House Tour: The Deaners' Fresh Start in Little Rhody

House Tour: The Deaners' Fresh Start in Little Rhody

Name: Joshua, Amanda, Julian + Chloe (cat) Location: Providence, Rhode Island Size: 1950 square feet, foursquare single family home, built 1914 Years lived in: Owned 6 months; Moved from Brooklyn, New York After 7 great but grueling years in New York, this little family of three decided to pack things up and make a fresh start in a more laid back locale. We covered their efficient 3-month makeover back in February and now, with another 3 months logged, we’re thrilled to show you more of their lovely space as they continue to settle in and make their new, old house a home... Our initial impression of the Deaners' makeover was one of awe considering how much they were able to accomplish with so little and in such a short time! Most of their improvements have been simple paint, wallpaper and material upgrades — no major demo involved. We love seeing folks content to live lightly in older homes, using what exists whenever possible and taking their time to live in and understand the space. We've found that in these situations, the home and homeowners develop a natural dialogue that ultimately creates a true, unique aesthetic. We love color but something about the single wall paint used throughout the house, in conjunction with the old wood floors, creates a wonderfully cohesive space, perfect for showcasing this couple's amazing art collection and eclectic taste in furniture. Really lovely job, guys! Apartment Therapy Survey Our style: Mid-Century modern with an eclectic blend of art and design Inspiration: Christian Boltanski, Joseph Beuys, my friends, found objects, flea markets, boutique hotels, simple clean design, and apartmenttherapy.com Favorite Element: Quiet living with an open layout and outdoor spaces Biggest Challenge: Renovating the entire home while still living and working in New York and sticking to a small budget What Friends Say: “When are you moving back to New York??” Biggest Embarrassment: Tiny closets which forced us to use large wardrobes Proudest DIY: Design of washroom door Biggest Indulgence: Our collection of artwork including original prints by Roger Ballen, Edward Curtis, and E.J. Bellocq Best advice: “Less is more” Dream source: AMEX black card Resources Appliances: Bosch range and dishwasher, Amana refrigerator Hardware: Cleaned/repainted existing, EBAY, and New England Demolition and Salvage Furniture: RePOP (Brooklyn, NY), The Future Perfect (Brooklyn, NY), Design Within Reach, IKEA, trash nights in Boston and New York Accessories: MOSS, CB2, flea markets, craigslist Lighting: Lendy Electric Bowery Street NY, Rejuvenation lighting, thrift stores Rugs and Carpets: ABC Carpet & Home (NY) Tiles and Stone: Master bathroom: Ascotii Grey 8” X 20” tiles (wall), 1” hexagon marble tiles (floor), CaesarStone blizzard (countertop); Washroom: white penny round tiles (floor); Kitchen: Carrera marble Window Treatments: BLIND KING (Providence, RI) Beds: a free gift from a friend and IKEA Artwork: Mostly by me (Joshua Deaner), Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Aperture Foundation (New York, NY) Paint: Iced cube silver 2121-50 Benjamin Moore Flooring: As found (Images: Joshua Deaner) Related Links: Before & After: Rhode Island Renovation
Providence, Rhode Island
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