Infusing Your Home with a Modern + Bright Aesthetic
October 5, 2016
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Bright and modern is the name of this home's game. Sometimes serene, sometimes bold, but all with a crisp, contemporary aesthetic woven throughout by Natalie Drake. From the prettiest light filled bedroom to a stately dining room bar stocked to the gills, take the full tour captured by Anna Reynal with even more in the VAULT.
My clients moved into a newly renovated house in the NoMa neighborhood of D.C. when I met them last summer. They wanted to start from scratch and buy all new furniture for the main living spaces.
We worked towards a modern + bright aesthetic, while incorporating lots of color and hints of their personality and culture throughout.
The master bedroom is fairly small and they don’t have a ton of closet space. So I added lots of storage solutions including a large wardrobe, sleek wall-mounted cabinets, and a little floating bronze shelf to store jewelry.
The living room is filled with geometric/bold patterns, with neutral greys, and pops of bright blues sprinkled everywhere.
The living room rug is one of my favorite elements in the home. This Lulu & Georgia rug is quite a statement piece. Not many people would be willing to go this bold, so I was so excited when my clients approved the saturated blue geometric rug.
I designed a breakfast area in the back portion of the kitchen. A custom built-in bench to match the kitchen cabinetry fits perfectly and provides an informal seating area that receives tons of natural light.
They love collecting maps, so we brainstormed ideas how to use some of the existing maps they owned – but then ultimately, we used historic map images from the Library of Congress' online site. Free art essentially!
I selected the maps with highest resolution of historic Washington, D. C. A few of the maps are actually their neighborhood. I color-adjusted the images and print + framed them using Framebridge. I selected an industrial grey frame style with grommet details to add a bit of masculinity and contrast to the office.
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