Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard Wins for 8 Consecutive Years!
It is a proud day for us at Design Connection, Inc.! Arlene Ladegaard is the only interior designer in the Missouri West/Kansas chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) to win awards for eight consecutive years! The Before & After pictures of this award winning living room transformation are a must-see!
In 1989, this home was on the cutting edge of interior design. Although times certainly have changed in the past 25 years, this home’s décor certainly had not. It was like stepping into a beautifully preserved time capsule from 1989, featuring a traditional brick fireplace, teal leather furniture and golden oak paneled walls.
After my initial consultation with the homeowners, it was determined that their personal style was more transitional than traditional 1989, so we quickly got to work. The focal point of the room, the fireplace, was dark, dated and dingy.
We opted to work around a total demolition of the old brick façade by installing horizontal 12×24 stone tiles over the existing brick. Our incredibly talented tile expert at Design Connection, Inc. placed both mosaic and linear tiles over the old surface and skillfully addressed the challenging curves along the hearth. Glass fire rocks were placed in the firebox in place of faux wood and beautiful vases were selected for a final touch to this updated fireplace.
My secret weapon, the best faux painter in Kansas City, was brought in to transform the wall paneling. The golden oak was given a soft, neutral glow, which instantly updated and brightened the space. In addition to the neutral furniture, the tables, accessories and artwork was purchased through Design Connection, Inc., along with the mirror and metal accents. The homeowners love purple and the custom ottomans and fun pillows add a burst of color and a whimsical touch to this newly completed space.
Design Connection, Inc. 913-210-0511
10520 Barkley Ave. Suite 140
Overland Park, KS 66212
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