Friday, September 24, 2010

Gorgeous Georgian Remodel

This client came to us in the midst of renovating her kitchen, family and laundry rooms.  She knew she wanted a Colonial/Georgian Style with red cherry cabinets and had already visited with her cabinet maker.  After meeting her, seeing what she wanted, and getting all of her ideas; I was able to better help meet her needs.  I redesigned the cabinet layout to fit her space and needs better.  We selected cherry cabinets in the kitchen with white accent cabinets, a wonderful colonial blue for the media cabinet with a brown glaze antiquing and sage green with brown glaze antiquing for the laundry room.  Beautiful new white granite creates that wonderful contrast in color in the kitchen and lightens up the room and compliments the gorgeous marble backsplash.
The fireplace and hearth were a typical brick, but with a little creative thinking with the contractor the brick was easily camouflaged behind new walls with panel molding and crown.  The existing mantel was kept and restained.  Wedgewood Blue by Walker Zanger subway tile surrounds the firebox and adds a hint of color.

The furniture plan in the family room was a bit tricky because it was a small space to start with and she needed as much seating as possible for family gatherings.  I found a great conversation sofa that we upholstered in leather that allowed for the sofa to be pushed slightly back toward the kitchen and not encroach on the walkways.  We added a tufted leather ottoman that serves as both a cocktail table and extra seating.  There are also two chairs in the room, a petite slipper chair and an extra comfy rocker/recliner that our client can rock her grand kids to sleep in.  Fluffy down pillows rest on the fireplace hearth for even more seating when the grand kids pay a visit.

This space was such a grand transformation that you have to see it to believe it.  So without further ado here are the befores and afters.

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