The original Living Room suffered from radiators at either end, but with a new heating and cooling system we were able to eliminate them – allowing for functioning curtain panels to stack on either side of the windows for maximum sunshine during the day, but be completely closed for privacy in the evening.
The original Living Room had only one entrance, or more than likely there was a second one at the other end of the room that was closed at some point over the years. By adding a glass French door, we gave the room much needed flow and increased the light at the same time.
The Dining Room stayed pretty much intact, with the exception of removing the chair rail to keep the room from feeling split in two. Grass cloth was used to add texture to the walls along with a sisal carpet for texture as well.
A long and narrow Sun Room also benefited from the removal of a radiator, allowing for a wide enough corridor to move through the room in front of a flat screen TV. Pull up chairs in front of the windows can be used for additional seating and a “super skinny upholstered ottoman” makes for a great foot stool, or “kid seating” on occasion.
Multiple rooms were eliminated in order to create a large Kitchen with a great Island for Dining or hanging out as meals are prepared. Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere was used as the wall color to compliment the Lee Jofa Bellgravia squiggle print along with White Dove cabinetry and Absolute Black polished countertops.
The Kitchen pictured from the other direction shows the benefit of opening the wall into the Living Room, not only for the flow, but also to give the sense of an open floor plan filled with light and great views from one room to another.
The Master Bedroom became a quiet sanctuary with dove gray carpeting, an upholstered headboard, and watery shell paintings in white frames.
A closet was eliminated beside the Master Bath, providing additional space for a large seamless glass shower. Closets and built-in drawers below the windows on the front of the house more than made up for the loss of the closet.
built-in vanity with a section of drawers and a storage section below the sink provide ample space to store things away and keep them out of sight. Carerra marble provides a silvery gray palette to compliment the taupe and French blue fabrics used in the Master Bedroom and Bath.
Aqua and tangerine brighten a daughter’s Bedroom with a tailored tangerine headboard with ivory piping and a fun roman in a large scale aqua dot. The fun youthful fabrics combined with bright photography make for a great bedroom.
The Hall bath was made to feel much larger by using tile only in the tub/shower area and painting the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Lake. Again, Carerra marble lightens the space and Kravet’s Riad in seafoam make a great roman shade and shower curtain.