When a Cincinnati couple first came across a house in need of attention in Amberley Village, they fell in love. The house, which is set in the woods and was originally erected in 1962, had gone through a number of major renovations through the years. As a result, it was a bit of a medley of styles and structures. The new homeowners had a grand vision, however, for the 1,200-square-foot main living area, which included the great room, kitchen and dining room.
“The layout of the home was tight and not conducive to communal family gatherings and a modern lifestyle,” says Shannon Riley, an interior designer with Voltage Furniture. “So, they gutted the space and completely remodeled it, taking out all of the inner core and leaving an open rectilinear space for the architect to mold.”
The homeowners approached Riley for help with lighting and furniture selections as well as input on wall coverings and flooring.
“They asked me to come up with an aesthetic that spoke to their personalities and their life,” says Riley, who used two London Art wallpaper murals as a springboard for the evolution of the space. “They wanted modern, so I came up with a fun, classic, inviting as well as modern aesthetic.”
Due to the tremendous size of the room, Riley was tasked with making spaces within the space. So, for instance, she placed a large sofa in the middle of the room to create an intimate cozy nook. Due to the room’s grand wide-open size, however, the furnishings can be reconfigured at any time to create a new look or feel. Having this flexibility in furnishings enables the homeowners to flip-flop rooms whenever they like. For instance, a corner of the room is glass all-around, so they could put their dining room table in that corner to create a whole different experience.
“We evaluated different ways to utilize their furniture so they can change it at their discretion,” says Riley. “It is such a gorgeous space. We are thrilled with the results!”
Voltage Furniture is located at 3209 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209. For more information, call 513.871.5483 or visit voltagefurniture.com.