To get a sense of her clients’ personal style, Piskula had them create an ideabook on Houzz to share with her. “I always like to have my clients create inspiration ideabooks on Houzz,” she says. “This gives me a great idea of individual style and the general direction of where a project is headed.”
Custom upholstered Parsons table: LivenUP
The moose antlers are a personal touch, as the homeowner’s nickname is Moose. “A world-famous Canadian moose caller taught the homeowner [also Canadian] how to moose call,” Piskula explains. “To commemorate this old family friend, who has since passed away, he wears a moose on the back of his helmet.”
Dark wood on the floors picks up on the reclaimed wood accents and grounds the room.
Floors: rawhide hickory, Anderson Hardwood
Getting the stain on the wood just right took a couple of tries. The winning look came from a warm brown stain base with an antiqued gray wash.
Mirrored sconces with vintage appeal light up the entryway and the stairwell.
Winnfield Sconce: Pottery Barn
Sideboard: I.O. Metro; photograph: Krakora Studios
“Most of the fabrics my clients were drawn to were geometric in nature,” Piskula says. “We had a lot of fun mixing large- and small-scale patterns for each seating area.”
Chairs: Blake Grey Wash Lounge Chair, Crate & Barrel
Wall paint: Stonington Gray HC-170, Benjamin Moore; bar stools: Madeleine Barstool, Restoration Hardware
Whitehaven Apron Sink: Kohler
“Lighting, in my opinion, is one of the most important elements to consider when designing any type of space,” Piskula says. For this home she went for fixtures that felt cottage-y with a modern edge.
Chandelier: Circolo Collection, Kichler; dining chairs: Madeleine, Restoration Hardware
Candle sconces: HomeGoods
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