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When Prince Street came on the market, we weren’t really looking to buy – but through a series of events this beauty was ours. The house had solid bones when we purchased it – all the while very aware that everything needed to be gutted & reinvented. 

It’s hard to pin-point the style for Prince Street – The word “colorful” comes to mind. *eh heh* We decided to go bold, inspired by a few color blocking photos I had saved in my archives for the past few years.

Since this house had to be completely gutted, it did not leave much room for original items. So the 1980’s blush toilet & sink was a wonderful way for me to incorporate old into a newly renovated space. 

We made a wooden sink base that pulled the bathroom together in a warm & aged way. *shew* But my absolute favorite is the kitchen. The deep greens & dark tiles & solid wood shelving & green trailing plant. Also. Original wood floors throughout the house was a solid YES

Towards the middle of each project we have ever done I have a major AHHHHRGG moment of frustration. I know that the AHA moment has always come in the past & I cross my fingers that It will always come again. 

But this time when the AHRGG moment hit, I just didn’t know if the AHA moment would follow. The colors turned out a bit crazier than anticipated & Chris rather despised the vintage blush sink & toilet (which I found with great pride after scouring facebook marketplace/craigslist for weeks on end). 

But guess what – we had the brainy idea to combine all the crazy colors throughout the house into a color pallet going down the stairs. So now, when you walk into the house, you are hit with a beautiful presentation on the staircase of all the colors you are going to see throughout the house. AHA! 

This house made a few people nervous during the design stage, and even as it came to life – but in the end, even if colorful & bold & out-of-the-box design isn’t for you, we wanted this home to be life-giving & inspirational & hopefully not too scary-in-your-face ha.  


Designed by The Chris & Claude Co.

Photographed by Hailey Patrick