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OPEN HOUSE ARTICLE MOLLY DANSBY | PHOTOGRAPHY CATHERINE NGUYEN

A NATURE-INSPIRED RENO

SMALL, ECO-CONSCIOUS DECISIONS ADD UP TO MAKE FOR THE PERFECT FAMILY HOME RENOVATION WHEN JEFF AND NICOLE JOHNSON FOUND THEIR HOME ON LATTIMORE DRIVE IN RALEIGH, THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE VIEWS OF THEIR BACKYARD

FROM

THE

HOME’S

LARGE DOWNSTAIRS. The kitchen and

“The natural light is so beautiful here,” Linda says. Linda, Jeff and Nicole worked together to create a nature-inspired, retreat-like living space. “It’s upscale, fresh and modern, but still warm,” Linda points out.

family room, however, left something to

In the kitchen, the trio worked together

be desired. Enter Linda Boylan, designer

to create a dramatic transformation while

and owner of Peri Nicole Interiors, and

making eco-friendly, budget-friendly and

a renovation that ended up being eco-

practical decisions along the way.

friendly and left Jeff and Nicole feeling happy and at home. “It made more sense to renovate than to do a new build,” Jeff says. The first things Linda noticed about the large downstairs space were the massive windows along the main wall. 14

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Countertops

were

repurposed,

and

the kitchen’s original footprint was saved. High-end, energy-efficient appliances were brought in, and the original cabinets were refreshed instead of replaced. The textural feeling of the room began with the fireplace, and luscious fabrics were chosen