A Connecticut Colonial Goes Modern

Jody Deluca Designs creates a fresh look with textured neutrals.
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Interior Designer Jody Deluca has been designing homes for over 20 years and has a sixth sense for what her clients want and need. The Darien, Connecticut based designer enjoys making interior design accessible to everyone and works on a wide range of projects from smaller room designs, to full houses and even major renovation projects.

In one of her most recent projects, Deluca was tasked with turning a larger colonial home into a warm and bright modern space for a return client.

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In the entry foyer, the textured staircase runner adds warmth to the space and the pendant lighting gives the traditional staircase a modern edge.

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Lucite, glass, velvet and cowhide all work together in this chic office space. The interplay of dark and light allows the sculptural chairs and mirror to stand out while the other elements of the room remain quiet and elegant.

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Deluca used a wood veneer herringbone wallpaper in the dining room and painted the molding a dark gray to add drama and contrast. Touches of brass in the chandelier, drapery rods and accessories add warmth.

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“In the kitchen we added new hardware, lighting, replaced the backsplash and the island countertop with a 2″ quartz marble,” notes Deluca. “It’s the small details that can really transform a room into a space you love.”

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The bold black light fixture from the kitchen repeats itself in the breakfast nook and texture is added through the artwork, a plush rug and bold accessories.

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The master bathroom keeps to the neutral palette but Deluca added warmth to the space with a natural wood vanity and a textured linen porcelain tile on the floor.

Deluca’s team also uses the latest technology as part of their design process. “Digital designs allow us to present better results to customers in 3D and lets our clients see spaces differently. This cutting-edge technology helps us to design spaces virtually to better suit our client’s schedules and alleviates stress related to the design process,” notes Deluca.

When asked to describe her style, Jody Deluca says “I don’t decorate homes in one type of style. I work to build relationships and explore what each individual client wants in their home. Most importantly, I try to create spaces that will truly make my clients happy. Everyone is so different and my job is to make every client love their space. Whether it is just one room or an entire house, the joy of interior design is making a house a home.”

Learn more about Jody Deluca at jodydeluca.com and on instagram @jody_deluca_designs