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Our client moved from a more traditional private home to a maintenance free town-house at the base of Mt. Mansfield. She felt it was missing the character she searched for.
The owner is connected to both antique furnishings and modern, fun, and colorful things.The new town house presented a lot of ornate white trim, traditional arches, and light walls.
We showed the client lots of ideas and found products and treatments that would provide glitter, sparkle, bold colors, metal, along with pieces having an old, worn, and rusted appearance.The design task was to make all these elements work together.
We replaced a classic white pillar and archway with a modern industrial I-Beam custom made for the space.
An industrial modern I-beam trestle table with a handsome reclaimed wood top provided a warm feeling and tied in with the structural beam. The Italian designed dining chairs are upholstered in tangerine, turquoise and yellow to liven the room.
The three custom colored blown glass pendants were made into a chandelier, to continue the lively color theme.
Making Use of What Was Existing
I recovered the owner's antique furniture with contemporary fabrics. The festive mix of the old an new reflect the owner's personality.
A sandstone finish was added to the living room walls, the hues used make the room feel warm and rich.
The previously white mantel and beige tiles surrounding the gas fireplace made a dramatic transition. The fire box and trim have been given a rusted treatment. A tinted Recrete was troweled over the tiles to create a smooth surface. Turquoise and gold leafing were hand applied to give an added sparkle.
You can see in some of the photos a hand-knotted Tibetan rug we had custom made for the project. It incorporates the owner's sense of boldness & adventure in both pattern and color. We sought to make it it a fitting canvas for all the above
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