The team’s guiding aesthetic principle was to create a modern, almost hotel-like vibe so the family would feel like they were “getting away” when they stayed in their city apartment. Functionally, it needed to accommodate a large family that entertains often. “When we realized we could make that work,” Mona shares, “We were all thrilled.”
Designer Solana James and her husband are huge fans of fixer-uppers. So much so that, when looking for a new home, they only considered options they could really sink their teeth into. The more outdated, rundown and “ugly,” the better. Luckily for this couple, they found the perfect option in Northampton, MA. Wood paneling, dingy carpet and a general lack of cheerfulness were the name of the game in this house before the pair flipped its nursery and their bedroom.
Rose’s clients, who are active grandparents and world travelers, asked her to make the space more habitable for an adult daughter and grandchild currently residing there. In this section of the house, she was tasked with creating kids’ and guest rooms, as well as bathrooms, with an open design that would accommodate different uses and aesthetic tastes, depending on the user at any given time. One room that was designed with special care was the client’s office. Previously, things just seemed to find their way into the space for storage. Rose created an elegant home office that touched on all the functional needs, even down to adding a sleeper sofa for company. Another challenge was the six-week timeline from initial design to orders, deliveries, and installation. Within this window, Rose and her company had to clear four rooms and gut two bathrooms, then rebuild them from the bottom-up.
In my house increasing up, we had the very small kitchen. It had been an append–on to the home in the 1950s, but apparently the before owners idea they shouldn’t append too greatly – it was teeny. The relax of the home wasn’t huge, but it was The relax of the home wasn‘t huge, but it was unlocked. It flowed from space to space until you got to the kitchen also then you were gash off from each alternative activity. When I initial saw Paige as well Todd‘s kitchen, I was immediately excited for them to have a pretty space, but additional so for them to possess connection to the relax of their rock, CO house. It creates being in the kitchen so much additional enjoyable. Plus, the consequence actually is gorgeous.