Inspiration for a interior home design can come from a variety of sources: a unique object you want to feature from your travels, a beautiful piece of art, an exquisite fabric, etc… When you are dealing with a historic home, an additional layer of inspiration comes into play: the home’s history and existing interior features like architectural heritage, unique trim, fabric wallpaper, existing light fixtures, original stained glass, etc…For the Brady House, our design inspiration is a combination of the two. Avenue B Development’s slogan is “timeless, yet modern”, and I think that perfectly embodies the style we are aiming to create on Pearl St. While some historic restorations seek to exactly recreate the home’s original interiors, we like to use the historic to provide a springboard for the new.
Here’s an example of how we do that:
The original fabric wallpaper that is currently nailed to the shiplap walls in the living rooms is a busy floral pattern of silver, gray, pink , and purple ( you can see a bit in the before pictures.) That traditional color combination is absolutely dynamite and can be modernized with a different pattern and color depth. We plan on designing a gray, silver, and pink downstairs with a beautiful wallpapered foyer that respects history but brings the home into the 21st century. See some of our selections below.