Young parents have their hands full no doubt. A toddler and three year old coupled with full time careers leaves little time for space planning and shopping for all the things that make a house a home. We started off the New Year finishing a project started last fall for a young family in Barrington. Giving couples more family time to do what they do best is an added bonus of our decorating projects.
As with most projects, the family needed help making the best use of their living spaces. But with young children, it was equally important to ensure they were as kid friendly as they were stylish. Quite a bit of new furniture was needed to replace some older furniture that had outlived its usefulness while reusing a few pieces that still worked in our overall plan. New kitchen and dining room tables and chairs along with new family room furniture were planned along with new counter stools in the kitchen and additional storage options for the home office. And while we had inherited a nice color palette from the previous owners, a fresh coat of paint took care of any dings and blemishes.
Updating the kitchen to better suit our clients more traditional taste meant replacing the more contemporary polished chrome hardware and lighting with warm bronze.
The hardest part of any project is waiting for custom furniture to be manufactured and delivered. So we took advantage of the time to find the perfect filler pieces including art, accessories, lighting and rugs.
Over the course of several days, we were able to style all three floors of the home. From a kid friendly play space and man cave in the basement to perfectly appointed bedrooms and baths, almost every part of the house came together to say “home” for this wonderful family.
When it was all said and done, we received the following message from the owners:
Our home looks amazing and it has been the best two days in our house since we moved in! Over the past couple of days we’ve been able to look everything over and enjoy each of the spaces. Our house truly feels likes home because each space is well thought out, cozy, warm and peaceful. It feels amazing to have each room arranged, organized and beautiful. Again, we thank your for all of the time you have spent working with us and helping us along on this journey. We so appreciate you and your amazing ideas. I have literally been smiling all weekend as I walk from room to room. Your work is amazing and we appreciate your dedication to helping us.