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WANTED to showcase these windows and not
add any distraction,” Patterson says.
Every light fixture was changed. Pointing up to
the ceiling of the family room, Hutchens says, “This
was a huge candelabra that almost started to look more like an
old world dungeon.”
Natural, light wood fixtures were used instead.
“Then I said, ‘Hey would you be open to some wallpaper?’”
Wallpaper brightened up a dark breakfast nook and gave
new life to the powder room.
“I haven’t had wallpaper since I was a child,” Hutchens
says. “Chris said, ‘Absolutely not’ and then he saw it up and
did a complete 180 and said, ‘This is incredible!’”
A lighter color palette achieves an updated look. Blend-ing
old décor with new keeps hold of the home’s original
character. “Adding antiques and pieces with a patina create
a feeling of warmth without having to use rich, dark colors,”
Seasons change. When the Hutchenses first moved into
their home in 2008, the side yard had a wooden swing set
that was later replaced with a trampoline. Today it’s a putting
green. Portraits of the children when they were little have
been brought from other parts of the house and all put in
Sandy’s office, a suggestion from Kenny.
“Sandy’s goal was to design and build a legacy home, one
the family could enjoy as it grew and evolved over the years,”
Kenny says. “She has a real talent for cooking and opening her
home to everyone.”
Fresh surroundings from the makeover prepare the home
for the next stages of life.
“I see grandkids here one day; it will be the house the kids
will have deep roots in,” she says.