A multipurpose room answers all the requirements for gathering, eating and studying, with a seven-foot table, built-in storage and a comfortable window seat overlooking wooded grounds.
Bonnie Ammon designed the dining room with bright orange hues that evoke a feeling of happiness.
How has the pandemic affected the future of design?
Our homes have become a place to work, learn, exercise and relax. Multi-use areas allow families to function together while also providing a retreat at the end of the day. These areas are not going away but are becoming more popular.
What is your philosophy on home as a sanctuary?
Our surroundings have a profound effect on our physical and emotional well-being. Home should be a place where we feel safe, calm and rejuvenated when we walk through the door. If you don’t have that happy-to-be-home feeling, it’s probably time for a redo.
What changes from the past year are here to stay?
Since the pandemic, I’ve noticed my clients wanting more and more color. The day of the all-neutral interior is ending and I think color is here to stay.