This is Lisa’s own house…..it’s a 1929 Tudor Revival in the college town of Bellingham, WA.
“When I bought the house it was very dark and heavy. I wanted to keep the overall Tudor feel, but freshen and lighten it up as well as address some existing space flow issues. All trim throughout the main rooms was painted a putty grey color and paired with crisp white walls. The center stair hall trim was painted black. In the living room we removed old out-of-scale bookshelves and an awkward oversized fireplace was torn out.
We then installed a simple stucco Tudor-inspirred fireplace surround. Openings between rooms were increased including a large arch between living room and dining room. In the TV room we installed dark gray paneling. The kitchen was a budget focused re-do; we unearthed the original fir floors beneath 4 layers of linoleum, took down all upper cabinets and the hood and replaced them with open shelving. Cabinets were given a fresh coat of black paint. For furnishings, the home is layered with a collection of old New England treasures and vintage and modern finds.”