Combine a little bit of paint with a willingness to tweak other materials at hand, and the result can be an inventive interior that doesn’t require an astronomical budget or major construction, as Geneva-based designer Madeline Roth proved when she transformed this 1970s-era suburban home.
“My clients lived in the city before buying this house,” says Roth, “and once they were here, they thought, ‘We like it, but how are we going to make it into what we really want?’” Not ready to execute a top-to-bottom redo, they targeted the kitchen, dining room, and family room for Roth’s attention.
Judicious recycling and inspired use of affordable materials (Roth calls her approach “pillage and plunder") meant the clients could devote more of their resources to top-quality appliances and new furniture. And a little paint did, indeed, go a long way.
Photography: “After” Photofields
Bold Proportions, Strong Hues