Condo RenovationFarmhouse Living Room, Boston
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8. Open space. Open floor plans have been popular for living rooms for some time, and this impressive living space in a former Boston area school converted by SWZ Architects is a terrific example of why the layout continues to draw adoring fans.Take a tour of this home
From this angle, the entry door is next to the bright painting and console table on the right. Rudiger layered in color to the white space via the clients’ own beautiful rugs and vibrant paintings. “The space needed to be very classic and we looked at a lot of images of Parisian apartments — white, clean, beautiful details, vintage mercury glass and marble mantels,” she says.The clients also wanted to bring in coffered ceilings. “It was a challenge to figure out how the coffers would meet the kitchen cabinets on one side and the fireplace and built-ins on the other,” Ziegelman says. But after figuring out that puzzle, the ceiling is a success and helps to bring down the soaring 11-foot-10-inch-high ceilings to a more human scale.