At Chango & Co., we walk slowly past brownstones. When we happen upon a modernized, neglected, subdivided or worn down brownstone townhouse, we daydream about giving back the personality, charm and dignity that was lost along the way. YES!!! This is precisely why I am head over heels for this design firm. Restored brownstones are a dream…and Chango & Co. made this one a reality for the very lucky homeowners. The family who lived here had everything the home’s interior seemed to lack – lots of personality and a classic, refined style that didn’t fit and couldn’t feel at home in these plain surroundings. They also had a three-year-old girl, and little girls have lots of stuff, acres of stuff, and this house had very little storage space to neatly contain it all. Acting as architect, construction administrator and interior designer, we designed, built and installed over 60 linear feet of built-ins throughout the home, adorned the walls with paneling that arched and ascended up the stairwells, curved through the hallways and into the bedrooms. We then unfurled a meticulous plan of finely detailed furniture, warm lighting fixtures and bold artwork that covered the entire home, magnified the grand scale of the high ceilings, broad archways and added the finishing touches to these comfortable, beautiful and fitting surroundings that makes this family of three finally feel at home. (Photos by Ball & Albanese, and previous Chango & Co. features can be found here)
Beautifully fresh and comfortably appointed remodel.