Where Old Meets New!

When Laura Casey was contacted by a client in the fall of 2009 to renovate a one-hundred-year-old bungalow in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, she thought she was in for a challenge. The homeowners were clear in what they wanted: lots of color and a transitional look that bordered on modern—a complete departure from the more traditional architecture of the home. For Casey, though, the difficulty didn’t lie in incorporating her clients’ design needs into a wholly opposite aesthetic, but rather in preserving and respecting the architectural details of the century-old home.