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Blakely Interior Design breathes new life into this year’s RI Home Show Designer Showhouse. In collaboration with Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath and AARP’s Age-Friendly Home, they have created a multi-generational space that brings the outdoors in.
Our design for the Age-Friendly Home was inspired by a vibrant botanical fabric by acclaimed architect Josef Frank. The large floral pattern mixes modern sensibility with a touch of whimsy and pays homage to the flower and garden portion of the show. The overall goal was to layer color, pattern, texture, and scale to create a fresh, modern approachable aesthetic.
While designing the space we envisioned the homeowners enjoying their home with friends and family while accommodating today’s multi-generational lifestyle. Furniture is arranged to allow for clear passage. The design allows for flexibility; so it can meet the needs of the homeowners now, but also in the future. The kitchen, which features lowering upper cabinets by Home Health Smith, opens to the shared dining and living room which is the heart of the home. The space is a modern interpretation of living room layered with color, pattern, a mix of metals, lacquer, abstract art, and transitional furnishings. The bathroom and kitchen, designed by RIKB, are both fully accessible are consistent with AARP’s Home Fit Guide for a livable home. The bedroom, which features the inspirational botanical fabric, makes a colorful statement and inspires you to live vibrantly regardless of age.
Blakely Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm dedicated to transforming lives through transforming spaces. They are located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in a beautiful, recently renovated design studio in the Lafayette Mill. With a vibrant aesthetic and creative approach, they believe in pushing clients just past their comfort zone to create unique and inviting spaces that beautifully reflect their inhabitants. Since it’s inception in 2012, owner and principal designer, Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, has quickly grown her firm to be one of the fastest growing and most sought-after design firms in Rhode Island.
The Blakely team has been transforming homes across the east coast for the past seven years, focusing primarily on residential properties in a full-service capacity. They provide a wide range of design services, including renovation planning/construction drawings, furniture planning, schematic and conceptual design, material and fixture selections, window treatments, furniture specification and installation. They also offer one-day makeovers, styling sessions and in-home design consultations for those looking for design direction.
650 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852