You remember the Father of the Bride House project I'm working on? It's a recent purchase of some favorite long time clients. The home was built in the 1920's and my clients are only the second owners.
She's quite the charmer, isn't she?
You'll be pleased to know that renovations are complete and my clients have recently moved in. Now we start decorating, which is really the most fun part because we start making the house into their home.
So what about the direction? Right from the beginning we knew that we wanted to honor integrity of the home while bringing it into the now. After all, they're a young family and their modern sensibilities should be represented too.
We're starting with the foyer. And what a foyer it is!
There are so many wonderful period details. The floors are original, as is the mill work, doors, hardware - and it just oozes with charm!
As you can see it's a generously sized space so it's the perfect opportunity to make a statement about the homeowners and what to expect as you go through the rest of the house. The challenge is to marry the classic architecture with modern style so it all makes sense together.
Here's what we came up with, and - happily - my clients have approved the design!
Currently we're on the hunt for a classic Sheraton style sideboard, which will anchor the design in tradition. The Sheraton sideboard is one of my absolute favorite pieces of furniture. Ever. Even though it's super traditional, the lines are so clean that it feels current, and it will NEVER go out of style. Other classic design elements are seen in the blue and white porcelain and brass/gold accents. To put a modern spin on the foyer, we added the antelope runner (which is installed and gorgeous!) a modern mirror, and a modern gold olive leaf chandelier. My clients wanted the house to feel comfortable and welcoming so we'll knock the formality down a bit with a seagrass rug and a few other natural elements.
I'm so happy with the direction we're taking in this period home and I hope you'll check back to see what we have planned for the other rooms. As we get rooms completed I'll share "after" photos too!
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If you're in the Chattanooga area and struggling with design decisions for your home, I can cut through the confusion and help you create a home that feels like "you". Call 423.653.3186 for details.