Between their demanding jobs, nonstop guests, and growing family, the young couple had their hands full but their hearts set on a different look. "The house had been well loved, but it was dated," says Emily. "We needed to freshen it and make it feel a little more modern."
She had a pretty clear idea of how that might be done. "I'm a total decision-maker," she says with a laugh, and no amateur when it comes to Googling home accessories or combing sites like Pinterest. Declaring war on dark baths, mottled granite, and sunken anything, Emily called for a paler palette, smarter details, and better flow. Shown:
The kitchen's walnut floors and Calacatta gold marble counters reflect light from French doors in the living and family rooms. Substantial cabinet feet, copied from a vintage dresser, and large-scale moldings give the space a custom flavor. Cabinetmaker: LSC Cabinetry
. Flooring: Golden State Flooring