20 Apr Project Spotlight: Linwood Avenue
This project spotlight is written by Jillian Moskovitz, d2e’s interior design consultant.
Why do we do residential interior design, really? It’s to make people’s lives better, and ensure that their homes feel like a sanctuary. As we write this project description, we are in the middle of a period of time when we are all forced to stay at home more than we ever have before, for the health and safety of our society. In light of this, the email we just received from our repeat client who allowed us to decorate her stately Ardmore home means more to us than ever:
“I try to appreciate big and small things and am so glad we moved here.
I continue to be pleased with all the rooms you worked on and am truly finding my home an oasis during this time.
So, thank you.”
– Linwood Avenue client
After working together previously on her Mount Airy home (which you can see, click here), we were thrilled to get the call to collaborate again, this time on our client’s new home purchase — a beautiful 125 year-old Victorian home in Ardmore. Our client loved the unique details of the home but wanted help furnishing it and incorporating her own personal style into the interior design.
We worked with our client on many areas of her new home — living room, family room, dining room, breakfast room, home office, master bedroom, laundry room, powder room and more.
Being eco-minded in our approach, our goal was to use as much of the homeowner’s furniture as we could, often getting creative by using the pieces in different ways. A long media stand from their previous home’s family room got split into pieces and became nightstands in the master bedroom. A family room leather chair was moved upstairs for lounge seating by a home office. Nesting tables, a sparkly highlight from her last home, are now the perfect piece for underneath a living room statement light fixture.
We moved artwork from room to room, weaving the homeowner’s favorite color, blue, throughout each room and enhancing the spaces with some new art and decor when needed.
With generous room sizes and high ceilings, we used wallpaper to incorporate pattern, style, and interest into a number of rooms. In the breakfast room, blue and white patterned walls are tempered by blue cushions, a wood table and a large brass chandelier. Coral, fish-patterned pillows and abstract art add a punch of color to this sunny, cheerful space.
A traditional vanity in the powder room looks refreshingly up-to-date when paired next to a wallpaper with a fresh take on a floral pattern.
A watercolor floral wallpaper was the starting point for this master bedroom. Set against the antique fireplace, the wallpaper is a soft yet bold statement in the room. The rich blue color in the wallpaper inspired the blue upholstered bed and blanket and allowed the rest of the room to be subtle, soft and textural.
The laundry room had all the essentials — washer/dryer, storage and countertop — but lacked personality. Wallpaper and paint to the rescue! Newly painted taupe cabinets, an antiqued mirror light fixture and shimmery wallpaper brighten the room and bounce around the light.