The clients came to Beyond Beige with the request to update a dated character home now that the kids were out of the ‘destroy’ stage. BBID wanted to retain the historic feel to the home but ironically, much of the character had been removed after various DIY renovations. We kept existing fireplace surroundings and leaded windows and then added many new character elements to look like they had always been there. We created new coffered ceilings, paneled walls, built-in millwork cabinetry, plate rails to feature the historic charm of the home. The result is a home that’s full of character, guessing what’s original and what’s not could be a dinner party game.