If you’ve ever been to the Historic Fan District in Richmond, VA, you know how coveted those turn of the century row-houses are. Especially a beautifully renovated one with a private backyard with built-in outdoor entertainment and a charming front porch overlooking the bustling sidewalks. Heather’s home is one of the exceptional ones. With great landscaping and stunning decor accents you know before even stepping foot inside it will be a stunner. This dear client of ours has polished roots in the Richmond design world and currently works at the oh so glamorous Ruth and Ollie in Carytown. But what I loved most about Heather’s home tour was the secret budget busting details she let me in on.
Welcome home! Can you tell from the foyer the rest of the tour is worth your time and attention?!
My favorite “detail” in the entry was this crystal newel cap found at the base of her custom staircase (the staircase was rebuilt by her husband, David, when they converted their home from a duplex back to single family). She tells me she had a pinterest inspired vision and could not find a manufacturer out there with a crystal ball newel cap, so she improvised. This is actually a glass ball she purchased from a magic shop and retrofit into her newel post! If that doesn’t tell you what a visionary Heather is, and how handy David is you may now leave this post!
Heather’s formal living room mixes traditional antiques with a few glamorous pops. She mentioned that on the home renovation when they removed pipes to clean up the ceiling, they recycled them in the drapery hardware. The finials are old doorknobs to the home. Touches like this make me think of HGTV, could Heather be our next Nicole Curtis?
I have a major crush on her cut velvet ridden dining room. Bold patterns and textures are mixed with delicate white and gold accessories to create a cohesive space that is oh so glamorous!
The incredible budget busting light fixture was custom made by Heather and David with fishing line, hollow glass balls, twine, and a bit of engineering mastery.
The living room is bold mix of colors and patterns. Stunning turquoise cut velvet sets the stage for the rest of the space, and that big beautiful picture window highlights a custom made trellis and tile art to block the view of the neighbors kitchen window.
Heather’s home office is a cute little nook loaded with charm. The bright happy colors compliment the adjoining living room.
Going up the stairs are three privacy windows with custom designed swags by Heather. I love the innovative shape and how the fabric pattern plays off the wall molding.
The bedrooms feature some playful U-Fab fabric decorated in the most charming ways. I love how the flange on the bed pillows is used creatively as just a side stripe instead of a border around the whole pillow. The pink caned chair is a family heirloom and one of Heather’s most prized possessions.
The kitchen and amazing slate patio (another example of David’s craftsmanship shining) are the final touches to this incredible space that we are so privileged to have had the chance to showcase.
Thank you so much Heather and David for welcoming us into your sensational Fan home.