Home Remodel Boasts Timeless, New Traditional Style
Designer Lauren Haskett redesigned this home and infused it with a new traditional style that will last for years to come. See how she transformed the main living areas for this family, to be functional and stylish.
Traditional White Bedroom With Blue And Purple Textile Art
This traditional white bedroom is a serene retreat with a white upholstered headboard, built in book shelf, purple ceramic lamp, and purple and blue textile accents.
What were the main items on your client’s wish list for the redesign of their home?
The project began with a focus primarily on the Master Bedroom. The lady of the household requested a framed textile over the bed. During a shopping trip in Dallas I, found a gorgeous suzani that she immediately fell for. After the Master Bedroom was complete, she had the “bug” and was ready to tackle other spaces. Like all clients with families, the furniture needed to withstand children’s’ creativity and play.
What was your biggest obstacle in the remodel of the home, and how did you address it?
Traditional Dining Detail With Crystal Chandelier And Upholstered Window Seat
This traditional dining detail features a classic wood table and chairs, upholstered window seat with custom window valence, and an elegant crystal chandelier pendant light.
The Kitchen opens to the Family Room and felt very busy. The clients wished to keep the existing cabinetry and give the whole space what I call a “heavy facelift.” I reconfigured some of the cabinetry to be more functional, like turning an unused desk space into a drawer base. The wife and I also convinced the husband that we needed to install new floors in the Kitchen, which transformed the room. The fabrics we used in the Kitchen and Breakfast Room brought the look together and really made the rooms come to life.
What was the inspiration for the style of this home?
Traditional Living Room With White And Metallic Accents
This traditional living room features a white upholstered sofa with pink and blue accent pillows, modern coffee table and console, gold end tables with mercury glass lamps, and custom drapes.
The client quickly discovered she has a love of textiles and color. It was fun showing her artisan-created textiles, rugs, wallpaper and even tile. Each room has a special jumping off point that we built the plan around. In the Family Room it is a toss pillow fabric, in the Dining Room it’s a rug, and the focal point of the Powder Bathroom is the block printed wallpaper.
What was your favorite room to design in this home and what was the most difficult?
Pink And Gold Powder Room With Modern Vanity And Sink
This powder room is a striking combination of traditional and modern, with an antique gold mirror and contemporary wall paper, pink vessel sink with gold faucet, modern wood vanity, and pink and gold wall sconces.
It was so much fun creating a totally unique look in the powder bathroom. We paired seemingly dissimilar items together like a contemporary sink base with antique inspired custom mirror. The kitchen might have been the most challenging because we kept most of the cabinetry in place but still wanted to simplify and streamline the space. We also created a custom paint color to get just the perfect shade for the cabinetry and trim in the family room and kitchen.
How did you select the stove backsplash?
Traditional Kitchen With White Marble Countertops And Mosaic Tile Backsplash
This traditional kitchen is elegantly decorated with white cabinets with gold hardware, white range hood, marble countertops, and a soft blue and gray mosaic tile backsplash.
With the client drawn to handmade things, the painted tile was love at first sight. We felt it would be too overwhelming (and cost prohibitive) to use on the entirety of the Kitchen backsplash. Behind the range was a natural place for this accent. We resurfaced and plastered the existing vent hood to simplify and allow the painted tile to shine.
What are the “hidden gems” in your plan that really made a big difference in the overall success of your design?
Traditional Sitting Area With Orange Loveseat And Leather Ottomans
This traditional sitting area is family friendly and features an orange upholstered loveseat with blue and white patterned accent pillows, leather ottomans, white ceramic side tables, and brass floor lamps.
A great detail we created is solid brass transition pieces between the wood flooring and Powder Bathroom and Kitchen tile floors. We also used Forbes & Lomax switch plate and outlet covers that are practically invisible in the Powder Bathroom. The Dining Room and Playroom have a striped fabric on the bias down the leading edges of the draperies, a subtle element to add drama to white drapery panels.