and now for something completely different

We love a cute traditional house with good bones. And we had the opportunity recently at Madison Modern Home to stage a home that had all of that… and was cute, cozy and charming at the same time. The only problem: it was also empty. So the owner asked us to warm it up with our signature mix of traditional and modern. Here are the results, told in a before and after sequence…

Following are the other rooms and detail shots… Below, a combined guest room/office that would also be a perfect teen girl’s bedroom. The white wicker   desk was a thrift shop find…

A second bedroom was treated to a more masculine, modern color and design scheme…

We found the three-legged chair at a thrift shop and it turned out to be the perfect addition to the hearth of this vintage fireplace…

Decorative accessories sourced from many places share space in the built-in shelves with books with spines turned to the back. It’s less distracting than having the spines facing outward…

Who knew that a 60-year-old collection of vintage plates would prove to be the perfect addition to the cute built-ins in the breakfast nook?…

We found vintage advertising pages from a 1909 magazine and framed them for the perfect addition to the bathroom walls…

Fresh apple green coordinates perfectly with the vintage dishes in this modern take on a classic breakfast nook. It’s sunny and inviting now…

Vintage globe and poster accent the wicker desk. A modern chair adds clean lines to cut the “cute” factor a bit…

The dining room was treated to a high contrast black, cream and green color scheme.