Built in 1980 this home is a replica of an 18th Century Home in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Presenting perfect symmetry when my clients purchased this residence in 2011 there was not much interior design perfection found. As the story goes, when the husband asked his wife, “What are you going to do about the interiors?” She replied, “I know exactly what I am going to do ~ call Deborah Leamann.”
I received the call but was a bit bewildered. I was told the house was bought with the entire contents of furnishings and décor. Personally I thought that’s odd, but upon arrival the situation became very clear.
The current conditions were dated and not to my client’s taste or liking. They wanted to renovate, update and decorate to personalize this house making it their home! By purchasing the existing contents they could maintain a certain comfort level as the new design elements were specified.
Over time we went from room to room changing everything.
The Dining Room’s color scheme centered on an old oriental rug while the warmth of the grass cloth paper, the antique mule chest, grandfather clock and charming chandelier make this room totally enjoyable for friends and family to gather.
A reproduction mantle, bookcases and salon style art hanging make the living room another great entertaining space
In the Foyer I took a unique approach, by staying away from the simple table and mirror I wanted more complexity in the greeting area. I wanted the visitor to know immediately this family likes to veer from the ordinary.
A home study & den sport a coordinated color scheme of light and airy.
Painted furniture, pastels, art, and cozy seating by the fire finish off the master bedroom.
During that time our relationship deepened and a friendship developed to this day.
I am proud and please to say I have gone on to help this family redesign, renovate and decorate multiple properties across the United States.