Great Spaces: A Room of Many Uses
A tired den is transformed to offer greater functionality—and style.
Ammon painted the walls of the multipurpose room in Benjamin Moore’s Newburg Green, which captures the outdoor palette. “You have a beautiful view out the window, so I wanted to bring that in,” she explains.
As a counterbalance, she chose a bone-colored table on Lucite legs to lighten the look, and a patterned cowhide rug that can stand up to foot traffic. The chevron fabric on the chairs echoes the original herringbone hardwood floors, which Ammon darkened for a richer feel.
The space has beautifully served its purpose since the pandemic hit. The DeWitts’ son and daughter, both college students, have studied there during visits home, and John, who works in commercial real estate, has used it as his home office during this period of social distancing.
Says Mia: “It literally serves all purposes of living and studying and whatever you want to make of it.”
Bonnie Ammon Interiors