Who doesn’t love a classic tutor? We recently had the privilege of redesigning the first floor of this gorgeous home in Hyde Park. The clients put their trust in us, left the keys and headed out of town for a long weekend.
In the entry we styled a family heirloom chest of drawers. A watercolor of the home’s exterior (created on an app) sits front and center. The Jaipur rug and Crate & Barrel umbrella stand balance the old with a bit of new.
The living room was our idea of a perfect blank slate: rich hardwood floors and neutral walls. Fortunately the original handcrafted tile fireplace was still intact.
We placed a 1910 Fritz Rehm reproduction on the mantle as a nod to the home’s Victoria Avenue address. The warm tones and clean lines of the coffee table complement the fireplace tiles. Orchids, antlers and a succulent plant provide the organic elements we like to add to our spaces.
We styled the built-in shelving with the clients’ collection of books and family keepsakes. Keri unified the two mismatched lamp tables with a deep shade of charcoal paint. Amanda developed a fabric color palette that works for all seasons. The blues and greens also tie into the room’s artwork.
Next we tackled an L-shaped room off the main living area. The clients had a good pair of armchairs to start with.
We brought in cute tufted ottomans, neutral pillows and a luxe throw. A traditional side table was topped with a modern lamp to create an inviting reading spot. The antique wood propeller was a special client request. It looks right at home over the French doors.
A bold red sideboard draws your eyes through the second set of French doors. The framed agate trio above the doorway is unexpected and fun.
This cozy corner was perfect for family game night or entertaining guests. The custom banquette and beautiful pedestal table needed a touch of styling.
Cane cafe chairs and colorful pillows complete the dining nook. The oversized light fixture adds a modern element to the space.
Our final space to design was the family room. It flows into the kitchen.
A wall of cabinets was reimagined as a coffee bar. Classic pulls replaced the original wooden knobs.
The clients’ Anthropologie dishes stand out in the built-ins. We repeated the bright colors in the pillows and layered in natural texture with the rug and ottoman.
This special couple was all smiles when they walked into their updated home. Their happiness made the experience so rewarding. We’re grateful to them for this amazing opportunity!
Happy Design Dreams,
Keri & Amanda
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