Transitional Renovation Tenafly NJ Colonial
How do you transform a dated living room addition (affixed to a classic colonial) into a serene living room?
This space needed to be a place where our empty nester clients could “kick back and relax”.
Our goal was to create a seamless extension of this classic home while complimenting the original structure.
As we laid the groundwork for this design, we (unsuspectingly) utilized our ten principles of wellness.
First on our list: minimize architectural details that were clearly dated. Bubbled skylights that drew attention to sharp angles of the ceiling were eliminated. For a sense of continuity, wall to wall carpet was eliminated so that solid oak floors could be installed to transition seamlessly from the main portion of the home.
Our clients love the winter months, so we chose cool colors with peaceful blends of crisp sky blue, varying grays and burnished silver metallics, accented with warm hints of plum. A custom wool rug serves as the foundation for the luxurious velvet sofa. Next on our list: tending to contrast and an interesting mix of textures and materials. A leather-edged ottoman incorporates a comfortable spot to put up one’s feet, offers a steady surface with a built-in tray and is within easy reach of the swivel chairs which face the large windows overlooking the backyard. Levels of lighting were adjusted to meet our clients needs, the season and the task.
The juxtaposition of a traditional cabinet in a metallic-gray finish creates a display piece for several of the couple’s personal mementos. We love utilizing under appreciated corners – so that’s exactly what we did with the full-length chaise…It provides a private rest and reading place, As Green Accredited Professionals we chose draperies made of linen, one of the most biodegradable fabrics available along with low VOC paints. To complete our wellness design, all case goods were manufactured using sustainable hardwoods.