Vintage Charm for New Construction

When the homeowner asked Emery & Associates to help her choose finish materials for the new home she was building, we found ourselves ensconced in a treasure trove of antique French furnishings, accessories and art work.  After listening carefully to her stated preferences, we created a palette around her favorites colors, plum and green.  The rooms below reflect the decisions we made together.

Jane's LR

LIVING ROOM: Artwork to left of fireplace establishes the color palette. Owner’s furnishings reupholstered in Kravet fabrics. Rug from NW Rugs.

Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen, where we added owner’s antique mirror and new barstools to continue the French look. Janes Kitchen 2

Jane's KitchenElaborate millwork, with arched keystone detail, gives a formal feeling to this space.

Jane's DR 2Backing up to the kitchen is the dining room.  Henredon reproduction Louis XVI chairs flank homeowner’s antique gate leg table (above) and surround dining table (below).

Emery_Hagelstein_DR_00075Homeowner’s antique chandelier, mirror, painted cabinet and porcelains play well with reproduction dining table and chairs.  Woven Ikat drapery fabric in berry crush by Robert Allen.


DETAIL: Drapery fabric, “Avadi Shine/Berry Crush” by Robert Allen, prefigures the deep plum color used for library walls (below).

The aubergine color of the library walls is set off by the white wainscot, window trim and crown moldings.  Jane's LibraryJane's Library detailFor this new construction project Emery & Associates specified all interior doors and trim, window trim, wainscot, crown and base moldings; hardwood flooring, carpeting, tile, countertop material for kitchen and two bathrooms; plumbing and electrical fixtures; and paint colors throughout.  We also provided shutters, Silhouette blinds, drapery fabric and rods, and fabric for reupholstery and bedding.

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling an existing home, or just want a fresh, new look, give Emery & Associates a call.  We can help you define your personal taste, and guide you through the complex process of creating a home that truly reflects YOU.

[Photo credits:  Blackstone Edge Studios]

There are 4 Comments to "Vintage Charm for New Construction"

  • Dinah Adkins says:

    Lovely and bright, Kathia. I particularly like the DR drapery and LR upholstery fabrics. I would not have believed the geometric chair fabrics would complement the damasks in the same room, but they do!

  • Shari House says:

    The total statement is subtly lush with French curves! I can imagine comfortable kitchen gatherings (where guests always end up) with an elegant tone. The plum and yellow combination is both formal and cheering. Kathia,I admire your fearlessness with color combinations!

  • Mary Marglin says:

    Kathia, very appealing and inviting. Combination of colors are amazing.

  • Donna Pizzi says:

    Your work is always elegant, but this home shows an expansion of your style that both makes use of the homeowner’s antiques, paintings and lifestyle, and takes it all up a notch to create a peaceful, restful place amidst a riot of color that soothes body mind and spirit. A joy to photograph, too!

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