When Earl and Amy moved from downtown city life to country estate living, creating spaces that would allow them to spend time with family and working with their beloved antiques were our top priorities. Another goal, however, was to give their spaces a contemporary look that didn’t feel too serious and would give them the right amount of fun pops of color. Having two grown daughters, meal time was often the best way to come together as a family. Being able to sit everyone around either the indoor or outdoor table at the same time was a must and required seating for at least eight. We were able to give them a number of fun ways to create unexpected dining experiences with multiple seating options. To help blend the new with the old, contemporary lighting was added to every room except the dining room, where we repurposed their favorite, crystal chandelier. Mixing both brushed brass and stainless steel metal finishes throughout kept their spaces from feeling too formal and at the same time added a little quirkiness. The custom media cabinet features a sliding center door, inlaid with stainless steel in a grid pattern, on a stainless steel “barn door” track. The sliding door hides the TV and slides left or right depending on their mood. Luxurious sheers hang from acrylic and stainless steel flat, square-edged drapery rods. The outdoor area, however, is their oasis! This is where the entire family spends most of its together time. Whether it’s lounging in the sun, swimming in the pool, or cuddling by the firepit cooking s’mores after dining in their outdoor kitchen, there’s something for everyone! When asked how they’re enjoying their Tweaked spaces, their response was, “It’s like we wake up every day in our own boutique, resort hotel!”