Easter Street Residence

A bright, stylish, and optimistic family-friendly living space with function and interest. The general vibe is mid-century for the 21st century. The mix here is old and new, cool and warm, traditional and funky. The "refresh" of this small living room, dining room and entry space in a beachside 1963 home included new paint, new large scale mirror installations against a wall to create the illusion of additional space, the addition of new furniture such as the teal velvet couch by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and vintage mid-century pieces, the layering of accessories such as rugs, collectibles, lighting, artwork and more. In planning the design of the space, we worked to keep the modern elements intact: incorporating warmer wood pieces, ceramics, graphic elements, chrome and brass, and Scandinavian influence. Bringing in the eclectic layers and details helps to make the space unique. But another important factor was to maintain a family-oriented and welcoming environment - the family did not want to worry about the kids laying on the furniture or guests feeling uncomfortable. So colors chosen for the accessories were rich and saturated, the textures plush and inviting. This space is also a great example of high meets low with accessible pieces - scouring retailers like Target, West Elm, Crate and Barrel and then layering found items from antique dealers and vintage retailers, and designers such as Kelly Wearstler. The end result is a modern interpretation of a mid-century fun family home.

Completed June 2013.
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