Kendall Furniture brings coastal flare to Ocean City condo, HGTV show!
Contributed by Bethany Hooper
When Adele Zaniewski first walked into her clients’ outdated bayfront condo, she had a vision of what it could become and quickly set off to transform the two-story Ocean City unit into a coastal retreat.
Now several months later, Zaniewski, senior design consultant for Kendall Furniture, will have the opportunity to see the store’s home furnishings and her design services on television, when the home is featured on HGTV’s “Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation” June 3.
Zaniewski said Kendall Furniture owner Joe Kendall came to her about providing interior design services for the television show in November and shortly thereafter met with homeowners Peter and Linda Roskovich to view the condo that would be renovated.
“When they purchased this house, it was in much need of repair,” she said. “But when I come into houses like this, I see things before other people see them. In my mind I had it all laid out.”
With a month to complete the design, Zaniewski and her assistant McKena Cook began pulling fabrics and choosing paint colors that would ultimately be featured on the show.
“Linda, the homeowner, said, ‘I’m going to stay out of it. You just do it,’” she said. “So I did.”
Zaniewski said the design blends a Nantucket coastal style with iconic Ocean City elements to create a timeless look.
“I didn’t want flip-flops, crabs and lighthouses all over the house,” she said. “I wanted it to be elegant, but still fun and coastal.”
Zaniewski said the traditional, yet lively color palate of blue, green and white was a subtle tribute to the resort’s earlier days, when people stayed in rental homes and small condos instead of high rise buildings and hotels.
“This is what we remember growing up,” she said. “This is like true Ocean City. The high rises came after, but people are coming back to this. They are coming back to redoing these places. Look at it, it’s phenomenal.”
Using Kendall’s furniture to decorate the house, Cook and colleagues Meg King, Donna Ware and Cindy Stephenson volunteered to help Zaniewski complete the decorating before camera crews filmed the reveal.
“We have such comradery at Kendall, we really do,” she said.
Zaniewski shared that her favorite part of the transformation was the dining room, complete with place settings and linens, a feature she said people rarely use in today’s interior design.
Although the homeowners were given a sneak peek prior to the on-camera reveal, Zaniewski said she often leaves her designs a surprise for out-of-town clients.
“The sheets are ironed, beds are dressed, tables are set, looking just like a model home, and then we bring them in,” she said. “I can’t think of anything greater to do than to put someone’s home together and show them the final results.”
Zaniewski said the Roskovich family was shocked by the condo’s transformation, but explained she was most pleased with the home she gave to them.
“There’s no place like home, but there’s really no place like a beach home,” she said. “It’s everybody’s dream.”
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