Transitional furnishings and modern elements breathe new life into this colonial home.

This was a total home renovation, which included a new kitchen, and master suite addition. We worked with von Staden Architects, and the goal was to update and orient this Bloomfield Village house to the garden.  By recovering some of our clients existing furnishings in more modern fabrics and adding additional contemporary furniture and lighting pieces,  the interior was refreshed, yet familiar--something that was important to our elderly clients who have loved this place for over forty years.


I remember the first day I walked into this home…I thought I’d made a wrong turn and was in Greenfield Village! It was way too literal in its colonial direction. Thankfully, my wonderful clients agreed--They wanted a more modern feel. We got rid of the heavy drapery, reupholstered their settee, painted the woodwork a darker color so it would pop, and added new, clean-lined furniture and accessories to complement what they already had. Provided it works, we love to re-use pieces our clients already own; the result is totally fresh, but familiar and comfortable for them. Photo by Beth Singer.

This breakfast nook is a study in simplicity, and how traditional and contemporary relate. Our clients loved their shaker table and chairs, and were thrilled when we said they worked in the new design. This room sits adjacent to the garden, so we had the walls covered in a block-printed botanical pattern, and then hung the very contemporary glass light over the table. The look is warm, traditional, and modern at the same time. Photo by Beth Singer.