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Don't you love these colors for a preteens room? The original request was for dorm beds, meaning beds at an angle. However, the room is small with many doors and windows. Placing a full size bed under the window allowed the custom desk and bookcases with storage to go on the single window wall. The bed was custom made at a specific height for Pottery Barn storage baskets beneath. The tropical blue bed paint is a Benjamin Moore color.
This bedroom was designed for a teenager, moving into a third floor attic space. The challenge was working built ins, storage and lighting into the roofline. Due to the specific measurements, the cabinets were custom made and custom finished with a grey glaze. The low ceiling dictated a track light installation for adequate lighting.
This open area marries old to new. The four story staircase is a wide space taking you from the lower level to the "widow"s walk" and attic. This newly constructed staircase is a close replica of the original in the formal entry. Natural light pours in on every level from well placed windows in various sizes and styles. The cathedral ceiling is given a casual treatment with unfinished beadboard. The client uses family antiques and artwork, mixed with new "Made in America" sofas.
A kitchen is the heart of the home, and this remodel began with removing the slate floor that stood under the old coal stove. Up to date modern appliances bring the house into this century, but the hardwood floors and aged look hardware honor the age of the house. Glass front tall kitchen cabinets allow antique cakestands and glassware to show off.
A small butlers pantry gets plenty of daily use with a beverage cooler and a wet bar for parties. Whimsical wallpaper of dinner party invitations suggests evenings lingering with good friends and interesting conversation. A romantic chandelier, combined with recessed lights and interior cabinet illumination, promise sufficient light with the dark paper.