I’ve had these photos for a couple of months now and am excited to finally be able to share them with you all. This project will always be near and dear to me because it happened at exactly the same time that I was renovating my own house. In fact my sweet clients and I often joked that I was carrying twins for the 9 months we were both under construction. They moved in only a few weeks after us. There were many times throughout the course of both our projects that I felt so thankful to the universe for sending me the most ideal clients I could have ever asked for. They were so trusting and so low key throughout the entire thing which is 100% the only reason I was able to accomplish 2 major renovations simultaneously as a one woman show. Frankly the most challenging thing about their project was continually coming up with ideas that, though I would have wanted them in my own house, really made more sense in theirs! The navy island, the amazing family room rug, those spectacular kitchen window treatments….with each one I was like”WAAAAAH! I WANT THAT! But it’s better for Lisa” I hope you enjoy this little tour. Unlike my other posts, I’m not sharing any before pictures because this is pretty much all new space that was reconfigured or added on.
Though I touched nearly every room in their house, the focus of this post is the family room, kitchen and breakfast nook downstairs with a peek into their powder room and mudroom/pantry. Upstairs their master bath truly steals the show. I’m going to take you on this tour a little bit backwards and start in the kitchen because in our very first meeting together, my client Lisa told me she had recently visited another project of mine in town (see it here) and didn’t really know anything other than she knew she wanted a big navy blue kitchen island. And with that we were off! Over the course of the next few months, I was able to pull together a whole home design with this navy island at the heart of their home as the jumping off point. The family room and breakfast nook that adjoin the kitchen coordinate without any of it being overly matchy. The vibe is casual and laid back with particular attention paid to comfort and durability for this young family of 4. That balance between soothing white and energetic color is a delicate one but when you get it right, the result is a really fun, bright and airy space with color used sparingly but with a lot of impact.
You can get back into this main area of the first floor either via the mudroom entry from the garage (which will take you past the pantry behind this fun barn door)…
…Or by coming in via the front door. If you didn’t already know this about me, I feel very strongly that the first thing you see when you walk into a house should set the tone for everything else going on inside. It goes so far to making the entire home feel pulled together and considered as a whole. I love the way this entry turned out. If that coral front door doesn’t give away the fun colors that lie inside, I think the runner just might.
Right around the corner from the front door is their powder room. I am so in love with how this room came out. It’s not large but the wallpaper is just perfect at continuing the play on blues we have in the rest of the house.
Upstairs in their master bathroom, they really gave me total freedom to do whatever I thought would be most beautiful. What a dream! I presented this idea of a full giant hex wall over the vanity with smaller hex in the shower and they loved it. Coupled with the Cararra herringbone floor, gray vanity and those killer mirrors, this bathroom is so gorgeous!!
The last spot I have to show you is tiny small but of so pretty. We called this little nook off the master her mom cave…just the perfect little spot to relax at the end of the day.
I am truly blessed to have such wonderful clients who not only trust my vision but give me the opportunity to create something really unique just for them and their family. I’m so proud of the result in this house and couldn’t be more thrilled for them. They are so deserving! The best part is that I am now lucky enough to call them friends. Hope you enjoyed this little walk around project Washington Ave. If you care to see a few more non-professional (ie. iphone) images of the project in progress, check out #DHIProjectWashingtonAve on Instagram. All these pretty pictures above are by the talented Jessica Delaney Photography.
out of respect for my clients, I will not be sharing sources on this project. Thank you for understanding!