Cradle Rock

Affectionately called “ The Warehouse”, I received the call for Help!

Just arriving from a long stint in Europe, three sons in tow, college applications, stress of moving etc.. etc…”We purchased a house that feels like an empty warehouse” was the homeowners description.

Awe, yes I can help with that, so begun my work at Cradle Rock. With interesting architectural details, great natural light ~ this house had never been occupied. Having been built on speculation gave it a clean slate to work from. The floors retained their blond light finish but everything else changed. (See the before and after page on our website)

The foyer was quite dramatic with the stair step back. I decided to make the most of this welcoming area by using “Bird and Thistle” wallpaper by Brunschwig et Fils.

The rooms were all very generous in size making it a breeze to layout furniture. In the dining room there was an existing crystal chandelier, we added window treatments, grass cloth paper, antique reproduction rug and English traditional furnishings. The thinking behind the design was to add interest & texture while tamping down the vast scale of the spaces.

Custom built-in’s were designed for either side of the living room fireplace. Sconces and a chandelier were added, along with new furniture, accessories and a reproduction rug. One request was to keep her mother’s drop front antique desk and chair. I love incorporating family pieces into plans.

At the back of the house was a great void. I designed a cabinet to create a mud room ~ landing zone for this family of five to stay organized. This particular space received so much attention it won the Houzz 2018 Design award.

This once lackluster personality house began to discover a new beginning. It’s still continuing to this day. After all, it’s a big house!