This is a traditional brick house in Louisville. Black shutters, cream paint and traditional landscaping all adorn the front. But on the inside? What a different story!
Lee W. Robinson recently finished designing the majority of the bottom floor of this house, taking it from traditional to a more modern, glamorous look. It is not a jarring transition, as he used many classic elements that have a new, modern twist. Pieces are a mixture of old and new, or they are new interpretations of older design elements.
To make this home more up-to-date, Lee concentrated on a calming, neutral color palette combined with a keen use of multiple textures and an attention to detail in all items of decor. The color palette is light blue, gray, ivory and camel, with pops of green and darker blue throughout. There is an abundance of light, which he uses to create a wash of illumination over all his textures. Velvets look softer, glass gleams and mirrors are highlighted with reflection.
Let’s take a look at this beautiful transformation, shall we?
FORMAL SITTING ROOM
Transitioning from a traditional to a modern home can be a subtle, yet impactful, change. Adding a lighter color scheme, losing the darker wooden elements and using light throughout your home are all good ways to start. All of the elements of this home are modernized versions of classic design, from the dining room sideboard, to the gray velvet chairs in the sitting room, to the pedestal table in the kitchen. Modern design is timeless, simple and full of many elements that will never go out of style.
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