Mary Cathcart 16 University Place, Orono, ME 04473 November 12, 2014
This is a lovely new home for an active couple nearing retirement— a home suited well for retirement because it is all on one level— but also perfect for a sophisticated and well traveled couple who still like to do a lot of entertaining. The house is a beautiful 1920’s architect designed International Modern style house— so we will stay with modern,. clean lines in all the furniture I recommend.
Our project is to re-design the living and dining rooms with the plan of re-using the clients’ many beautiful items while also updating the furniture itself to better suit the size and scale of the new house.
I recommend a new sofa | sectional for the living room to replace the two matching sofas you currently own. Something like:
The Jasper Long Right Chaise Sectional from Interior Define:
This will allow plenty of seating for entertaining, but will be comfortable and cozy for the two of you. The dimensions: 96” x 72” x28” height will fit the proportions of the living room perfectly. Shown in Ash Performance Felt with Oiled Walnut legs.
$3000 retail, $2200 with Trade discount.
I recommend the Ozella Coffee Table from Anthropologie. At 35” in diameter it will fit well with the Jasper sectional— but will add some pizazz to the simplicity we have been building so far.
Made of brass and rosewood— the coffee table will also complement the sofa, the built-in bookcases, and the beautiful brass pharmacy lamps you already own. 35” diameter, 15.75” height.
$698 retail, $598.30 with Trade discount.
I recommend the French Modernist Armchair from Wisteria to go in the corner of the room across from the sectional:
29” W x 27” D x 31” H
$1149 Retail, $919.20 with Trade discount.
Graphic and beautiful throw pillows in linen and mud cloth will complete the look:
$130 Hmong Tribal Textile from etsy seller.
Order 3 in different sizes | shapes.
No discount available.
$128.63 Vintage African Mudcloth throw blanket with tassels from etsy seller.
No discount available.
Keep your rug, your end tables, and the pharmacy lamps that you already own.
Consider painting the faded grasscloth on all your walls with C2 Paints C2-612 “America’s Cup” for a beautiful grey | cream backdrop to the multiple gorgeous and brightly colored paintings that you own:
The continuity created by painting all the rooms the same color will not only re-vive and save the grasscloth— which has clearly seen better days— but will be peaceful and calming.Window Treatments— I recommend RH linen roman shades throughout the house in
Price TBD once windows are measured.Dining Room
This is a small room by today’s standards— very much a Modern idea of a dining room from the 1920’s! I recommend replacing your dining table and chairs with ones that will fit better in the space but that will still complement the house.
A narrow table is the first step— The Dao Rectangular Dining Table from All Modern will work beautifully:
35.4” W x 70.9” Long x 29.5” H Walnut
Retail $1837.99, $983.49 with Trade discount.
The Ava Dining Side chair in Lecco Carmel customized with Mocha stained maple legs are comfortable to spend the entire evening in:
20” x 20” x 33” H.
$599 each— no Trade discount available.
I recommend ordering 6 of these.
Art for above your existing sideboard— Palma Wall Decor from Dwell Studio.
18.5” H x 52.25” W. Brass and Steel
$749 Retail, $679 with Trade discount.
This is a beautiful guest bedroom that just needs a few pieces of furniture to work very well for hosting your son and his family.
To begin with I recommend a queen sized bed— something simple like the Smoak Platform Bed from All Modern:
83.85” x 61.43” x 14.82” H
$318.99 retail, $184.95 with Trade discount.
The Lax Series platform bed with storage will make two wonderful daybeds for your grandchildren:
39” W x 80” L x 14” H
$1899.99 Retail, $929.00 with Trade discount.
I recommend mattresses from IKEA for all three beds:
Twin beds— Vintage-Washed Linen Channel Quilted Coverlet and Sham from RH$76 sale price Membership only. Order 2 sets.
Queen bed— Loire Ink Quilt and Shams from Dwell Studio
$249 Retail, $177.29 with Trade discount.
Bedside tables— This pair of tables is sleek and simple— and can be made to order if you are not sure of the size of these. These come as a set of 2.
25” x 19” D x 9” W. Walnut.
Etsy seller— no discount.
Table Lamps— Hawthorne Table Lamp from Caravan-Pacific
30” T x 12” D including shade.
$455 Retail, $325 with Trade discount. Order 2 of these.
Rug— A Ryland Wool Rug from Serena and Lily will be cozy underfoot! I recommend the 8 x 10’ size for this large room.
$2498 Retail, $1998.40 with Trade discount.