Name: Bill and Natalie
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Size: 2250 sq ft
Years lived in: Owned 7 years
Peace is among the more ephemeral of spacial qualities — a fleeting moment captured, for instance, in 20-minutes of soft, yellow sunset washing across a bedroom wall. Peacefulness is something most of us stumble upon but, in Bill & Natalie's Jamaica Plain home, it seems every room was designed with peace in mind...
After a 7-month renovation, which included a full attic conversion into a master bedroom suite with rooftop deck, this artist and graphic designer duo have a delightfully serene place to call home. The clean lines of the furniture, the warm yet neutral color story, and the old bones of the house work together to create a distinctly contemporary yet easy and inviting feel. We love the unique touches like the stained glass window in the entryway, the antique Chinese cabinet in the guest bedroom, and the stunning, sailboat-inspired wood wall cap on the bedroom deck (above), finished with epoxy and varnish.
We'll have much more from Bill & Natalie's Jamaica Plain renovation in an upcoming before and after post — stay tuned!
Our style: Contemporary mixed with some antiques
Inspiration: Functional beauty
Favorite Element: Attic conversion into master suite
Biggest Challenge: Contractor communication and supervision
What Friends Say: They say that the interior is striking and comfortable, and that the house is actually larger than it appears from the outside
Biggest Embarrassment: We have 3 different kinds of flooring wood on 1st floor, the integration of which was done poorly.
Proudest DIY: Creation of the master closet system using IKEA panels
Biggest Indulgence: Counter tops in the kitchen and master bath
Best advice: Live in your house for a while before you decide what to change and how to renovate
Dream source: Personal travel and life experiences
Appliances: AAA Appliance (JP)
Hardware: Restoration Hardware, IKEA, Daddario's, Home Depot
Furniture: Mohr McPherson, DWR, Crate+Barrel, IKEA
Accessories: Boutique stores, handmade items from family, galleries, items purchased while traveling
Lighting: Italian Design, Wolfers
Rugs and Carpets: Mohr McPherson
Tiles and Stone: Adamo Stone Center, Roma Tile (Watertown)
Window Treatments: DIY curtains in kitchen and dining room, Carroll Window Shade, BlindsGalore.com
Artwork: Bill Thompson and other artists
Paint: Johnson Paint
Flooring: Roma Tile, cherry flooring on 3rd floor master from Boston Wood Floor Supply Inc.
(Thanks, Bill & Natalie!)
Images: Wes & Kayla