Before and After

My client is a spine surgeon during the week and a carpenter on the weekend, and thus, he maintains a keen eye for craftsmanship and precision. When he asked me to revamp two rooms in his farmhouse, his sunroom and study, I knew every detail would be important to restoring them into the perfect respite environment for both work and relaxation while also enjoying the gorgeous Virginia outdoor views.


Since both rooms had beautiful bones with cathedral ceilings and ample light, a main focus was portraying how the livability of colors connected the outdoors to the inside of the home. I started with light hues on the walls: Benjamin Moore’s Sea Salt added elegance, but also allowed the windows to reflect the pastoral setting.
In the sunroom, I restored the planters and shelving to generate a light, airy feel, perfect for overwintering plants. I also installed heated marble flooring in a bold black and white pattern to add depth and dimension to the neutrals in the light textures and organic patterned furnishings.


To transform the study into a productive but relaxing space, I created ample storage with floor- to-ceiling bookcases. I also installed a large built-in bench between the shelving, perfect for relaxing. To add texture, I included the rolling library ladder; it offered the patina of a classic library while also providing functional support for the high storage spaces. The antique wood flooring, laid throughout the entire farmhouse, as well as the brick walls added both age and warmth to the rooms’ core colors, ultimately balancing the variability of light brought in from the outdoors.
My sweet client has exceptional taste and appreciation for the rural, refined, and rustic, and I was able to capture these traits using color as the central composing point.

{Photos Credit: Bridget Hazel Photography}

Scope of work: full service interior design services concept, drawings, cabinetry, furnishings and finishes, and implementation.

Be Well,

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