However, there are common threads that tie this house together as you move through the different spaces,” she adds. A palette of greens, reds, salmons, and neutrals are found throughout the house, creating a warm, comfortable feel. For the master, Leiser’s favorite room, the absence of color makes a strong statement. Chambers banished the previous jewel tones and introduced a quiet atmosphere. “Phyllis requested a light and airy, tone-on-tone design,” says Chambers. The neutral colors draw the eye to the antiques interspersed with more contemporary elements such as the pillows, a textured rug, and a mirror-topped coffee table from the designer’s custom furniture line, the Chambers Collection.
The quiet feel extends to the classic and frequently used outdoor entertaining areas. Minimal furnishings with neutral fabrics don’t compete with the green landscape and the blue swimming pool. Architectural features, such as the beautifully detailed wrought iron and stunning antique fireplace, were brought in to give the spaces great character and are in keeping with the scope of the interiors. Chambers most recently updated these outdoor areas, completing the lovely home.
“When we first started in the master bedroom, it was a darker room with jewel tones,” says Chambers. “Phyllis was ready for a completely new look, including a new color palette and updated furnishings. By using neutral colors, we were able to direct interest toward the beautifully hand-carved antiques, which we helped her acquire. The attention was all in the details.”
“I use the outdoor spaces almost every day for my own enjoyment and for entertaining. We take advantage of the spacious veranda for cookouts, parties for family friends, and charity and college events,” says Leiser. Chambers adds, “The outdoor area is a beautiful space, and instead of filling it with too many furnishings, we kept it simple and more open for a light and airy feel.”