For 5 years, Robin Anderson labored her means via her shoppers’ historic Victorian dwelling, room by room. The rebuilt carriage home—the unique was destroyed by ice dams—was the undertaking’s final part. Within the new design, the underside portion housed a three-car storage and the highest, a one-bedroom house. “They’ve all of the rooms they want, so it is a bonus house, say for women’ nights. [It’s also] the place her mother and father keep after they go to,” the designer says.
Because it’s separate from the primary home, Robin reasoned, this didn’t must be a clone. As an alternative, it appears like a mini trip vacation spot. Her model of alternative? An up to date tackle French nation. “The shoppers are extra trendy, however they’re into no matter I’ve obtained happening in the mean time,” Robin says. “I experimented with a French vibe utilizing traditional and trendy components that really feel European.”
A greige-and-ivory checkerboard tile flooring greets guests within the vestibule, then works its means up the steps to the kitchenette within the ethereal nice room. “The tile provides rather a lot visually and divides the kitchen from the dwelling space,” Robin explains. “It helps it really feel like its personal room.”
The inexperienced cabinetry that hugs the nook doesn’t damage, both. “I’ve been dying to do a inexperienced kitchen,” Robin says. An apron-front farm sink and café curtains infuse French nation appeal into the house, and oak cabinets, a drywalled hood, amber sconces from Schoolhouse, and concrete-like counter tops hold the inside feeling trendy and rustic. Robin’s signature kitchen accent—a desk lamp on the counter—serves as a of completion.
Structural beams stretch throughout the house, with a cathedral ceiling rising above. “I like beams,” Robin says. “They make a room cozy.” A minimalist, blackened-brass mild fixture with caramel leather-based by Kathy Skelton swoops down over the eating desk. Teak eating chairs are gathered round that piece, warming the vignette. “There are many onerous edges in right here, so I used rounded silhouettes to melt them,” Robin says. A channel-tufted velvet bar with brass trim brings inexperienced to the room whereas injecting a wholesome dose of glam boutique resort taste.