The Wry Home
6 Reviews

6 Reviews for The Wry Home

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Project Date: May 2014
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
Project was to update the living room in a family beach home, using a cost-effective and timely strategy without changing or modifying the room too much. (It is a multi-generational home and we did not want to unsettle elderly relatives too much.) The room is "open plan" with a peaked ceiling whereby the walls and ceiling are constructed of 60-year-old, knotty pine, which is warm in tone but can look a bit drab. People with similar homes have "pickled" the wood, but this wasn't an option. Instead, we reupholstering the existing furniture in bright, durable fabrics and added accent pillows with fun fringes and piping. We pulled the whole thing together with a soft, natural jute rug with a bold fabric border. The rug is durable, inexpensive, adds texture, and is soft on bare feet. Furthermore, a large fireplace at one end of the room is red brick. Painting it white could be beautiful but wasn't an an option so instead a sizable, Audubon print of a blue heron was moved from a wall where it was barely noticed and hung over the fireplace where it softens the red brick and brings the blue tones in the new upholstery to that wall. Everyone loves the room, most importantly the people who have been in the house longest! Liz from The Wry Home had great resources for ordering fabrics and the rug. The upholstery work was done very quickly and was very reasonably priced. At every step, Liz had great ideas and just rolled with every limit placed on her making the whole thing completely fun (and guilt free!). A great outcome!