Rosie & Matt’s Renovation

updated Feb 20, 2019
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Name: Rosie & Matt
Location: Highlands neighborhood — Louisville, Kentucky

In January of 2008 we began the process of converting our new house, a very dark, cramped 1950s house with a bad 90s remodel into the space you see in the photos. I am a graphic artist, and my husband, Matt Frederick, is a furniture designer. We did all the design of the interior spaces ourselves, as well as most of the work.

The big idea for the public spaces in the house was to make them as gallery-like as possible. We have literally hundreds of silk screen prints and dozens of paintings, so we wanted a) an excuse to have them framed (still working on that) and b) the ability to rotate our collection in as flexible, bright, and airy an environment as possible.

Among a few of the many things we did: We knocked down all the dining room and kitchen walls and appropriated a spare bedroom to create a large open kitchen/dining area; we turned the dining room window into French doors exiting onto a newly raised deck; we repainted absolutely every surface of the house; planted a perennial garden and created two limestone walkways. No surface was left untouched.

Thanks Rosie & Matt!

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