Project Spotlight: Paoli Manor Home

Working on this cozy family room retreat is so much fun! Built in the late 1800’s, this historic colonial holds a lot of character and endless possibilities to enhance its unique details. The client’s have a beautiful original built-in bookcase that was converted to hide away their TV as well. I wanted to make the bookcase the center of attention in the room and chose a rich blue paint color that will keep the space bright. They like to entertain so I maximized the seating with a comfortable sectional and a pair of separate lounge chairs. The ottoman can also be used as additional seating when needed. The lighting in this room has been updated with sufficient can lights, but the semi-flush mount light, sconce, and floor lamp helps to personalize the space a bit more. This custom rug from Restoration Hardware is simply gorgeous! I love the massive size and how it really helps to bring everything together.

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The color palette in this particular room is very neutral. The client’s like the color blue and green, but were really loving the idea of keeping this room as light as possible because the lack of natural light. The wall color Simply White by Sherwin Williams helps to open the space up and really showcased their existing art work. The rug is also a solid choice, making it a shiny grey that popped against their oak hardwood floors. All of the furniture and accessories I chose lean towards modern, but make subtle vintage nods. The tufts on the bench ottoman, the stain glass print on the pillow, the antique gold finishes, and the swing arm sconce are all details that keep the history of the house intact while giving the space an updated look. Amazing how everything is coming together and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

1.  Four Hands  2.  Cisco Brothers  3.  Anthropologie  4.  Bernhardt  5.  Visual Comfort  6.  Calligaris  7.  Bo Concept  8.  Restoration Hardware  9.  Circa Lighting  10.  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  11.  Restoration Hardware  12.  John Robshaw  13.  Anthropologie  14.  Pottery Barn  15. Wall Color: Sherwin Williams- Simply White; Built-In: Benjamin Moore-Eclipse

1. Four Hands 2. Cisco Brothers 3. Anthropologie 4. Bernhardt 5. Visual Comfort 6. Calligaris 7. Bo Concept 8. Restoration Hardware 9. Circa Lighting 10. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 11. Restoration Hardware 12. John Robshaw 13. Anthropologie 14. Pottery Barn 15. Wall Color: Sherwin Williams- Simply White; Built-In: Benjamin Moore-Eclipse

Project Spotlight: Fairmount Townhouse

I really love working on a project with clients that have great taste. My Fairmount townhouse client’s have an appreciation for quality furniture that tells a story and makes a statement. While scheming over their family room furnishings we have taken into consideration that this space will be an entertainment area. It needs to be a comfortable room to put your feet up and be prepared for spills from messy teenagers or a friendly dog. They like neutral color palettes with additions of bright blues and reds.

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In their existing floor plan the sectional was floating towards the middle of the room. As you can see above, I have pushed the sectional to the corner of the space to open the room up more and also allow some much needed seating. I also pushed their existing desk towards the windows more to make room for the printer storage unit. The corner near the stairs is turning into a lounging area with an oversized chair, ottoman, and perfect accent table for a drink.

I chose a coffee table that had a lot of texture. Although raffia is a durable material, this is a room meant for young adults and gaming so I am having a glass top custom made for extra protection and for ease of cleaning. The swivel chair from Calligaris is going to be in a terrific bright orange fabric. We are planning on brining that same color into the throw pillows and accessories as well. The lounge chair in the corner is incredibly comfortably. It’s going to have a grey textural fabric to tie in the dark gray from the existing sectional. I can’t get enough of these Moroccan poufs! I specify them for so many clients because they are versatile and work in lots of environments. They bring in another material other than fabric and they look fabulous! We needed storage near the desk to hide the printer away. This piece was just the ticket and also has a ton of additional storage underneath to keep things tidy since their current desk is lacking drawers. Contrary to what is shown, the yellow end table will actually be in a very deep, midnight blue. It will blend really nicely with the rug and also compliment the bright orange chair. The other bone inlay accent table is perfect for more contrast in the room. The more materials, the merrier! One of my favorite details in the family room is the custom cabinetry above the desk and sectional. These wall units from Calligaris come in multiple finish options. We chose a dark walnut to match the floors, a grayish tone, and then brick red. Having the array of finishes and configuration will make them appear as art on the wall..

I can’t wait to see it all come together. Keep your eye out for more updates!