Entry ceiling details, adapting an antique light fixture, verifying a custom stair railing design, to do or not to do doors on the corner hutches, selecting flooring and determining start/stop points and finalizing fireplace surrounds were some of the decisions to be made. For the owners, an important detail was realizing their vision of making the entry closet doors look like an antique armoire. Thanks to one of the owner’s impeccable ability to convey her dreams, Murphy was able to design and provide a detailed drawing of the owner’s vision. With the expertise of many craftsmen, their beautiful walnut armoire replica came to life. The owner loved sleuthing out light fixtures, hardware and other antiques to personalize her home. So Murphy was kept busy consulting her clients on their findings while space planning the living room and selecting fabrics to reflect the owners’ desire to have a beautiful yet put-your-feet-up livable room. Though at first fabrics for the living room seem formal, red chenille instead of velvet and a burlap textured background on the main sofa dress down the formality. All electronics hide inside a custom cabinet designed by Murphy and the owners’ antique hardware adds the finishing touch. The client’s “always dreamed of ” library book shelves set the stage for the inviting office/sitting room off the master bedroom. Walls are glazed with Venetian plaster and an antique desk sits as a focal point. A new fireplace and custom designed printer stand, also by Murphy, finish off this cozy space. The powder room is a melodic combination of the client’s antique finds. The marble wall’s silhouette echoes the shape of the sink and in the baseboard. The trompe l’oeil ceiling medallion anchors the antique chandelier and red walls make everything pop. A true collaboration between owners and designer, along with the owners’ passion for their home and ability to convey their vision, awakened the beauty of this home.
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Transformations is a regular feature of Omaha Home that spotlights a local interior design transformation by an ASID designer. The copy and photos are provided by the designer. Homeowners’ names may be withheld to respect privacy. www.readonlinenow.com
may/june | 2011
May/June 2011 Omaha HOME by Omaha Magazine