Show N' Tell – Historic Ivy Flat Remodel
When a client comes to you and says they want to remodel their historic 20th century condominium in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, you jump at the opportunity! That cliche saying of “they don’t make ’em like they used to” became all too true when we first visited this home, with its large ornate moldings, arched doorways, and paned glass windows. Our client’s main request was to keep the original charm and historic elements of the condo intact, while modernizing the space with better design and function.
You’ll notice from this “Before & After” that we kept most of the original finish work in the home – because how could we not! From the vintage tiles on the fireplace surround to the beautifully aged oak floors, this little flat had a lot going for it. But we must say…the “afters” will certainly make you fall in love with the space even more.
While the kitchen needed a full overhaul, we kept the layout and design of the space true to its time and brought in some of those same historic elements, like the aged brass hardware, classic white subway tiles, and lamp shade chandelier. We LOVE the way this quaint dining space turned out, and we’re all heart eyes for those moody teal blue cabinets.
This teeny-tiny room was the perfect place to let loose and pull out the blush pink paint! Often times are clients are dumbfounded with what to do with these quirky little spaces in their home (and historic houses are notorious for having plenty of them!), but you’ll find that if you work with them, instead of against them, they can turn into something really special. Turns out this one makes the perfect little office…a place where creativity can flow and inspiration comes from every turn.
We’re leaning more and more toward designing spaces with high contrast, and this bedroom is the perfect example of why this look works so well! Even though it’s a small space, the deep navy walls make everything in this room pop! Softened with a vintage inspired rug and plush white linens, it became the perfect retreat for this historic home.