Mark and Cindy wanted to update the main level of their home but weren’t sure what their “style” was and where to start. They thought their taste was traditional rustic based on elements already present in the home. They love to entertain and drink wine, and wanted furnishings that would be durable and provide ample seating.
The project scope included replacing flooring throughout, updating the fireplace, new furnishings in the living room and foyer, new lighting for the living room and eating area, new paint and window treatments, updating the powder room but keeping the vanity cabinet, updating the stairs in the foyer and accessorizing all rooms.
It didn’t take long after working with these clients to discover they were drawn to bolder, more contemporary looks! After selecting this beautiful stain for the wood flooring, we extended the flooring into the living room to create more of an open feel. The stairs have a new handrail, modern balusters and a carpet runner with a subtle but striking pattern. A bench seat and new furnishings added a welcoming touch of glam. A wall of bold geometric tile added the wow factor to the powder room, completed with a contemporary mirror and lighting, sink and faucet, accessories and art. The black ceiling added to the dramatic effect. In the living room two comfy leather sofas surround a large ottoman and modern rug to ground the space, with a black and gold chandelier added to the room to uplift the ambience. New tile fireplace surround, black and gold granite hearth and white mantel create a bold focal point, with artwork and other furnishings to tie in the colors and create a cozy but contemporary room they love to lounge in.
"From the start of our first-floor remodel, Kori has been a joy to work with. She has a very positive and infectious attitude coupled with an easy-going approach working with clients. It did not take Kori long to learn our likes and dislikes, and to either adjust course accordingly or pitch a design aspect in an encouraging manner opening our minds and ultimately improving the results of our project. Kori’s skill and capability shine through as we now have the warm elegant space we so wanted, and when guests see the remodel, they are wowed as they walk through. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kori, and we will utilize her talents when we remodel the second floor as the end result on the first floor has exceeded our expectations. We wanted “wow” and we got it!"