Peggy Storer and the staff at Storer Designs have worked with my husband and me for 20 years. From the interior design of our four bedroom townhouse to working with us and our builder on planning our new home, we have always received consistent, professional advice and service. Peggy’s ability to combine our tastes in her color coordination of fabrics as well as paint choices was exceptional. Her furniture placement has given us flexibility as well as making smaller spaces look larger and inviting and larger spaces feel warm. Peggy was very knowledgeable about the latest trends in home design and art and worked within our budget. We highly recommend Storer Designs.
Case Study #1
Our client wanted to make their house their own. The scope was the entire main living level of a track colonial home. It was about 4200 square feet but it didn’t address their needs for cooking, entertaining and studying.
The requirements were a chef’s kitchen, open to the living room with a comfortable formal dining room. The kitchen had to have access to the outdoor entertainment areas and an open air kitchen with smoker. Even the laundry room didn’t work for the family not having any work surface or storage areas!
The solution to the many programing needs was to add a six foot extension to the back of the house. This addition started at the laundry room and moved across the kitchen. The addition gave our client the chef’s kitchen with ample storage and work surfaces. It gave the client views & interaction with the backyard kitchen and friends. The opening at the side of the breakfast area synced with the living room, allowing easy conversation between both spaces. Even the powder room was made more inviting with a change of fixture positioning and great tile work. The smallest area was the best since the client didn’t feel the need to do her laundry folding in the kitchen. Her new laundry was totally efficient and attractive.
FEELS LIKE HOME
One of the best things a designer can hear is that the client loves the work but truly, when our client said her house now feels like home and that their family can now use the entire house, that is the best. The client lived in the home while construction took place which is difficult at best, and they were able to see the progress every day, and still end results were a thrill and fulfilled their every dream for their home.
Case Study #2
The down sizing of a couple’s home to an apartment a quarter of the size of their home for 30 years and incorporate most of their collect of Stickley & other antique furniture with more comfortable and livable furniture.
Gut renovation of their new apartment with the removal of several walls to allow for a more contemporary flow and view of the common spaces. To redesign the bathroom and bring it into the 21st century since no major work was done there since 1925!
FEELS LIKE HOME
Our client got to keep some of their treasures but the main seating is a wonderful change from the old rigid furniture. They get to enjoy their friends & company from anywhere in their wonderful open space. Their gorgeous French windows, circa 1925 in both their living room & Master bedroom, afford them the great view of nature they had in their former home. They said they don’t regret the downsizing and are keeping the best of their old home combining it with the function of new space.