I recently got to work with a lovely family that’s lived all over the world and just settled into their forever home in Norfolk, Massachusetts. It’s actually one of the oldest homes in town, and it was such a joy to infuse new life into this historical masterpiece. The ceilings are low, and the doorways are tiny, an old fashioned way to keep the warmth of the fireplace contained during frigid New England winters.
The home was actually built around this piano- there isn’t a door big enough to remove it, and I never would have wanted to even if there were. I was completely enthralled with the thought that it’s been in this very spot since the home was built. Imagine how much change it’s seen in the last 200+ years, the evolution in musical spirit it’s witnessed, the different hands that have stroked it’s keys. Total magic.
My clients’ style is colorful, playful, and fearless, and it was so exciting to be able to really pour lots of creative energy into this project. This family was looking to create a grand millennial inspired home that would seamlessly flow and incorporate some of the treasures they’ve collected in their travels. I used lots of pattern play and textural juxtaposition to create a French chateau meets The Orient, meets English town home, traditional aesthetic. The magic of the end result is definitely in the eclectic mix of styles, and vintage pieces that we worked in as well. My clients were fully trusting of my process and vision and it was such a joy to work with them!
Well, I’m fairly sure you’re all here for the photos, so I’ll just go ahead and share the rest! Some of the sources are included in the sliders, and if I’ve missed anything you’re interested in, feel free to ask!
So what do you guys think? Up next, an uber manly study reveal, and then I’ll be sharing a few more spaces from this home soon, so stay tuned.