Step Inside a Contemporary Home Layered With Color and Texture
These homeowners work in sales for a medical device company and travel a lot. “So when they’re home they want a quiet, comfortable and zen-feeling space,” says designer Trevor Fulmer, who was hired by the couple to refresh the living spaces in their recently purchased Revere, Massachusetts, home.
The couple had already chosen kitchen finishes, including white cabinets, a gray island and marble tile. But for the living room, dining area and TV room, Fulmer, who used Houzz Pro software to manage the project, was starting mostly with a blank slate. He used the kitchen’s warm grays as a jumping-off point, then set about blending each of his client’s styles. One half of the couple, who’s from India, loves layers of texture and gold tones; the other, from the Czech Republic, prefers a modern European minimalist flair.
A hemp grasscloth wallcovering in the living room has a golden sheen that’s complemented by a brass rod chandelier and other yellow and gold details. Meanwhile, curves in the furniture throughout the living spaces soften hard lines found in the home’s architecture. The result: rich and beautifully decorated interiors that still deliver a calming effect.