33rd Street House Tour

I know, I know, it’s been a while. Anyone else feel like the whole month of December just gets away from them sometimes? I swear, I blink and then it’s January, I am writing the wrong year on all of my checks, and we’re back in the office with lots of big plans and goals for the new year ahead! As I mentioned on Instagram, we have FIVE newly completed projects to photograph over the next two months, so expect these project reveals to be much more frequent from here on out!

In the meantime, here is a home we completed a while back, but I realized I had never shared it and I still love it so much!

Isn’t this living room fab? Originally it was designed as a music room because no one believed that you could actually fit a proper seating area into this gorgeous, yes cozy (aka: kinda small) space. Paint color on built in cabinets and floating shelves is Mahogany 36 by Farrow and Ball.

I am also mildly obsessed with this entry. If you know me, you know I mix metals with abandon, so obvi this entry would be no exception.

Anyone else feel like formal dining spaces are becoming a thing of the past? In our coastal community, more often than not people prefer a banquette nook, or a casual dining area. So obviously I was thrilled when I we got to go full-on fabulous for this dining room. The Jenny Chandelier is the showstopper fo sho.

Who wouldn’t wan a turquoise mirror in their powder room?! The warm wood paneling is also to die for, and the walls are upholstered. Yes, upholstered.

When it was time to design the playroom, we went all in. We wallpapered the whole room, and kept all of the millwork white for contrast. Woven shades and a basket-style pendant add texture and dimension.

We also collected these (real) vintage buoys and made my husband tie 100,000 nautical-style knots to make them look fancy. (I think he secretly enjoyed this, even though he swears design is not his jam.) Vintage boat cleat inspired hardware really ties this whole situation together.

In the family room, we turned all of the books around because back then no one had done that and it was very edgy and chic. Also, this chair from Lee Industries is pretty much everything and it swivels. Cabinet color is Silver Mink by Pratt and Lambert.

I love that our client was also over white kitchens at this point. Cabinetry is Brewster Grey by Benjamin Moore. If you are not sure if this color is right for you or not, trust me… it’s perfection.

The breakfast room also doesn’t disappoint. Light from Circa. (don’t think it’s available anymore.) Can we talk about these window shades and dining bench? Also, sidebar: our client pained these dining chairs herself. She is rad.

lf you thought only the downstairs of this house would be cool and then the upstairs would be like, just boring bedrooms, you were way wrong. Even the hallways in this bad boy have style.

This is our client’s old bed that I fell in love with. We added an African juju hat (available via kate lester HOME) hat over the headboard and really serene bedding. I want to sleep here right now, since it’s 6am as I am writing this.

This cozy corner shot was kind of an afterthought and now it’s like one of my favorite corners of all time ever. I love that even almost four years later I am still obsessed with everything we did here. Can’t get enough? Read more about the ADORABLE family who lives here, and more about our design process HERE (pg 90) !

Kate Lester Interiors