Design is a process, which ebbs and flows, riding the tide of time…
Life evolves and sometimes, you are just ready for a change…that is how my beloved client felt about her home. Traditionally styled 15 years prior with stately architectural details, situated on a beautiful knoll, surrounded by an extensive garden, she was more than ready to move away from her heavy dark, traditional furniture and go toward something fresh, updated, open and airy.
During our initial consultation, we walked through her home reviewing each room. As we stopped to view the dining room, she remarked “It has to go, all of it! “. Our mantra became clean, updated, airy. We ended up selecting aerial sheers and modern colors for every room.
Some rooms were cleared of everything. Others, we worked with existing pieces, such as the distinctive and colorful rug in her living room. Repainting or refinishing existing furniture, reframing beloved art, or adding new to the old became the plan.
Everything in the guest suite exudes serenity and luxury…bidding guests to retreat and relax.
I remember vividly the day we installed the new furniture, rugs, lighting, and the accessories as a finishing touch to each room. As I was leaving, I glanced through her dining room window and noticed my client standing in the room with such a peaceful and tranquil look on her face…this is what it is all about.
Photography by John Merkl