Kitchen Remodel: In 2015, Alison pulled out a wall between the kitchen and dining room to maximize the light in both the kitchen and dining rooms; because the kitchen looks out into the pool/garden patio, there was tons of natural light, which she wanted to maximize. Tile came up in the dining room to reveal the home's original 1920s wood floors. However, Alison decided to keep the retro white tile in the kitchen so it would leave room to play with fun fabrics above the windows; the window valences are custom built. Some accent walls in the kitchen are painted in Benjamin Moore pigeon gray, while the cabinets have been freshened up with a new coat of white, high gloss paint. Before the renovation, Alison sourced this 6-burner vintage VIKING stove and her fiancee, a huge cook, restored it. To maximize space, a double oven and cabinets from that side of the room were removed, which made coveted space for Alison's art collection. To the right of the stove on top is a Mimi Sammis painting which Alison bought at an Art Auction in South Kingstown, RI, of which the proceeds benefited the nonprofit organization she founded. On the bottom is a print Alison consigned from her mother-in-law, whose other art can be found in the dining room, including an original Rhody Red! The dining room table and credenza are both original, Mid-Century Danish Teak finds in Providence. The chairs surrounding the table are orange Herman Millers, which Alison found on the deck of a Fall River triple-decker home.
Living Room: Tons of art and locally sourced textiles bring this room to life. Alison found these swivel chairs from the Salvation Army in Providence (that's right!), and she completely rebuilt them with this luscious, navy blue fabric. Navy goes great with orange, so Alison decided to look for orange lamps to play with an orange geometric pattern below for a rug to anchor the room. The small table to leading into the den is an original Gilt Iron Wheat Sheaf Table, which Alison found in Warren, RI. All the art work is original by Ron Ehrlich. RISD art anchors the entrance into the den. Simple, but textured drapes bookend the room without distracting from the other patterns. Not shown here, but both sides of the fireplace, which she painted white, are bordered with original glass and lead bookcases.