2016 Excellence in Interior Design winner: Family Room Reinvention
Photography courtesy of Rob Karosis
TMS Architects in Portsmouth
Cebula Design Inc. Fine Interiors in Newburyport, Massachusetts
After they retired and sold their home-based business, the homeowners converted their former shipping and warehouse space into a cozy family room and mudroom. The newly designed space is connected to the main house with a series of elegantly detailed arches.
Strong colors in the fabrics, paintings and walls create a dramatic feel in the room. A table placed in front of large windows provides a serene place to work. A round window is cleverly installed on one wall to capture natural light from the mudroom and provide a glimpse of the entryway beyond.
Judges said: The new room integrates beautifully with the rest of the house. A strong axis terminates in a focal point window, and there is an overall consistency of design with wonderful detail and craftsmanship.