This historic colonial home was spruced up with details that are respectful to the home's heritage while still giving it an updated quality. Inside, the same story is told through a classic, yet modern design that includes an open concept first floor as well as plenty of natural light and functional, stylish spaces.
“Now that I see how good the built-ins look, I can’t believe I ever wanted to get rid of them,” says Cristina. To be fair, they were a drab yellowish cream color. Paint freshened them up, especially doing the backs in black — which also helps camouflage the TV. The furniture is a refreshing mix, with a leather sofa by CR Laine, nonmatching armchairs (the green one is by Bernhardt and the caned one is by Selamat) and layered rugs.
The new kitchen shines with bright countertops, all-new wood cabinetry and a sparkling tile backsplash. The space creates the perfect mix of high-end design and family-friendly style. "For a client who wants contemporary and traditional, they answered the call," HGTV Star judge Genevieve Gorder says.
The dining room renovation created a space where contemporary, clean lines meet a hint of tradition and glamour. The walls are lined with a lustrous dark wall paper embellished with a subtle pattern and crystal bead accents. The windows emphasize the glamour in the space with shimmering drapery that adds a sense of depth to the design. The furnishings complete the dramatic look by adding to the elegance and beauty of the newly renovated space.
The removal of the wall that separates the kitchen and the living room creates a more open space for dinners and entertaining. The new white kitchen has new non-slip tiles (for the aging dogs), new cabinets, appliances, and lighting, as well as in-floor heating (for the dogs). The kitchen is also surrounded by built in pocket dog doors which allows the homeowners to contain the dogs in a comfortable environment while they are away. As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too.
This inviting foyer welcomes guests into a bright open living room that is dripping in character. White wainscoting lines the walls, while metallic foil gray silver cork wallpaper add a touch of color to the niches and the ceiling. A subtle custom bench hugs the walls with a dark blue and gold fabric adding seating to the space. Finally, a custom marble medallion sets the tone for the rest of the home.
When designer Jennifer Jones updated a client's 1960s ranch, she worked to create a fresh look while staying true to the home’s original, casual vibe. In the living room, she says, “we layered soft neutral tones in the paint, window treatments, and upholstery, and created interest with textural fabrics, a geometric rug, and a mix of pillow patterns.” The new decorating works perfectly with the angled lines of the architecture and the bold, contemporary fireplace surround.