The scenic Louisville suburb of Prospect, Kentucky boasts charm and history. (The settlement dates back to his 18th century.) Among them is Norton’s Commons district, its own self-contained community with retail stores, restaurants, and a dog park, and now a second Perfect for our home. A couple wants to spend more time with their grandchildren. Check out this sweet, flower-filled, one-bedroom pied-à-terre renovation just completed in July 2023.
“This project was a very special eight-month renovation for a couple looking for a home away from home while visiting their four young grandchildren,” said Louisville-based principal J Kathryn Interiors. explains designer and founder Jessica Kane Barton. “The bones of the space weren’t particularly special, but it gave them the space they needed for a quick trip to the Bluegrass State.”
While the building’s exterior may not be all that memorable, it’s clear that the inside tells a different story. Thanks to Jessica, this building has been transformed into an intimate sanctuary for the two of her, decorated with flowers. “They tasked our team with creating a classic, traditional space with a thoughtful design with a twist. It was about feeling like you were entering a special oasis where you could relax and recharge after all that chasing and running. We layered the spaces with lots of gorgeous wallpaper and textiles to make every space feel relaxing. We made it available for people to visit, work, and visit.”
Because the main living area anchors and anchors the space, Jessica chose a comfortable, classic, solid-back tufted sofa for its centerpiece, layered with custom cushions. “Next to the large sofa, we placed two gorgeous swivel chairs in our favorite Jasper Indian Garden textile,” she explains, adding, “We also placed soft chairs for our young grandchildren and their favorite small beverages. We also added a perfect coffee table from Bunny Williams Home with edges” A fun blue lacquered table by Oomph Home. We had a little extra time, so we hand-painted a small pale blue scallop shell on the lampshade of a floor lamp. ”
“Clients approached us because we were known for our layered interiors,” says Jessica. “They asked us to make a small space both functional and incredibly beautiful. We knew that in this small space, all design elements needed to have a cohesive feel. , it is very important to create functional spaces for working, resting and eating, and therefore the floor plan becomes very important.”
Jessica made the most of her small one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom space by installing a custom chaise lounge next to the eating area, creating a vignette in the area that resembles a multifunctional breakfast nook. is created. “We decided to create an open-concept room with a separate living space dedicated to charging. There is a small alcove in one corner of the room that can be used as a breakfast nook or as an additional work space when not in use. We thought it was the perfect location…even though it’s a small space, we wanted it to have a lot of design,” Jessica explains. “We layered a lot of wall coverings, curtains, and art throughout the space, so it feels elevated and warm from every angle.”
“Since the bedroom was large, I was able to create a dedicated desk area,” Jessica says of the main sleeping space. “To keep the room from feeling long and cold, we covered everything from the walls to the windows to the bed in Colefax and Fowler Bowood to make it feel like a British boutique hotel.In the main living space , we used wallpaper to connect separate spaces so that no matter where you look, it feels like they are connected.”
Jessica says the most difficult hurdle of the project was the bathroom. “The most difficult obstacle in renovating the bathroom was wanting to update the bathroom without changing the original layout of the space,” she says. “We needed to work with a small footprint to widen things up by choosing a more classic, timeless, and better finish. We had to work with a small footprint in polished Carrara floor tiles. Luckily, the clients weren’t afraid of pattern, so they wrapped both baths in luxurious wallpaper to make them both feel like their own little sanctuaries. did.”
Within the half bath’s original floor plan, Jessica chose a classic console sink with a marble top and brass fixtures and added a sink skirt to warm up the space. “To bring everything together, I chose a special Twigs wallpaper and a simple brass mirror and wall sconce,” she says.
All photos courtesy of Lang Thomas.
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