× 1 of 4 Expand Visual Comfort brass and glass pendant lights have a traditional vibe that can err on the side of a clean, modern aesthetic, says designer Lindsey Frank. × 4 of 4 Expand A symbolic grouping of elements — vintage French church votives, natural touches like leaves and feathers, selenite healing wands and clay beads — was created to infuse the home with positive energy. The Caudles loved the work the duo had done to transform their neighbor’s newly renovated kitchen and wanted to infuse their new home with a similar aesthetic. The six-month renovation is the firm’s most extensive project to date, Frank says, transforming the home from an indistinct ranch to an idyllic retreat.
A large addition from a prior renovation provided much-needed family space but had cut off the flow of natural light into several rooms. One of the team’s first decisions was to raise the ceiling in the addition and add windows and glass doors where previously there were none, increasing views of the river and outdoors.
So, starting from the outside in, a mudroom with the maximum amount of storage space for equipment that doesn’t belong all the way inside the house was essential. To gain space, the range wall is set back into an alcove with softly curved elements, a decorative nook and drawers for the homemade spice blends the couple prepares for their catch of the day. In the remaining portion of the former dining room, the designers fashioned a serene home office for the couple, papered in a soft gray Farrow & Ball print.
Wraparound desks with traditional styling, sleek lamps and modern office chairs add to the welcoming ambiance. × 1 of 3 Expand Natural materials, soft neutrals and a touch of blue batik fabric create a welcoming retreat on the sun porch. The project did not come without challenges: The couple lived in the house throughout the extensive renovations and were even able to carry off a major entertaining event successfully.
“The house’s L-shape made it possible for us to close it off in sections, enabling us to protect the Caudles and their guests from construction debris as walls, ceilings and paneling came tumbling down.”