Busy young professional couple desired a home that was glamorous, modern, fresh, and inviting. Frequent entertainers, they needed a space that allowed for good flow and encouraged great conversation.
To create a more defined entry way, a sleek console, modern floral rug, and accessories were added. The black and white photograph is 1980’s-era vintage .
The living room window coverings are a Thai silk from Restoration Hardware. They have a luxe texture but are a more modern than shiny satin.
A substantial but simple smoked glass mirror with beaded edging was hung above the fireplace.
The custom cut rug fits the odd shape of the living area and the soft gray Quatrefoil relief pattern gives it depth. Mixing 1960’s era coasters with the contemporary coffee table gave it a little pop of personality.
Overall the accessories were kept to a minimum and the ones that were included became much more striking in their simplicity and beauty. The small glass sculpture for the mantel echoes the colors of the window coverings and velvet pillows and feels like a physical representation of the dining room art.
The dining area ceiling had been part of an addition done by the previous homeowners and did not include a chandelier – electrical was added and now a beautiful Johnathan Adler fixture hangs above the dining table.
Framed vacation photos taken by the homeowners hang in the passageway to the family room.
Silk and velvet throw pillows make the large sectional more cozy.
The family room gas fireplace was modernized by removing the glass and brass doors, painting the inside with high-heat rated black paint, framing it with a textured material, and adding tumbled granite and candles.
The downstairs half-bath is petite but gorgeous, with all new everything that the couple had previously chosen. A large arrangement and an early 1900’s framed illustration were added. Since there is no shower or tub, there was no worry about the art getting damaged by moisture.
Planters and lanterns were added to give the space more intimacy. The close proximity to the neighbors means that sometimes the backyard isn’t a peaceful place to be. Now, the front seating area offers a quiet escape.
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