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Interior Project: Multi-space

Tuscan Transformation

This stunning home may have been tastefully decorated in the past, but the heavy woodwork, dark Tuscan-inspired interiors and wrought-iron lighting sorely needed a modern-day makeover. The project team brought this home back into the present using a neutral color palette with pops of blue and green and accents of brass and warm gold.

The first transformation involved skimming and flattening walls, replacing tile with hardwood flooring and updating lighting fixtures to brass and satin gold. The entire space was freshly painted in a warm white hue and then adorned with delightful, vibrant pops of wallpaper and art. The entryway also features a custom-sized chandelier juxtaposed alongside the original railing.

The designers replaced the iron scroll insets on the dining room buffet with mirrors and installed gold hardware for a modern touch. Though the existing dining table has remained in place, a new set of velvet-upholstered host and side chairs contemporizes the look. The crystal-and-gold chandelier above makes for a stunning focal point and final touch.

Finally, the design team rearranged the kitchen’s floor plan to accommodate a statement hood. A newly added large island provides storage and family seating, concealing the pantry behind faux cabinetry. The powder room also saw a dramatic makeover with custom marble countertops, emerald-colored paint and iconic leopard-print wallpaper, forming a dynamic and intriguing space adjacent to the kitchen. The subtle injection of blush pink in patterned draperies reflects the wife’s favorite color, adding another personal touch to the design.

Contractor

Holthaus Building

Interior Designer

ML Designs

Photographer

Laurie Kilgore

Resources

Cabinets: Built to Fit  Countertops: Dimensional Stoneworks  Flooring: European Floors  Hardware: Locks and Pulls 
Lighting Fixtures: Relative Lighting  Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 
To-the-Trade Showrooms: Designer’s Library; KDR Designer Showrooms  Window Coverings: One Stop Decorating 

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