We recently showed you a dramatic Before & After [here] from a home in Rosemary Beach that Paige and Anna Kay designed a renovation for. Today we thought we’d show you the other side of the space, which houses a casual living area centered around a fireplace.
Just as in the Kitchen area of this home, original 1990’s era finishes were showing their age and dating a space that needed to look as good inside as the views to the Gulf are outside. It’s amazing how in fifteen years technology has changed so much that bulky cabinets to hide electronics aren’t required anymore. Every client we’ve ever worked with has had a television somewhere in their home (don’t you) and we think it’s perfectly fine to see them–provided they are flat screen, of course. To remedy this space, Paige and Anna Kay directed the contractor to completely remove the built-in tv cabinet as well as the stained wood paneling and fireplace surround.
The newly renovated space sports sleek white trim to blend with the renovated kitchen. Horizontal slabs of travertine now sheath the fireplace, creating an up to date and clean look.
Placed directly over the fireplace, the television is easily viewed from the linen-slipcovered sectional sofa, and the dining and kitchen area beyond. A small mirrored front cabinet in the corner hides necessary components without taking up too much visual space. Chocolate and white pillows add some contrast to the space and durable wooden coffee table easily takes feet propped upon it.
[‘after’ photo by Michael Granberry]