A 1920s Renovated Home With Turquoise Accents by Garry Mertins



People are sensitive, carrying and melancholic. They become very attached to different things, especially those which have marked their existence. There are certain people who love to keep many things that belonged to a certain period of their life as much as possible or people who hardly can give up some things which belonged to some dear persons. Others love to keep the ambiance of certain times which brought them many satisfactions and a wealthy living.

The owners of this 1920s renovated home are somehow melancholic about the old times but they love the beach and the freshness brought by the contemporary times. They asked the interior designer, Garry Mertins to renovate their home so that they can still enjoy the beauty of those old times but feel nice and comfortable due to the contemporary elements. They also love wood and the woodworks so that the massive wood pieces are present all over the place and the original woodworks were kept.

In the kitchen there are some vintage white cabinets but also modern light fixtures, a massive wood island completed by the presence of a solid wood diner table and some dark blue chairs. The classic décor is created by the existence of some brown huge vases and a big painting on the wall.

A 1920s old home means the use of massive dark wood elements and thus the atmosphere needed to become a little bit lighter. Thus the dark wood pieces are contrasted by white and turquoise nuances which bring a lot of freshness and express the owners’ love towards beach. The kitchen and dining areas became one single space so that everything looked more airy and spacious.

In the living room there are some vintage bookcases and light fixtures but also some modern armchairs and a modern wood coffee table.The interior wood stairs complete the classic décor together with the framed pictures that are on the wall. Everything is a mixture of old and new, creating a peaceful and lovely living place.{found on athomearkansas}.


Published by in Interiors, on June 13th, 2012

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