With the doors removed, a coat closet becomes a striking focal point in the home's updated foyer. A large sunburst mirror draws attention to the space, while the gray cabinet provides display space as well as a place to store drop-and-go entryway items like umbrellas and bags.
The first step in this home's toned-down makeover was painting all of the walls white and staining the oak floors a dark brown to streamline the space. Next, the large space off of the open kitchen was transformed into a comfy and casual dining room. A zinc-top table and oversized slip-covered dining chairs add contrast and character to the all-white space.
The new sunroom/studio space keeps all of the homeowner's artwork contained rather than strewn about the house. Bright green Parsons desks add a splash of color to the white sunroom and provide plenty of space for paying bills and painting watercolors.
Grass-cloth-covered walls add texture to the living room and provide a neutral backdrop for bold patterned fabrics and bright pops of color. Nature-inspired artwork and accessories are a nod to the homeowner's love of gardening and the outdoors.
The large-scale pattern on the draperies in the living room inspired the palette of Kelly green and neutrals that was carried throughout the home. Playful colors and punchy patterns were used strategically throughout the home to create a pleasing feminine/masculine balance and to reflect the family's fun personality.
A pair of chaises covered in dark gray velvet was added to the home's "man den," where the entire family snuggles in for movie nights. The dark upholstery on the furniture keeps the look masculine, while the brick wall surrounding the fireplace was painted white to keep the space light.
White walls in the "man den" provide a neutral backdrop for more bold patterned draperies and pillows. Limiting the number of colors in one room allows you to go bolder with prints and not overwhelm the space.