How To Mix Modern with Charm When Renovating Your Home
November 8, 2016
Home DecorHome ToursInterior Design
Not only does this condo sing to me with it's intriguing personality, but the fact that it sits on the Charles River and in the city of I love so? Makes me crush on it even more. It's Cambridge charm and chic mixed into one beautiful home, redesigned with the help of Sonja Haviland of Homepolish. My favorite part? That gorg fireplace. What do you love best about this stunning space captured by Joyelle West?
From Homepolish... Inside the famed Moshe Safdie-designed Esplanade complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Subramaniam family had a 2,600 square-foot condo which hadn't seen a redesign in nearly 20 years. Homepolish's Sonja Haviland came in to take the apartment to the 21st century.
In the living room, Sonja kept the travertine flooring, but she updated the paint color to a light and bright white (Benjamin Moore's Dove White), changed out the fixtures to LEDs, and switched out hardware finishes to stainless steel.
A beautiful stone fireplace inset makes the space feel even more luxe.
Shelving is built right into the apartment, but minimally decorated so as not to distract from the beautiful views of the Charles River.
Over the dining table, a sculptural chandelier adds some subtle sophistication.
Both the entryway bench and chandelier were already in the apartment, but Sonja repurposed and updated them. Against the travertine, it looks absolutely royal, like you'd find Marie Antoinette sitting there eating cake. Like she does... or did.
In the study, the walnut shelving was updated with a light gray trim. The conference table was swapped out for a Saarinen tulip table with a striking black marble top.
The master bedroom is immediately set apart from the rest of the home with a dark and moody vibe. How much more moody can you get than these moon printsNot to mention the incredible Philip Jeffries metallic paper weaves wallpaper.
This Victoria & Albert freestanding tub is quite literally the stuff of dreams. Pop in the Adele, throw in some bubbles, and grab some bubbles to drink... this is where you can find us after work. At least in our dreams.
His & hers sinks sit under faintly art deco medicine cabinets.
In the Subramaniam's guest bedroom (usually used by their daughter), another Philip Jeffries wallcovering (this one an aqua textured silk) brings life and color. Not to mention, the whole room looks way too comfy.
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