The mark of a masterful interior decorator can often be seen in the subtle conjoining of traditional styles with modern nuances. Kate Arends’ from Wit & Delight, incredible and beautifully decored home features a crisp and pristine balance of classic elegance and contemporary trends. Designed by the home owner herself, this chic renovation is not only stylish and sophisticated but sustainable and practical for family living. Featuring lavish yet tasteful furnishings in the kitchen, dining room and living room as well as skillfully innovative color schemes and wall pieces selected for the office and bathroom areas provide this home’s interior design with its slightly vintage modern elegance.
In the kitchen we find a clean and cool white color scheme accented well by the earth tones of the wooden counter tops and shelves as well as the grays and blues of the tile and cabinetry. The golden touches on the stove and sink fixtures and cabinet knobs give the room a regal and affluent overtone. The home’s ornamentation is kept simple and as the designer phrased; “Chosen with care”. This can be seen in the kitchen with decorative vases and plants taking the center stage. This theme continues in the dining and living rooms in which the houses décor relies upon the sparse wall pieces, simple furnishings, and well placed plant life.
Light from the house’s many windows is also used in conjunction with interior design to make the décor of this home noticeably beautiful. The white coloration and varying size windows in the kitchen, living and dining room allow for pleasant natural lighting while windows in the bathroom, office, and on the landing accentuate the dark colors and earth tones of those area’s designs. The bathroom and bedroom both make use of sparse décor while reveling in a simple glamorousness. The office area again makes use of allowing the homes ornamentation to take center stage with items such as globes, cameras, books, and antique office supplies drawing focus. The dark colors used in the office make this room the perfect place to get some work done.
Wall pieces are used repeatedly to great effect in this home’s interior design and many different styles and types of art give this home a hip and sophisticated look. Photos, abstracts, doodles, and portraits take hold of the viewer as they are placed seamlessly throughout the décor. The use of color and lighting as well as the designer’s tastes in ornamentation and artwork give this home an aura of retro chic excellence hard to perfect in most interior designs.