Full-On Refreshment

With the help of an interior designer, this residence got a fresh, clean look with soft colors and lots of texture.

We’re living in the age of widespread modular DIY. Cabinets come in boxes, bookshelves begin as slats and are built bare handed with the help of poorly illustrated instructions, a one-size-fits-all Allen wrench and prayer. Living-room furnishings are sold in a bag, ready to be aired out and arranged on moderately priced, tonally neutral love seats. Curtains are functionally significant, but crafted in a process akin to afterthought. But if afterthought doesn’t suit your color palette, you’re in luck. There is a realm beyond ready-made.

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