Designer Cheryl Homan was thrilled to dive into this staging project in Glastonbury. A brand new build, this home was slated to be on the HBRA Parade of Homes in October. With just a couple weeks to bring this project to life, Cheryl was able to pull together a cohesive, stunning transitional look that was perfect for the home.
"Of course, I love working with clients who want to incorporate old and new into their home, but walking into a home that is completely empty and getting free reign to fully design it is very fun for me," said Cheryl.
Without much guidance or input from the a homeowner, Cheryl let her creativity guide her, infusing life into the home's empty spaces. Her favorite room was also the most challenging from a design perspective.
"The primary bedroom truly makes this home," said Cheryl. "I'm very happy with the way it turned out - a peaceful retreat that has such a good feel to it."
The challenge in designing the primary bedroom was the overwhelming footprint of the space. Cheryl had to essentially divide the room into two separate living spaces - a sleeping area and a separate seating area. She started with the rug - a colorful Oushak with warm earth tones that still was neutral enough to be versatile. Cheryl then tried to find a bed that would fit in the space from a size standpoint. She ended up choosing an amazing upholstered CRLaine bed with an oversized headboard to fill up wall space.
For the seating area, Cheryl chose a smaller scale sofa to sit between the windows. A leather chair in a gorgeous caramel color added some depth and texture. The space was then grounded by a muted, neutral rug to complement but not detract from the show-stopping hand-knotted rug under the bed. The oversized art on the wall pulls the entire look together, bringing in the colors from all elements in the bedroom.
The design for the guest bedroom began with a stunning bed frame with a unique caning detail on the head and footboards. Cheryl chose matching case pieces then pulled the look together with beautiful bedding in soft blues and white. A neutral hand-woven rug in blue completes the look.
The home office was another highlight for Cheryl. She started this room with a gorgeous hand-knotted rug which was full of character and color. A pair of leather Wesley Hall swivel chairs sit opposite a fantastic cabinet that mirrors the detail on the chairs. The warm tones of the wooden desk, cabinet and the leather chairs invite guests to come in and stay awhile.
From the home office, a pair of French doors lead to the living room. Another colorful Oushak rug perfectly complements a neutral-driven design. A CRLaine sectional is paired with matching Palecek chairs with interesting detail. Cheryl struggled with what to place on either side of the fireplace in the absence of any built-in cabinetry. Her decision to keep it super simple with matching sideboards was the right choice. The clean, simple lines really help accentuate other pieces in the room, such as the twin chairs and the Lexington coffee table that deserve a moment in the spotlight. An abundance of toss pillows in a variety of textures make the room cozy and inviting.
"The living room gives off a very modern farmhouse vibe," Cheryl said. "It's simple and cozy, which is exactly the feeling I was aiming for."
Cheryl finished the home by accessorizing the kitchen. Playing off the black finish of the lower cabinetry, she tried to add splashes of black to the countertops with a variety of eye-catching accessories. She added warmth with wooden bowls and cutting boards and softness with some faux greenery for the perfect finishing touches.
"Accessorizing spaces is really my favorite part of what I do. Picking the right accents, really does make such a huge difference in a space," said Cheryl.
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