room a lovely ambiance. Artwork and a custom towel bar made this space truly unique and one that our client’s guests always make sure to compliment.
Our clients were so happy with the end result of this area of their home. They are already thinking of what upstairs projects they want to do next. This home truly is what our clients had hoped for and they are so glad they found us to help with all of their “Interior Affairs!”