The goal of this project, my home, was to change and design every inch to be reflective of who I was at that time. I purchased this home in 2003 when I was 23-years-old and I started the design project and renovations in 2011, inch-by-inch. I knew I wanted to maximize storage space in my kitchen, main bath, and closets, and make my home feel like an oasis with beautifully eclectic details.
Highlights of what we did:
- Gut the 1st floor and renovate the kitchen including eliminating the soffit and allowing space for a 36-inch refrigerator. Although the kitchen was made smaller to give an additional foot of dining space, there is now more storage space by utilizing cabinet drawers and taller upper cabinets.
- Renovate the full bath including a deeper bathtub, a 2-drawer hanging sink cabinet for linen storage, and a tall medicine cabinet to maximize vertical storage. The finishes were made neutral colors to create a spa-like feel.
- The master bedroom was painted a dark purple with a green-gray ceiling to create and calming and cozy space.
- The office was painted a warm white because I wanted the gallery wall to be the main focus and for the eye to be drawn there. The goal was to feel inspired every time I walked into the room.
Photographer: Patrick Cline
Client: The Entrepreneur
Location: Irvington, NJ
Year Built: 2002
Year of Project Completion: 2015
Since I was my own client, I think my testimonial may come off with bias. So all I will say that I am ecstatic on how this project was completed.