Our Recent Clients - In The Spotlight

Morgante Wilson Architects

Feb 28, 2021 - 5 min read

Our Recent Clients - In The Spotlight

In this post we are visiting with one of our favorite couples. We’ve recently completed the second phase of their home remodel transforming it from Old-World to Transitional.

What was your favorite part of the process?

It is easy to become overwhelmed when entering a design center. So many options, how does one decide? M-W staff took the time to get to know us, our likes/dislikes and decorating preferences (colors/styles/etc.). Instead of introducing us to dozens of options, they presented us with a manageable three to four items and asked us to rank them in order of preference. Almost like an eye doctor who continuously asks, “Is this better, or this”, “This or this”. They kept narrowing down our preferences until it was a perfect fit.

What is your favorite part of interior design/architecture?

My favorite part of interior design is when a home truly represents the people who inhabit it. You get a sense of their personalities, priorities and joys. We purchased a home that had an Old-World European feel to it, complete with ornate chandeliers and appointments. M-W helped us transform our home to a more laid back, transitional home that reflects our lifestyle.

What is your favorite space/design detail of the house?

The front sitting room (what we refer to as the “cocktail room”) was an odd-shaped room that was a design challenge because it was long and included an old rose marble fireplace and a round bay window area. M-W created one of our favorite rooms by designing a built-in banquette around an enormous round table that provides room for many people to gather and share stories, food and drink. The four swivel chairs surrounding the fireplace provide a comfortable and intimate setting to enjoy conversation and a drink before or after dinner. We were able to preserve the ornate fireplace in a way that complements the room rather than sticking out.

What did you enjoy selecting/designing the most?

One of our favorite rooms began as an impressive and officious office space that seemed a bit cold with its red stained cherry wood built-in bookshelves on two of the walls. M-W painted the room and transformed it into a cozy, warm inviting space that we use often to read, watch tv, puzzle and enjoy the view of our backyard. It was fun to select the cozy lambs-wool carpet, the chairs, chaise, fabrics, light fixtures as they all came together to provide a place of comfort and refuge.

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