Tonal Transformation

Design choices in the kitchen informed finish selections in the rest of the home and reflect our clients’ eclectic style which leaned Scandinavian/Mid-modern with natural elements, moody colors and vintage nods thrown in. The entire first floor was touched during the renovation and included the kitchen, entryway, living & dining rooms, and everything in between. The living room was painted a dramatic matte green-black from top to bottom and is nothing short of striking. Reclaimed oak shelves were used in the built-ins to add visual interest to the monochromatic space. The fireplace was updated with a hexagon tiled hearth, new fire brick, and a convenient gas log insert, ensuring that the updated living room will no longer be just a forgotten pass-through, but will become a comfy and atmospheric place to hang. The dining room connects the front of the house to the back and the spaces transition tonally from dark to light. To create a true foyer, we added a new wall with cased opening to separate the living room from the front entry. Oak hardwood floors were sanded and refinished throughout the main level and the stair railing was given a makeover by simply painting the existing spindles black to unify the spaces. Vintage inspired light fixtures in the entry and living room complete the transformation.


Washington, DC

Project Size

Living/dining/entry – 450 SF

Year Completed