Historic RemodelTraditional, Tampa
What Houzz contributors are saying:
AFTER: A bright hutch grabs attention in the kitchen and nods to the style of free-standing furniture that would have existed in the original home. “My favorite color is orange,” Emily says. “Elizabeth was inspired by a red-orange handbag I have — she suggested the color and I was thrilled. It was a bold choice but works so well in the kitchen.” To the left of the hutch is the sand room. “You don’t need a mud room in Florida; it’s sand we battle,” Emily says. That room leads to a large butler’s pantry, a pool bath and the garage. The kitchen also has room for displaying pieces from the couple’s extensive collection of Southern outsider art. “We are passionate collectors,” Emily says. “Even when we were broke newlyweds, we spent our money on folk art. My husband and I joke that we had to move because we had run out of wall space.” The bottle cap angel is by Missionary Mary Proctor and the shark is by RA Miller. There’s also an angel by Howard Finster and a piece by Purvis Young in the kitchen.