Ayershire Circle

April 02, 2011 by

This project was for a young family moving into a home that was a few years old.  The house was decorated for the previous owners in a French country style.  The new owners wanted a more modern, contemporary style to reflect their age and taste.

The architectural finishes on the exterior were Tudor.  It is important to have the exterior and the interior finishes complement one another to create a cohesive design.  So, the challenge was to make the wishes for a modern interior have continuity with the exterior.

A modern interpretation of Arts and Crafts was chosen for the overall aesthetic to bridge the traditional Tudor exterior with a contemporary, fresh décor the clients wanted on the interior.  Using repetition of geometric shapes in the great room, William Morris inspired damasks in the Master Retreat and a Bohemian floral in the dining room, the interior finishes are diverse and modern, creating a reinterpreted Arts and Crafts look.

The overall result was dramatic, adding not just sophistication and elegance, but function and balance between the modern and traditional.