Let’s Review the Before: Tired Traditional
A few blogs back, we did a series on A Traditional Homes Gets a Fresh Twist. In Part I and Part II, we reviewed the design concept for the living room and dining room. We discussed the client wish list for what to keep and what to get rid of.
Do you remember the before photos?
The Big Reveal: Refreshed and Timeless
Today is the big reveal so you can see how the concept looks in completion.
Transitional Elements in the Living Room
Changing the paint color from the golden yellow to a soft gray made a huge impact on the space. The color really lightened up the rooms and looks so much better with the existing marble and wood floors.
We introduced neutral fabrics in a mixture of textures with new transitional furnishings to bring life the to existing traditional pieces.
We wanted to spread out the traditional pieces the home owners wanted to keep in order to bring more balance and visual flow throughout the space. So, we moved the large floral artwork that was originally in the dining room to the living room. Mixing it with cleaner, simpler furnishings and accessories gives it new life and dramatic impact.
Timeless Additions to the Dining Room
In the dining room, grasscloth wallpaper on the main wall makes a huge impact and brings lots of visual interest to the space without taking over the room. We also framed a traditional piece of art in a contemporary frame and paired it with large, simple crystal lamps to freshen up the look. The larger new buffet and host and hostess chairs feel better proportioned to the space and update the existing dining room table and chairs.
Classic Entry Way
Last but not least, that big blank entry way wall was begging for attention. Now, it offers a timeless greeting to its guests. Because the entry was more transitional than it’s own space, we wanted to create the illusion that it had it’s own boundaries without being over powering. The marble top console with with its open base was the perfect solution. Tall murano glass lamps and some the clients own photography were the finishing touches to a warm and classic entry way.
This project turned out better than we could have imagined and the most rewarding part is how happy the clients are in their new home.
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