1.02.2016

Townhouse Update !

Hi There.

Transplants for Massachusetts, I have a project in the works to update their new Ballentine townhouse.  Plan is to give it a lot of personality transforming from your average townhouse to a more unique one.  The view is gorgeous, the inside needs to be as well.

The main living space, powder room, dining room, kitchen details, as well as up the stairs and into the master.  I wanted to help this couple pull it all together.  Where did we start . . . with their gold sofa, I needed to work around that.  Using neutrals with a gold pop I wanted to pull some unique pieces to really make this small space special.  Cohesion was important as it always is in any relatively small space.

Take a look at all the elements we are pulling in  . . 




A neutral wall color from the entry throughout, I wanted to pay attention to all the details in this space to give it a unique look.  This art piece is one of those details.  Artist Kristin Blakeney just finished several new pieces in her series with the greys, creams and a touch of gold - perfect.  Having placed another piece of hers in my recent St. Pete install (here), I knew something similar would be perfect.   I called Shain Gallery to pull a new piece, sent my clients over to take a look - done deal.




This design board above shows your typical built in next to the fireplace.  In an effort to jazz it up, we are taking off the doors and having them upholstered in a sand color pleather with a nail head detail and new knobs.  An easy fix for a lack-luster piece.


Other details in the living room I wanted to pay attention to were the window treatments and large rug, this gorgeous area rug has a modern pattern with an organic feel.  It will be a huge focal point and ties their existing sofa with all the new pieces I have picked and received.


We both fell in love with Kelly Wearstler's fabric for Groundworks.  Perfect colors, embroidered and with just a touch of blue which will be pulled to the upstairs.


How about the knobs and frame on this wall console we are using in the dining area to house dish overflow and provide a surface for entertaining!


In the kitchen we incorporating two large pendants in a hammered metal mixing antique silver and gold.


Loving one of the two side tables we are using in the living space.  Check out the detail in the gold legs and cream vellum.


The other set, actually nesting are a two tone shagreen finish.


The dining area and kitchen are all in the same space so flow is important.  We have a piano also to deal with.  I placed it to the right of the french doors to the terrace and them off set the table, chairs, rug and console.  My moving the light fixture to center over where we are placing the table makes it all fit and come together.

Another spin to the left and you are in their new kitchen all with colors to blend with this main living space.



Now, if we could just get the contractor to actually finish that kitchen we will be ready for this install  . . .

I almost moved to a townhouse, love the idea of less to clean and no yard.  Love townhouses.  Hoping to make this home special for these northerners !





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