BY KRISTEN BROWN • PHOTOS BY R. CALIGARIS
The Courville’s home was designed for easy and stylish living and makes
the best of site and urban living in traditional Overlook neighborhood.
Traci and Craig Courville couldn’t have imagined moving in to a better home for their growing family than the one in their own backyard. In 2008, the Courville’s packed up their residence and moved all of their belongings right over the back fence and into the colonial revival style structure previously owned by Michelle and David Blanchard. The Blanchard’s completed a major renovation with contractor Steve Anthony, adding an upstairs bathroom, master bedroom and updating the kitchen and remaining bathrooms of the original 1942 structure.
The lengthy, colorful drapes were originally made by Ashley Holt for Traci’s former living room and reworked by Arden Cheney to appropriately match. The two patterned stools are by Louis Solomon NYC from Balsam Home in Michael S. Smith flamestitch fabric. All other pillows, accessories and sisal rug were all selected at Balsam Home.
A substantial Diptych painting hanging in the living room was inherited by Traci from her dear cousin, Jim Chadwick, and is an unknown artist. The Bobby McAlpine sofa is by Lee Industries and purchased through Balsam Home. All lamps, mohair throw and stools are by Louis Solomon NYC through Balsam Home. The fun fabric on the stools is a Michael S. Smith pattern.
At the center of the family’s formal dining room is a custom dining table from Wright Table Company that was selected and purchased through Balsam Home. Traci’s side chairs were revamped to match the new décor in the dining room and custom painted by Allison Wickham.
The host chairs are by Louis Solomon NYC and purchased through Balsam Home. The portrait hanging on the far wall of Mary Weston Courville was painted by Chris Lofton. Antique paper mache trays, wine coasters and bar carts are all from Balsam Home.
The Courville’s elegant breakfast room was decorated with pieces from Balsam Home. The slip covered settee is by Lee Industries and the four antique chairs were reupholstered in mohair. The sari throw, pillows, light fixture and custom oak table set the stage for a peaceful morning coffee.
Gone are the days when it was frowned upon to bring work home. Now-a-days a home is not a home unless it has a home office. Traci’s workspace was completely furnished and accessorized by Balsam Home. The vintage rosewood backed chairs were a special find at Scott’s Antique Market by Lauren Averett.
The Courvile’s family room is functional, well-traveled, and obviously a room for kids and adults alike. Creating a balance and an uncluttered look is difficult, but definitely doable. The chairs and antique rug bench are by Lee Industries. An original oil painting by Steve Penley hangs above the sofa recovered through Arden Cheney. All other accessories, to include lamps and pillows are from Balsam Home and bring the various elements of the room into a place of form and function.
Having a comfortable and beautiful kitchen is the desire of every homeowner. White cabinets and shiny stainless steel appliances from Daniel Appliances create a kitchen decor that looks simple yet luxurious.
Jake’s room was designed with a boy in mind. The unique metal beds were purchased by Traci at an auction and unify the double twin beds. The Kilim stools at the ends of each bed and bedding are by Balsam Home. The rug and old soldierprints adorning the wall between the beds are by Ashley Holt.
The Courville’s master bedroom headboard and settee were custom made by Ashley Holt. The dramatic drapes and rug are by Arden Cheney. On the bed, a Bella Notte satin and velvet coverlet was purchased through Balsam Home, as were the antique chandelier and shades.