In a great Boulder neighborhood with extraordinary mountain views and plenty of space for the family of four, it took a little imagination to see the contemporary home buried under the existing 1990’s style. The homeowner wanted to the remodel to deliver a home with a smooth, modern design and a monochromatic palette in shades of grey.
The Fireplace as the Focal Point.
Our team started with the floor, opting to refinish the existing oak floors in a rich shade of grey. The fireplace was next. The original fireplace in the two-story living room was stucco, oversized, and bulky. The entire original fireplace was eliminated. A new, rectangular, gas firebox was installed and a new façade created using a large format tile flowing from the floor to a molding 8 feet high. The 12×24 tile is a charcoal grey with a slight metallic sheen. We chose to keep the existing bookcases that flank the fireplace and to paint them a similar charcoal to the fireplace tile.
Our homeowner wanted a comfortable space for his family to gather and watch movies and sports – especially football – with the newly conceived fireplace to create a cozy feeling. A large sectional sofa in a soft grey chenille gave them the seating they needed for the whole family.
The home featured wood moldings and trim throughout, underlining the mid-90’s feel. Using a wonderful shade of warm grey paint, the trim and moldings were painted the same shade as the walls to open the space and bring light throughout.
The Powder Bathroom.
Keeping the palette going, the powder bathroom was painted a mid-toned grey and one wall was tiled from floor to ceiling in a 12×24 tile that felt like rock – bold, natural and perfect for a home in the mountain foothills.