Charming 1920's Home in Quincy, MA
The goal for this charming 1920’s colonial style home in Quincy, MA was to refresh the living spaces without making major changes. The result modernizes and adds subtle elegance while retaining all the charm.
In the living room, the warm neutral colors of the feature rug guided the selection of colors for fabrics and paint — creating a comfortable and inviting space.
In the past, heavy draperies were common in living rooms, in part to provide insulation during cold New England winters. Better insulated contemporary windows allow streamlined choices for the window treatments, which put the home's beautiful millwork details on display. Sophisticated roman shades offer the ability to maintain the beautiful natural light, with flexibility for light control and privacy options. Details on the window treatments add interest and dimension.
While modern layouts are all about open concept living, the purposely separate rooms in a colonial style home are still preferred by many people. Because the living room and dining room are distinctly separate in this home, a different color palette in the dining room offers a refreshing change while still keeping with the overall aesthetic of the home.
The gorgeous traditional wood paneling and coffered ceiling in the dining room set the mood for the importance of enjoying each other's company while sharing a meal. In stark contrast to rushed meals between activities, we're reminded that emotional connections are made and nurtured at such times.
The heavy wood structures in the room are balanced by adding color and contrast. The rich blue painted walls contrast with the dark woods. The creamy white painted furniture brightens the room and provides interesting details with stylish designs that are timeless.
The sparkle of glassware, along with glass and candles in the contemporary chandelier, is continued in the gold and white ceiling paper, enhancing interest with texture and shimmer in a fun and stylish way.
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