When our clients approached us about moving their traditional furniture from Columbia and their beach house furniture into a new home on the Intracoastal Waterway, we were excited for the challenge. First, there were many renovations to be done to the exterior and interior to make the house suitable for their needs and accommodate their existing furniture.
It was quite a transformation from the the initial facade (top left), construction (top right), to the final facade (bottom) with it’s rich mahogany trim and grand porch.
The most extensive interior construction occured in the entrance hall. The former entrance hall lacked interest and detail.
The original foyer (top left) felt sterile and the cased opening into the the living room was awkward and off-center. By adding interior transoms (bottom left), chair railing, and an arched cased opening to the living room (top and bottom right), the foyer is much more warm and sophisticated.
With the addition of these traditional elements, the house was ready to gracefully accept the traditional furniture from our clients’ Columbia home. Many of the mahogany furnishings and formal chandeliers came from this home, while the beach house provided most of the soft furnishings and breakfast room furniture.
The traditional mahogany dining room furniture and chandelier (top row) fits beautifully in to the new dining room (bottom) with it’s mahogany french doors and neutral rug.
A painted armoire (top left) from their Columbia house blended in perfectly with the colors and furniture from their beach house (top right) in the new living and breakfast/tv room (bottom).
All of the beach house furniture transitioned beautifully for the new living room. We added two wood bookcase on either side of the fireplace.
In the study (bottom row), we were able to place many of the clients existing furnishings (top row) and stylize their bookshelves with many of their accessories. We also cut down a rug from their beach house for the carpet in this room (not shown).