A main floor makeover with Abaca Interiors

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I am going on almost 10 years living in the house that we bought in Quogue. We don't live here through the year, only in the summer when I move out for the months of July and August. 

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When we bought this house, it was a new build. We were the first to live in it which I love. No other tushies touched our toilets before we got here.

It's been many years looking at the same decor and and an eggshell colored paint on all walls.  I had always wanted my house painted white.

I finally made the move. I called up my BF Lisa @AbacaInteriors and told her it's time for a makeover on the main floor.  She was all over it. Thank goodness because I will no longer decorate without her. She's the mastermind designer behind my NYC apartment and the basement that I finished in our house a couple years back.

My main floor is a very open concept. You walk into the living room / dining room / kitchen. The layout is so perfect for someone like me who loves to entertain and has FOMO when I can't talk to everyone in my home.

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The first and easiest update that Lisa made to the entry hallway of my house is painted the back of my door, black. What a difference that makes.

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She also turned the front hall into an unofficial mudroom. Lisa found a wood bench for us to sit on and put on our shoes, a stunning trio of baskets for shoes and sports equipment, a rug (totally transforms the space) and a new mirror to go above my antique hutch.

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My favorite new item in this space is the chandelier Lisa found. It's such a stunner.

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When you walk in you're right in the living room.  We love our L-Shaped couch so that stayed. We did however replace the rug, custom coffee table and added in a new leather couch.

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Above the couch I wanted a dramatic piece because the wall is so large with the high ceilings that we have. I've always had my eye on Grey Malin's prints and I finally bit the bullet and got one. Lisa suggested a white, matte, frame to give it a larger scale and fill out the wall perfectly above my new leather couch. Gah.
Other items in the living room - 
Side Tables
Side Table
Pillows
Pillows
Floor lamps

Let's move into the dining room. The only thing we changed in here was...
Lisa added a mobile which makes my heart skip a beat. What a great use of a super high ceiling above a table that doesn't need a light.
She also changed out the frames on my wall to be black. They used to be white frames so the change to black was an inexpensive and bold update.

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In the kitchen, Lisa changed all of the hardware to matte black. She also painted the antique breakfast table I have to the color black. To compliment all of the dark new features, Lisa found a runner for the kitchen floor that is white with thin black stripes.

My breakfast nook used to be very pink. I got so sick of it. Lisa changed the shade to be a white linen which is now so clean and airy looking. Lisa also recovered my bench in a stain resistant, patterned fabric that I find to be sophisticated and playful at the same time.

As you walk through the floor you will notice we put in new sconces. I love how they are modern but feel cottage-y because of the Edison bulb.

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Last but not least is the master, guest bedroom on this floor. This room....was completely transformed.

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That wall? Is wallpaper. Looks like it was hand painted...but it's wallpaper and I'm obsessed.

The Twiggy print? Hurts. What a perfect combination.

The pillows? Oy. Love them.
The serape bed spread?  Ok enough.

Lisa also found a great dresser that she styled with an assortment of funky white vases and a collage of rattan mirrors on the wall above.
Other items in this room are - 
Rug
Side Tables
Lamps
Nightstand
Duvet Cover

I think it's pretty safe to say I could not be happier with how this home makeover turned out. Thank you Lisa at Abaca Interiors for your sharp eye and your incredible work. I love you to the moon and back!

Seri Kertzner1 Comment