As Seen In - Traditional Home
Iowa designer Amanda Reynal snagged the cover of this summer's Traditional Home magazine and for good reason. The published project highlights the designers fresh style and love of color. Amanda worked with a young family to bring this 1970s home back to life by using a palette of bright and happy colors, an injection of natural light and a new open floor plan.
"Airy and elegant, the dining room appointments speak to the natural light that pours in through tall windows. Sand-color grass cloth, caned chairs, a white solid-ash table, and a graceful chandelier of glass discs provide a natural foundation for the blue-and-green damask that covers the chairs, as well as a rug of concentric squares in green and blue, and a pair of celadon lamps. The cabinet hardware echoes the watery hues."
from Traditional Home
“Airy and elegant, the dining room speaks to the natural light that pours in through tall windows. The cabinet hardware echoes the watery hues.”
Choosing Solid Brass Hardware
"Reynal's imagination brought a sunny outlook to a house that started in the camp of dark, dreary, and dated. The '70s structure had '70s characteristics: A-frame windows and a timber ceiling and beams. The elements were, in the designer's mind, worth keeping as long as they were juxtaposed against a fresh rethink of the decorative personality."
The Highland House Credenza features our BENSON hardware in solid brass and BENSON knob in labradorite gemstone.
“What attracted them to this project was the fresh color scheme of aquas, greens, blues, and sunny yellows just as summery as a tall glass of lemonade and bushes bursting with hydrangea.”
- designer Amanda Reynal
Finding the Perfect Color Palette
My clients have acquired a nice art collection," Reynal says. "I created several color schemes that would support their collection, but they were ultimately attracted to a mix of blue and green with pops of yellow.