The breakfast area groups chairs by Mr. & Mrs. Howard with a Lexington table. A Circa Lighting chandelier hangs above the dining table.
Harvey was able to affect a real transformation through her use of paint and selection of chic, comfortable furniture and lighting.
A before photo of the fireplace.
The family room before the transformation.
In the family room, Harvey combined a Barbara Barry sofa with a stone-and-brass coffee table and club chairs by Mr. & Mrs. Howard.
The kitchen prior to the revamp.

Design: before+after

Designer Pamela Harvey brings function and elegance to a family room/kitchen in Oakton, Virginia

A 1990 center-hall colonial featured a drab kitchen flowing into the family room; both spaces were painted in dark earth tones.Harvey gave both rooms a facelift and introduced a fresh palette of crisp white and pale gray with splashes of color.
The existing kitchen cabinets were stained a dated honey color and combined with dark countertops and backsplash.The kitchen cabinets have been painted pale gray and paired with Cambria countertops and a backsplash of white, hand-molded porcelain tile.
The fireplace was boring, with a traditional wood surround. The owners wanted space for TV-watching and entertaining, but the family room area held an awkward sectional and little other seating.A sleek, new fireplace is clad in large-format, marble-look porcelain slabs around an Acme gas firebox. Wood-and-brass shelf units from Sherrill Furniture add visual interest behind the sofa, while comfortable seating abounds.

Interior Design: Pamela Harvey, Allied ASID, Pamela Harvey Interiors, LLC, Herndon, Virginia. Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.