Contemporary

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Contemporary

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Heideh Fardi-Lindstrom

Recently I met a lovely couple that shared with me their design dilemma…having purchased a Traditional home though their prefered style was Contemporary. They wanted to know if I could help them transform a Traditional house into their ideal home and I was sure that we, the ladies at bb Ineriors and I, could.
I began by asking them to define their version of Contemporary style and asked  specific questions about their ideal home.  We then began to discuss the tones of color they’d like featured throughout their home and began the project by removing  the tradional molding from the walls in the dining room.

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We then painted the living room and dining room in two compatible shades of grey. The more dramatic of the two colors we chose for the dining room- we were going to make a statement in that room.

Our next step was selecting the custom window treatment and upholstery pieces. We softened the palatte by introducing beige and soft yellow along with a few subtle patterns to bring some additional texture and layers to the rooms.

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As you can see the Transitional sofa along with a Contemporary coffee and nesting tables allows us to pull the exterior and interior of the home together.

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The lighting design is used as an artistic statement in a Contemporary interior and a statement piece we found. This Bubbles chandelier brought the dramatic effect we wanted into the dining room; for the family room we chose floor lamps with staright lines and sleek metallic finishes to compliment the other case goods in the room.

With the help of the right designers and products from bb Interiors we helped our couple begin their journey of building their ideal home. More to come as we continue to layer and build their personality  into these rooms and other rooms in their home.
Until next time..

Cape Cod Chips… I think not!

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by Heideh Fardi-Lindstrom

When British colonists traveled to the “New World” they brought a housing style so practical that it endured through the ages.image
The modern day Cape Cod houses you see in nearly every part of North America are modeled after the rugged architecture of Colonial New England.image
These houses were designed for easy construction and efficient heating. Cape Cod homes were an economical answer to Americans home owning ambitions.
Lack of resources, time and money, these were the factors that led to the intimate size for many Cape Cod style houses popular in the middle of the 20th century.image
The key characteristics of the style include symmetrical window placement, shingles or wood clap boards, center chimney and entry.
The modern day capecod consists of most of the same characteristics with one distinct difference…the size of the home.imageimage