This old farmhouse is far from traditional. The whole look and feel is full of the unexpected. I feel when creating spaces the entryway is an important introduction to what you might find in the rest of the home. It is the place to let people know who you are. This is home was no exception. I created an entryway full of unexpected wall treatments, furniture and accessories. Visitors have said they are delightfully surprised as they enter the 200 year old farm house.
Entryway - Mudroom DesignI striped off the old wallpaper, left the glue on the wall and hand rubbed paint over the glue. This technique gives the walls an exciting, textured and distressed look. The bench in the entryway is a rather massive teak root I sourced for the entryway. It's functional for seating as well as sculptural. I also commissioned a local female blacksmith to design and fabricate a mirror using found object circles. I also commissioned a different local artist to make hooks out of old chain.
Cherry Den Design
In the den, I designed and commissioned classic style cherry bookcases for the den. The shelves and cabinets house a mix of books, family heirlooms and new treasures. The warm rich color of the walls gives the illusion of warmth on a cold day. The sofa and ottoman were designed by a small studio. It is a contemporary style with brown leather and classic button tufting. For the family photo wall, I selected a mix of enhanced hand painted photos, color and black and white photos. I intentionally selected different left over moldings from a local framemaker to achieve an eclectic look.