This Must Be the Place, a Hoboken house inspired by the song
Inspiration can be found anywhere, and Hoboken-based interior designer Antoinette Anderson of Antoinette Allande Interiors is back to give us a taste of his latest home makeover. The latter project was inspired by a sentimental song for the family: the first dance song at their wedding. The end result is a modern Scandinavian haven for homeowners. Read on to learn more about the property and how Antoinette was able to change it.
Antoinette’s latest property design in Hoboken
The house is located at 618 Madison Street in Hoboken. It was bought 2 years ago in 2019 by Emily Haas and James Dever. The property is 1,418 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The inspiration behind the home renovation was the client’s wedding song, “This Must Be The Place” by The Talking Heads, but covered by Iron and Wine.
HG: Tell us about the project.
AA: The customers wanted a really comfortable and modern home. My interpretation of this is “modern Scandinavian”. They favored a neutral color palette and I inserted green to bring a little nature. I have included lots of warm wood tones, soft thick textiles, and large wool rugs to make the interiors super cozy.
The architecture is cookie-cutter, nothing remarkable stands out. Therefore, my approach in this situation is to add BIG lighting, art and very exciting furniture to make it stand out. I layer it all up and you don’t notice the drab architecture anymore. There ! Now they have a wonderful room. My clients are good living; they have a lot of fun friends and they love to be entertained. The open space is very inviting for cocktails as well as for meals.
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HG: What were the three key rooms in the house or one room in particular that were critical to the design?
AA: The chandelier in the dining room is monumental and moody. It also solved the problem of a very long and flat ceiling, as it filled it and became the focal point of the room. Framed photographs are remarkable works of art in the living room of photographer J. Bennett Fitts. And finally, the llarge, cozy rugs warm the spaces
HG: Were there any additional expenses that you didn’t expect to encounter?
AA: None, we stayed completely on budget.
HG: What stands out about this property?
AA: It has an open layout which is great for entertaining, it is spacious and has a large private outdoor area with a sitting area with fireplace, grills and a dining area.
HG: Please list your contractors / designers / people who made this possible.
Wallpaper: Orlando silva
Electrician: Keller Electric (Phone number: 973-775-2590)
Photography: Ryan M. brown
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