Ever Evolving Design

Friday, October 21, 2016

The interiors of a Charlottesville, VA vintage charmer owned by artist Abby Kasonik and her husband, antique dealer Roderick Coles, is featured in the OCT/NOV issue of Garden & Gun magazine.

Couple of details to point out.....  

  • If you love this home, it is currently on the market  -- listing info here
  • You might remember this home from when it was published in Cottage Living magazine over a decade ago......  I've got the issue somewhere, but since our move, locating it is another story.....

I've included the images from the previous photo shoot paired with the couple's current decorative style. Arguably, all designers are quick to point out that PAINT is the easiest (and most cost effective) way to completely change the overall appeal of any room. The previous pics show how Abby and Roderick turned to primary colors to define the rooms within their quaint bungalow. At the time, goodness knows that Chinese Red was all the rage to use as an eye catching pop of color -- we even had a red dining room circa 2001! But cut to 2016, and the pair have turned to softer shades that flow from one room to the next, with the exception of the Kitchen, where the Canary Yellow remains on the walls.

Additionally, note some of the furnishings that Abby and Roderick have swapped out for reinterpreted styles through the nearly 20 years as homeowners -- the dining room table, chairs & side board, the living room coffee table, and master bed. Tip to take to heart: The key to achieving signature style is by letting the room's design be fluid and allowing your design aesthetic, defined by timeless not trendy appeal, to evolve over time. See your pieces in a new way by moving them to a different room, create continuity within mismatched furnishings by selecting fabrics in similar color tones and layer in an assortment of accessories -- mirrors, lamps, smalls -- for a truly unique and one-of-a-kind look. 

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