What we did

Family Friendly Home

Designed by: Marcia Moore

In this whole-house remodel, the challenge was finding the “cozy” in large open spaces. We used soft shades of grey and blue for a serene canvas, energized with pops of yellow, orange and black. In the great room, awkward niches became focal points when painted goldenrod yellow and filled with personal treasures. We painted the kitchen cabinets light grey, adding a striking granite countertop and a pearlized glass backsplash. A whimsical hearth room and colorful office-turned-nursery completed the transformation.

Photos by: Michael Jacob and Anne Matheis

What they said

“Marcia initially came over for a consultation and had ideas right away. After only being in my home for a little bit, she already seemed to have a ‘vision.’ I feel like she listens well (she’s currently helping me on another project) to any thoughts and ideas I might have, but at the same time is very upfront with what she thinks would work best. She is also sensitive to the budget. Marcia has a great eye for color and pulling everything together. After we made our changes to the house (painting, updating the kitchen, decorating and buying new furniture), we’ve gotten many, many compliments on our home!” — M.S.

Two white fabric armchairs near brown wooden dresser beside wall