A new home owner of a freshly built contemporary home needed a bit of a traditional touch to remind them of their past southern roots and home. Light, colorful, fast, and inexpensive were the requests with a turn around of maximum sixty days to fully furnish and decorate the 6,500 sq.ft. home with custom window coverings, upholstery, and furnishings.
Needless to say we were up to the task and helped the empty museum like home along with injections of color, pattern, and playful design.
Locating a vintage Sunbeam Bread sign from the 1960’s started the eclectic design process of marrying contemporary/modern architecture, with French country, Mid Century classics, innovative lighting, window coverings, and surfaces.
The bottom floor, which also functioned as another entertainment area and sleeping quarters, had a kitchen pushed into a corner that needed some life. We accomplished this by installing an antique mirrored back splash tile from Ann Sacks to illuminate light and tie in the “funky” nature of the design. A custom banquette was built and covered with non-toxic recycled PVC and a café style eating area was erected so that everyone could enjoy an array of entertainment locations.
Since the bottom floor bedroom would be used infrequently, we used a bold, black and white graphic wallpaper by Osbourne and Little which was punctuated by a red headboard surrounded by brass nail heads, and grounded by low slung midcentury side tables and black wool rug. A cozy blanket of black and white wool houndstooth drapery wrapped the room to ensure that each guest achieved a peaceful nights rest.
The main gathering quarters were on the second floor and comprised of an open plan kitchen in the back of the home, which then had a galley like layout of a casual television area, formal dining room, wine cellar, followed by formal living room. All of these spaces were open to each other so all design items needed to work together as if they were in the same room. We chose to move from light and soft at the back of the house and move to more vibrant and bold in the front of the house, which had less natural light available.
To keep the design as healthful and sustainable as possible, we used Lee Industries for the upholstery which was not made locally. Lee Industries uses only the best environmental and business practices as well as provides great designs.