Introducing the Retuned Traditional Project!

Retuned Traditional Project Before

A funny thing since having a baby is that I’m actually much more busy with client work than I ever was pre-babe. What was always just a friendly hobby now actually requires some hustle (and schedule finagling with my awesome, can-sometimes-work-from-home, spouse). Luckily I have the best clients who love when Beatrix tags along!

One said client and recently completed project was for Ashley, a wife and mother of three. She’s a writer and editor, with formal education and training in music. A violinist, whose three children all play as well, music is a big part of her family’s ethos.

Retuned Traditional Project Before
Retuned Traditional Living Room Before
Retuned Traditional Living Room Before

She reached out to me last October (hence the halloween decor!) about creating a cohesive design for her living and dining rooms that would be perfect for entertaining. They’d recently inherited a few pieces from her husband’s grandmother – the coffee and side table, Tiffany style lamp, wingback chairs, and formal dining table and buffet – but needed help incorporating them in a fresh and modern way that fit their young family’s lifestyle.

Retuned Traditional Living Room Before
Retuned Traditional Dining Room Before

Mixing old with new, and the "work with what you got” approach is my favorite. It’s real life. And luckily the inherited items we were working with were all pretty great! Taking inspiration from the era of the house itself – a mid-60s two-story with colonial stylings (and authentic midcentury white stone foyer floor!) – my goal was to seamlessly blend the doses of heritage with some newer mid-mod inspired furnishings for a mashup befitting this suburban Midcentury Traditional.

Retuned Traditional Dining Room Before

We wrapped the project back in February, and the beautiful After photos are all set for their debut. I’m excited to dig in and share the process and, of course, the satisfying reveal, so check back soon for more!