With the structural changes underway, Taylor got to work designing around the home’s original elements. He decided to keep the trim around the windows and door that leads to the backyard but showed off the depth and texture of it by installing lights above. Since the homeowners and guests would view this space from upstairs, Taylor also designed it with a bird’s eye view in mind.
The material selections for the fireplace and the new railings served as the backdrop for the furnishings with the new fireplace stone leading to the ceiling, drawing the eye upward. Taylor also chose cozy, family-friendly furnishings with a refined look, like a classic leather Chesterfield sofa and velvety blue chairs that complement the large rug.
“One of the most important elements was to keep a large trunk that was sentimental,” Taylor notes. “Taking the texture from this trunk, the fact that this family lives in the space, we chose textures that added to a collected feel.”