Changing Style

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Changing Styles: From Traditional to Contemporary

Family room before

The objective of the design for this space was to bring contemporary design elements into a traditional setting. Our client is a contemporary artist. To display her art effectively, we needed to create a suitable atmosphere for her work.

The first step in the process was to eliminate the stand-alone, outdated bookcase, which gave the wall an unbalanced feeling. We designed custom cabinetry with wood paneled niches to replace the bookshelf. We incorporated walnut pilasters on each side of the cabinets and added pendants in front of non-reflective sandblasted mirror panels. We installed a new tigerwood floor, and replaced the leather couches and wicker chairs with clean and sleek furnishings.

Family room after

Family room before

Next we demolished the brick hearth and lowered the fireplace opening. We put in a floor to ceiling black granite slab in a river blend finish surrounding the fireplace. On each side of the fireplace, we repeated a solid walnut pilaster to give verticality to the low ceiling space. We designed and custom built media cabinets with a polished granite shelf and used contemporary style hardware for the cabinetry handles.

Finally, we laid down a beautiful eggplant chocolate colored rug, hung our client’s stunning artwork and stepped back to see the transformation!

Family room after

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