Vintage Row House Renovation, Beacon NY
What started as a redesign of this charming row house ended up being a partial renovation after discovering water damage in the original plaster walls around the front door and up the entrance hall staircase walls. After repair, a layer of architectural wainscoting was added to shore up the staircase and upstairs hall walls, and a deep slate color in a low reflective matte paint from Benjamin Moore was applied on the original plaster upper walls and staircase to minimize visual imperfections. We used the same deep slate color in semigloss to ramp up drama and highlight the new wainscoting, the original front door, and stunning vintage molding.
After painting, the original stairs were covered in a colorful, cleanable low pile runner and custom-made bright copper stair runner rods. Facing out from the renovated entrance and stairway, the living room walls were painted a soft watery blue-green to echo the eventual soft greenish grey patina of the copper stair rods as they mellow over time.
Décor in the master bedroom, the exercise/Peloton room, and home office took color cues from the foyer and upstairs hallway as well as a vintage floral A Street Wallcovering used to highlight the headboard wall. Custom coordinating drapes and headboard upholstery in soft taupe chenille with contrasting trim unify the bedroom space.
The master bathroom was transformed with minimal renovation. We retained the bathroom’s existing pink and grey wall and floor tile, as it was in excellent condition. By selecting a stunning mid-sized floral wallpaper in soft pink, reds and grey greens, we made sure that neither the tile nor wallpaper overpowered the room.
The bathroom could not accommodate a bigger vanity, however, the homeowner needed additional bathroom counter space. As a clever solution, we sourced a gorgeous pink, grey, and cream granite remnant and had it cut in a custom arabesque shape, which covered the small sink top and added an 18” offshoot of 10” deep, counter space running along the wall. This 18 x 10” curved area added interest and extra space without us enlarging the cabinet base, blocking the bathroom’s walkway.
Additional special touches included replacing chrome hardware with shining brass, adding romantic brass and glass torchieres above the vanity and a small chandelier, sourcing one-of-a-kind rose quartz pulls for the vanity and the architectural salvage, antique glass doors which were retrofit to cover the existing bathroom open shelving. We topped off this frankly feminine confection of a master bath with custom window shades in embroidered fabric of similar, but deeper, colors and satin ribbon ties with mother of pearl buckles for raising and lowering the shade.