Home Tour: Eclectic Abode
Traditional with an eclectic twist, this historic Queen Anne home is highly personalized without losing its roots. Full of pops of teal and red amidst a background of textured neutrals, this home is a careful balance of warm grays and blacks set against bright whites, color and natural woods. Designed with kids in mind, this home is both beautiful and durable — a highly curated space ready to stand the test of time.
Take a tour of the space while learning more about the client and their experiences with Pulp…
Q. WHO IS OUR CLIENT AND HOW DID THEY FIND US?
A pair of busy medical professionals with two young kids, these clients lived next door to our clients from the Fearless Style home. When talking to their neighbors about their experience with Pulp, these clients realized that we would be a great fit for them and their design needs.
“We finally found our forever home, and I just wanted to finish it and make it beautiful.” – Dominique M., Client
Q. WHAT WAS THE CLIENT’S PROJECT SCOPE AND WHY DID THEY SEEK OUT A DESIGNER RATHER THAN ATTEMPTING IT ON THEIR OWN?
After trying to design the home on their own, these clients realized that their home never felt as finished as they wanted it to be. While they had never before envisioned themselves using an interior designer, they realized that Pulp could make a huge impact on their home.
Initially, these clients brought Pulp on to do exclusively furnishings — after chatting with Pulp’s designers, they realized that adding a cosmetic refresh could dramatically increase their home value. Along with doing doing furnishings, Pulp repainted the kitchen and refinished the fireplace.
“I wanted somebody that actually had a good eye for things and also knew more about what was out there to pull from.” – Dominique M., Client
Q. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST PROJECT CHALLENGE?
To keep the integrity of the home’s Victorian roots, our clients wanted to keep the original lighting. Designing around the existing lighting was a challenging process, since we wanted to update the home to feel more fresh and inviting while also involving this vintage lighting.
“I remember being really surprised that after we had talked for a bit, you came back and everything being like, ‘That is exactly what I want.'” – Dominique M., Client
Q. WHAT WAS THE MOST DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION?
We gave the kitchen a cosmetic refresh, making the room feel bright and airy from just a coat of paint and a few accessory and furnishing changes.
The clients originally weren’t interested in updating the kitchen at all — our designers slipped a slide into their presentation featuring some of the before and after images from refreshed kitchens in previous projects and the clients realized how much of an impact painting the cabinets can make. Now, the room feels so much larger, more expensive, and fresh, while also dramatically improving the home’s value.
“It’s bright and it’s light and it still feels homey.” – Dominique M., Client
Q. CAROLINA, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THIS SPACE?
I absolutely love the change in the kitchen. It’s incredible how little needed to be done to create such a dramatic difference in the feel of the room. Visually, painting the kitchen and adding some finishing touches makes the biggest difference in the entire Great Room area.
Q. BETH, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THIS SPACE?
Refreshing the Breakfast Nook in the kitchen area made an incredible difference to to the home and to the usability of the space. We reupholstered the cushions in the window seat to make them durable and kid-friendly, as well as adding in wipeable pillows to add to the comfort of the space. Now, the family uses the space not only for quick meals, but also for spending time together. I’m so excited it made such a difference!
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