This greater Boston couple’s life plan was always to design and live in their own ‘little house by the sea.’ In 2017, they bought this cape-cod style home in Falmouth and, instead of a teardown, decided on this whole-house renovation/remodel with two small additions and LOTS of unique custom details envisioned by one of the homeowners – a successful, working interior designer.
One of the hallmarks of a seasoned designer is the ability to transform design challenges into opportunities for innovation and creativity. The design path chosen by the homeowners required that the second-floor bedrooms remain unchanged, giving part of the first floor (entry and kitchen) a lower ceiling height than the ceiling of the new addition.
‘Instead of pretending the height difference isn’t there,’ the homeowner applied a geometric patterned wallpaper to the lower ceiling. This unique application further defines this open concept home’s kitchen area, adding a repeated design element in select areas of the house.
Additional design themes throughout the home include a vintage/industrial style chandelier and pendants, Bold color in select rooms (mustard for the guest bathroom and eggplant for music den),
Custom trim and built-in features designed/built by Longfellow staff
– ‘Cubbie’ bookcase walls to the right and left of the fireplace/TV media wall
– Horizontal beadboard nickel gap wainscoting applied to the fireplace/media wall and behind the desk area near the entry.
– Custom-design contemporary barn-door for the music room addition
– Custom design built-in mudroom seating and storage
– A sound-proof guest bedroom
– All cabinetry in the kitchen is customized to look like built-in drawers