Jenny and Jesse Garrison inherited a home from Jenny’s parents in 2010. It was her parents’ dream home, built in 1970 and redone in the ’80s, in peach tones, which were popular at the time. The home was in need of a complete remodel, so the Garrisons began by remodeling the kitchen and bath from May 2012 to April 2013. This started the process that would become a remodel of the entire home.
The Garrisons loved the original dark millwork and continued the contrast throughout the home with cabinetry, built-in furniture and hardwood floors against light-colored walls and ceilings. With a love of travel, the couple brought furniture from Italy that they needed to work around in the remodel. They also integrated much colorful artwork and a large collection of Depression glass.
The kitchen, designed by Diane Gassman of Interior Dimensions in Tumwater, features modern cabinetry with a tile backsplash. The island includes a raised bar for seating and a small undermount sink as a second unit away from the main sink at the kitchen window. Over the cooktop Gassman worked with the homeowners to design the tile surround and vent hood.
“We love the island in the kitchen,” says Jenny Garrison. “We cook quite a bit. We also love to entertain and three people can work in the space, which was previously a one-person space.”
As in the rest of the house, the master bathroom now features the contrast between dark modern cabinetry and light walls and porcelain tile flooring. The vanity, topped with a honed limestone countertop, features a round vessel sink with hand-carved porcelain leaves and a wallmount faucet in oil-rubbed bronze. The large shower is of marble tile with a rain showerhead, and the bathtub is faced with marble tile and dark wood paneling. A modern hutch provides plenty of additional storage.
Says Jenny Garrison: “Diane was top-notch in terms of what resources she offered and we were able to make the house more usable. She collaborated with us to achieve our goals. She had great ideas!”
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