1939 Cottage Remodel, Baton Rouge, LA

New Mood Design’s renovation of an Arts & Crafts cottage transformed the small, dark spaces of 3 rooms—kitchen, dining and den—into a softly lit, elegant and open-plan space for entertaining. Walls, closets, windows and doors were removed, redesigned and relocated, creating a generous kitchen with island, an adjacent sitting area and a brighter den with garden views. Higher and wider floor-to-ceiling French doors open onto a backyard patio, blending inside and outside. A new fireplace and steel railing are features of the expanded den. The master bedroom was redesigned with a fully remodeled master bathroom suite, and upgrades to a main hallway include a closet transformed into a laundry room. The former living room is now a sophisticated dining space showcasing art and antiques.
The client desired a modern style while staying true to the existing architecture. Inspired by their Asian art collection and antique Rosewood furnishings, New Mood Design selected a tonal palette of warm grays and greens as a calming backdrop for red oak floors, cherry kitchen cabinets and granite countertops with bold streaks of burgundy and silver sparkles. New furnishings and fabrics blend with this palette and heirloom antiques.
New Mood Design’s client says, “It’s beautiful! It’s different! The open floor plan and new furniture layout makes hosting our many guests much easier. The result is a new lifestyle that’s more enjoyable and satisfying. We love our new home!”
Photography © David Humphreys, Baton Rouge