text & styling by tracey jones & stacey kaminski | nuttycake.com photos –
Seaside’s publisher recently downsized and thought the New Year was the perfect time to start fresh with a new look! She asked local design duo, Tracey Jones of Remarkable Interiors and Stacey Kaminski of Styles by Stacey, to put her on the right path to a bright new space.
Mostly using items that Sue already owned, the main living, kitchen and eat-in areas were redesigned. The original furniture layout just didnt have a cosy, connected feel. Separating the eating area from the living area was key. A new larger neutral area rug connects the living room furniture and grounds the room, defining the two spaces.
Although the rooms had recessed lighting in the ceiling, it is so important to bring that light down to eye level. A floor and table lamp were added to create this in-between visual. Lamps cast a warm glow to create comfortable coziness. Layering accessories into the built-in unit allows for contained storage and also a way to display special items like photographs or collectibles. Just keep it simple to maintain a clean and uncluttered look. Accessories brought in were carefully chosen to work with Sues’s aesthetic and also the function of the space with her family and pets. The wood pieces and colour of the textured baskets connect throughout the space. Greenery of some kind in every room adds a punch of life that makes the space feel real.
To see captions and pricing information, visit https://issuu.com/seasidetimes/docs/january2018forweb/52.