Retiring and moving from a large home into a smaller townhome can be a challenge. What to keep and what to get rid of? I designed these retirees’ home around a very special family heirloom they could not part with, a blue and tangerine rug. Embracing the timelessness of their antiques, I added a twist to the traditional frame by reupholstering each piece with brilliantly colored fabrics and trims. Everything from paint selection, custom window treatments, and accessories were selected to remind these clients that retirement wasn’t only about honoring the past, but starting anew.