When the owners of this Riverside home contacted Beth Krupa Interiors (BKI) in downtown Greenwich, the game plan called only for the main bedroom and dining room redecoration. The kitchen nor mudroom hadn’t factored into the plan, but both got a fabulous makeover once they were thrilled with the other spaces.
This young family used the kitchen as “command central,” Beth explains, so it needed to be comfortable, family-oriented, and durable to withstand small children. Quartz and leathered absolute were just the materials along with the specialty finish applied to the hickory-stained countertop allowing even a hot pan to be set down without a scorch mark. The same hickory was used to build a new range hood, appliance panels and a few drawers and doors.
#1: The BKI team completely designed and renovated the kitchen. The real drama of the space is the book-matched quartz backsplash and 3” raised island counter-top.
#2: This space was previously just a hallway with two closets. Beth’s team designed the seating to have ample storage beneath the lifted bench for basketballs, soccer balls, etc. The hinges themselves were soft closing so as not to squish little hands and allow autonomy. Taking this same thought process, they designed the hook hanging space with two levels for easy self-hanging for the kids.
#3: The planned restyling of the dining room capitalized on both the outside view of the delightful wraparound porch and a special family heirloom dining table. Easy-to-clean leather chairs were specified along with a dynamic area rug and airy natural grasscloth window coverings.
#4: Sweet dreams are made of this...Beth designed the bedroom to have a lodge retreat feel, creating the perfect respite space after a long day. The custom headboard with lion, an important family symbol, she salvaged from an antique building façade.
#5: Painting the stairwell Benjamin Moore Intense White (a soft warm gray) with contrasting deep black gloss banisters creates a stunning and dramatic effect. Cherished family moments adorn the hallway wall.
#6 The BKI team transformed the exterior by selecting a beautiful shade of paint for the house, shutters, and front door. Selecting the perfect outdoor dining table fulfilled the family’s wishes for another gathering space, perfect for weekend get-togethers and Sunday brunch.
Styling: John Stefanick