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.
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.
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.
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.
Grower Bill Prescott says winterberries are attractive enough to use by themselves in vases or other arrangements. If a few berries start to turn brown or wilt, just pick them off and discard them. Note: the ASPCA says winterberries are toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Avoid using winterberries around animals and children.