Karen Bertelsen's De-Grannified Home

Karen Bertelsen's De-Grannified Home

Annie Werbler
Jul 1, 2011

Karen Bertelsen at The Art of Doing Stuff shares her own home redo with Style At Home and expresses how the final purchase of a modern sectional caused her to uproot most of her granny antiques and reinvent her space in a lighter, more contemporary image.

One last antique vestige in the home is an oil portrait that Bertelsen combines with rustic wood furniture, modern Panton chairs, and a paper lantern for an eclectic vibe in the dining room. The living room sectional that inspired the entire shift in thinking sits among shiny chrome finishes, transparent glass art, and just one ornate antique gilt mirror. Though Bertelsen would have liked to purge the matching bedroom set from her boudoir, it had unfortunately become stuck in the space due to a former renovation, so she didn't sweat it and just added some contemporary accessories to lighten things up. The kitchen is a charming unrenovated space that has been facelifted with paint and some decorative touches. Finally, the bathroom's brass finishes and beadboard are all original to the house, and have been revamped with paint, polish, and luxurious accessories.

If you'd like to see the rest of this personal home makeover, please visit Style At Home.

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