HOME of Keith and Beth Keim * Sponsored by Ken Riel of Nestlewood Realty
It’s been 14 years since Beth and Keith bought their 1921 Dutch Colonial Revival and the home has been through numerous transformations. Shortly after purchasing it, they opened up the back adding an upstairs vaulted family room, a second smaller den off the kitchen, as well as enclosing the side porch to create a home office — a major renovation that added over 1,000 square feet.
Both a designer and owner of Lucy and Company, Beth is constantly updating and changing things around. he home went through many “looks” and color schemes; in 2005 and 2011 it was featured in Better Homes and Garden with its eclectic, boho vibe filled with color, pattern and textures.
Recently the Keims decided it was time to update the kitchen and floors. First, they took out the wall between the kitchen and “formal” dining room, opening the entire floor plan. With that done, the team at Lucy and Company replaced all the mismatched flooring, refinishing them all in a much lighter grey wash, and then gutted and replaced the kitchen, painting it an entirely white color palette. Big change!
Beth describes her style at the moment as very clean, simple, uncluttered, even streamlined. Simple blacks and whites dominate the design, with each piece having special meaning. She loves the new kitchen where the upper cabinets were removed to show off the focal point of black tile with white grout in a horizontal subway pattern. To gain back storage, new taller pieces were added in the dining area. The redesign also extended upstairs and included a newly repainted much brighter white exterior, new black tile porch flooring and updated lighting to complete the look.