There is something magical about a century-old house. We don’t know if it is the essence of the 1920s or the new home interior, but come find out for yourself.
Virginia Chamlee, a writer, is a (nearly) life-long Jacksonville resident, having moved to Northeast Florida at the age of two. Tom Canfield works in the banking industry. This unlikely combination teamed up to find the perfect house that had everything they were looking for. This 1920s house would become #projectbelvedere.
From a friendly neighborhood with plenty of history to a space that could bring the best of interior design, this house was a hit or miss situation. There’s no doubt now that it was a hit. But this project was definitely not all roses.
As soon as they started renovating the space, they found huge water damages on the walls, which they had to take down entirely. Just about a week after the damage had been fixed, Hurricane Irma hit Jacksonville:
“We lost power for over a week, and had some leaks, but fortunately didn’t see too much damage from the storm. Weathering a storm like that helped cement the fact that this house was our refuge and made me fall more in love with it. It’s nearly 100 years old, so it’s been through a lot. That makes it even more magical a place.” Virginia confesses.
Various shades of pink create a charming soft and inviting feel in the main bedroom. A place of dreams and to dream.
After the storm, Virginia and Tom tried to focus on creating a space that could reflect their personalities, being bold and unique for their everyday life.
Virginia loves to mix patterns and textures, colors and materials, for her there is no rules in design. Interior design means fun and bravery. The key is not to overthink anything and just go with what makes you feel good.
The home they designed is their source of inspiration and they can’t help but to feel motivated as soon as they walk in.
Almost all the art wall spread through the house is thrifted, one of Virginia’s pleasures, turning their decoration into a real bargain.
The uniquely shaped sofa was designed by Vladimir Kagan. The big windows of this room let all the light come in, enlightning the place and being one of Virginia’s favorite accent in the house.
Virginia wasn’t a fan of the tile floors that were in the kitchen but in place of remove them, she painted stripes. The green kitchen with its black and white striped floors steals all the show.
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Source: Design Sponge