This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
The narrow stripes of a hand woven stair runner echo the blue and white striped wallpaper, lending to a boathouse look in this hallway. Vibrant red doors and coordinating lampshade complete the all-American color palette.
Hints of purple, gray and black pop out from the stair runner complimenting the gray walls and the first floor rug. A tufted bench pulls out the purple for a rich accent color in the foyer. Wooden handrails and columns travel up and turn with the staircase at the accent wall covered in a subtly patterned gray wallpaper.
In this kitchen, a checked black-and-white runner works overtime by softening the hardwood floors and bringing in a little pattern. Because this is such a high-traffic area, the piece will protect the floors from scuffs as well.
The bold, black and white stair railing is a stunning focal point in this eclectic foyer. Bold blocks of color, from the blue door to the cherry red rug, pop against neutral tones in this sparsely furnished space.
The sophisticated look of this bright transitional room begins with the coffered ceiling. Built-in shelves with in-shelf lighting provide space for elegant display beside the stone fireplace and large flower mural. A black coffee table pops as a color contrast and brings levels to the design. The beautiful, smooth lines of the white armchairs are decorated with animal print throw pillows for subtle, added color.