Active volunteers, Dave and Lori Burr, didn’t have a massive renovation in mind when they first called Ann Bridgman from Just the Thing Decorating for a consultation. They were just interested in freshening up the living and family rooms. But during that meeting, the ideas flew and the desire to do more than a cosmetic update grew in the couple over the following weeks.
Once Sterling Renovations had signed on for the project, Dave, Lori and Ann got to work choosing materials. Avid art collectors, the couple was not content to create the standard white and gray kitchen. First falling in love with a countertop material of honed black and gold granite, the team then found the perfect complementary backsplash of textured glass tiles, and a one of a kind onyx slab for a feature wall. The custom range hood and shelves feature mixed metals, a theme echoed in the lighting choices.
In addition to the kitchen, the project included the family room and fireplace, living room, craft room, and game room, and refinishing and adding hardwood floors throughout.
Colors and materials outside the kitchen were kept simple and quiet so the collected art could have center stage. Accessories used were meaningful pieces collected during Lori and Dave’s extensive travels abroad.
The results are breathtaking: a dramatic kitchen balances vivid paintings with elegant, comfortable furniture inviting friends and family to linger and enjoy.
Written by Ann Bridgman, Just the Thing Decorating