Let’s begin by me apologizing for being MIA on my site.  Sometimes, as you all may know, life get’s in the way.  I am extremely happy to come back from my mini hiatus to show you a project that I am so proud of.  This home redo holds a dear spot in my heart as it belongs to someone who I met when I first moved here to Kansas City.  She shares this beautiful home with her husband of seven years and his beautiful children.  I was excited to bring this home from it’s early 2000’s to 2018.  I will admit that in the initial consultation I was a bit hesitant because it seemed like a huge undertaking due to the super high ceilings, size of the home and reconciling the couple’s contemporary-chill desires with the home’s classic architecture.  However, I am someone who is always up for a challenge.

 After our initial consultation I knew exactly what transformation their home should take.  I envisioned neutral hues of grays, blues and café au lait. I also wanted to use fabrics like woven linens and pure cottons.  To add some glam to the aesthetic we agreed to add some brushed brass in every room.  Brushed brass is one of the most popular finishes of the past few years.  This finish is modern and it makes a statement without being too flashy, which was instrumental in deciding the aesthetic of this project.  Definitely wanted to keep the easy-breezy California-cool vibe that the home owners possess and just add elements of sophistication. Incorporating local handmade originals has been a priority for me when working with a new client.  On this project I worked with two talented and creative locals.  For artwork, an interesting line drawing is a pleasant detail and does not interrupt the serenity of the room.  Above the fireplace you will see a stunning piece of art from R24 Studios that did just that.  The floating and also gold-chained anchored shelving that you see in the dining room and the entry table were made by a talented craftsman in the West Bottoms.  You can find him on Instagram by searching modestcraftsman.

Remember natural materials like linen and wood have a tendency to make a space feel clean and pure.  I trust at this point you understand the style.  Incorporate neutral colors, tones and textures and simple shapes but in refined finishes.  I do hope you all enjoy this transformation as much as the homeowners and I do.  The love this home radiates is infectious.

Pictured Above: BEFORE

Pictured Above: AFTER

Chandelier and Sconces- Wilson Lighting, Sideboard- Restoration EmporiumSide Chairs and Dishes- HomeGoods, Captain’s Chairs- Nebraska Furniture Mart & Nell Hill’s (I found the Captain’s chairs at NFM but I had the fronts of the chairs reupholstered with fabric from NH), Window Panels- Pottery Barn , Custom Shelving by (Instagram) modestcraftsman, Gold Coral Bowl- Z Gallerie 

Pictured above: BEFORE

Pictured above: AFTER

Mirrors- The Painted Sofa, Floor Lamps- West Elm, Bench, Bookends & Sphere- HomeGoods, Flickering Flameless Candle- J’adore Home & Garden, Head of David Vase- House of Deboer, Entry Table- modestcraftsman (Instagram account)

Pictured above: BEFORE


Pictured above: AFTER

Chandelier & Mirrors- Wilson Lighting, Artwork- R24 Studios, Gray & White Bird Jars- Rakar Inc., Versailles Chairs- Restoration Hardware, Coffee Table & Side Tables- West Elm, Settee- Designer’s Library, Rug, Accessories on Mantle,  Picture Frames & Throw Pillows- HomeGoods, “Angles” Throw- Happy Habitat, Head of David Vase- House of Deboer, Books- Half Price Books, Marble Black & White Tile- The Tile Shop, Powered Window Blinds- One Stop Decorating

Paint Work: J.C.’S Painting & Home Repair

Photography By: V O I C E O N E A R T S