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Family Living Reinvented

October 11, 2010

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Remember the apartment/house we told you about awhile back? We finally got our act together between all of our new jobs and meetings and sourcing and budgeting to get our high heeled butts over there to photograph.

The idea was to make the box-y, charmless apartment feel home-y and cozy for this adorable young family. The electric fireplace, the family photos on the gallery wall and built-ins and the space definition and trimwork all help give the apartment the family home vibe.

The subtle colors we chose allowed us to mix lots of pattern into the space – creams, milk chocolates and barely blues are tied throughout the common spaces.

One of our favorite stories goes back to the first time we met the Mrs. A few years ago she bought some wrapping paper that she loved and told her husband she wanted to frame it as art. He laughed at her, but we told her she was right on track. We took that and ran with it, and while we didn’t use wrapping paper, and chose wallpaper instead, we created art with it by framing it with molding, and inserting sconces between. What an impact it has on the room!

We left subtle for the common spaces and went a little bolder in the master suite.

The vanity (and there’s a matching nightstand) came with the owners as pieces they didn’t want to part with. While we have to admit the burled wood look isn’t our fave, sometimes you just have to have a Tim Gunn moment and “Make It Work.”

So we got some Missoni-ish textiles and colors involved and threw in a luscious, scene stealing bronze tufted headboard.

For more photos of this apartment, including the twins’ bedroom and the en suite master bath, hop on over to our website!

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