Home Tour: A Modern Colonial

The Home

Laura Harrigan, freelance art director, lives in a traditional home filled with some not-so-traditional furniture along with her husband and three children. A flea-market scavenger, Laura pairs modern with old, eccentric with staid. Around the corner from the butterfly stool in the entryway, chartreuse walls and a curvaceous lamp brighten up the breakfast room.

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The Kitchen

Instead of spending a lot on kitchen cabinetry, the couple chose open shelving and splurged on appliances and limestone

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The Mantle

The living room mantle are ever changing; favorites from Laura’s apothecary-glass collection are currently on view.

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The Living Room

In the living room, Philippe Starck chairs sit next to a weathered celadon cabinet. The pale-orange walls unite this unexpected pair.

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The Chandelier

The chandelier was the first thing Harrigan bought for the space, so she built the room around it. The chandelier which drips with colorful glass fruits is certainly a focal point of the room.

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The Master Bedroom Before / After

Stephen focused on enhancing what was already in the room, and removing any unnecessary pieces. His person mantra was, ”You don’t have to throw out what you have. Think: what already works? The make a few additions”. Within a few days– and without spending more than $1,000– he had given Harrigan’s bedroom a sleek new style.

Sometimes the smallest decision can have the biggest effect. In this case, moving the bed a bit to the right freed up the porch door and opened up space for a new wicker arm chair. All together, Stephen’s additions gave the master bedroom and intimate and warm feel.

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