When a couple and their nearly grown children decide to move from the family home of 26 years, bringing virtually nothing along to the new house save a mattress or two, high on their list of requirements is the help of a designer! How fortunate for them an older daughter just happens to be Interior Designer Amanda Swanlund, owner of Twenty One Two Design Inc. With instructions to create spaces with hints of sparkle and glamour, Amanda followed her design philosophy that a home should be the place that makes you most happy. Indeed, a thoughtfully designed home can truly affect the sense of well-being of the people living there. 72
The treatment of the entry provided the design inspiration for the entire project, where a touch of tailored drama was introduced through the striking Stacy Garcia grasscloth featuring nubby flecks of gold. Tailored details and gold accents set the stage for what lies beyond. In the living room the most beautiful light streams in as the sun sets, inspiring the addition of caramels and reflective surfaces. Wanting to create a dramatic focal point to help ground the room with high ceilings, a large painting by Jill Brown was commissioned. Her work is also seen in the adjoining dining and family rooms.
House of Fifty magazine Fall 2012 issue