US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 100

Above: The guest bedroom is on the opposite side of the house to the master bedroom and has remained unchanged. Both the bedding and window treatments are made of toile deJouy, purchased by the owner on a trip to Paris. The antique dresser completes the picture. The ceiling follows the line of the gabled roof. 98 With various detail treatments in the home, it is the light tan color scheme and floor finishes that give the interiors cohesion. American walnut floors were laid through the public spaces. In the living room, breakfast room and kitchen the boards are set diagonally – partly to lead the eye between the adjacent spaces. In the new dining room, by the entry, they are set out in a herringbone pattern. “The intricate patterning offers a dramatic feature and works particularly well in this selfcontained space,” says the owner. Using this throughout would have been too busy visually.” more renovations at trendsideas.com/go/usren Two pairs of wide Marvin French casement windows double the amount of natural light in the new living room and at the same time take maximum advantage of the wooded outlook. The kitchen has also been transformed. Finn-Martens extended its footprint by adding a substantial bay window at the rear of the home. The original fireplace in this room was refaced in limestone, replacing the tired brickwork that had covered it previously. And an obstructive raised hearth was removed, freeing up room space for the introduction of a new island. “The kitchen has a light Asian aesthetic, a