Houzz Tour: Family Home Requires New Soft-Modern Style

4 Sep

Houzz Tour: Family Home Requires New Soft-Modern Style

Following a year of settling into their new house outside Boston, a family of four had been looking for fresh decoration to honor the home’s contemporary architecture. Enter interior designer Rachel Reider, who brought in her touch “soft modern” design, mixing traditional, modern, eclectic and contemporary pieces within a neutral color palette.

Reider emphasized textural contrasts within the palette, mixing lacquer wood, stone and metal with a range of luxe fabrics, such as cut velvet, mohair, and silk. “Often customers want something tailored and clean but are scared to go too modern,” says Reider. “They respond well to this hybrid of styles which is both inviting and warm.” Indulge your senses in this soft modern mix.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Upon entrance, a modern-meets-transitional vignette sets the tone to the home’s intriguing d├ęcor. Seagrass wallpaper and patinaed metal provide a hot juxtaposition into the foyer’s checkered stone floors.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Furniture as artwork is the predominant theme in this formal living area which boasts double conversation areas. The combination of this Edwardian-inspired couch, custom-designed chaise, and sculptural coffee table makes each thing a conversation piece.

The existing fireplace facade is softened by a painting from the Reflection show by Craig Mooney.

Rachel Reider Interiors

The angles found on a pair of accent chairs and the accompanying iron side table play on the home’s modern structure, while plush upholstery and fabric balance arrangement with a bit of softness. When asked about her affinity for special side tables, Rachel says she admits that every client has a different threshold regarding how much they want to push their layout boundaries, and she discovers accent pieces such as tables and other accessories for a great way to facilitate them in.

Within this endeavor the materials run the gamut from iron, to carved wood, lacquer and metal.

Painting: Sea Change by Meredith Pardue

Rachel Reider Interiors

Gorgeous upholstery needs nothing less than a lavish blend of toss pillows, consisting of embroidered silk, cut velvet and mohair.

Rachel Reider Interiors

In the middle of organic shapes and substances, Reider frequently punctuates her spaces with a bit of sparkle as seen in these teardrop mercury glass pendant lamps.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Modern furnishings and lighting feel kid-friendly and discriminated contrary to a traditional arrangement of bay windows and lush greenery. The understated, minimum furnishings help to balance the expansive graduated ceiling.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Area rugs delineate the master bedroom three working areas: the sleeping quarters, a lounging corner along with a reading area. Flanking the bed, beautiful glass pendants maintain precious surface area and offer a romantic ambiance to boot. In addition to lighting, mirrored side tables help maintain the masculine-feminine balance.

Rachel Reider Interiors

At the foot of the bed, an oversize custom chair beckons you to cozy up with a book. Upholstered in durable mohair, its curved shape fits the space perfectly and leaves it a bit that is appreciated by the whole family.

Rachel Reider Interiors

The third area from the master bedroom includes a generous window chair which performs double duty as a location to unwind and as a structure which houses additional storage.

Love Rachel’s style? Preview and store her collection of goods picks for autumn and winter decorating at the members’ sale site, Joss & Main.

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