Classic with a twist

Homeowners remodel their classic-style home into an airy, entertaining haven


With four children, two dishwashers concealed behind cabinet panels in the island, were “the best decision we ever made,” says Christine (pictured here).

The look of a thicker island countertop was created by building up 2x4s on top of the cabinet base.

Frameless mirrors with simple beveled edges let the sconces be the star above the room’s marble-topped vanities.



While Christine selected most elements of the home’s design, Josh helped design the bar area.

Finishes in the family room are slightly more rustic to give it a warmer feel. “We wanted it light and bright because this is where we live,” Christine says.



During the remodeling phase, arches were added over the doorways leading from the dining room to the bar.

Soft blue walls are prevalent, as are occasional bursts of red, as seen in the master bedroom.

“I love a really fun, loud dining room,” the homeowner says. “I saw this paper and had to do it.”

A traditional vanity was replaced with a space-saving console sink in the powder room off the front entry.



A pop of red in the form of a decorative mirror immediately welcomes guests in the front entry.

A fan of parquet flooring, Christine saw no need to replace the family room floor, but instead finished it with a stain to match the flooring in the kitchen.

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