07 Oct Project Spotlight: Laurier Lane
Every now and then, we have the privilege of working with a client over many years to update an entire home. We are almost there with our client on Laurier Place in Bryn Mawr. Our very first project with this homeowner was a girls’ suite for her two daughters. Over the years we’ve also had the opportunity to create a kids’ study, a powder room, a basement bar and lounge area. In our latest round of projects, the homeowner decided to put on an addition so that each of her four children would have their own bedroom. There would be two shared baths, one for the girls and one for the boys. The master bedroom would get updated, and while we were there, we would finally populate the living room with some beautiful, comfortable, and family-friendly furniture. Let’s focus in on some of the special spaces we created in this last round of renovations:
Who wouldn’t want a giant floral mural as the focal wall of their daughter’s bedroom? This mom (and daughter) certainly embraced the feminine when it came to the interior design of her bedroom, opting for the Jolie wallpaper mural from Anewall behind the bed and lilac walls throughout the rest of the room.
On the Jenny Lind bed, we used blush colored floral bedding, while gold reading lamps were an opportunity for a little bit of bling. In the photo below, you can see a cozy window bench, which is the perfect place for this young reader to cuddle up. The bench material is just a little bit sparkly, and is made of a polyurethane and has “ink resistant technology” and is very cleanable, so it’s the ideal upholstery selection for a young girl who might be writing. This reading spot is complete with a blush colored custom roman shade and youthful throw pillows.
In total contrast to the soft, feminine interior design featured above, this kid’s bedroom is blue and bold with grey accents! Following a “related but different” approach, the twin brother has a bedroom that is the reverse in terms of color scheme: grey walls with navy accents.
The Jack and Jill bathroom (or in this case, the Jack and Jack bathroom!) that connects these two bedrooms picks up the navy and grey colors of both. A niche in the back of the shower plays with blues and silver at the same time. We paired that with classic white subway tile and used dark grout to emphasize the herringbone pattern, and a classic Carrara-look porcelain floor. Black and gold mixed metals take center stage in the selections we made for the plumbing fixtures, lighting, and hardware.
Like the boys’ bath, the interior design for the girls’ bath also aims for a classic beauty. But here, those classic elements are paired with some star power that’s out of this world. The gorgeous shower wall tile from New Ravenna bears an unmistakable resemblance to the night sky. In order to use this special tile only where impact would be maximal, the sloped ceiling and side walls are treated with a stacked subway tile that offsets the dreamy tile on the feature wall and bench.
A pair of long grey vanities gives each girl a space to spread out her toiletries. Gooseneck sconces mounted to the side wall give even light when looking in the mirror, and all fixtures and hardware are polished nickel, which provides a warmth that offsets the cool blues and greys. A custom roman valance ties the colors all together.
The kids’ spaces are timeless and sophisticated, but the interior design for the master bedroom takes that sophistication up one more notch.
In the master bedroom, Benjamin Moore’s Mountainscape paint color makes a peaceful backdrop for cream nightstands and bedding. Custom navy window valences provide the pop in this otherwise pale, serene space. Crystal table lamps give just a touch of sparkle.
We all know that construction can be harrowing, but with the crackerjack team assembled for this one, collaboration was pretty seamless among the architecture firm of Dames Design and contractor Postorivo Contractors.
We are so grateful for these partners who make our work shine and make our customers so happy with their home. To see more photos from this project visit our portfolio page.