The Francis Files
From the Archives: A Classic & Contemporary Family Home
May 24, 2023 - Written by Kevin O'Gara
This series shares a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the design boards I've created for past clients, to showcase room inspiration and some of my favorite product finds from these projects. From local to virtual clients and a wide range of budgets, I'm excited to share a few of the past room designs I've completed!
The back entry for this home needed a chic yet functional vignette for stowing away keys (in boxes and trays) and stashing dog supplies (in generous wicker baskets below). A large-scale landscape art print provides a moment of calm, and luxe table lamp with tailored details anchors the console table.
The living room for this project already had a beautiful foundation of classic furniture, so my role was more of a interior stylist in this space, helping fill the gracious coffee table and built-in bookshelves with pieces that laid a stylish, collected foundation for my clients' personal memoribilia. As avid travelers, I curated a selection of worldly coffee table books and brought in greenery, like this faux olive tree, to liven up the room. One of my favorite ways to create symmetry in flanking bookshelves is to add a large urn on the top shelf, which adds a timeless, slightly architectural silhouette to the composition and makes styling much easier below.
I wanted my clients' primary bedroom to be a serene retreat, so we established a cool-toned palette with Behr's Light Drizzle paint color behind the bed. I brought symmetry to the room with a pair of arched mirrors on either side of the bed, and articulating sconces to provide individualized task lighting. Burl wood nightstands add an Art Deco touch, and a hand-knotted area rug provides a traditional pattern underfoot.
In the primary bathroom, a few key updates took the builder-grade finishes to the next level. I specified chrome sink fixtures and a trio of classic shaded sconces, a contemporary ceiling fixture providing plenty of light for the large space, a vintage wool runner to add character to the wide sink vanity, and a custom patterned roman shade for the window above the free-standing bathtub. A teak stool adds a rustic contrast to the tub area (and holds a beverage)!
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