The living room is by far the most stunning room in the house, due in large part to the incredible wall of windows. Previous owners had covered the windows with thick curtains, but as you can see we removed them so that natural light could flow into the room. The floor was originally carpeted, so we ran red oak hardwood flooring through the entire space and finished off with a southwestern inspired wool rug. We removed the drywall that was covering the beams so that they became a focal point and complimented the new floors. We also designed and welded a period inspired railing.
The fireplace was originally brick, but had been covered up with Saltillo tiles in the 1980s. We painstakingly removed them and painted the brick white, as it was originally. We also took the tiles off the cement hearth. Our design strategy was to keep to a neutral color palette so as not to distract the eyes from the home’s stunning architecture. Pops of color and texture were added through the strategic use of decor and house plants.
Design: Danielle and Cole St. Peter | Photography: JC Buck and Danielle St. Peter
Shop the look: Retro Rounded Sectional Couch from West Elm // Harmony Pillow in Blush from Henmade // Salmon Pink Velvet Lumbar Pillow from World Market // Light Green Velvet Throw Pillow from World Market // American of Martinsville End Table - Vintage // Lane Acclaim Coffee Table - Vintage // Arc Lamp with Marble Base - Vintage // Mod Chair in Orange Spice from Article // Soren Georg Jensen Model 97 Rocking Chair - Vintage // Mesa Rug from Rizzy Home // Gainey Pot - Vintage // Wurlitzer Upright Piano - Vintage // Paint: Decorator’s White from Benjamin Moore // Plants: Fiddle Leaf Fig, Bird of Paradise, Tradescantia Zebrina (also known as Wandering Jew), Monstera