For this Richmond project, designer Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc., uses a neutral palette and combination of organic and contemporary furniture to create two separate seating areas in the row house's parlor.
We caught up with Susan to find out about the goals and challenges she faced during the remodel.
They wanted to open up the space, as well as simplify and modernize it.
How to modernize this early-1900s row house by accentuating the positives: high ceilings with tall draperies and a subtle color scheme to highlight moldings.
We needed to remove the '80s columns to open up the space, but the floors had to be patched. It needed to look seamless so it took time and effort to patch and stain it correctly.
It went accordingly to plan until we got to the art. The client was very particular. I wanted more color, but the black-and-white pieces ended up working well in the space.
The client loved mixing organic elements like the log coffee table with the 1950s end tables and custom bookcases. I loved the way the mixing turned out.
We did a faux finish on the mantel to look like wood, which created the look we wanted while saving money. The custom-made bookcases, designed by my firm, are copies of antique 1800s French bookcases.
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