Project Reveal: Walls Down Five-In-One
This project, like so many, was a bit of a long process! We did some initial concept and schematic design for the clients, including wide open space layout analysis, kitchen concepts and adding the mudroom space planning. They collaborated with Normandy Remodelers while we continued to assist in the selection of the colors and finishes, light fixtures, paint colors, etc. After major construction wrapped up, we finished out the decor in the space with wallpaper, custom draperies, cushions and lighting for the banquette, furniture, art, and rugs.
That’s the before photo from the same vantage point!! There was a wall splitting up this space into kitchen and dining and another wall dividing the dining room from the family room.
Function 1: The kitchen was completely rearranged and gutted, complete with a huge island for prep and gathering.
We found the backsplash tile in a super early conceptual shopping trip. It was a concept that stuck!
Function 2: The dining room decor was built around the existing sculptural light now allowed to shine in the open space. We added the Hygge & West x Helmsie Carved Ogee wallpaper, a raspberry buffet painted a custom color by Megmade with complementary table lamp, and custom draperies and sheers for privacy. The custom sized Gather dining table and bench completed the dining area. The key was finding other decorative lighting that didn’t compete with that stunner of a fixture but still held their own for their individual spaces!
The clients spotted this David Joshua Jennings photo on a trip and months later it was added to this space.
This view now houses the mudroom, with a door in place of that window! and the breakfast nook below.
Function 3: Custom cushions, new dining chairs, and some added throw pillows make this nook breakfast ready. The painting is by local artist, Lydia Cash, who provided custom color palette options for a collaborative approach making this space complete based on what we already had going on! In the event of a huge gathering, this space can also seamlessly become an extension of the dining room.
Function 4: The Mudroom. Family-friendly function is highly important in all our projects. We are no strangers to blue mudrooms, but this one is truly it’s own enclosed space that the clients were hoping for with all kinds of hidden storage and a place to sit for shoes.
Function 5: Last, but not least, the family room off the kitchen. The natural hang out space, now with a hidden mudroom behind it. The clients’ friend, Bolt & Hide made the custom media stand and we worked on the rest! It’s refreshing when clients have a few long-term pieces that they can reuse in their new space, like the mirror in the corner and the coffee table.
By taking down those two walls separating these spaces, these clients ended up with five spaces in one well-suited to their family lifestyle, full of cooking, entertaining, lounging, and everyday living! This project definitely falls into our sweet spot - a bit of space planning, a bit of renovation, and a bit of decor!
Interior Design: Unpatterned
Design/Build: Normandy Remodelers
Photography: Dustin Halleck