Coastal Dutch Colonial Is Full of Personality

With an interest in preserving their Colonial home while still making it their own, the homeowners trusted Chango & Co. to infuse the space with influences from their roots. The end result is a warm space full of texture and color reminiscent of the tropics.
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August 19, 2015

Foyer With Dresser and Ikat Wallpaper

A cobalt-blue dresser with brass hardware sits in this colorful entry, providing additional storage. Blue and white ikat wallpaper surrounds the space with texture, adding visual interest and contrast against the clean white millwork.

Traditional White Foyer With Stairs and Blue-Striped Rug

Clean white millwork stands out against the dark hardwood flooring, creating appealing contrast in this home's entry. A striped area rug in bold white and blue adds a pop of color to the space's neutral palette, while a brown carpet runner leads upstairs, softening the wood stairs.

Traditional Foyer With Wood Stairs and Bamboo Dresser

A custom birch and bamboo dresser with a marble top creates a beautiful storage space in this entryway. A sleek black lamp lights the adjacent stairwell, emphasizing the beautiful white stair railing and banister.

Neutral Traditional Foyer With Pendant Light and Hardwood Floor

Perfectly poised on a striped rug, the client's dog, Riley, takes in a view of this neutral traditional foyer with crisp white molding and doors. A drum-shade pendant light provides soft lighting for the adjacent stairwell.

Neutral Dining Room With Zebra-Patterned Curtains

A view into the dining room showcases bold zebra-printed draperies in orange. A rustic dining table made from reclaimed wood is surrounded by rattan and eucalyptus wood chairs, two slipcovered armchairs and a Colonial hand-rubbed black bench with caning for a variety of seating options. A polished nickel chandelier provides soft lighting above the dining area and adds a touch of glamour to the space.

Neutral Transitional Butler's Pantry With View of Dining Room

A butler's pantry connected to the dining room creates a convenient preparation space for entertaining. A stylish pendant light illuminates the soft gray cabinetry and dark countertops in the neutral transitional space. A view of the adjacent dining room showcases a beautiful reclaimed wood table and modern, sleek metal chandelier.

Tropical Dining Room With Black Chippendale Chairs

Euro-pleated zebra-patterned draperies add a playful and unexpected element to this formal dining room. Bamboo-inspired Chippendale chairs with blue seat cushions provide stylish seating around the reclaimed wood dining table. A polished nickel chandelier with sharp, sleek lines illuminates the all-white table setting and hydrangea centerpieces for a beautiful entertaining space.

Neutral Transitional Dining Room With Wainscoting

A hand-carved solid birch mirror in a black finish hangs above an ebony hand-rubbed buffet table, drawing the eye up to visually heighten this neutral dining room. A modern polished nickel chandelier illuminates the crisp, clean table settings in the neutral space. White dinnerware complements the white wainscoting and tray ceiling, while clear glass vases hold fresh hydrangea bloom centerpieces.

Neutral Living Room With White Fireplace and Polka Dot Drapes

Custom polka dot draperies and white island raffia wallpaper set the tone for this comfortable living room. A linen couch and custom throw pillows in various patterns complement the upholstered light blue armchairs, tying together the room's color palette. A natural oak coffee table has clear acrylic legs, giving the illusion of a floating table, adding a contemporary touch to this traditional space.

White Dresser With Acrylic Lamp and Coastal Accessories

An assortment of seashells, sea glass and coral decorates the top of the white dresser. A grasscloth finish on the dresser complements the coastal theme of the accessories. A mirror with a herringbone pattern of inlaid bone reflects the light from a seafoam green lamp with a linen shade, creating soft lighting and tying the decor together.

Transitional Neutral Living Room With Polka Dot Curtains

Two upholstered bamboo chairs with custom striped pillows and orange cashmere throws frame the large bay window in this transitional living space. Dressed in blue and white polka dot curtains, the window allows plenty of natural light to fill the room for a light, airy feel.

Den With Coffered Ceiling and Upholstered Blue Stools

French doors open from the living room to the den, revealing a pair of stools upholstered in a custom fabric. A large blue linen ottoman also serves as a coffee table, and two Griffin club chairs with nailhead trim create a cozy sitting area. White sheers filter the natural light and draw the eye up to the coffered ceiling to heighten the space, while a blue-and-white cotton rug softens the hardwood floor.

Neutral Den With Blue Tufted Ottoman and Ivory Chairs

A large white cabinet with grasscloth and a chrome nailhead finish serves as a media cabinet in this neutral family room. Two ivory club chairs, X-based stools with custom upholstery, a tufted blue ottoman and a sofa slipcovered in a harbor blue ticking stripe offer ample seating for family gatherings or movie nights.

Neutral Transitional Breakfast Nook With Rattan Dining Chairs

The open-plan living room transitions smoothly into this informal dining area, using the same soft neutral palette. A round pedestal table matches the finish of the hardwood floor, and an arched polished nickel chandelier echoes the arched ceiling of the dining space. Rattan chairs provide durability for the daily wear, giving the transitional space a more casual feel.

Open Plan Kitchen With White Cabinets and Gray Island

Bright white cabinetry, polished nickel light fixtures and stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a crisp, clean look. A custom tile backsplash adds texture to the space, maintaining the soft white color palette. Ample cabinets offer convenient storage and keep the counters from getting cluttered, while a kitchen island serves as extra prep space and additional seating.

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