Family Time Fun

This whole-house design project began as an appointment request to “finish” the main floor. The client had most of the furniture, but needed window coverings, paint colors, and accessories to make the home feel complete. We tackled the family room, entry, and the formal living and dining rooms — all with an eye towards tying the whole space together and revealing the personality of the homeowners. We accomplished this through a cohesive color palette and a focus on textural elements.

With one success under our collective belt, we learned about the powder bath. This is often an overlooked space, but these homeowners wanted something dramatic and interesting. Our solution? We painted the existing cabinet, created an accent wall of faux bois tile, and re-imagined what lighting could do for a bathroom by installing a multi-pendant fixture.

Seeing the powder bath victory, our client asked us to address the upstairs. They had three wishes: children’s rooms that better expressed their individual personalities, a cozy guest suite, and a calming master bedroom retreat. We took on their “upstairs challenge” and, from space planning to final décor, we transformed the entire floor.

In the children’s rooms, we updated the bedding, added funky area rugs, changed the window coverings, and created focal point walls. The kids were integral to our process. We interviewed them to learn their interests and hobbies and to discover colors they liked, and we presented their finished rooms directly to them. Their excitement was contagious and such a treat!

The guest suite was fairly well furnished, but definitely dated. We started in the attached bath, installing a custom shower curtain that really brightened it up. From there, we moved on to the bedroom, selecting new bedding, window coverings, and color to add life to the whole space.

The master bedroom was a blank slate. Since the homeowners are a vivacious young couple — but they’d requested a peaceful retreat, we balanced carefully placed accents of vibrant color with a more neutral palette and soft materials to create an inviting, relaxing space. A new custom upholstered bed grounds the entire room, while pierced cotton curtains bring in a punch of color. A quirky bench and screen reflect the couple’s many travels and add a sense of history to the entire project. But the pièce de la résistance is the wallpaper. Its unique texture, subtle sheen, and coloration elevate this master bedroom to the next level.

Services provided:

  • Layout
  • Paint colors
  • Custom furnishings
  • Accessories including wall décor, lighting, pillows, table-top vignettes, etc.
  • Window coverings
  • Wall coverings
  • Bedding
  • Construction and installation