Modernism Revisited

With a few bold moves, we updated a Gardner Dailey masterpiece to reflect the way we live today.


Not all our moves are drastic, but the results can be dramatic. Playing off the homeowner’s photography collection, we created a clear black and cream color palette. The refinished floors were stained an ebony finish, and the dark stair runner provides texture and depth.


Many of our clients seldom use their formal dining rooms today. We transformed a centrally located dining room into a family media room; a place for all to gather to watch a movie or play games around the large coffee table. This truly is the heart of the home now.


Sometimes our work starts with bold moves. Here a massive fireplace was removed, combing an underused office and a small kitchen. The kitchen, now greatly expanded, is the place for this family to gather.

Jewel Box

We love creating dramatic spaces to evoke positive, emotional responses. Tudor Roses, black quartz and rich walnut transform a Powder Room into a magical and unexpected setting.

About the Project

With plans in place and a bold vision, we transformed a mid-Century architectural gem, welcoming it into the 21st Century. With a few decisive strokes, we opened the interior, reimagined the use of spaces, clarified the design, and unified the progression of spaces using materials, color, and art.

Creating a great room wasn’t the only miracle performed on this project. We were challenged by the client to turn a closet size bathroom and cloak room into an elegant powder room. Through subtraction and a lot of theatricalities – continuing our black and red color scheme – we introduce a Timorous Beasties McGegan Rose wallcovering in a nod to Scottish ancestry.

Furnishings from a previous home were refurbished – rugs were rewoven, tables refinished – while custom new pieces were added to add a bit of sparkle. Fortuny fabric cohabitates with Florence Knoll designs, while contemporary pieces mix with mid-century classics and 1980s fabulous.


Interior Design: David Bjorngaard
Architect: Gardner Dailey
Construction: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
Photography: Adam Rouse