Charles & Rachel’s Museum District Home

Charles & Rachel’s smartly furnished flat in Richmond’s historic Museum District is dotted with mid-century inspired furniture, cozy accents, and thoughtfully chosen modern artwork. Charles mentioned that he was introduced to LaDIFF “around 1997 when my mom first purchased my first piece of LaDIFF furniture for me. I was always curious about where it came from and really fell in love with what they had to offer.”

The couple worked with LaDIFF designer, Kathryn Whitley to achieve a modern look without sacrificing comfort & tradition. You’ll see cozy rugs in current patterns mixed with heirloom oriental carpets and his grandmother’s sculptures.

As a long-time customer of LaDIFF, Charles was looking to style their home around his previously owned sectional that currently anchors the living room space. This sofa served as our launching off point for the warm, neutral palette we carried throughout their home. Tiny splashes of color appear in lamps and personalized framed art.

In choosing the core furniture for Charles & Rachel’s home, we took into consideration sustainability, quality, and timeless style. The decision to move forward with Copeland furniture from Vermont was a clear one. The beautiful walnut bedroom set and unique cherry dining table are made in the US from sustainable Northeastern hardwoods. The dining table is from a collection where wood scraps from the manufacturing process are repurposed to create a gorgeous patchwork look. The table was perfect for a small space and we were able to pair fun, sleek Italian chairs that tuck neatly beneath the table when a little extra room is desired.

Rachel’s artistic influence on the space is apparent in the arrangement of furniture and objects, and in small touches around their home. Her idea to use a leaning desk as a small cocktail bar really gave the dining room its finishing touch. It was an absolute pleasure working with you!


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