The home's entry flows into the formal living room, so designers went with a simple design to give the space an open, airy and uncluttered feel. A simple, modern bench with muted colored pillows, soft colored artwork and a gray rug define the space and usher guests into the home's living room.
It's all about the play of natural light in this dining area. Louvered sheer window treatments allow for control of light throughout the day. Form and function coexist with the repetition of horizontal lines and simple place settings for an effortless look.
Designer Lori Rourk kept the bathroom simple with clean lines and basic materials such as linen shower curtains, white cabinets and marble countertops. The easy-going aesthetic helps create a sense of peace.
To avoid a messy demolition, a floating cork floor was installed directly on top of the existing tile. When updating bathrooms, designers stress the importance of choosing materials which fit the era and architecture. Cork was a popular material used in the 1950s, the decade in which the property was built. Should the home be put on the market, the historically accurate materials will help with resale.
Save yourself some time and serve a few store-bought treats in addition to your favorite family recipe. Sweets get dressed up when displayed on pretty serving pieces such as vintage cake stands or saucers.