Dark & Light Done Right in Wisconsin

Dark & Light Done Right in Wisconsin

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 10, 2009

Bill and Betsy Benes Peckenpaugh live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. They're right outside Milwaukee and their home reflects the warm and personality they have put into it over the last 13 years of living there. They have conquered the ability to have dark walls while still having light spaces and bright walls without needing shades. Check out their handiwork after the jump.

Bill and Betsy are both musicians and fine artists and have done amazing things in their 1919 gray Colonial Revival home. They have achieved layers of design within their space and have labeled themselves as repurposers who turned marble from a fireplace into a breakfast bar and their garage into a sun room and work studio.

They're hard work has paid off and although they say they still have a few more projects around the home—we think things look pretty fantastic. You can check out the full slide show of their home over at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where you'll also find a write up on the other fine points about their home renovations and decorating styles. Don't miss the corrugated metal ceiling (shown above) and their use of white paint to bring their dark and light wall colors come together nicely.

(via: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
(Images: Angela Peterson for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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