Our Own Fan House

Renovating and remodeling an old house in The Fan District of Richmond, VA.
Inspiration // Shelving
Cannot even handle this doorway shelving design.
Fan houses with front salons that have wide doorways where pocket doors used to live, take note. This is fabulous.

Inspiration // Shelving

Cannot even handle this doorway shelving design.

Fan houses with front salons that have wide doorways where pocket doors used to live, take note. This is fabulous.

FOYER // Before & After

I’m dying!!! Did you know: bigger furniture can actually make a room look more spacious!? Seems like Opposite Day, but it’s true.

I love this antique dry sink of ours, but it felt diminutive in the room. With tall ceilings and a big space, it felt shrunken down and dark to boot.

I drive by Three Swallows on Broad almost daily and they hadn’t been open, but I emailed them and they opened up for me! I had seen some gorgeous antique elm chests, consoles and sideboards in seat for a dresser, so remembered the surprising naked, pared-down style of Asian antiques. And I fell in love.

This yellow table has a spectacular patina, which plays off our beloved Indian, a trim silhouette, and opens up the space dramatically. Love!

Living room fixture // before & after

Last fixture: done! And it’s total magic.

This glass bubble chandelier came from Kenneth Byrd Design (Davis Ave in the Fan; contact them to order!) and is the perfect contrast to this house’s old bones. Simply love.

Modern, clean, and bye bye brass.

Master Bedroom

First dresser since we’ve been married! Life is good.

Mid-Century Modern collection from West Elm.

Living Room Before & After

Ditched the big white couch for logistical reasons—these Fan double salons are so challenging to make functional and interesting without literally being a second seating area that doesn’t get used. The smaller square footage also lends itself to smaller pieces—so naturally these tend to be more formal.

No need for that!

After having the fireplace converted to gas (so toasty) this winter, it’s definitely an area we use, but it wasn’t quite an area we loved. Enter these chairs I’ve been stalking for a year from anthropologie and problem solved!

You can now walk around the back and look out the window, keep chairs together like settee or apart and angled as seats. Fan salon conundrum no more.

Details // antique Americana around the casa.

New lucite coffee table from One Kings Lane.

Didn’t have anything at all here before, so this space is starting to shape up purty nice!

VINYL WALL ART
The kid who owned this Stones record before me was adamant that you do not scratch it. “DO NOT SCRATCH.” The scratch-protector fell apart, however, so I framed it.

VINYL WALL ART

The kid who owned this Stones record before me was adamant that you do not scratch it. “DO NOT SCRATCH.” The scratch-protector fell apart, however, so I framed it.

LIVING ROOM // Before & After Vintage Chairs

Gave these gorgeous hand-me-downs some new duds. Both had really pretty but pastel-hued upholstery. The Louis chair, a sort of textured pink and cream check, the wing chair, a soft pink, blue and yellow check. Picked out some burlap and herringbone in neutral hues from U-Fab in Richmond, VA. They gave the wing chair a little extra down. Just phenomenal job.