home of distinction “Y
54 december 2021
MERRY AND BRIGHTENED
OU live life with three kids and one
day you wake up and look around and
say, ‘Oh my gosh,’” laughs Hutchens.
“We tried to change things out here
and there over the years and I didn’t feel like anything
matched or went together.”
The Hutchenses brought in friend and interior
designer Hooper Patterson of Hooper Patterson
Interior Design, whose projects have been
featured in such publications as Architectural
Digest and HGTV magazine.
“It started with, ‘Can you help me pick out a stain
for the floors?’ and then it just spiraled and evolved,
and I really like where we’ve landed,” Patterson says.
The goal was to lighten and brighten and soften and
update. The challenge was to do it without losing any of
the warm, French country, old-world feel of the home.
“That’s where we pulled in linens and textures and
Velvets and linens, scalloped wood fixtures and décor pieces are paired with
family heirlooms and antiques to brighten and update without losing the home’s
old-world European feel during a 2020 remodel.