This family thought they had it all…until they saw what we could do with their vacation home. (Check out our Sugar Lake Summer Home)
And after completing their weekend retreat three years prior, they decided their city home needed some attention. That’s when our designers entered the picture yet again.
Their builder-grade house was initially very dark, erratic, and choppy. Although they adored their neighbors, location, and schools, a move was highly under consideration when the home just couldn’t meet their needs.
They saw the possibilities with their lake home, and now, with the help of Martha O’Hara Interiors & Knight Construction, they could realize the potential in their city home. It started with a fresh color palette of neutrals with a twist. They wanted neutrals with all the comfort that bold color brought into their lake home. So, by zoning in on contrast and hue, a balance was found.
The main living spaces got a base in paper white, the kitchen is practical in light gray and warm oak wood tones, and sprinkled throughout for balance is a charcoal brick fireplace surround, plaid furnishings, and statement island countertop (a highly-requested finish for easily avoiding everyday food staining).
You can see this continued upstairs and into the primary suite. It’s a dreamy suite with added storage (often not found in smaller city homes) and a sitting area for Mom and Dad to enjoy one-on-one time.
An outlier to the home is a pretty-in-pink home office for Mom. It’s a not-so-bold, colorful moment she alone can enjoy and feel productive, but with updated gray cabinetry, it’s perfect and professional for video calls.