The Challenge

Moving from a city space to a suburban house creates much excitement and a long to do list. My clients were attracted by the great layout the recently built house offered, but needed help in making it home for their active family. Coming from a smaller living space, they had not collected enough pieces to furnish all rooms comfortably, and although the property was under ten years old, the colors and finishes did not mesh with their personal style.

Design Goal

The goal was to install a new traditional style within the existing architecture. The design plan called for tailoring spaces for quiet activities, family time and entertaining; taking into consideration the comfort and preferences of all family members.

Design Services

  • Chose paint colors to coordinate with extensive trim work. Selected color for family room to work with large-scale fireplace, creating a neutral backdrop.
  • Created floor plans for comfortable conversations areas. Selected furnishings, fabric, rugs and lighting fixtures.
  • Designed layered window treatments to address light and privacy concerns and add patterned fabric element to spaces.
  • Removed heavily stained beadboard walls in the library and created color scheme around an inherited Oriental rug.
  • Layered patterns and textures in each room to create comfortable seating to be lived in and enjoyed.