I am very excited to share a full reveal of a project that is near and dear to my heart. This is the home of one of my best friends from college and her family and I absolutely loved creating a functional space for them. The home is pretty traditional, but we used bold colors, interesting art, and lots of fun layers like wallpaper to bring the spaces to life and let their personality shine. My friends love to entertain, so we opened up part of the home for large gatherings, but also created some chic and cozy intimate spaces, which is where we're starting today.
Let's take a look...
Photography by Raquel Langworthy
This space is kind of a teaser for what's to come, as well as a palette cleanser situated between some really bold spaces. We introduced the color scheme here, and chose some really shapely pieces (that console!) to hint at what is to come in the rest of the home. The flooring is the same classic Oak as in the rest of the house, but we laid it in a herringbone pattern. My friend has amazing taste in rugs, so we used several stunning vintage and antique rugs, which lent a sense of history to the more modern spaces.
The Dining Room
Just off the entry, the formal dining space just exudes fun and will surely be the location of many lively dinner parties! The homeowner is a personal friend of the owner of CW Stockwell, so we chose their iconic banana leaf wallpaper for this room, paired with a bright kelly green wainscot. The furniture is pretty traditional and elegant, but the light fixture is unexpected with a bright brass finish that pops against the dark tones of the wallpaper.
The Living Room
An exclusively adult space, this feels like a super chic lounge and it has the most gorgeous at-home bar ever created. We did a tone-on-tone wall treatment with navy grasscloth and matching trim. We lacquered the bar cabinetry, and that contrast of shiny and matte feels super luxe. The furnishings are a combination of sleek and curvy, with a pair of benches in leather for a masculine note. Another gorgeous rug graces the floor, and it doesn't match the room exactly, but contributes to the collected feeling.
Now, this bar. We started with the lacquered cabinets and topped with them with a thick slab of marble and then added antique mirrored tiles. It's a bold combination, for sure, so we pulled back a little and used glass shelves (hanging from custom brass bistro rods) and understated hardware. Who's ready for a drink?
The Powder Room
Often, a powder room is a place to get a little risky with design, but since this entire home is masterclass in bold choices, we went with the classics in here. We chose a pretty paisley wallpaper in shades of blue and a timeless brass-and-marble console sink, and then mixed in a vintage-inspired mirror and fun bubble light fixture.
We'll back back soon for a deep dive into the hard-working family spaces in this home, but in the mean time, if you'd like some help with your own renovation, please get in touch by filling out our inquiry form.