Sophisticated Row House Parlor
Before: Outdated Living
The homeowners wanted to modernize the living room of their 1900s row house, while highlighting the room's beautiful architectural details. However, one architectural element, the columns that were added in the '80s, needed to go.
After: Soft Gray Living Room
A minimalist color scheme brings a light and airy quality to the living room, while a grouping of four cozy chairs creates an intimate seating area for conversations. Sheer gray draperies are hung right below the molding to heighten the room and add softness to the windows.
Open and Sophisticated
Susan opens up the parlor by removing the columns between the two spaces. Each seating area features a different color palette, but the neutral nature of both allows the spaces to flow seamlessly together.
Before: Bland Fireplace
The barren parlor was in need of an update. The homeowners wanted to accentuate the architectural details of the room.
After: Stunning Centerpiece
To make the fireplace a focal point of the room, Susan uses a faux bois finish on the mantel, which created the look of natural wood she wanted while saving money.
Simple and Elegant
A combination of warm browns and soft creams allows the unique lines of the furnishings to stand out. With the neutral palette, Susan is able to mix organic and modern pieces to create this eclectic yet natural living room.
Custom-made bookcases, designed by Susan's firm, are copies of antique 1800s French bookcases.