Bright, Breezy Living Room Caps a Hectic Renovation
Rachel Fobes had run out of steam. When it came time to update the living room during the final stretch of a whole-house remodel, she just couldn’t go on. In under a year, she’d had a baby, bought a house with her husband, Nick, and worked with him and contractors to demo the house down to the studs, add a new roof, refinish the floors, remodel three bathrooms (yes, three) and completely overhaul the kitchen. Did we mention that this all happened in under a year?
At this point, Rachel was busy with work in freelance media and taking care of the couple’s 30-pound, 1-year-old son, Keaton, and daughter, Lilia, who’s 5. One day, she found herself in a store looking at sofas and realized that she couldn’t focus. “I didn’t have an opinion,” she says. “I didn’t want to look at another thing. I was burned out and didn’t know where to start.”