Gina reached out to me because she’d researched qualified interior designers and found my profile on the American Society of Interior Designer’s website. Her goal was to modernize the family home while still leaving the memories and classic style intact. Her attempts to select an interior paint color not only marked her walls but also her spirit. As you can see here in the before photo, the living room was dark and dated leaving her to retreat to other areas of the home.
In the dining room, Gina sought storage space that didn’t remove floor space from the room’s footprint. Our solution to this was wall mounted floating shelves. Their modern offset lines emulate geometric blocks yet their simplicity remain classic. Reupholstering the seats of her classic dining table modernized the set without destroying its traditional integrity.
As I stated earlier, a major portion of this project focused on updating the kitchen. As you can see from the before photo there was a large peninsula blocking a majority of the room. Thus, making it feel smaller and restricting flow into and out of the cooking area. The kitchen sink was shoved so far into the corner that it was difficult to access and use properly.
Another major issue was the lack of storage space in a completely empty corner. An earlier kitchen modification had created this spice pantry from an old doorway. The freestanding refrigerator blocked access to the kitchen and created an eyesore due to its bulk.
We utilized every square inch of this wall by incorporating a built-in refrigerator and new cabinetry. The lift up cabinet above the refrigerator features an electric opening system that raises and lowers the door with just a slight touch of the finger. The new windows are free of mullions and allow Gina to watch the numerous types of wildlife that visit her backyard daily.
Gina often retreated to her master bedroom because the rest of the home was so dark however, this was a space that needed some work as well. We painted the walls medium grey so that it remained neutral and introduced new furnishings and window coverings. The queen-sized bed is flanked with new wood and metal industrial style nightstands. Roller shades tuck themselves away behind inconspicuous window valances so that the treetop views are revealed.
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