The home’s open plan living room is airy and fresh with windows that look out onto the Hudson River. On the wall, sketches of the home’s original design have been framed, a testament to how far the interior design has come in just one year. Ana Claudia and her husband took on a full-scale renovation, bringing this midcentury home fully into the 21st century. In the living room, the fireplace, once an eyesore, makes a bold statement, tiled to resemble the sidewalks of Copacabana. It’s flanked by colorful side chairs upholstered in Kelly Wearstler Graffito fabric.
The open floor plan for the living area and dining space finds unity in the bright white color palette with sea green and pink accents. The soft colors draw focus on the real showstopper: floor-to-ceiling views of Puget Sound.
Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mixing bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.
The stylish metal cabinet that offers open and closed storage for decorative and practical home items has a black finish that complements the black details seen in the nearby kitchen, dining room and living room.
The custom walnut butcher-block floating shelf vanity adds the warmth of wood and makes the stylish bathroom feel open and airy. “It was all about making that space pure white and clean, and allowing the fixtures and the countertop to be the showstoppers,” says build manager Dan Faires.