With the New Year behind us and our resolutions well underway, what better time is there to spruce up your home than during the season of rejuvenation and renewal? As you’ll see in this three-part series, I often find that a simple transitional design is the best way to create a sophisticated aesthetic and an elegantly balanced home environment.
A well-designed home should open up to a beautiful and clutter-free foyer. As I’ve said many times before, first impressions are lasting impressions, so it’s important to reflect your personal style from the get-go. More often than not, your entryway will be the first room that sets the tone for the rest of your home’s interior design.
An open concept foyer (versus a narrowly defined entry hall), can still flaunt a cozy and welcoming design. The trick here is to use smartly placed accessories. For example, in the entryway below, I introduced a large, patterned area rug to warm up and ground the space. Further, the neutral palette is classic and stylish and highlights beautiful works of art. A sculptural bench functions not just as a pretty piece of furniture but serves as a good place to remove or replace shoes!
When it comes to powder rooms, it’s important to keep these small spaces clean lined, simple and stylish. I always say that they should be the “jewel” of a home. In this photo, the unique materials — stainless steel, honed granite, dark stained mahogany and more — create an equally unique experience. I just love how the gray textured wallpaper completes the finishing touches in this stunning powder room.
If you need a fresh start for the spring, take a little time to sit back and re-evaluate your home’s interior design. Whether you are spring cleaning your life or are in need of a little design inspiration, allow this design series to spark your interest! If you’re thinking about renovating your home this season, contact Boston designer Leslie Fine at 617.236.2286. for a design consultation.
Also, make sure to stay tuned for part 2 of this series on the living and dining room designs!