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Recent Project: Renovated Entry and Living Room

I recently helped a client with some major renovations to their home.  They were in need of new flooring, more storage and wanted to open up their entry to make it more spacious.  My client likes  items with a worn vintage feel.  Below is their entry after the hall closet was taken out.

Below is what the entry looked like before any changes.  After considering the pros and cons, we decided to create a mudroom in their garage for more storage.  They rarely come through their front door so it made more sense that coats, backpacks, etc. were stored closer to the entrance they use.

Here's another after picture.  You can also see the hand painted spanish tile that was installed going up the stairs.  My clients just loves this look so after careful consideration of many tiles we selected a tile with a light background to help lighten and enlarge the stairwell.  You can also see that french doors were installed because the living room is now going to be used for a home office too.

To continue with the vintage feel, we used over dyed vintage rugs in the entry and living room.  Below is a close up picture of my client's rug before it was placed in her home.  

The entry light was also updated with this pretty glass fluted light fixture.  The shadows it throws on the ceiling is very cool.

Here's the before picture of the living room.

Below you can see we made some major changes to the living room.  The bold over dyed vintage rug and Rob Glebe's wall art are major focal points.  Rob creates these rust mono prints by layering steel and using metal stains and lacquer.  I discovered his work at the Baltimore Craft Show a couple years back.

My client and I made a special trip to the eastern shore to meet with Rob and carefully selected and placed each tile to create this art display.

A cute little leather chair was placed near the sofa.

The two blue wing chairs in the before picture above were transformed with new fabric.  They now flank the fireplace in their family room.

The old sofa...

...was replaced with this new knole-style sofa below.  The Knole sofa was originally made in England during the 17th century.  It's said the height of the arms and back was originally intended to thwart servants curious about the elicit affairs of the Lord and Lady!  I think this more modern version of the knole sofa gives you big "hug" while you watch tv and sit by the fire.

Other work previously done for this client, included this custom roman shade for their master bathroom...

I also helped them update their guest bedroom.

Next post will be a pretty master bedroom redo I just completed for a historic home in Annapolis.  

Have a great week!


Crennier said...

Just gorgeous! Love looking at your work!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that couch!!! How fun is that? Great job on the whole place...the new fabric on the chairs, the tiles on the stairs, and cool chest in the entry. NICE!

Patrick Tan said...

renovations are not just for aesthetic purposes. This can also increase the value of a home. Today, the real estate market is booming. Just in case one decided to put his property up in the market, a well maintained home can get more possible buyers.

Patrick Tan