Architect Donald Lococo removed an old bay window to expand the space and make room for a built-in banquette that comfortably seats 12.

Red and white tableware in “Pachar” Mix & Match from Williams Sonoma.

It’s all fun and games in the family room. Oversized scrolls of wild birds bring humor, while mature leather wing chairs in front of the fireplace keep the space grounded.

“Elegant fabrics and graceful forms soften and enhance the fresh, youthful look of the home’s renovation,” explains designer Whitney Stewart.

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Family favorites lie on the wooden coffee table from Restoration Hardware in between uses.

A serene palette and lean-back seating define this space. Bergamo’s “Fiji” fabric covers the ottoman. At the foot of the bed, a bench is upholstered in aqua “Caterpillar” from Schumacher. The carpet is “Oracle” from Galleria. Rolling Clouds 2, a painting by Caroline Adams, commands the space above the fireplace.

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A pair of antique mirror sconces flanks the fireplace mantel, reflecting sunlight into the bedroom.

A mirrored tray holds fresh flowers and a small silver box, a nod to the bedroom’s airy and romantic atmosphere.

Pillows by Lee Jofa decorate the sofa.

The New Orleans-style porch features shutters and a painted gray floor.

The Scalia home was built in the 1980s.

See another traditional home that has received a welcome renovation in Classic House, Major Renovation.

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Before and After: Smart Planning

Before and after: realistic renovation accommodating a family of eight

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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