This is a design scheme we came up with for a coastal home with views of Long Island Sound.
This is a design scheme developed for a coastal home with views of Long Island Sound. The architecture embraces the view so that the all you see from the spectacular rear of the home is the sea. In contemplating the design, we wanted no obstruction to the breathtaking setting. One of the challenges of a home with a wide open floor plan is choosing furniture so that nothing competes . There needs to be a cohesive feel throughout the space. To achieve this, we chose a monochromatic, neutral palette. There are transitional elements and a user friendly approach for this family — they have children and also like to entertain. We kept a textural sense by combining the oak floors and douglas fir ceilings with cozy, warm fabrics. The patterns are not overly bold, resulting in a welcoming, comfortable home that makes the most of the beautiful seascape.
This collection is an eclectic mix of beautiful living room items, all available for purchase through The Local Vault.
It’s been a year since my family and I sold our charming 1940’s center hall colonial, a home and life full of so many rich memories. It’s time for a new start and we are about to begin our journey. While collaborating with The Local Vault recently, I considered what to do with the trove of items from our house. They are great pieces and served a wonderful role in my family’s life, but like anyone I want to shed some of the old and start new. What to do with them? Well, sell them of course! One thing many people do not know about me is that I am not sentimental about certain things, especially once I have enjoyed them. I can easily let go and move on after they served a purpose and I have grown from their use. Plus, change is good for the soul. You can peruse my collection and hopefully something you’d love to have in your own home will catch your eye. Everything has a wonderful spirit and I am thrilled for someone else to take pleasure in these pieces.
I’m so happy to be part of a feature in At Home Magazine called Room Service: Take a Seat.
I’m so happy to be part of a feature in At Home Magazine called Room Service: Take a Seat. The feature demonstrates how five designers approach living room design in ways to perfectly suit their clients. My featured living room design is for a Colonial in Greenwich. The client wanted to give the room a modern feel, keeping some existing elements while adding new items and changing the color palette. To read more about this project and to see how other designers work their living room designs, pick up the May/June 2016 issue of At Home in Fairfield County!