A traditionalist and modernist merge their style to create a loving home

This Valentine’s Day edition covers  a couple with two strong, but distinct senses of style.  When the Ludwigs in Clinton Township were looking to redecorate their home, they knew they needed an interior designer who could marry their two styles.   Forging a connection between traditional and contemporary design, Armina achieved an unexpectedly seamless look that blended the two.

This design project proves that just as in love, sometimes you have to give a little to get a little and when you meet in the middle, the results can be their own reward.


The grand arched entry to the living room showcases a bit of drama and the home’s natural light.  Working with a subdued color palette, the room’s accessories take center stage, outfitted with a three-leg, bronze-finished, Lupine side table,  arced love seat, velvet geometric pillows and a curved, blush pink vase.

The Sitting Room:

Armina added a touch of whimsy and a pop of color by developing a custom piece of art, hand painted bubbles.  The sideboard and coffee table ground the space, while the faux fur throw, and ornate, lacquered twisted horn sconce make the room sophisticated and modern.

The Kitchen:

The kitchen has clean lines, custom cabinets, with convenient, under-the-cabinet lighting, hexagon, marble tile and dark woods floors. Together, each aesthetic works in perfect harmony without overpowering one particular decor.

The Living Room:

Surrounded by a wall of windows that bridge the indoors with the out, the living room features a large family-sized sofa, a round upholstered ottoman and a fire place that inspires rest and relaxation.


So was the couple impressed?

Armina has surpassed our expectations! She has worked with us from the start of construction and has brought to life our dream home. She knows exactly how to blend my husband’s traditional taste with my contemporary preferences and how to make us both happy. We’ve worked with designers in the past, but Armina is the first we’ve trusted, and she makes stressful projects fun. We look forward to continuing to work with Armina until our house is complete.”

— K Ludwig, Clinton Township

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