Category Archives: Eclectic Design

Living Room and Casual Dining Room

View of the living room from above. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Eat-in Kitchen. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.

I was contacted by my client to help them furnish their casual dining room, add carpeting, update lighting, add window treatments and update the paint colors. We also added a gorgeous tile back-spalsh in the kitchen. The top image shows the over-all improvements. The over-sized, rustic light chandelier is the perfect addition to the living room. It’s visual, casual and impressive.  The custom made area rugs in the living room and casual dining room help define both spaces in this open floor-plan. The window treatments add color and style to both spaces. I love the new dining table and chairs. By adding a round table, we were able to maximize the number of guests that can be seated comfortably in this space.

Oakwood Basement

Triple Barn Door Wall. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Stone wall with hidden storage. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Close-up of the storage located behind the stone wall. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.

My clients called me in to assist them with their basement renovation. This space was originally the garage and had been converted to a guest bedroom. When we discussed options for this area in the home, both homeowner’s expressed a need for a retreat within their house. The husband wanted an office he could work from during the day and the wife wanted a retreat for where she could practice yoga. The end result is a combination of both of their desires. There is a TV set that pulls out from the side of the stone wall, that allows them to entertain or watch movies, but it also tucks away. The shelving, on both sides of the stone wall, allows them to stash office supplies, stereo equipment and yoga weights  from view. The triple barn door wall adds visual interest. The double barn door section conceals the utility area and the electric panel from the  rest of the space.

South Park Porch

South Park Porch

The only black and white image you will find on my website. I re-vamped my own back porch last year and am tickled with the final product. I used shakes (shingles) to side the interior walls and kept the exposed beams on the ceiling. The addition of a space heater in the cooler months allows me to ‘winter’ all of my outdoor plants.  Photo by Bealer Photographic Arts.

web Porch color

Here is a color version of the same porch.  We moved the chairs around for this angle. The lime green chairs were purchased at a garage sale in South Park. The raspberry paint is a custom color from Sherwin Williams. The sisal rug is perfect for this space. Photo by Bealer Photographic Arts.