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A Contemporary Space in a Traditional Home

April 18, 2019
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Old Bones, New Guts

One of the cool things about this project was that Leanne and Steve have worked with the homeowners before. Drew and Janine are professional glass blowers in Pittsburgh and actually created custom light fixtures that were featured in another episode of Restored by the Fords. With a budget of $70K, Drew and Janine asked the Fords to update their first floor.

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Drew and Janine were really happy to finally find the right house for their family. Although they loved the space, they didn't love the style — until Leanne and Steve had their way with it!

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The Fords wanted to give Janine and Drew a much grander entrance than what they had previously. So they lightened it up with paint and to really transform it, made the stairs black with paint and carpeting. Not pictured: the really cool sculpture light the homeowners created for this space.

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Living Room

The changes to the living room were mostly cosmetic: fresh paint and stained floors. However, the fireplace was something that Leanne wanted to shine. In order to make it a focal point, she removed the mantel and updated it with wooden slats and metal inserts. Fun fact: the three sculptures on the coffee table were made by Drew and Janine and served as Leanne’s inspiration for the entire design.

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