Project by: Kristina Rinaldi of Rinaldi Interior Design
Location: Maplewood, NJ
This project was for a very young family living in an older house who needed everything. The bones and style of the house were completely traditional but the client wanted modern, bright and fun.
The project began with the intention of doing a huge renovation and making the house larger, but the family thought that they might not stay for more than 3 years so in the end they went with a less expensive renovation. The kitchen is an IKEA kitchen but with custom hardware. All the furniture is new except for the dining table and chairs which were the client's grandmother's that she couldn't part with.
In the end, the clients are so happy they don't want to move. And even with a 4th child on the way, it is absolutely large enough!
• Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Project Submission Form.