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THE ELOQUENCE OF ART In the thorough renovation of a 1966 Springfield colonial, creative work packs a punch. TEXT by DONNA ROLANDO

DESIGN by BARBARA HENDRZAK PHOTOGRAPHY by VIC WAHBY

Aevokes emotions from raw energy, color and texture born of genius on canvas. But for one Springfield

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couple, the abstract art that runs as a theme through their move-up colonial has a lot to say—about designer Barbara Hendrzak of the Mountainside-based eponymous firm. “She showed us things that we never would have picked on our own, and those are the pieces that we ended up absolutely loving,” says homeowner Michelle. Abstracts were among the welcome twists in a 2020–21 redesign that proved just right for the couple and their kindergarten-age son. “She knows when to push us,” adds husband Dan, also thrilled with the gut-job renovation by SCS Contracting in Springfield that gave this 1966 colonial an open floor plan and the kitchen of Michelle’s dreams. A Springfield family wanted a clean, fresh, somewhat modern look for their move-up home and got it with the design of this living room, which wows with chevron pattern tiles over a black cabinetry bar.

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