A uninformed palette transforms a family home on a Rhode Island shore
June 2, 2017 - accent chair
Having spent many of their appetite on outside improvements, Cecilia Walker’s clients were prepared to renovate a interiors of their beachfront home in Middletown, Rhode Island. The Hingham-based interior engineer worked with a couple, who have 3 children underneath age 10, to rise a whole new look. With houseguests any weekend in a summer, it was critical that a furnishings be durable and a cultured carefree. They chose a gray, blue, and navy palette that Walker used via a house, so that any room flows seamlessly into a next. The walls are embellished Benjamin Moore White Wisp, that has gray undertones, and a trim is a frail white. Rather than re-stain a Douglas fir floors, Walker used indoor-outdoor rugs and broadloom nap carpets cut to fit any room, to de-emphasize a naturally yellowish timber and lessen sandy feet. Walker says, “We freshened a taste and tweaked functionality to improved fit their lifestyle.”
1. The shelving section in a vital room was too complicated to move, so Walker jumped during a possibility to lift both sofas out from a walls a few feet. “I don’t like seating to line a fringe of a room,” she says.
2. Alex sofas by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, upholstered in blue velvet, transposed an ill-functioning sectional. “Nobody wanted to lay in a dilemma seat,” Walker says.
3. A brew of tradition and off-the-shelf pillows, and a chuck from Elizabeth Home Decor Design in Chestnut Hill, deliver striking patterns but devious from a tone palette.
4. A framed giclee imitation of artist Scott Hile’s Pushing Paint, from Furniture Consignment Gallery in Hanover, adds a contemporary accent.
5. Oversize hammered-glass list lamps by Arteriors Home lay atop linen-wrapped Parsons side tables by Bungalow 5. “The lamps are utterly stout and set behind on a tables so a kids can’t simply hit them over,” Walker says.
6. The homeowners’ Brunschwig Fils bar chair is in a third incarnation. “We used a funkier fabric — Fresco by Laura Kirar for Highland Court — to perk adult a normal frame,” Walker says.
7. Walker customized a Kravet Vassar ottoman with gray chenille upholstery and nickel nailhead trim after swelling it to 48 inches square. Casters concede for easy movement. “Sometimes a kids pull it opposite a lounge to use it as a bed,” Walker says.
8. The Geoffrey candelabrum from Arteriors Home adds a weathered component to a area off a family room, with a driftwood finish, rusted chain, and Edison bulbs.
9. Walker re-covered a wing chairs and relocated them from a kitchen. “The father likes to lay in these for morning coffee,” she says.
10. When a dining list fills up, an prolongation list by Orient Express Furniture handles a crawl along with a list on a adjacent patio.
11. Serena Lily Carson side chairs have rush-like seats that withstand damp towels and showering suits.