“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.” – Nate Berkus
I met these clients first in a rambling, old family home in Denver. Their children are grown with families of their own and they were ready to downsize to a less rambling, less maintenance required type of home. The wife loves art and loves color so we started with a warm gray envelope to support the addition of more art and more colors. I am very proud to have re-used, re-upholstered and re-purposed a lot of their existing furniture. Making smart purchases in your life pays off for yourself and the environment. This client’s love of both the old and the new made this project a joy to work on.
The client has some amazing pieces – the brass and glass coffee table, the antique chair (that we recovered but otherwise kept the same), the matching sofas, side and console tables – we added a new rug, new lamp and 2 new swivel chairs in a fun fabric. We refinished the floors, added new lighting and updated finishes in every room. In the kitchen (below) we added top cherry cabinets to match so that they would go all the way up to the ceiling, created a new island and added new railing to the lower level. Throughout the project the client was involved and enthusiastic about every design decision.
That client’s existing Carrera marble coffee table and brass side table are awesome, don’t you think? Finding furniture you love that will be with you through your life, through different styles and different houses is great goal for a young person. For those of us with houses full of furniture, keeping and re-furbishing what you have and mixing in new accessories and art with the old will keep your home looking fresh and will become a beautiful reflection of your life story.
“Our goal is always to create a place where there’s a memory.” Laura Sartori Rimini