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new life for an old home

newport, ri

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the kitchen

Clean, crisp and functional. Storage was key in this remodel, and space was limited. The owners are coffee aficionados and one is an avid baker, so the challenge of where to house both a coffee bar and baking center was top of the list. The solution was a wall of tall cabinetry that opens up to two large sections, one housing the coffee collection and one housing a wall of baking tools. The countertop continues underneath so that when the doors are open, all of the small appliances can be used in place, but everything can be hidden away quickly and easily. The centerpiece of the kitchen is a Le Cornue range in dark navy, with coordinating white hood. The owner was inspired by simple European kitchen designs, with open shelving and hanging rods. The windows were enlarged to offer more natural light, and the marble countertop was brought up and out, creating a windowsill ledge for small herbs and plants. The unlaquered brass faucet and hardware are another nod to rustic European design, offsetting the crisp white pallet. 

the dining area

Another small but functional space that needed some character. Keeping in theme with the owners love of European design, we added a paneled wall with peg rail. It quickly became a favorite element of the home for her, as she noticed how it constantly evolved with each days use. 

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the livingroom

A cozy room for deep conversation. Large textured chairs are offset by a tailored linen sofa, centered around an antique French coffee table the owner salvaged while living in Europe.

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the hall bath

An elegant white and marble space paired with playful style   using a bright and bold wallpaper by Hygee & West. A beautiful wall-mount sink and faucet keep the small space uncluttered, while a tongue and groove ceiling and reclaimed nautical light draw the eye upwards.