This existing colonial house in Weston, MA sits on an amazing lot. We were asked to present a design proposal for the Kitchen/Family Room, a possible addition for a Breakfast Room, and explore other ways to increase the level of detail throughout the entire First Floor. Our clients desired a casual yet sophisticated home and felt as if the Kitchen, Family Room, and Screened Porch were an entirely different entity than the rest of the house, which included a Music Room, Living Room, Main Foyer and Library. Sadly, these rooms were not currently being used on an everyday basis.
Clients often ask me what the best uses for different fabrics are and how to properly care for them. So let’s start off with linen.
Linen has a great hand (or feel) to it and can be used for upholstery or draperies. It is one of the oldest textiles around with evidence of its use going back thousands of years. It is primarily produced in Western Europe, namely Belgium, Italy, and Ireland. Linen is produced from fibers derived from the flax plant and is very labor intensive to produce, hence it can be a more expensive option.
Schranghamer Design Group, LLC has been awarded Best of Houzz 2014 for our design portfolio! Many of our clients use Houzz and we have found it to be an invaluable tool in exchanging ideas and communicating design intent quickly and easily. This is our second year to be recognized by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, with fewer than 3% of design professionals receiving this recognition.
Follow along with us each week as we bring you the transformation of this Beacon Hill townhouse!
We want to bring to you the progress of our Hancock Street renovation project. This single-family row house, set within the historic and picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill, has shown its true potential from the beginning. Although the building needed to be completely gutted, floors and all, our proposed design of each level emulates a classic style with a grand yet functional approach. This project is set for completion in early 2014 and will feature 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (including floor through Master Suite w/ Dressing Hall, large walk-in closets, and adjacent Study), 3 half baths, 2 bars, an Elevator, Entertainment Loft w/ Powder Room and Bar, Au Pair Suite, terraced garden w/ pergola and bluestone seating area, and much more. We hope to create the idyllic setting for this Beacon Hill home, inside and out, reminiscent of its past yet enduring for its future.